Dave Hodge Still “The Man”

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (July 28) – Canadian broadcasting legend Dave Hodge is less than 15 years older than me, yet it seems that I’ve been watching him on TV forever. Hodge was a spry 26 years of age when he took over from Ward Cornell as Toronto intermission host on Hockey Night In Canada […]

Dave Perkins: Mentor and Friend

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Aug. 3) – I can still remember how the shock registered. It was during a long, Air Canada flight from Toronto to San Francisco in August 1987 (typically, a six-hour ride). I was aboard for an impelling magazine assignment: Covering the Toronto Blue Jays on a west coast trip through Oakland, Anaheim […]

Distractions at Rogers Centre

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (July 31) – Went to see the Argonauts and B.C. Lions play football Tuesday night here in town and found my trusty Nikon pointing mainly at images outside and above the stadium. Needless to say, the retractable roof was open on a perfect weather night, providing a gorgeous view of the […]

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 in Toronto, Toronto Argonauts, Toronto Sports Blog
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Newspaper Fronts 1963-2003

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (July 30) – As part of my move from Thornhill to mid-town, I rummaged through bags of newspapers I have kept since my youth. This allowed me to consolidate the collection and re-store the papers for safe keeping. Most are in near-mint condition. Here, I have posted – in no particular […]

2013 Blue Jays: Ownership’s Mess

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (July 22) – For those in command of the Blue Jays, this baseball season plummeted into futility a long, long time ago. Like after the first two weeks in April, when a winter of reckless hyperbole began to crumble. As July now morphs into August, you’ve got to think that utter […]

Would Leafs Trade Their Captain?

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (July 18) – Undoubtedly, some fans of the Maple Leafs are bound to cringe at this suggestion, but here goes: If the hockey club is to make the playoffs over a full, 82-game schedule for the first time in a decade, its defense corps will have to show the way. Right […]

Sports Time Machine – Summer 2013

MY FAVORITE BLOG SUBMISSION OF 2013 IS THE ONE I WORKED HARDEST ON – FROM MID-JUNE TO MID-JULY. IT WAS DESIGNED FOR SPORTS HISTORY BUFFS AND GENERATED A TON OF REACTION. IF YOU DIDN’T SEE IT – AND EVEN IF YOU DID – HERE IT IS AGAIN: By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (July 15) – This […]

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