How the MLBPA won the battle behind the 1994 players’ strike

If history truly is written by the victors, then with all due respect to Bud Selig’s recent memoir ‘For The Good of The Game,’ then when it comes to any discussion about the 25th anniversary of the Aug. 12, 1994 Major League Baseball players’ strike, that pen is still wielded by Donald Fehr. This will […]

Andreescu displays limitless potential with historic Rogers Cup win

TORONTO — It was a dream matchup for tournament organizers and fans alike — the breakout star and hometown hero versus the icon of her sport. But a dream ending? Not so much, given those watching were treated to just 19 minutes and 15 seconds of tennis until Serena Williams, traditionally the crowd favourite here […]

Andreescu showing sky is the limit after Rogers Cup quarters win

TORONTO — Bianca Andreescu walked gingerly to the sideline, a slight limp as she favoured her right thigh. Having just dropped the second set in her quarterfinal matchup with third-seeded Karolina Pliskova — her second straight top-five opponent — Andreescu flopped down into her seat and draped a towel over her head. A few moments […]

Next challenge for Blue Jays rebuild is timing ‘the leap’

TORONTO – At some point, the Toronto Blue Jays are going to have to make a leap. The how, the when, they’re TBD, and really that’s the overriding matter now before the franchise. No rebuild is accomplished solely with pieces from within, and there’s an obvious deficiency on the pitching side. Some of it will […]

3 questions worth asking during Mark Shapiro’s media availability

Regardless of where the Toronto Blue Jays find themselves in the standings, they have a game to prepare for nearly every night. Someone on Charlie Montoyo’s staff must ask the daily questions that keep the team functioning. Can Buddy Boshers go multiple innings tonight? Has Brandon Drury been getting enough at-bats? What about using Derek […]

The time is now for Blue Jays and fans to change the conversation

This has been an emotionally difficult time in a draining season for the Toronto Blue Jays, and their fans. Trading away Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez, the last impactful ties to the post-season clubs of 2015-16, was bound to be divisive, and it was. Still, the tired, poisoned discourse around the team that’s followed needs […]