If Alomar goes into Hall, so should Pete Rose

Being a Toronto Blue Jays’ fan, I should be happy that Robbie Alomar has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Roberto Alomar's athleticism at second base was second-to-none (Jonathan Daniel/ALLSPORT)

I am, but I have a problem with it. Alomar was, without a doubt, one of the best major league infielders of my lifetime. Second best I ever saw play in person. Ozzie Smith was the best. But I can’t get past Alomar’s spitting incident. Just can’t do it. (more…)

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What our Canadian juniors did Wednesday night at HSBC Arena in Buffalo was not pretty.

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Russia celebrates their 2011 World Junior Championship after a stunning third-period comeback v. Canada

In fact, it was the polar opposite of pretty. A game and a finish like that can affect a player for a very long time. For the rest of their lives, when players from that Canada squad meet each other, that game will come up. Last night’s disaster reminds me of just one hockey game – and that one wasn’t very pleasant to watch either. (more…)

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