Will Joey Votto be Canada’s last baseball MVP?

I am thrilled that Cincinnati Reds’ superstar – and Canadian – Joey Votto is the near-unanimous National League MVP for 2010.

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Reds' Canadian superstar Joey Votto is the NL MVP - but how many Canadians will follow in his footsteps?

But it also makes me a little sad. Sad because baseball interest in Canada is on the decline. It has been for several years. I understand that it’s a slow game and in a how-could-I-possibly-not-text-while-I’m-driving world, it doesn’t mesh with the pace of society. I don’t care. It’s an absolutely wonderful game. It’s the most tactical sport anywhere. And, if we’re not careful, Canadian guys like Joey Votto will cease to exist. (more…)

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Major League Baseball’s postseason – the best postseason in sports – is here!

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An on-field celebration, like this one by the New York Yankees in 1996, is the culmination of the baseball's postseason - the best in professional sports (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Yep, MLB’s Division Series, Championship Series and World Series are the ultimate sports showdowns. Substantially better than the NFL Playoffs (which don’t even have an umbrella name!) and Super Bowl. Better than the NBA Playoffs and, yes, even more exciting, and much more meaningful, than the Stanley Cup Playoffs. MLB does a lot of things wrong…but they conduct their postseason almost perfectly. And the perfection begins even before the ALDS and NLDS begin. (more…)

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