If I said the name “José Bautista” to you, would the first thing that comes to mind be, “Hey, he’s leading Major League Baseball in home runs”? I didn’t think so…but it should be.

José Bautista

With swings like this one, José Bautista has pounded 43 home runs this season, leaving him just four behind George Bell's team record set in 1987

With due credit to the great Rodney Dangerfield, Bautista is getting no respect. The 29-year old Toronto Blue Jays’ right fielder has 43 home runs this season. And the fact that nobody seems to know it, or care, is a bit of a headshaker. (more…)

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Chris Bosh

This week, when former Raptors' star Chris Bosh announced he was signing with the Miami Heat, Toronto got its knickers in a knot

In my entire life, I have never experienced a major city that does more sports whining than Toronto. I mean, it’s constant. If something is wrong, they whine. If something is just OK, they whine that it’s not perfect. If something is great, they whine that it’s not great enough. They make Rodney Dangerfield look like he was happy with the respect he got. And this week’s bolting of Chris Bosh to the Miami Heat has magnified an already appalling pattern in Canada’s largest city. He’s gone, get over it, Toronto. (more…)

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Alex Anthopoulos

Born in 1977, Blue Jays' GM Alex Anthopoulos grew up in Montreal, as a fan of his hometown Expos

Sports general managers are simply car salesmen – at the rink or ballpark or stadium or arena. Most are talkers. They want your trust. And they continually urge you to have interest in something that you perhaps don’t care about. The difference is that GMs don’t sell cars…they sell hope. Hope to the fans of their team. And, how long they can peddle that hope, directly determines how long they’ll stay in the job. (more…)

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Blue Jays’ fans are a dying breed

Rogers Centre, empty as usual
Rogers Centre, empty as usual

Nobody cares about the Toronto Blue Jays. Seriously, nobody cares. How else do you explain the fact that the Jays kicked off their American League home schedule this week and, other than a capacity opening-night crowd, Rogers Centre has been a ghost town. Oh, there have been about 10,000 people at the subsequent games, but that crowd, in a city of about three million is an absolute joke. (more…)

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