You Sure Minimized The Crap Out Of That Travel, All Right

Dammit Rogers, you shitheads. You almost had me sympathizing with you for a second there. That stuff about minimizing travel in the name of safety this baseball season, I got it. I didn’t fully trust or believe you, but I did understand. But when it comes to minimizing, you sure went above and beyond, you …

The Blue Jays Are World Series Champions!

Game six again! Another radio call I didn’t hear at the time because I was watching it on TV with the family. The only bit I remember is Tom Cheek saying “The Blue Jays are World Series champions!”. That line was played over and over again after the fact. Not as often as the legendary …

The Blue Jays Are Going To The 1992 World Series!

Some more classic Blue Jays audio by way of Toronto Mike. This time, it’s the last few minutes of the game that clinched the Jays the 1992 ALCS and sent them off to the World Series, which they would eventually win in six games over the Atlanta Braves. This audio is also from a game …

The Blue Jays Win The East! In 1985!

I’m not sure where this tape came from, but Toronto Mike has dug up and posted audio from October 5th, 1985. That’s the day that the Toronto Blue Jays clinched their first ever AL East division title with a 5-1 win over the New York Yankees. This is the radio call of the bottom of …

The TV Team Is The Radio Team For Blue Jays Broadcasts This Year…And Beyond?

I’m going to try really hard to give them the benefit of the doubt on this one because circumstances dictate that things probably have to be different, but it’s hard to see the citing of COVID protocols as much more than a convenient excuse for Rogers to phase out dedicated baseball radio broadcasts and never …

Project Guideline: Like Guidelines, It’s a Place to Start

I’m not sure what to think of this. I think it has potential, but I am glad it’s an early prototype. It’s called Project Guideline, and its aim is to let blind people run independently without needing a dog, a cane or a human guide. There are good things about it, like how the app …

If The Amount Of Football Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Most Definitely Is

The ad Rogers is running for the NFL Sunday Ticket package this year is driving me nuts. Most of it is fine, but there’s one line where it says “get up to 200 regular season games every Sunday afternoon.” Um…no. You will not get that. It would be impossible for you to get that. There …

Reese’s Pieces

The Reese McGuire public masturbation case has been resolved. It actually wound up over the summer, but this is me we’re dealing with here and I’m not always the quickest at getting to these things. Toronto Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire has pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge — a second-degree misdemeanour — …

Good On You, CHCH

Thank you, you small, independent television station, for putting on a more complete newscast than one of the richest media companies in Canada can be bothered to produce. It’s been more than three years since CTV obliterated a bunch of local sports departments and no, I’m still not over it. I’ll never be over it. …