Can baseball return to Montreal?

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Baseball season opens in multiple cities today. But the final weekend of spring training opened the door to an intriguing possibility: Can Montreal become one of those cities once again? The Blue Jays and Mets played a two-game exhibition series at Montreal's Olympic Stadium in their final tuneup before the regular ...

Gary Carter Dies: Au Revoir, Kid

Friday, February 17th, 2012

It seems odd now that when I was a kid, I didn't actually like "The Kid." But Gary Carter was a Met. That meant he was pretty much always beating the Cubs, and then smiling about it the whole damn time. More than anything on the field, it was that smile ...

Jeff Loria Proves Bobby Cox’s Point

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

I have never seen Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria in person, and I never really want to. And not just because the guy is a total douchenozzle. I've always had this mental image of Loria being no taller than 5-foot-4, allowing his physique to match his Napoleonic attitude. (It also ...

Hall Of Fame Hawk

Monday, July 26th, 2010

The debate is over. After nine tries, Andre Dawson finally took his rightful place in Cooperstown on Sunday. There's all the stats you know about -- an eight-time All-Star with 2,774 hits and 1,591 RBIs, plus one of only three men with 400 homers and 300 stolen bases -- but did ...

Vive Les Expos

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

This week marked the 14th anniversary of one of the darkest moments in North American history -- the baseball strike that wiped out the end of the 1994 season and World Series. To this day, it is still difficult to fathom that there was -- or even could be -- ...