May 2, 2014

A quick, loud rant about the Gardiner’s construction

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey

If you live in the Greater Toronto Area or have to come into the city for any reason this week, you’ve probably noticed that traffic is a nightmare. You can thank the construction on the Gardiner Expressway – only one of the busiest highways in Canada and a main route into the city – which [...]

March 28, 2014

MLB 2014 season preview

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

This will without a doubt be a season of transition for Major League Baseball.
For that reason, we’re going to see some good, some bad and some weird things. Here’s what to look out for in the coming 162-game grind known as the MLB regular season.
-The MLB regular season has already started, but spring training is [...]

January 27, 2014

How to fix every sport’s all-star game

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey

Even after all the rule changes and tweaks made for Sunday’s night Pro Bowl, the game itself was so terribly blah that the only redeeming thing about it was the final few minutes.
So the time has come and I have taken it upon myself to fix all-star games once and for all. Yes, we’re not [...]

October 23, 2013

Who will win the World Series?

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

Baseball is at its best when everything is on the line. In October, every at bat feels like it means something. That couldn’t be truer than for the World Series matchup of St. Louis and Boston.
Why is that you ask? Because both of these teams have pitching staffs that look unhittable.
That was the big story [...]

September 30, 2013

MLB’s wild, wild, wild-card games

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

Baseball sure knows how to fire up fans for the playoffs.
How’s this for starters: Three nights in a row with a one-off, all-in game to make the Division series. This will be baseball at its finest.
I’ve long contended that post-season baseball is the biggest upgrade over its regular-season product, but this could be next-level stuff. [...]

August 6, 2013

Thoughts about A-Rod’s suspension

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

The Biogenesis bans have finally been handed down after weeks of speculation and some pretty on-the-nose reports. The aftermath: 12 players, including three all-stars, were suspended for 50 games while Ryan Braun had previously accepted a 65-game ban.
Oh yeah, and then there is Alex Rodriguez.
This is a guy that has been touted as a future [...]

July 17, 2013

What to do with no sports on tonight

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer

So sports fans, you have two whole nights off from the four biggest North American sports league  – two of the three days in your average calendar year. It used to only be two, but baseball decided to extend their break by a day.
Quick Tangent: That was always one of my favourite trivia questions. ‘What [...]

July 3, 2013

Getting reacquainted with baseball

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

In case you haven’t noticed, nights have been getting a lot less hectic in the sports world. Well, that’s understandable considering both the NHL and NBA have completed their seasons and have moved into their free agency periods – times where there are more rumours and reports than actual substance.
Want to know what you’ve been [...]

April 9, 2013

Don’t get down on the Jays – yet

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

This may sound a bit weird coming from a guy that wrote how we shouldn’t be so quick to expect a title, or even the playoffs, from the Jays, but let’s not be so quick to condemn this team. Let’s just say that this is the optimist’s side of things, something a commenter suggested I [...]

April 2, 2013

Can we really expect the playoffs from the Jays?

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

There has been much ink spilled over the Toronto Blue Jays splashing a lot of money and overhauling their roster in the offseason. Now, with tonight’s opener, it’s finally time to put those players to the test and embark on a 162-game journey which will hopefully arrive at the playoffs come October.
But is it right [...]

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