To answer your question: I’m on TV


Questions I’ve been deflecting, answering and avoiding for the last decade:

Why don’t you have kids?

Why aren’t you married?

When are you getting a TV show?

I can answer the last one for you.

Today.
I’m getting a TV show today.

(de) Segregation’s legacy: I’m at Pitch Talks Tonight


A quick note to remind you guys I’m back at Pitch Talks on Baseball tonight, and if you’re in Toronto consider this my invitation to join us. We’re at 918 Bathurst St, doors open at 6pm and I’m on stage at 7:00. If you haven’t heard of Pitch Talks, you’ve been missing out. They’re sort … Continue reading

Father’s Day: A personal essay on love, loss and love


A couple years back I spent a few months woodshedding, taking a class in creative non-fiction at Ryerson University here in Toronto. I didn’t have a specific reason for doing it beyond curiosity, and a desire to tackle a new challenge. On the job I write about other folks all the time but this class … Continue reading

Weekly Recap — #Sportsbiz, Superfights, and super fast citizens


Sorry I’m a day late on this. Started to write this post Sunday morning but got off on a tangent about SAE bros, n-bombs and whether hip-hop makes white people say racist things. Anyway, folks keep telling me they’re working to keep track of everything I publish. It doesn’t always come up in their Facebook … Continue reading

Weekly Review and Preview: Analytics, Leaf Tix & Grumpy Old PacWeather


It’s been a busy week over here, but I’m not complaining. I’d rather be busy than bored, and I’d rather be writing than doing just about anything else. So a busy week is a successful one, and this week saw me published, self-published and re-published. We’ll detail all of it below. Of course I’m not … Continue reading

Weekly Recap: PacWeather, Cuba, TFC and more…


A few times in recent weeks I’ve had folks tell me they enjoy my Facebook posts. I always smile and thank them and accept the compliment, but the truth is I’m ambivalent about that type of Facebook praise. Facebook is fun, and Facebook is useful, and harnessing the power of Facebook is a must for any … Continue reading

Pour out some liquor for #Sportonomics


When I teamed with videographer Anne-Marie Jackson to start the Sportonomics video series last year we had no clue where the project would take us. We knew we were doing something different. None of us could think of a newspaper publishing a weekly video series exploring the sports industry, and certainly not one that aimed … Continue reading

#Sportonomics x Pitch Talks = You need to be there


A quick note to remind you guys I’m presenting Thursday night at the latest edition of TallBoys Craft Beer Pitch Talks, which the organizers describe as TED Talks with grass stains… and beer. They happen roughly once a month here in Toronto and bring together famous folks (like ESPN’s Dan Shulman) and not-so-famous folks (like Toronto … Continue reading

I really don’t hate America, but…


… But I’m accused of treason every four years. It last happened in the press box at Citizens Bank Park in Philly, where the Blue Jays played the Phillies after G20 protests prevented the teams from playing in Toronto. I was a baseball beat reporter back then, and I spent the morning at Roy Halladay’s belated farewell-to-Toronto … Continue reading

So I’m Running the Chicago Half Marathon


Like many journalists I’m a procrastinator by nature but this week, for once, I made a decision and took action well in advance of any deadline. Tuesday night I registered for the Chicago Half Marathon, which takes place Sept. 7, starting and finishing in Jackson Park. A crew of us are getting together in Toronto for … Continue reading

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