I AM CANADIAN — And my people drive me nuts

For a group of people bellicose enough to accept and encourage bare-knuckled fighting on skates as a normal part of the sporting experience, Canadians are amazingly crystal-chinned when it comes to American criticism of the Great White North. Excuse me, perceived American criticism of the land of socialized health care. American readers, understand this about Canadians: As … Continue reading

Sept. 3, 2010: Local boy Joey Votto makes good — very good

“Definitely next year people will know (Joey Votto),” says Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder. “He’s always been good, but now he’s brought his game to a different level. To be at the level he’s at, he’s going to get recognized.”

Sept. 16, 2009: Coaching dreams facing exile

Latin mentor Ochoa dealing with possible deportation to native Mexico after appeal Sept. 16, 2009 Morgan Campbell, Sports Reporter On a dusty baseball diamond in North York, Pedro Ochoa crouches closer to the skinny kid in the batting cage to show him how to swing with more power. Ochoa, a refugee claimant and former pro … Continue reading

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