The following appeared in the Montreal Gazette today. Another very successful baseball weekend has taken place in Montreal. One that, upon reflection, speaks volumes about how the city has evolved. Over one hundred thousand fans ponied up to watch two games between the Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox. The nostalgia was thicker thanContinue reading “The (Possible) Future of Baseball in Montreal”
Former Major League Baseball player and long-time commentator Tim McCarver announced last March that he will retire after this year’s World Series, which is his 24th in the broadcast booth. McCarver is one of those public figures who are either loved or reviled, there is no middle ground. I must admit I really don’t haveContinue reading “Tim McCarver, Tony Kubek and human fallibility”
DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and onContinue reading “Boston Red Sox meet Bugs Bunny’s Hillbillies”
A week and a half ago New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez was given a 211 game suspension by Major League Baseball for drug related offences (Rodriguez is playing while he appeals the suspension). On Sunday night Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster threw a pitch at and hit Rodriguez. He had missed him with hisContinue reading “Ryan Dempster sends a message on behalf of baseball fans”
Here’s my post on Baseball Hot Corner about the Boston bombing and the baseball family, including rival Yankees.
Once the Expos left town I turned to the Boston Red Sox for my MLB fix. It seemed logical: the city is fairly close and somewhat similar to Montreal. I can’t say that I follow the Red Sox as closely as I did the Expos, but it has been interesting watching them struggle so farContinue reading “Red Sox slow start”