A lot of people who don't normally go to baseball games will be shoehorned into the Rogers Centre this week, and we need to ensure that they know how to act properly. Be advised, you will be on TV if a foul ball comes near you, and you need to represent the team and the country in such a manner that people don't think you're a drunken Canadian goofball who just came from hockey practice. Show some class.
Having been part of the Maple Leaf broadcasts for a number of years, I know a lot about being on team charter flights. Frankly, I hated it. When the Leafs lost (which was often) you couldn't laugh, smile, smirk or even speak, unless it was in hushed tones because you were sitting among a group of young men and their coaches and trainers who just lost a hockey game. Which can be a lot like sitting at a funeral.
Every sports broadcaster who ever appeared on the airwaves in Toronto owes a debt of gratitude to Bob McCown. The afternoon drive host on "The Fan" has been under fire lately for claiming that he is "bored" with his radio show and for somehow alienating colleague Stephen Brunt, who will no longer be his sidekick on Prime Time Sports. Regardless of who his next co-host is, that person will be richer for having worked with McCown. I know I am.
The Toronto Bluejays are stuck with John Gibbons as their manager. In a game they really should've won, the Jays never got their best shot at it because the manager doesn't know how to manage. Simply put: He didn't give his team the best chance to win.