As I approach my 38th birthday I’ve come to the realization that I’m not getting any younger (this realization has been expedited by me getting whipped on a daily basis in mini stick hockey action vs. the Association and the Merger as well). Using my amateur math skills I can easily compute that I’m just as close to retirement than I am to the beginning of my career so perhaps it was just good karma that I came across something today while combing the many corners of the information highway that I would like to do when I retire.
When I retire I want to attend the Toronto Blue Jays Fantasy Camp. The total cost is $ 4600 so I might as well start saving now, but in all honesty this would be a blast for me. This year the guest coaches are Roberto Alomar, Lloyd Moseby, George Bell and Jesse Barfield to name a few.
As for now I guess I’ll just day-dream about my chance to attend in the Fall of 2031. I can picture it now, Me in the batters box and crowding the plate while facing guest coach and former Cy Young award winner Pat Hentgen. I bet it will look something like this
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I have never been a Rory McIlroy fan but after watching Nike’s latest commercial I might have to soften my stance a tad. My gripe with Rory centers around an interview he gave around the time Tiger’s life/career came off the rails. McIlroy was quite cocky about his game and Tiger’s lack of game at the time and I saw McIlroy as a cocky little tyrant.
This commercial changes my view of him a little. Nicely done PR firm.
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Oh how someone is looking down on me today. It’s opening day, I’m off work for Easter Monday and I’m about to get horizontal on the couch with The Association, The Merger and soon to be joining us will be The First Lady of Sports Administration (she would be the motivated one of this lunch bunch as she is currently out swimming).
The fellas are jacked and for the most part are dressed in their Toronto Blue Jays gear (The Merger has used his out clause and is exercising his right to stay in his pyjamas all day). It’s been a tough year for Toronto sports fans (a familiar refrain I know..) so this household is looking forward to seeing what the Blue Jays can bring forth this season.
The start of the MLB season has long been an exciting time for me. My birthday falls close to the start of the season each year and growing up I would often receive ducats to Opening Day of the season or the Blue Jays home opener. I have so many fantastic memories of my Grandmother and Mom breaking me loose from school early to in order to make the trek to Toronto to catch the game. Dollar hot dogs and bleacher seats at the old (and demolished) Exhibition Stadium were responsible for my baseball education. I feel fortunate to have sat out on the hard no back bench stadium seating of the Ex with the wind blowing my hat off just in time for a sea-gull to aim and take fire at my under-combed coif. (I’m almost tearing up thinking about it right now)
Enjoy your Opening Day!!
OK BLUE JAYS!!!
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During his playing career Roy Halladay was known for his pitching prowess and not his personality. Halladay was all business on the mound and his work ethic in the gym in preparation was legendary according to some.
However it would appear that retired Roy Halladay has plenty of personality to offer and today he took a not so gentle jab at Alex Rodriguez via Twitter.
This is on the heels of his awesome picture he took while at an amusement park earlier this winter.
Methinks that Halladay’s barb is just the beginning of what is coming Alex Rodriguez’s way this season.
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I heard someone once say there comes a day when they tell us all that we can’t play anymore. We’re not good enough. Surplus to requirements. Too slow, maybe. When you’re a teenager with outsized dreams and a growing obsession, and someone tells you this ain’t gonna last forever, it’s scary. I never forgot it.
Steve Nash is retiring from basketball. He penned a letter to announce his decision via The Players Tribune (found here).
Nash is a Canadian Icon on and off the basketball court. IHis play on the court has inspired many young Canadian basketball players to imagine the possibilities of a Canadian excelling on the largest basketball stage, the NBA. Nash won consecutive NBA MVP awards and was most likely a sham bench call from competing for a NBA title.
Nash is now in charge as general manager of Canada Basketball and his vision and diplomacy will lead a new generation of Canadian basketball stars onto the world stage. If you haven’t read his letter please find a few minutes to do so. It’s well worth the time.
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I hope you make better decisions in your presidency than picking against Georgia State.
This is Coach Ron Hunter of the Georgia State Panthers to President Barack Obama (YES the Barack Obama, THE president of the United States) after the Panthers knocked off Baylor in today’s opening round of the NCAA tourney (I refuse to call it the second round as it is still the first game for 62 other teams. I’m sure I’ll feel some scorn from the First Lady of Sports Administration but I have to have some principles, right?)
Coach Hunter was referring to President Obama’s NCAA Bracket in which the President picked Baylor to defeat Hunter’s Georgia State.
Coach Hunter is quickly becoming a media darling during this NCAA tourney run. He blew out his achilles tendon while celebrating Georgia State’s entry to the big dance. Not to be outdone by this unfortunate event Coach Hunter fell off his stool (where he has to sit to coach due to the achilles injury) after his son hit a game winning 3 to knock off the heavily favoured (a bracket busting) Baylor Bears.
In a Chris Farley way Coach Hunter has me hooked to see what he will do next.
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It’s St. Patricks Day my friends and the green libations are most likely flowing somewhere around you as I type (little known blogging fact….I’m banking on you having too many libations it tends to make my writing and for that matter me a bit more palatable).
Since I’m on Daddy Daycare duty with the Association and the Merger (they are mesmerized watching Air Bud right now) I thought I would try to commemorate this fine day by listing some of my favourite folk named Patrick. So while you’re out at your local watering hole tipping back some room temperature Guinness or another tumbler of Jameson’s take a moment to pay tribute to these fellas.
Happy St. Paddy’s Day my friends. Enjoy (responsibly) the sociables this morning, afternoon and evening. Cheers!!
Patrick Ewing’s game speaks for itself. There were many a day where I was pretending to be him in my basement with my Nerf basketball set. Unfortunately the only similarity in our games was our penchant for sweating and not winning a title. It should also be noted that my man Stig has already paid homage to Ewing today so this one goes out to you Stig.
Sir Paddy McSweenz
Heck of an Irishman this guy is. He is also responsible for 74 percent of the alcohol in my humble abode. Paddy’s athletic exploits are numerous and my amateur writing would never be able to do him justice. However I would be in the wrong if I didn’t mention his ability to drive the basket with reckless abandon and his feathery touch from behind the arc (not to mention his innate ability to blind his defender with his pasty white skin)
Patrick Swayze (As Derek Sutton from Youngblood)
How can you make a list of Patrick’s and leave Swayze off of it. Derek Sutton was my 2nd favourite Swayze character behind Dalton from Roadhouse.
EDITORS NOTE and UPDATE: As per usual I’m a little lean on content with my list. As I was perusing the wonderful folks at SI.COM I came across a more comprehensive list of PATRICKS. Unfortunately they differ from my TOP 3. Someday Sir Paddy McSweenz will get his due. Enjoy it nonetheless CLICK HERE
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