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Before Dickey, Before Candiotti, There was Knucksie

The wildest thing that happened while I wasn’t writing was the complete transformation of the Blue Jays, who suddenly seemed to realize that a) Toronto is a large market, b) Rogers has a lot of money and c) the Canadian … Continue reading

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My first MLB game as captured by Topps

On Oct. 6, 1985, I went to my first big-league game (I’d seen a number of minor league games in Calgary).  My best friend had gotten tickets and his dad was going to bring us down to Exhibition Stadium to … Continue reading

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