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Jays fan since the beginning. Before the Jays came along, I liked the Dodgers and as such always hated the Yankees. Did flirt with the White Sox in the early 80's (hey they were good, I loved Carleton Fisk, and who could resist those uniforms).

I first joined SB Nation to talk Jays so went with a baseball motif for my username and picture - then I discovered Behind the Steel Curtain and loved it even more! Steelers fan as far back as I can remember. Although living in southwestern Ontario my mom was born and raised in southwestern PA (Scottdale PA to be precise, she attended same school as Russ Grimm's dad Chuck). We still have family in that area. I love going back to PA and usually get to a game or to training camp every year. Played LB in high school and in Canadian university football with the best team in the CIS (yes the Western Mustangs). Jack Lambert is the be all and the end all when it comes to football players, his piledriving of Cliff Harris one of the classic Steelers Super Bowl moments.

One of my best friend's was Gary Dornhoefer's nephew, a mainstay on the Broad Street Bullies. Gary spoke at our small town's hockey banquet and we had a team hockey party at his house one year. I was a kid, the Flyers were winning the Cup, and I knew one of the players, so I was a Flyers fan then and remain one to this day. (Tradition and loyalty are big to me, so although my PA roots are closer to Pittsburgh, I have not abandoned the Flyers even in light of the Penguins recent successes).

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  • MLB Toronto Blue Jays
  • NBA Toronto Raptors
  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NCAAF Penn St. Nittany Lions
  • NHL Philadelphia Flyers
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User Blog

Asham gets 4 games, Neal Gets 1 game

Just reported on sportsnet up here in the great white north. They interrupted their live discussion of tonight's Torres' hit on Hossa to announce that Asham got 4 games and Neal 1 game. Panelist B...


Whatever happened to Jose Bautista, the one that played 3B?

As the string of futility by Jays 3rd baseman reaches proportions somewhere beyond epic, it has struck me that there seems to be little talk about our starting 3rd baseman as of one week or so...


Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory Redux

I know it's easy to type this now, but as soon as Morrow did not come out to pitch the 8th I told my son we were going to lose and I should have said so in the gamethread.  Unfortunately three...


Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

I'll preface my venting by saying I like the overall direction that AA and John Farrell have set for the team and not having a real 3rd baseman or 1st baseman on the roster right now isn't helping...


Best and worst Jay moves in last year

Jon Heyman has his list of baseball's best 20 (non-free agent signing) decisions of the past 365 days on today. h...


Tallet to start Tuesday in Tampa

From the Jays offical website (probable pitchers lineup) comes the updated posting that "Tallet's (last) outing was impressive enough that manager Cito Gaston decided to give Tallet a second turn...


Dan Carcillo on TSN's 'Off the Record'

Dan Carcillo speaks to his critics on TSN's Off The Record.


Good news, bad news - does Sundays win further entrench Arians?

After basking in the glory of Sunday night's potential season-saving win and reading all the (deserved) kudos going out to Big Ben and the offence, I began to have a growing unease in the pit of my...


Randy Ruiz - future DH?

After 5 games (granted a very small sample size) Randy Ruiz has put up good production numbers with a relatively high number of strikeouts.  This is about what we might have expected as an upside...


Tomlin's Thoughts on the O-Line has an interview with Coach Tomlin focusing on his take on the Arizona game, training camp performances etc.   When asked about the play of the O-Line so far (a favourite topic of all...


Doc's post-game comments - "the pressure is off". Why can't we say this is not a playoff team?

  At the end of today's game thread there was a discussion about what Roy Halliday said in his post-game comments.  I suggested he used the term "the pressure is off" to describe the second-half...

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