Friday, September 30, 2011

MLB Playoff Predictions - LDS

American League Division Series

Tampa Bay in 5
Detroit in 5

National League Division Series

Philadelphia in 3
Arizona in 5

*Haven't forgotten about the Blue Jays' season. Those thoughts will come soon.

- ER

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Blue Jays 2011

Thoughts on the season will come Friday. Meanwhile, here are my season "awards" for the Blue Jays.

Team MVP: Jose Bautista

Great first half. A slightly cooler second half. Regardless, it was another fine year for Joey Bats. As long as he hits 35-40 homers, collects at least 100 RBIs and makes significant contributions over the next few seasons, I'm happy.

Best Hitter: Jose Bautista

See above.

Best Pitcher: Ricky Romero

His best season, by far. Would've picked up some more wins if his teammates scored more runs for him.

Best Reliever: Casey Janssen

Was outstanding almost every time he was summoned from the bullpen. If he keeps it up, he could be Toronto's next set up man or closer. His current role is perfect too.

Best Rookie: Brett Lawrie

The kid adapted the majors in mere seconds. Great production and this is only the beginning.

Honourable mention: J.P Arencibia, Yunel Escobar & Henderson Alvarez

And a special mention to Mike McCoy. The guy went back and forth between Toronto and Las Vegas many times. McCoy never complained once and helped the team when needed.

- ER

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Brazil on Film

Episode 61 of This Is Toronto is now available!

This latest edition previews the 5th annual Brazilian Film and TV Festival of Toronto (BRAFFTv). 

NEXT EPISODE: Oct. 7, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

5 More Personal Training

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- ER

Friday, September 09, 2011

Go Fly a Kite

Episode 60 of This Is Toronto is now available!

This latest edition features WindFest - Toronto's Waterfront Kite Festival.

NEXT EPISODE: Sept. 23, 2011

- ER

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Re. Dustin McGowan

Dustin McGowan last threw a Major League pitch in 2008. Then he hurt his shoulder and was unable to play for three years. Last night, after many procedures and rehab stints, he returned to the Majors - 4 IPs, 3 ERs, 5Ks. 74 pitches (44 Strikes). Congratulations, Dustin! Welcome back! Sometimes, heroes aren't always at the top of the stats sheet.

- ER

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Wade Belak

I can't believe this has happened again. RIP Wade Belak. I hope the pain is gone. A somber reminder: If you're struggling, please think of those who love you.

- ER