Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is batty for Joey Bats this spring.
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Born and raised in Toronto, Steve Buffery grew up around the corner from the Sun's Rob Longley and attended the same high school in Etobicoke - Vincent Massey Collegiate. He studied journalism at Humber College, then worked at the Etobicoke Guardian before joining the Toronto Sun in 1985. Buffery covered Olympic sports for 15 years, winning three Dunlop Awards for sportswriting and, in 1996, was named sportswriter of the year by the Sports Federation of Canada. Also in 1996, Buffery was a National Newspaper Award finalist. Buffery has also covered the Leafs, Toronto Raptors, boxing, mixed martial arts - you name it. He currently writes a humour column (Leave it to Beezer), when he's not pontificating on the state of professional sports in North America. Buffery still lives in Etobicoke.
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The past six months have been a time of celebration and mass confusion for Blue Jays catcher Juan Graterol. With the emphasis on the latter.
It’s all about the optics.
Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson left the Jays’ training site on Saturday after he “felt something in his right calf.”
Years ago, Scotiabank came up with a clever tag line for an ad campaign that informed customers: “You’re richer than you think.”
The Blue Jays' highly-touted rotation, which has cruised through most of the season, has hit a rather significant pot hole.
Blue Jays left fielder Melvin Upton Jr. hit a two-run triple in the bottom of the eighth inning which Minnesota Twins right fielder Max Kepler miss- played, resulting in a dramatic 8-7 comeback victory for Toronto.
TORONTO — Starter J.A. Happ gave the Blue Jays six hardscrabble innings in picking up his 13th victory of the season in a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners at the Rogers Centre on Sunday.
The weather was hot, the fans were warm, but the bats were cold as the Detroit Tigers snapped a seven-game Blue Jays winning streak on Saturday with a 3-2 victory over Toronto at the Rogers Centre.
The Bringer of Rain was the bringer of pretty well everything on Thursday night.
BOSTON — Jays right-hander Marco Estrada carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning on Sunday afternoon against the Red Sox but the bid was broken up by a home run.
BOSTON — Who said baseball isn’t a tough pastime?
As soon as tomorrow’s races are over at Belmont Park, ex-Chicago Blackhawks star Denis Savard is going to do his patented ‘Savardian spinarama’ so he can watch one of his former NHL teams play in the Stanley Cup final.
Woodbine jockey Jesse Campbell is only three victories away from achieving a major milestone in thoroughbred horse racing.
The skinny in pro boxing is a fighter only has a few knockouts in him before he’s damaged goods beyond repair.
The Baddest Man on the Planet thinks Floyd Mayweather is a “small scared man.”
NHL legend Paul Coffey was at his Kia Dealership in Bolton when one of his associates told him that a guy from Alberta had been calling.
Did you hear the one about the Mexican figure skaters?
When TSN broadcaster Jeff O’Neill retired following the 2006-07 NHL season, he wondered what he would do for a living.
Canadian figure skating champion Nam Nguyen has had some problems this year, but compared to his Toronto Cricket Curling and Skating Club training mate Yuzuru Hanyu, his season has been a walk in the park.