Steve Buffery, Toronto Sun

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.

Stories

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marco Estrada walks back to the dugout after being taken out of the game during against the Tampa Bay Rays in Toronto on Aug. 15, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

Estrada shaky in Blue Jays' loss to Rays

TORONTO — Before Tuesday’s game against Tampa Bay, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said right-handed pitcher Marco Estrada wasn’t going anywhere this season.

Baltimore Orioles Welington Castillo, centre, celebrates with teammates after hitting the game winning home run in the 10th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 19, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore won the game 5-3. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Jays bungle the bunt, lose 5-3 to O's

Welington Castillo hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning off Blue Jays reliever Jason Grilli to lift the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-3 victory over Toronto.

Pitcher R.A. Dickey #43 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the first inning against the New York Yankees during a game at Yankee Stadium on September 5, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Blue Jays labour in loss to Yankees

The Blue Jays' highly-touted rotation, which has cruised through most of the season, has hit a rather significant pot hole.

Max Kepler #26 of the Minnesota Twins dives but cannot get to a ball hit by Melvin Upton Jr. #7 of the Toronto Blue Jays that would end up being a two-run inside-the-park home run in the eighth inning during MLB game action on Aug. 27, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Kepler's failed fielding puts Blue Jays over Twins

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.

J.A. Happ of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at the Oakland Coliseum on July 17, 2016. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Happ puts in solid outing as Blue Jays down Mariners

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.