There was one more moment to remember, one final standing ovation for Jose Bautista that didn’t seem to end.
Steve Simmons, Toronto Sun
The hard-hitting, award-winning sports columnist joined the Sun in 1987 after stints with the Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun. Knows every sport inside out. Has covered 12 Olympic Games and half a dozen Super Bowls as well. Very opinionated. Has just completed a book on former NHLer Mike Danton, who was incarcerated after hiring a hitman to kill his agent, David Frost. Lives in Thornhill.
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It now seems like a moment in time.