The Toronto Blue Jays have sent a Class A prospect to San Diego in exchange for Melvin Upton, Jr., who used to be known as B.J. Upton.
Upton is hitting .256 with 16 home runs, 45 runs batted in and 20 stolen bases so far this year. He brings speed and power to an outfield that will likely lose Jose Bautista to free agency. He's expensive, but reports suggest the Padres will be paying a good chunk of his salary.
If you're curious as to why B.J. changed his name back to Melvin, B.J. stood for "Bossman Junior" as his father, Manny, was nicknamed "Bossman". Upton stated his desire to use his actual name was a result of teammates and fans knowing him as B. J. and feeling the name was irrelevant to him away from the ball diamond.
Now you know, the rest of the story.
Along Lake Shore, in the west end of the city, there's a series of apartment complexes just east of RoyalYork that continue to sport their original signage. This retro signage dons names like "The Deauville", "The Eldorado" and "Cornell Manor".
Yesterday, I decided to snap a few pictures before these apartments are razed for pricey waterfront condos. (Don't panic, tenants... this hasn't been announced, I'm just looking into my crystal ball.)
I stole this from John Gallagher's Facebook feed. It's a photo that appeared in the Toronto Sun in the early 90s.
In this picture you will see Brother Jake Edwards and John Gallagher from Q107's Q Morning Zoo, Marilyn Denis and Roger Ashby from CHUM-FM, Tom Rivers from 680 CFTR, Humble Howard from
CFNY Mix 99.9 and Don Daynard from CHFI.
In this 184th episode, Mike chats with Avery Haines about her sister's musical career, her controversial episode at CTV NewsNet, her years at CityTV and sharing her story of love following the shooting in Orlando. This episode is exactly 1:26:54.
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Welcome to this week's Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day.
Feel free to use this space to vent, rant, share a story and/or ask a question of the hivemind.
I'm a very lucky guy. I have four amazing children. My youngest, who is now four months old, is also going to be my last.
The next time I'm caring for a child this size, I'll be a grandfather, so I'm really trying to soak this in. Every day I'm blown away by just how adorable everything is at this stage. Sometimes, the cuteness is almost too much to bear.
When she's not sleeping or eating, she's smiling and cooing. That's her day: sleep, eat, smile and coo.
This is my fourth time enjoying this phase, but memories are a funny thing. I really only think of my kids as the age they are now. Currently, that means I'm an expert in raising a teenager, pre-teen, toddler and baby.
Variety, they say, is the spice of life. Like I said, I'm lucky.
Garry Marshall was 81. He created such television shows as Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy and directed movies, including The Flamingo Kid and Pretty Woman.
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I've yet to write a single word about Donald Trump's pusuit of the most powerful job in the world. To be honest, I kept waiting for common sense to prevail, but here we are....
The RNC is taking place in Cleveland this week, and it's what I'd have expected. Here's a nice synopsis from Daniel Dale, who knows a thing or two about covering populist candidates in pursuit of power.
Here is a list of some of the things that happened at the first day of the Republican convention: pic.twitter.com/97H81oP8i6— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 19, 2016
I've gone this far without writing about Trump, and I'm not going to
stop start now.