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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 253: Alex Pierson

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 253In this 253rd episode, Mike chats with Alex Pierson about her years at City TV and the rise and fall of the Sun News Network. This episode is exactly 1:30:29.

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Chester Bennington, Dead at 41

Chester BenningtonChester Bennington was 41. He was best known as the frontman for the rock band Linkin Park.

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Martin Landau, Dead at 89

Martin LandauMartin Landau was 89. He was the versatile actor who won an Oscar for his role as Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton's "Ed Wood".

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George Romero, Dead at 77

George RomeroGeorge Romero was 77. His 1968 film "Night of the Living Dead" spawned an entire school of zombie movies while revolutionizing the horror genre.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 252: Elvis Kicks Out the Jams!

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 252In this 252nd episode, Mike and Elvis play and discuss his ten favourite songs on his birthday. This episode is exactly 1:38:54.

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Open Mike

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 251: Jim Van Horne Kicks Out the Jams!

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 251In this 251st episode, Mike and Jim Van Horne play and discuss his ten favourite songs. This episode is exactly 59:05.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 250: Andrew Stoakley Kicks Out the Jams!

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 250In this 250th episode, Mike and Andrew play and discuss his ten favourite songs. This episode is exactly 1:31:54.

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Witnessing that 19-1 Debacle

I remember catching the Jays vs. Cleveland many years ago and watching our boys in blue get trounced. I think it was 14-0, but I can't remember exactly. All I know is that up until yesterday it was the worst Jays defeat I had ever witnessed live.

My oldest daughter and I had great seats for yesterday's game. The day started wonderfully, with a great ride along the waterfront trail and the dome opening before first pitch. The Jays were trying to take 3 of 4 from the powerhouse Astros as they head into the all-star break. By the end of the second inning, it was clear that was not to be.

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In fact, it was 19-0 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Had Ezequiel Carrera not homered, it would have been the worst shutout loss in franchise history. But Zeke went deep and it ended up just being the worst loss I'd ever witnessed live.

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Truth be told, because I was there with my daughter in fantastic seats, it was great fun. We even got serious air time coming out of a break on Sportsnet. Someone on Twitter was kind enough to share the footage with me. Clearly I was enjoying the tunes!

We were one of the few to stick around for the final out and now we have a great story to share. During our ride home, we wondered if that all really happened. Did the Jays really just lose by 18 runs? Did we really see it all unfold before our eyes?

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I'm still not certain it actually happened...

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