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Merry Clinchmas!

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Toronto Mike on Humble and Fred Talking Retro Blue Jays Songs

I appeared on Humble and Fred's show this morning, talking Blue Jays fever and spinning a few retro Jays songs. It was great fun chatting with the guys about the three songs they put together in the early 90s.

Here's my segment. You can hear the entire episode of Humble and Fred here or on SiriusXM channel 168.

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Happy Clinchmas Eve, Toronto

For the first time since 1993, our Blue Jays could clinch the A.L East pennant. It could happen tonight, as the Magic Number is only 2.

That also makes this the first time the Jays could clinch since I started blogging in 2002. There have been a few highlights over the years, as well as some lowlights, but nothing like this. This is absolutely fantastic.

Remember when Carlos Delgado hit four homers in one game?

Then, Roy Halladay won the Cy Young Award. That was pretty awesome.

Then, there was the season from hell. Click that link to see when we bounced off the bottom.

Cito returned, I witnessed a walk-off grand slam, and Johnny Mac hit a magical Father's Day home run.

Oh, and Jose Bautista hit 54 homers one year, setting a new franchise record. That's a lot of dingers.

Then, there were the teases. One big tease was just last June. We led the league, before returning to mediocrity.

But here we are, clicking on all cylinders. Happy Clinchmas Eve, Toronto. It's been a long time coming.

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How Josh Donaldson's Walk-off Sounded

Rays TV and radio, Jays TV and radio and the Spanish broadcast. Unfortunately, no French this time.

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How to Disable AdBlock or Adblock Plus on TorontoMike.com

I'm not asking you to click every ad you see on this site, but if you see something of interest, it would be helpful if you clicked through to learn more. Of course, most of you don't see any ads on this site, because you're using AdBlock or Adblock Plus for Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

I'm the last one to judge. I've been using AdBlock or Adblock Plus for a decade now. But, there's no harm in kindly asking you to disable AdBlock or Adblock Plus on this site, is there?

It's simple, and I'd really appreciate it. Simply click on the AdBlock icon in the upper right hand corner of your browser and click on the button that says "Don't run on pages on this domain."

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Then, after a pop-up box appears titled "Don't run AdBlock on...", click on the button that says "Exclude."

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Thanks!

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Blue Jays Are Number One - Erin Davis & The Generations

I've been sharing retro Blue Jays songs on this blog for over a decade. I loved those old cheesy Jays songs from the late 80s and early 90s.

I've already shared Erin Davis's "Blue Jays B. Goode" and "I'm a Jays Fan", so this completes her trifecta. I talked to Erin about all of her Blue Jays songs from the early 90s in episode 84 of my podcast.

This little ditty is based on "California Sun", a hit for The Rivieras in 1964. "I said we're out there and having fun, and our Blue Jays are number one!"

Other Blue Jays audio from Toronto Mike:

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Pure Speculation: Is There Collusion Between Sportsnet 590 The Fan and TSN Radio 1050?

I'm going to preface this entry by saying there's no smoking gun here. Everything you read is pure speculation on my part, based solely on observations I've made as a fan of sports and sports radio.

In 2002, Rogers Media, a division of Rogers Communications, purchased CJCL, better known as The Fan 590. In 2011, Bell Canada's TSN Radio 1050 debuted. In response to that, "The Fan 590" was re-branded "Sportsnet 590 The Fan."

Since 2011, Bell and Rogers have been going head-to-head in sports media, both on television and on the radio. Bell has their stable of TSN analysts and personalities, and Rogers has their stable of Sportsnet analysts and personalities.

Earlier today, I was reading a write-up on Toronto Sports Media. I was curious whether my pals there would mention my recent podcast episodes with David Alter, Roger Lajoie and Eric Smith (they didn't), but took note of a couple of suggestions made by Mike in Boston.

Mike suggested that Rogers "poach Bruce Arthur from TSN1050" as a co-host for Bob McCown. Then, later in the same article, he suggests Bell "think about poaching one or both of Brady & Walker." The moment I read those two reasonable thoughts I laughed to myself. As if!

You see, I've long suspected there's collusion between The Fan 590 and TSN 1050. Nothing official, nothing in writing, just an unspoken agreement not to poach each other's talent. This would keep salaries down, of course, an ever important part of running a successful radio station.

I suspect collusion primarily because we haven't seen any poaching or movement from one company to the other since the sports radio war began almost five years ago. Can you think of an example since Rogers wrestled Damien Cox away from TSN in January of 2011, before TSN Radio even launched? If there are examples and I've simply missed them or forgotten them, please enlighten me in the comments.

Again, I present no evidence to support my hypothesis, it's all conjectural, but I do find it rather curious. You'd think 1050 would poach talent from 590 at least once since 2011, especially considering the ratings struggles over there.

I hope I'm wrong.

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Daily Photo: Sheldon Lookout

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At 7:45 this morning.

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I Hope the Jays Don't Celebrate Clinching the Wildcard

As you likely know, the Blue Jays have the longest active playoff drought in all of Major League Baseball. In fact, we have the longest active drought of all the four major North American leagues: MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL.

That drought ends this season. In fact, it's possible we clinch a wildcard berth tonight. I'm hoping we don't celebrate that fact. I'd hate to see us break out the champagne.

I'm not even tracking the magic number to clinch a wildcard spot. The number you'll find on this site is currently at 8. That's the magic number we care about.

None of us will be satisfied this season with a wildcard berth. We've all got our eyes set on the American League Eastern Division pennant. That's the first goal, and when we clinch that title, we can break out the champagne and celebrate.

We've waited 22 years. We can wait another few days.

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Daily Photo: Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens

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Open Mike

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.

Open Mike on Toronto Mike

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Daily Photo: J.C. Saddington Park

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How Russell Martin's Home Run Sounded

Russell Martin hit a big home run for our Jays last night. It's the biggest Jays hit since Joe touched 'em all in '93.

Here how the hit sounded:

  • Park Sounds
  • ESPN
  • FAN590
  • SportsNet
  • WADO (Spanish)
  • YES
  • WFAN
  • TVA Sports (French)

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 135: Eric Smith

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 135In this 135th episode, Mike chats with Rogers's Raptors guru Eric Smith about his two decades at The Fan 590, why he switched roles with Paul Jones, what he thought of Butch Carter's criticism, Canada getting screwed in Mexico, his relationship with Drake and much, much more. This episode is exactly 1:57:53.

You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways:

Catch up on all episodes of Toronto Mike'd at http://www.torontomike.com/podcast/.

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Yogi Berra, Dead at 90

Yogi BerraYogi Berra was 90. He spent almost all of his 19-year career with the New York Yankees, winning the World Series 13 times and MVP award thrice.

His famous Yogi-isms are still heard daily. Here's a selection:

  • It ain't over till it's over
  • It's like deja-vu all over again
  • It ain't the heat; it's the humility
  • Baseball is 90% mental - the other half is physical
  • I never said most of the things I said... Take it with a grin of salt
  • If you don't know where you're going, you might end up some place else
  • He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious
  • You can observe a lot by watching
  • The future ain't what it used to be
  • Never answer an anonymous letter
  • When you come to a fork in the road, take it
  • I always thought that record would stand until it was broken
  • If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be
  • Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't go to yours

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Daily Photo: Cliff Lumsdon Park

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Canadian Songs to Reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Hits 41

Canadian songs are dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart this summer. The Weeknd hit #1 with "Can't Feel My Face", Justin Bieber scored his first #1 with "What Do You Mean?" only to be topped again by "Can't Feel My Face", and now The Weeknd has replaced himself at the top with "The Hills".

Here's the complete list of 41 Canadian songs to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  1. It's Love-Love-Love by Guy Lombardo
  2. Cry by Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads
  3. Sh-Boom by The Crew-Cuts
  4. Diana by Paul Anka
  5. Lonely Boy by Paul Anka
  6. Theme from A Summer Place by Percy Faith
  7. Ringo by Lorne Greene
  8. American Woman / No Sugar Tonight by The Guess Who
  9. Heart of Gold by Neil Young
  10. Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks
  11. Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot
  12. (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka and Odia Coates
  13. Rock Me Gently by Andy Kim
  14. You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  15. Hot Child In The City by Nick Gilder
  16. You Needed Me by Anne Murray
  17. Heaven by Bryan Adams
  18. When I'm With You by Sheriff
  19. Black Velvet by Alannah Myles
  20. (Everything I Do) I Do It for You by Bryan Adams
  21. Informer by Snow
  22. All for Love by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting
  23. The Power of Love by Céline Dion
  24. Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? by Bryan Adams
  25. Because You Loved Me by Céline Dion
  26. My Heart Will Go On by Céline Dion
  27. One Week by Barenaked Ladies
  28. I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly and Céline Dion
  29. How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  30. Bad Day by Daniel Powter
  31. Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland
  32. Say It Right by Nelly Furtado
  33. Give It to Me by Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake
  34. Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne
  35. What's My Name? by Rihanna featuring Drake
  36. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
  37. Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell
  38. Rude by MAGIC!
  39. Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd
  40. What Do You Mean? by Justin Bieber
  41. The Hills by The Weeknd

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Hidden Tracks

Do you remember the first time you spun Nirvana's Nevermind? I do. I'd pop it in the CD player, and after "Something in the Way", I'd start it again.

At some point I realized there was a whack of time left in the final track, after "Something in the Way" finished. If you let it go, you're rewarded with "Endless, Nameless" after about ten minutes of silence. It's a hidden track.

I always enjoyed discs with a hidden track. One of my favourite tracks on Alanis Morrisette's Jagged Little Pill is the hidden track, "Your House".

Another track listing trick I enjoyed was Cracker's Kerosene Hat. The album has sixteen tracks, but the very cool "Euro-Trash Girl" is actually #69. There's also a #88 and #99. These aren't hidden tracks, just a creative listing that produced dozens of blank MP3s when I ripped this disc to MP3 over a decade ago.

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Terry Fox 2015: Thanks for Your Support!

I participated in the Terry Fox Run this morning at High Park. It was a bright, sunny day and there was a big turnout.

We raised $410.42 and I really appreciate your support. Here are my 2015 Terry Fox Run pledgers.

  • Dave Fraser
  • Speysidephil
  • Blind Dave
  • Douglas M
  • Jason from Sudbury
  • Liz
  • GUNTer
  • Mary
  • Broni
  • Faunie
  • Rick C in Oakville
  • Anonymous
  • Cheryl
  • Teena in Toronto
  • Mofo

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#4

I love fatherhood. I think I'm pretty good at it. At least my kids tell me so. I do my very best and treat the responsibility as if it's the most important job I'll ever have.

My first born will soon be 14-years old. We talk about everything. My goal is to make him twice the man I ever was, and we're well on our way.

My daughter is 11, and whether it's competitive dance or soccer, she's full of passion. This star shines bright and I cherish every minute I spend with her.

Then there's my youngest son. He's 17-months old and a little ball of energy. This experience has been so rewarding, so enriching, I simply couldn't say no to my wife when she suggested we try for one more.

This morning, I got to see the little peanut who will be my fourth child. He / she is active and has a strong heartbeat, and I can't wait to meet him / her. I can't wait to do it one more time.

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But then, that's it. I'm done.

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Open Mike

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.

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Humble and Fred on the Dini Petty Show in 1994

There's some great behind-the-scenes footage of Humble and Fred recording their CFNY morning show in 1994 in this clip. Also, bonus Dan Duran, Jason Barr and Marla West.

[via Dave Thielking, h/t to @retrontario]

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 134: Roger Lajoie

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 134In this 134th episode, Mike chats with Fan 590 host Roger Lajoie about his lengthy career in radio, his dozens of other gigs, the Prime Time Sports throw-down between Bob McCown and Stephen Brunt, 1050 schadenfreude and Blue Jays fever. This episode is exactly 1:05:36.

You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways:

Catch up on all episodes of Toronto Mike'd at http://www.torontomike.com/podcast/.

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New Terry Fox Heritage Minute

On Sunday, I'll be running for Terry. You can pledge my run here.

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Separated Bikeway Connecting the Waterfront Trail Between Norris and First Approved

In the spring of 2014, I wrote about the stretch of the Waterfront Trail between Norris Crescent and First Street. This is really the only part of the trail that's not off-road, not on quiet side streets and doesn't have a designated bike lane.

I followed that entry up with an update in July of 2014. I contacted my counsellor about it, and he told me they were looking at it. in fact, there was a study done, and they were actually looking at it.

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Today, in a tweet from @GraphicMatt, I see the light. An on-street separated bikeway on Lake Shore Blvd. connecting the Waterfront Trail between Norris Crescent and First Street will be installed next year. This is great news.

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Daily Photo: Jack Darling Park

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Magic Number Memories

Over 11 years ago, I wrote about Magic Numbers. Trust me, there's nothing supernatural about this magic. Here's an excerpt of what I wrote back then.

My fondest memories are of the Magic Number. The Magic Number is simply the number of games that the team leading a division needs to win to ensure winning the division. If you're leading the division with ten games remaining and your Magic Number is three, you only need to win three of those ten games to ensure winning the division. Each time you win, your Magic Number goes down by one. Each time your nearest divisional competitor loses, your Magic Number also goes down by one. When your Magic Number hits zero, you've clinched the division.

During the home stretch of late August and September, I would anxiously attack our delivery of the Toronto Star and head straight for the Sports section. If the Blue Jays were leading the American League East division, and we usually were during the 1980s, there would always be a Magic Number feature. Counting that number down to zero and another Blue Jays pennant is something I fondly recall, especially that first one in 1985.

When I started this blog in 2002, I always intended to track our Magic Number. Of course, with the Jays never leading their division in September, that never made sense... until now. I'm now tracking our Magic Number prominently at the top of the home page.

It's currently at 17, having dropped six over the past three days. Go Jays, Go!

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Moses Malone, Dead at 60

Moses MaloneMoses Malone was 60. He was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player three times — twice as a member of the Houston Rockets after the 1978-79 and 1981-82 seasons, and once with the Philadelphia 76ers, following a 1982-83 season that also saw him earn Finals MVP honors for leading the Sixers to the NBA championship.

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Toronto Radio Ratings Musings

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Open Mike

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.

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First-Past-the-Post Voting Leads to Strategic Voting

Back in March I wrote why ranked ballots are better.

The "first-past-the-post" system we currently have forces people like me to vote strategically instead of voting for the person they'd like to lead. For example, those who wanted Olivia Chow to win, but were afraid a vote for Chow would help Doug Ford win, would be able to rank their candidates so a vote for Chow isn't a vote for Ford.

Our current first-past-the-post system forces many of us to vote strategically instead of for the party we want in power. Let's use my riding as an example.

Last election, the Conservative Party candidate won my riding with 40.26% of the vote. The Liberal Party got 34.04% and the NDP got 21.6%. The end result was another CPC MP, helping Stephen Harper stay in power.

It's looking like this is going to happen again. Most of us don't want Harper to win, but we're split between the NDP and Liberal Party. I know who I'd like to see win, but it's more important to me that we defeat the Conservative candidate in my riding. As a result, I will vote strategically. I will vote for the candidate with the best shot at beating the Conservative Party.

We're getting smarter. This time, we're organized. I've joined VoteTogether.ca and I urge you to as well. There's nothing wrong with voting strategically to serve the greater good. The current first-past-the-post voting system demands it.

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Baseball Sticker Yearbooks

As a kid, summers meant collecting baseball stickers. This was a very big deal to me in the 80s.

I've held on to some of these sticker books, and here's the photographic evidence.

1983 Baseball Sticker Album

1985 Baseball Sticker Yearbook

1986 Sticker Yearbook

Back of 1986 Baseball Sticker Yearbook

1987 Baseball Sticker Yearbook

1988 Baseball Sticker Album

1988 Blue Jays

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Rogers's Trickle Down Theory

Other than the news on CBC, I can't remember the last time I watched TV on a station other than Sportsnet. Every day around this time, if I'm home and available, I turn on Sportsnet for the Jays game.

Almost every ad I consume is on Sportsnet. That awful Harper ad, the Indie88 ad, commercials for Tim and Sid, I've seen them all a hundred times.

My appetite for Jays talk lately is through the roof. That means I've spent a great deal of time listening to The Fan 590. I'm even biking to Baseball Central at noon.

When I'm on a bike ride along the lake, the number of Blue Jays hats, jerseys and shirts is at an all-time high. I don't remember ever seeing Jays paraphernalia in such abundance.

Meanwhile, the dome is full for every home game. That means more beer is flowing, more concessions are being sold at ridiculous cost and even more Jays gear is flying off shelves. And demand for playoff tickets will be insane.

What do the Blue Jays, Sportsnet, The Fan 590, and the dome all have in common? They're all owned by Rogers, and now that I'm hooked, they have a near monopoly on my eyeballs and ears.

I can only imagine they're making hay while the sun is shining. Ca-ching!

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Canadians to Reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Hits 40

It was only a month ago that The Weeknd hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the 39th time a Canadian has topped that chart. This week, Justin Bieber has his first #1 hit, which gives this fine country 40 chart toppers.

Here's the complete list of 40 Canadians to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  1. It's Love-Love-Love by Guy Lombardo
  2. Cry by Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads
  3. Sh-Boom by The Crew-Cuts
  4. Diana by Paul Anka
  5. Lonely Boy by Paul Anka
  6. Theme from A Summer Place by Percy Faith
  7. Ringo by Lorne Greene
  8. American Woman / No Sugar Tonight by The Guess Who
  9. Heart of Gold by Neil Young
  10. Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks
  11. Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot
  12. (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka and Odia Coates
  13. Rock Me Gently by Andy Kim
  14. You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  15. Hot Child In The City by Nick Gilder
  16. You Needed Me by Anne Murray
  17. Heaven by Bryan Adams
  18. When I'm With You by Sheriff
  19. Black Velvet by Alannah Myles
  20. (Everything I Do) I Do It for You by Bryan Adams
  21. Informer by Snow
  22. All for Love by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting
  23. The Power of Love by Céline Dion
  24. Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? by Bryan Adams
  25. Because You Loved Me by Céline Dion
  26. My Heart Will Go On by Céline Dion
  27. One Week by Barenaked Ladies
  28. I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly and Céline Dion
  29. How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  30. Bad Day by Daniel Powter
  31. Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland
  32. Say It Right by Nelly Furtado
  33. Give It to Me by Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake
  34. Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne
  35. What's My Name? by Rihanna featuring Drake
  36. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
  37. Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell
  38. Rude by MAGIC!
  39. Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd
  40. What Do You Mean? by Justin Bieber

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Jay-Ohs! - Hoodat Singer

I've been sharing retro Blue Jays songs on this blog for over a decade. I loved those old cheesy Jays songs from the late 80s and early 90s.

Hoodat Singer, who I believe to be Geets Romo from the old Pete and Geets radio show Dave Platel, Associate Manager of Celine Dion, has appeared before on these old compilations. Here he is singing Rhythm & Blue Jays, my least favourite of the old retro Jays tunes.

This one isn't a whole lot better, but we're down to the nitty gritty now. With apologies to Harry Belafonte, here's Hoodat Singer with Jays-Ohs!, released in '91.

Other Blue Jays audio from Toronto Mike:

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I Have No Patience For Your Jinx Nonsense

Call me a party pooper, but I have no patience for your jinx nonsense. The Blue Jays got hammered by the Orioles last night, and Justin Trudeau was in attendance. Stephen Harper was in attendance last Monday, another Blue Jays loss. On August 14, a game I also attended, we lost to the Yankees with Tom Mulcair at the dome.

This little coincidence has resulted in a number of MSM pieces and news reports. Social media is all over it, too. My problem with with the barrage of attention being paid to this jinx is that jinxes do not exist. Jinxes are pure fiction.

I realize superstition has been a part of baseball since the days of Abner Doubleday, but i have no patience for those who believe it actually makes a difference. Too many people see it as a real thing when it's merely fluffy filler. It's puff-piece fodder in the dog-days of summer.

I'm okay if Harper, Trudeau and Mulcair attend every Jays game for the rest of the season. After all, there's nothing they can do to help or hurt my team. It won't make a difference.

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Toronto Tornados

Yes Toronto, we did have a CBA franchise from 1983 to December 1985. The Toronto Tornados played out of Varsity Arena before leaving for Pensacola, Florida.

Fun fact: in the Tornados' only playoff appearance, they lost in the first round to the Albany Patroons, coached by Phil Jackson.

[via Retrontario]

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Should Toronto Have An Online Casino?

Toronto is one of the biggest cities in Canada, and it is also one of the most interesting cities in the entire world. People come from all areas to visit Toronto and the many interesting sites there. There is music, food, culture and much more to be seen in this wonderful city. But there something missing, and that is an online casino.

Don't get too excited just yet. Yes, Toronto does have a shortage of online casinos, but Royal Vegas Casino is the most popular online Casino in the entire world, and its present in Canada, and especially Toronto. In fact, Royal Vegas online casino is the number one casino brand operating in Canada right now, so it makes sense that is very popular there.

Toronto is a cultured city
If you have never been to Toronto, you must make time to go when you can. Many people don't know this but it is actually one of the most cultured cities in the world. In other words, it has a grand mixture of people from all continents and countries. For this reason, the music, sites, sounds and food of Toronto is very eclectic, and there is literally something for everyone here.

Visiting Toronto
Making a plan see and visit Toronto is a great idea for any individual, couple or family, and you'll certainly be able to take advantage of what that city has to offer. Restaurants, Shows, Historical sites and the amazing view.

The CN Tower at Night

Of course, before you can enjoy the sites, sounds and flavours of Toronto, you need to get there. You can get to this city by plane, bus or train, or you can rent a car if you are in another part of Canada or the United States. Keep in mind that when you cross into the United States or vice versa, you will indeed need to show your passport or your passport card. Years ago, you could get into Canada or into the United States from Canada with just your drivers license or a regular ID alone, but those days are gone, and both governments now require that you show your passport. For most of the borders of United States, the city of Toronto is just a few hours away by car, train or bus. If you do end up visiting Toronto, enjoy your stay, and don't forget to use the money you win with online gaming on your trip!

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Open Mike

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.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 133: David Alter

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 133In this 133rd episode, Mike chats with MapleLeafs.com writer David Alter about his years at The Fan 590, Bobcat, Mike Wilner, the Blue Jays and much, much more. This episode is exactly 1:14:03.

You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways:

Catch up on all episodes of Toronto Mike'd at http://www.torontomike.com/podcast/.

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The 2015 Terry Fox Run: Please Sponsor Me

I will be participating in the Terry Fox Run on September 20 and I am collecting pledges here.

He's a Canadian hero. Please give what you can.

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Cycling: August 2015 vs. August 2014

If I stay healthy, I should demolish my goal of 5000 km for 2015. I'm actually on target to surpass 5000 km by the end of September.

Here's how my August 2015 stacked up against August 2014.

August 2015: 613.59 km

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August 2014: 387.81 km

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I'm now at 4517.53 km with 4 months to go.

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