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Derek Jeter doing Derek Jeter things

Derek Jeter’s favourite gifts as told by Derek Jeter

It’s not the gifts or ceremonies or sacrificial offerings that will define how I look back on the different fields that I have had the privilege to play upon. All I have ever cared about is getting that next ring. Sure, I like to grind out those regular season road wins in the dog days… Keep Reading

Olympic Stadium Montreal

Out of the Park

Olympic Park sits north-east of the downtown core and is tucked away on the edge of Viauville, right by Pie-IX station. The surrounding area is mostly residential, with a few stores sprinkled here and there, and main streets are often four lanes wide. There are very few attractions drawing crowds to the area beyond the… Keep Reading


Around the Water Cooler — April 1

In case you were too busy trying to figure out the difference between Winter and Spring in Montreal, here’s what you missed in the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight… Wisconsin Badgers — For the first time in Head Coach Bo Ryan’s career, the Wisconsin Buzzcuts have made the Final Four, knocking out pre-season favourites Arizona in… Keep Reading


10 Things: Sports jargon

Sports have a weird and wonderful vocabulary of their own. In this edition of 10 Things, we aim to clarify some of the funkiest and most famous phrases in the world of sports.  Baseball 1 CAN OF CORN— This refers to an easy-to-catch ball hit high into the outfield. There are two possible explanations for… Keep Reading


The great experiment: Jackie and the Montreal Royals

It’s no secret that Montreal is not a baseball city. The Expos moved out because nobody showed up to their games. Nobody came to watch Pedro Martinez throw fire every five days, or Tim Raines rob hit after hit on the outfield grass, or Gary “Kid” Carter fire bullets to second base. Some pointed fingers… Keep Reading


Around the water cooler – March 25

In case you were too busy not voting for the SSMU Building fee question, here’s what you missed during the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament: Duke Blue Devils — Duke’s outstanding ‘One-and-Done’ forward, Jabari Parker, shot a putrid 4-14 from the field as his Blue Devils were one-and-done in the tournament, falling 78-71 to… Keep Reading

Moving an MLB team

In 2005, the Montreal Expos packed up their franchise and moved to Washington D.C., changing their name to the Nationals in the process; this is just the latest instance of a professional baseball franchise relocating. In other leagues, the topic of franchise relocation has its usual suitors. For the NBA, the city of Seattle is… Keep Reading


Around the water cooler – Feb. 25

In case you were too busy voting for democracy over anarchy as you watched Twitch play Pokemon, here’s what you missed in the 2014 Winter Olympics… MEN’S HOCKEY —After the gold medal game—a 3-0 dismantling of Sweden—it was clear that Mike Babcock really is better at his job than the 35 million other hockey coaches… Keep Reading

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