Andrew Forbes

mlb

Larry Walker Belongs in Cooperstown

The former MVP's numbers are Hall of Fame worthy, and playing at Coors Field shouldn't be held against him.
Andrew Forbes
1.16.17
mlb

The Time Tris Speaker and Ty Cobb Led a Group of Players to Ontario for Hunting and Baseball

Nearly 100 years ago, two of the greatest MLB players of the day took a trip to Canada to mix business and pleasure.
Andrew Forbes
7.29.16
ottawa football

Bank Street Blues: The Long, Strange, and Often Sad History of Football in Ottawa

It's been a long, painful and controversial 39 years in Ottawa since the city last had a CFL champion. But there's finally hope.
Andrew Forbes
11.27.15
panda game

The Panda Game: When Canadian College Football Is a Big Deal

For the most part, people in Ottawa care about university football for precisely one afternoon each year. It's for the Panda Game, an annual football matchup between rival schools.
Andrew Forbes
10.9.15
Canada

Josh Donaldson's Leap

Hard-nosed Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is a throwback. His robust power and jaw-dropping defensive plays have made him an instant fan favourite in Toronto and an All-Star Game starter.
Andrew Forbes
7.13.15
canadian baseball hall of fame

The Other Baseball Hall of Fame

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame is unlike Cooperstown—big numbers and All-Star careers aren't prerequisites for enshrinement.
Andrew Forbes
6.15.15
antiheroes

We Made Alex Rodriguez Who He Is

Alex Rodriguez has been the future personified and a ghost of the past, a hero and a villain. Now he is just a baseball player again, and it's on us to deal with it.
Andrew Forbes
5.6.15
Baseball

Odds Against, or the Ballad of Ricky Romero

Ricky Romero was a Major League team's ace just a few years ago. Then came The Thing, the mysterious, much-feared disorder that makes pitchers unable to throw strikes.
Andrew Forbes
4.30.15
unwritten rules

Chin Music, Orioles, Blue Jays, and the Antidote to a Long Season

The season is young, but it is already clear that the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays don't like each other at all. It's silly, maybe, but we need this.
Andrew Forbes
4.23.15