Andrew Forbes


Larry Walker Belongs in Cooperstown

Walker won't get in this year, but voters should give him serious consideration before he drops off the ballot. The former MVP's numbers are Hall of Fame worthy, and playing at Coors Field shouldn't be held against him.
Andrew Forbes

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 the starter of the All-Star Game.
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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.
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The Man Who Would Be King Felix

Felix Hernandez has been one of the very best pitchers alive since he was a teenager. He's grown into something even greater, and is still growing before our eyes.
Andrew Forbes

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.
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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.
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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.
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When Spider-Man Met The Montreal Expos

About that one time that Spider-Man fought Green Goblin at Olympic Stadium, with some help from Larry Walker and Moises Alou. The '90s were weird, and a long time ago.
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The End

The D-Train At Rest

Dontrelle Willis had a bright and memorable peak, a quick crash, and a long endgame. The happy and dizzying thrill of the first part is what we'll remember.
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Until There Is No Ichiro Left

There has never been a baseball player quite like Ichiro. Which makes it harder to figure out just how this most unique superstar's baseball endgame will go.
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