Tuesday, October 27, 2009

MLB Playoff Predictions - The 2009 World Series

During the LCS, I correctly predicted both match-ups. Of the two, one (NYY & LAA) was a perfect prediction. Onto to the final:

World Series

NY Yankees over Philadelphia in six

NOTES: For the record, I can't stand the Yankees. However, from an objective POV, I feel they're the better team. All the big hitters in New York's line up have been making the clutch hits. I also believe momentum is a big factor for any playoff format. Right now, the Yanks still have their momentum going, while Philadelphia's momentum has died off. The Phillies haven't played since last week and that will negativley affect them. Of course, the Phillies had a week off last year before defeating the Rays. But I doubt lightning will strike twice. By the way, has anyone noticed Eric Hinske is playing in his 3rd straight World Series?

- ER

Friday, October 23, 2009

Zombies, Lions and Italian Girls

Episode #11 of THIS IS TORONTO is now available!!!

This latest edition features a listing of upcoming events and music from two local acts.


NEXT EPISODE: Nov. 6, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I vividly remember this commercial. Tried this out on my plastic containers. Didn't really have the same effect.

- ER

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

MLB Playoff Predictions - LCS

In the first round, I was correct on two of the four match-ups. Of the two, none were perfect predictions.

Onto to the LCS:

American League Championship Series

NY Yankees over LA Angels in six

National League Championship Series

Philadelphia over LA Dodgers in seven

NOTES: I can't believe the Red Sox and Cardinals folded like cheap suitcases...I hate supporting the Yankees, but objectively, they're a very strong team. A-Rod's finally hitting well in the playoffs. That's a huge bonus...Still not convinced about the Dodgers. I feel they don't have anymore gas left in the tank. It will, however, be a close series.

- ER

Monday, October 12, 2009

Re. The Pittsburgh Pirates

What has happened to the Pittsburgh Pirates? My latest article from TheGoodPoint.com takes a look at this troubled franchise.

PS: Happy Thanksgiving!

- ER

Friday, October 09, 2009

Can you spare an Ad?

Episode #10 of This Is Toronto is now available!!!

This latest edition features an interview with Jeremy Salzman; aka, the Out of Work Ad Guy.


NEXT EPISODE: Oct. 23, 2009

- ER

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

MLB Playoff Predictions - Division Series

National League Division Series

Philadelphia over Colorado in five
St. Louis over LA Dodgers in four

American League Division Series

Boston over LA Angels in five
NY Yankees over Minnesota in four

NOTES: What a game that was last night! Wow, wow, wow. The Twins are on a huge momentum trip. Sadly, I feel it will come to a crushing halt in New York. The Yankees will take advantage of a tired Twins team...Colorado/Philadelphia was a tough call. I feel the Phillies have the slight edge. What happened in 2007 was cool, but it won't happen in 2009...The Dodgers had a pretty good season. However, they look weak. The Cards are on such a good roll. That will continue...I'd love to see the Angels beat the Red Sox. But Boston has the experience and the talent (again).

- ER

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Re. The Blue Jays' 2009 Season

Thank God it's over.

I have watched the Blue Jays for many years. For the life of me, I can't recall a more painful season than 2009. The 1997 season comes close, but '09 was a complete nightmare/disaster/embarrassment.

What went wrong? Several things. They couldn't hit when it mattered. They taxed the bullpen. Injuries slightly played a role too. To be honest, I don't feel like making excuses or finding an explanation. Hell, I don't feel like writing about it anymore. Everything that needed to be said has been stated.

However, I will conclude with some "awards":

Team MVP - Aaron Hill

Hill had a horrible injury in 2008. It was a very serious concussion and it took him many weeks to regain his form. 2009 was retribution. Hill was fantastic! He's already been recognized for his effort by winning the American League Comeback Player of the year award. Honourable mention must be given to Adam Lind.

Best pitcher - Roy Halladay

Doc went 17-10 this season. However, the record should be at least 22-5. Half of those losses were because the offense simply couldn't score runs. The trade rumours didn't help either. Regardless, Doc is still the best pitcher on this staff.

Best rookie - Ricky Romero

Romero has good stuff. It'll be interesting to see what he can offer in his sophomore season. Honourable mentions to Marc Rzepczynski and Brett Cecil. At least the Jays are okay in the pitching department.

Best moment - Marco Scutaro stealing second right after earning a walk. The Phillies were wonderfully embarrassed that day.

Ugliest moment - Giving up a nine-run lead to Tampa Bay and ultimately losing the game.

- ER

Monday, October 05, 2009

Be Kind to the Youngsters

Hey! How about another article from Hockey54.com? Sounds good to me ;-)

This one is about the NHL's youth movement.


- ER

Thursday, October 01, 2009


A few months ago, I started writing for a hockey website. Well, some things came up and I simply couldn't commit to it. However, there's a new hockey website and I'm proud to be part of it. You might have heard about it from a recent episode of This Is Toronto. It's called...

Hockey54.com - The Face of The Game

This is a new interactive site dedicated to Canada's favourite sport. It's sort of like a Facebook for hockey fans. Best of all, it's free to sign up. Now, you can connect with fans, share your thoughts on the NHL, and if you reeeeaaaalllllyyyy want to, you can read my column, What The Hek Is Goin' On.

By the way, the NHL regular season begins tonight. Go Habs Go!

- ER