Happy Father’s Day from magnificent Toronto! The hard hitting Jays are only three games out of first as we enjoy their city. Ed Kasputis interviews Tom Dakers from bluebirdbanter.com and tour guide Gerardo Patino about all the things to do in Canada’s largest city.
Merry Christmas. Our PhD Committee reviews who has been naughty and nice. Ed Kasputis interviews Mr. Sports Travel aka Joe Connor about the eight winter leagues throughout our planet. We conclude by thanking you for a great year.
We’re in Methodist Rome (Toronto) as we cancel our hotel reservations for October. Our PhD Committee still has lots of fun while Ed Kasputis interviews Trevor Strong from The Arrogant Worms, Mr. Sports Travel aka Joe Connor about Toronto and Anthony Lorenzo about his recent Great Lakes road trip. Our podcast concludes as we head to the City of Brotherly Love – Go Phillies!
The City that never sleeps
This is Yankees‘ week with our podcast featuring the New York Yankees being released on Friday, July 22nd. The Smolder family from Toronto, Canada headed south for a baseball road trip to remember. Boston on the 4th of July, Yankee Stadium to watch future Hall of Famer, Derek Jeter collect hit 3,000 and a visit to the sleepy village of Cooperstown to salute Yankee greats and Derek Jeter’s future home. Click here to read their story.
Better than their written account will be their interview as Ed Kasputis interviews Mike and Donna Smolders. You’ll hear Donna compare and contrast Fenway Park to New Yankee Stadium. Mike loves Jackie Robinson. Donna is on the gold standard, only Babe Ruth will do when it comes to baseball idols. The family visited the graves of both as the lives of these two great men continue to inspire fans who love the game.
Past Posts about the New York Yankees
O Canada, our PhD Committee explores Toronto while the rest of our countryman are preparing their federal and state tax returns. How good will the Blue Jays be? Ed, Farley & Mark make their 2011 Major League predictions. We then explore Toronto with Justine Palinska from Tourism Toronto as she reminds us that New York City is the only American city larger than Toronto. Dave Matejczyk takes us back to the first day when a World Series game was played outside the United States, Tuesday, October 20, 1992. The podcast concludes with another outstanding segment of 100 Places to See. Then we cross the border and head to the Capitol of the South – Atlanta for our next podcast.
This week was scheduled to be Blue Jays week but with the release of our first special podcast edition yesterday about The Famous San Diego Chicken (who was born in London, Ontario) we’ve upgraded to Canada week. If you are an American (88.3% of our listeners are), think of the above video from Edmonton the next time you sing our national anthem. If you are a Canadian, feel proud of the example that you are setting for the rest of the world as they witness your love for Canada.
Our podcast featuring the Toronto Blue Jays will be released on Friday, April 15th. In this podcast you’ll hear the enthusiasm of Justine Palinska from Tourism Toronto as she helps us explore Canada’s largest city and a touching story from Dave Matejczyk as he attended Game 3 of the 1992 World Series at the Skydome.
CBC Sign Off (when TV Stations actually signed off)
Past Posts about the Toronto Blue Jays
This week our PhD Committee get their passports stamped as they cross the border and head north to the world class city of Toronto. Ed tells about his experience in a bi-level suite at the Toronto Renaissance while Farley and Mark explore the rest of Toronto especially Brantford. Ed then interviews Michael Smolders about the state of both the Blue Jays and Canadian Little League. Andre Ethier sings Oh Canada from Dodger Stadium and Baseball Bob (the smartest man we know) makes an appearance and throws out his trivia question of the podcast. Our PhD Committee says good bye to Toronto and instructs their pilot to head to Little Cuba aka Miami for next week’s podcast. Our PhD Committee declines a trip to Big Cuba once Baseball Bob advises us that the US embargo against Cuba is still in effect.
On April 7, 1977 the Toronto Blue Jays played their first game at Exhibition Stadium against the Chicago White Sox. The video below will attest that Toronto needed a dome stadium. Five years later after the 1982 Grey Cup, momentum for building a dome stadium took root after miserable weather dimmed the Grey Cup game.
Construction started on October 3, 1986 and the SkyDome opened on June 3, 1989. In 2005, the SkyDome’s name was changed to Rogers Centre. Ed, Farley and Mark will be reviewing this great multi-purpose stadium during our podcast featuring the Toronto Blue Jays. This podcast will be released on Friday, August 13th.
Opening Day – April 7, 1977, Exhibition Stadium
Ed, Farley and Mark will be talking about this great city during their next podcast featuring the Toronto Blue Jays. This podcast will be released on Friday, August 13th.
Tour of Toronto
Future City Toronto