Overcome by injuries, Carlos Delgado has retired from baseball. Even though he’s been inactive since early in the 2009 season, his departure still resonates. There’s a nice farewell piece on Carlos in the Globe and Mail that summarizes the man and his career. Delgado piled up some impressive numbers on offense during his years with the […]
Read More Adios, Carlos Delgado. Thanks for a great career.
[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=hockey&iid=8043841″ src=”b/4/2/0/Ice_Hockey_7cf7.jpg?adImageId=10602867&imageId=8043841″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /] Yes, the costume mountie hat above is a lot classier than the silly red, white and blue topper the American is wearing. But what matters is the final score: USA 5, Canada 3. Magnificent. As I’ve noted before, I’m a big fan of Martin Brodeur. But he […]
Read More USA hockey team shocks Canada
For a brief few days every four years, Americans are reminded that the wacky sport of curling can bring the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. If it weren’t for the Winter Olympics, most Americans wouldn’t even know the sport exists, except for the hardy few in the upper Midwest and other cold-weather states […]
Read More The grand sport of curling, and a hat for those who love it
As the whole world watches the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, I couldn’t help but trot out one of my most unusual caps. This is a Canadian Olympic team cap from the 2000 summer games in Sidney. The photo hardly does justice to the cap, one of the most unusual and stylish in my collection. […]
Read More Pretty cool Canadian Olympic cap, eh?