• Posts Tagged ‘mlb’

    The Round Bus with Julie Veilleux: October 4, 2013

    by  • October 4, 2013 • Baseball, Basketball, CanLit, Dave Jaffer, Hockey, Ian Orti, Julie Veilleux, Mike Spry, Politics, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    Well, the NHL season is here, and no one has died yet. George Parros tried to eat the ice with his face, and fighting still arouses the collective masochism in NHL arenas. Gary Bettman got booed in Phoenix, because apparently they just refuse to follow even their own franchise’s narrative. Calgary is still in...

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    The Round Bus with Shane McNeil: September 13, 2013

    by  • September 13, 2013 • Baseball, CanLit, Dave Jaffer, Football, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry, Politics, Shane McNeil, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    So, what did we learn this week? Quebec hates everyone, Vlady Putin has a side gig at the New York Times, John Kerry forgot what he said in 1971, and is completely prepared to ask a man to die for a mistake, and, and, and… what else? Ya, I can’t help but think when we...

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    The Round Bus with Jon Paul Fiorentino: September 6, 2013

    by  • September 6, 2013 • Baseball, CanLit, Dave Kaufman, Football, Hockey, Ian Orti, Jon Paul Fiorentino, Mike Spry, Politics, Soccer, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    Well. I dunno. What’s there to say. It seems like summer is over. Giddy young millenials have flooded the classrooms of colleges and universities, hopeful and effervescent, eager and unaware, debt-free and naive. They’re about to embark on what will be the best 3-8 years of their lives. And then, the crushing humility of...

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    Another Next Year

    by  • August 7, 2013 • Baseball • 0 Comments

    Bird

    HAVE YOU EVER REVISITED writings from the past and felt so naive and stupid for what you believed in, and yet you’re not entirely upset because you totally understand why you would have felt that way? I went through that this week when I was indexing all my writing and read all the Toronto...

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    The Round Bus with Kevin Vanstone: August 2, 2013

    by  • August 2, 2013 • Baseball, Dave Jaffer, Hockey, Ian Orti, Kevin Vanstone, Mike Spry, Politics, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    This week has been Sochi-filled, which sounds like a delicious pastry but rather is the ongoing discussion of the Russian’s hatred of the LGBTQ community, and the world’s complacency. Maybe it’s time to put the Berlin wall back up. Our, you know, stand up for our fellow many by taking action against the Olympics,...

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    The Round Bus with Quinn MacDonald: July 26, 2013

    by  • July 26, 2013 • Avi Goldberg, Baseball, Dave Jaffer, Football, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry, Olympics, Politics, Quinn MacDonald, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    Usually we preface The Round Bus with inane banter meant to lull you into the mood of our tone. But, fuck it. This week’s Bus is a real beaut, it’s aged cheddar, a top shelf effort, right up there where nana keeps the smokes. Let’s get right to it…  Our guest this week is...

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    The Round Bus with Geoffrey Lansdell: July 19, 2013

    by  • July 19, 2013 • Baseball, Dave Jaffer, Geoffrey Lansdell, Hockey, Ian Orti, Media, Mike Spry, Politics, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    What did we learn about the world this week, dear Barnstormers? Well, that one of our readers did not like our silly joke about Russians in last week’s Round Bus. This, of course, is the journal that offered a diary of a locked-out hockey player that involved drugs, prostitutes, upper deckers, and NHL-related misogyny,...

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    The Round Bus with Jake Goldsbie: July 12, 2013

    by  • July 12, 2013 • Baseball, Dave Jaffer, Hockey, Ian Orti, Jake Goldsbie, Mike Spry, Politics, Tennis, The Round Bus • 1 Comment

    The Round Bus

    The Barn has a fair amount of experience with Russians, so perhaps we were the only ones not surprised by Ilya Kovalchuk’s retirement from the NHL yesterday, ostensibly to return home to Russia to play in the KHL. We get it, Illy. We couldn’t live in Newark half the year, either. But, seriously, Russia?...

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    The Round Bus with Tyler Morency: July 5, 2013

    by  • July 5, 2013 • Baseball, Basketball, Dave Jaffer, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry, The Round Bus, Tyler Morency • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    Well, it was jingoistic celebration week. Between Canada Day and the Fourth of July, it was a flag waving, anthem singing, patriotism heaving week of days off, nationalistic drinking, and listening to the Hip (or, I dunno, Springsteen if you’re an American.) Over here at Barn HQ we celebrated like any good Canadian. We...

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    Seventh Inning Stretch

    by  • June 5, 2013 • Baseball, Matt Robinson, Poetry • 0 Comments

    © Chantal Lefebvre

              no longer languishing, exactly, the game still struggles clumsily through afternoon’s nappy haze of candycorned indigestion to find a semblance of an edge. six or so innings in, the whole contest’s become benign, seems a world-weary quarrel between two old, old friends; a backslap-and-handshake, all but foreordained. we know each batter’s hacks as no...

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    The Ballad of Brett Lawrie

    by  • May 28, 2013 • Baseball, Features, Pat Suley • 0 Comments

    © 2013 Chantal Lefebvre

    PETULANCE AND ENTITLEMENT IS COMMON in one’s 20s. But on the grand stage of Major League Baseball, and carrying a Canadian passport while playing for the country’s only big league team, one expects more maturity than that of an undergrad after a round of Jager Bombs. And the Toronto Blue Jays organization and fanbase...

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