TORONTO. - At the age of 45, I'm old by today's standards. When I graduated high school in 1993, most of the world hadn't heard of the internet and the idea of Sony and Microsoft making game systems was a laughable idea. This was an era when baseball was THE national sport. Major League Baseball, my favorite sport as a child, averaged over 30 million viewers in its 1991 World Series between the Braves & Twins, including an obscene 50 million viewers for game 7. It has seen a steady drop over 3 decades to under 12 million viewers per game each of the last two years. Many reasons factor into this alarming statistic including increased strikeouts and pace of play, but I feel it all comes down to what a changing audience wants.
TORONTO. - Para los fanáticos del beisbol y especialmente de los Azulejos de Toronto (yo los llamo “Los Azulejos de Canadá”, porque son el único equipo de Grandes Ligas en este país), han sido uno de los tres o cuatro equipos que ha hecho más “ruido” (los otros son los Padres, Mets y Atlanta) en el mercado de fichajes de la MLB, pero sin llegar a concretar ningún fichaje de renombre, lo cual enardeció a los fanáticos y empezaron a llover las críticas y con toda la razón.
TORONTO. - After an impressive opening day, and a 6-4 win over the home Tampa Bay Rays, the Toronto Blue Jays got into a pitching duel in the opening handful of innings Saturday. In Matt Shoemaker's 2020 debut, a three-run eighth inning propelled the Rays to a 4-1 victory, evening the three-game series at one game apiece.
TORONTO. - A day after earning their first opening day win since 2016 – also in St. Petersburg against the Rays – the Toronto Blue Jays were back at Tropicana Field Saturday afternoon for the middle tilt of their 3-game opening-weekend set with the Rays.
Washington. - The first game of the 2020 MLB season only lasted 5.1 innings due severe weather in Washington D.C
Giancarlo Stanton’s two-run home run in the first inning was all the offense New York needed as the Yankees defeated the Nationals 4-1 in 5.1 innings to kick off the 2020 MLB season.