Happy Easter to my fellow Greek Orthodox Christians, and others celebrating the holiday today. This year is particularly difficult with the global pandemic, which is keeping many of us apart from those we love due to social distancing. We pray that next year we will be spending it with all of our friends and family members. It sometimes takes a global crisis like this to remind us to treasure each moment , as we don't know what the future will bring.
The Toronto Blue Jays clinched a spot in the postseason for the first time since 1993 (when they won the World Series). Despite a formidable offense, they had a ho-hum season until August, when they became red-hot. General Manager Alex Anthopolous' trades for ace pitcher David Price and all-star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki lit a fire under the rest of the team, propelling them to the top of the American League standings due to strong pitching, an explosive offense, and solid defence. There are still 8 tense games remaining. But if the season ended today, the Blue Jays would have home field advantage throughout the playoffs. This is critical, because the team has a 52-28 win-loss record at home, but is only .500 on the road (37-37 win-loss record). There's a feeling of excitement in Toronto that hasn't been felt in a generation. When the Jays last made the postseason, I was still an undergraduate at university! Let's play ball!