Willie Mays is turning 90, and no mistaking that number. And the song ends this way: “… (Say hey, say hey, say hey).”Even Snider wasn’t about to argue. Easy: “Play like Willie Mays all-star and ‘Say Hey.’”Wu-Tang Clan did likewise in “For Heaven’s Sake” in 1997. “Sometimes I dream of Willie Mays,” the lyric goes, “And the sun comes out, and the fog lifts, and he’s there.”Yes, he is. So happy birthday, Willie Mays.
May 05, 2021 18:11 UTC
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Toronto Blue Jays are returning to their home away from home, Buffalo, New York, starting in June. It’s been good to me,” Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said before a game in Oakland, California. But the Blue Jays did not want to remain in Florida for the hotter, more humid portion of the year. The Blue Jays come out of the break opening a six-game homestand starting with Texas on July 16. The Blue Jays played home games during the shortened 2020 season in Buffalo and were 17-9 at Sahlen Field.
May 05, 2021 15:26 UTC
NEW YORK - Vulgar and direct, Yankees fans cranked up a baleful cacophony for the scandal-tainted Houston Astros — thunderous heckles that belied their pandemic-restricted numbers. They brought something heavy.”A sellout crowd of 10,850 skipped subtle barbs for salty language, aimed especially at 2017 AL MVP Jose Altuve. The Yankees have won nine of 12 and improved to 15-14, their first time over .500 since they were 3-2. Astros players, though, were granted immunity during the probe — a decision that peeved players and fans alike when it was handed down in January 2020. Yankees: 1B Luke Voit (left knee surgery) was 2 for 3 with a double as he began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
May 05, 2021 02:57 UTC
Because from Omaha to San Jose to the Jersey Shore, minor league baseball was back after a lost season, with fans, crazy promotions and even those robot umpires. That's the one thing I'm excited about because it's been 18 months since we've Tarpons baseball and minor league baseball." "Super excited to be kicking off the minor league season," Yankees senior director of player development Kevin Reese said. "The other uniqueness we're dealing with this year is there is a shortened minor league season," Blue Jays director of player development Gil Kim said. The Dunedin Blue Jays' Twitter site summed things up when posting the lineup:"First lineup graphic in almost two years!
May 05, 2021 01:07 UTC
NACI under fire for changing messaging and naming ‘preferred’ vaccinesNews2:21For weeks, Canadians have been told to take the first COVID-19 vaccine that they’re offered. But the National Advisory Committee on Immunization has come under fire for recently changing its messaging — calling Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines “preferred” and that Canadians should weigh the risks of waiting for one of them. Farrah Merali digs into the mixed messages and the potential danger they can create.
May 05, 2021 00:11 UTC
NEW YORK - Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor learned from phone messages that the New York Mets had fired hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant Tom Slater, a move that left players unhappy. Hugh Quattlebaum, the team’s minor league director of hitting development, was promoted to big league hitting coach. Kevin Howard, who was director of player development, was appointed the assistant hitting coach. “We just made a nice, new hire: Donnie,” Alonso said then. Donnie really helped us today, too.”Asked to explain further, Alonso said: “He’s a new hire.
May 04, 2021 23:32 UTC
Toronto city council appears set this week to approve a U.S. firm’s proposal to move online a host of payments Torontonians make to city hall, despite objections to the deal from members of the local tech community. City staff expect that to remain the popular choice for big bills such as property taxes. Bianca Wylie, a local open government advocate and co-founder of Tech Reset Canada, said city council should reject the PayIt proposal and start anew. At executive committee, city staff strongly rejected any suggestion of favouritism, noting a city fairness monitor reviewed the Swiss challenge process and monitored its application, without objections. Council will consider other items including:Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...
May 04, 2021 22:51 UTC
A man in Harbour Grace, N.L., has won the fight to get access to his late partner's CN Rail pension after initially being denied because he was in a same-sex relationship. It recognized him as the common law spouse of Gerry Schwarz, a CN employee for 30 years, and grants him the survivor pension for the rest of his life. CN's pension plan did not include same-sex partners as eligible spouses until 1998. WATCH | CN earlier said former policies may have to be re-examined:CN reviewing policy that withheld pension from gay widower The National 2:10 CN Rail says it's reviewing its policy that kept a Newfoundland man from getting his deceased same-sex partner's company pension as a surviving spouse. CN said a review of its policies affecting LGBT employees that retired before 1998 is underway.
May 04, 2021 22:18 UTC
An obituary remembering Nellie Pokiak left out one thing: her pioneering contribution to research and science. Pokiak, a well-respected member of the Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, community, died last week at the age of 66. Loseto described the Pokiaks as a team that worked together to collect samples from hunters for beluga research. Loseto said she still remembers when Nellie went to her first conference to present with the department about her knowledge of beluga. It wasn't just the science community where Nellie made an impact.
May 04, 2021 22:18 UTC
PHILADELPHIA - Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich is going back on the injured list just one day after getting activated. The Brewers announced Tuesday that Yelich was returning to the IL due to the lower back strain that has bothered the 2018 NL MVP for the last three weeks. “I’m just not where I need to be to go out there on an everyday basis and compete in a Major League Baseball game,” Yelich said before the Brewers played Tuesday night at Philadelphia. “We’re kind of at a point where we need to get more answers,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsLoading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...
May 04, 2021 22:18 UTC
But it is still a big boost for the 29-year-old centre who got hurt during the playoffs last summer inside the NHL’s Canadian bubble. Bowness kept asking how he felt, and Seguin said in the moment with the adrenaline he wasn’t going to pass on playing. All five of those wins over the Stars came after regulation, including 1-0 in OT on Saturday night in Nashville. Seguin described the lead-up all day to Monday’s game as full of nerves, emotion and excitement. “His impact was felt immediately.”Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
May 04, 2021 21:56 UTC
A Windsor, Ont., woman who's a former homeowner says blind bidding wars have become so out of control that she's been priced out of the market and has no choice but to rent — despite being preapproved for a $450,000 home. Blind bidding wars have left her unable to afford anything listed at or below $450,000, since homes end up being sold for much more. I have a really good job, I have a good down payment and I have a preapproval and I still wasn't able to find a home. - Cristina Conciatori"Every house we went to with a list price in my budget went for well over the budget. "I have a really good job, I have a good down payment and I have a preapproval, and I still wasn't able to find a home.
May 04, 2021 21:32 UTC
One of the people behind the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine says he has yet to see any evidence that emerging variants of the disease have found a way to defeat it. "The second concern is that variants potentially could escape existing immune responses." To address the second concern, BioNTech's team of researchers run tests on the vaccine's effectiveness against individual variants. "We do not have any evidence that our vaccine would not work against any of the prevalent variants." BioNTech is also researching possible risks the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine might present to pregnant women.
May 04, 2021 21:18 UTC
"I can't wait to start this new journey," Renaud told CBC News. Standing at a window in her new apartment, Renaud looks out at a broken down house. WATCH| This Toronto woman finally has a place to call home after years on the streets:This Toronto woman finally has a place to call home, after years of living on the streets CBC News Toronto 2:53 The pandemic has heightened homelessness in Toronto for some, but others have been able to find permanent housing. Lorenda Reddekopp has the story of one woman who recently moved into her own place after years of living on the streets. "The last couple years [I lost] friends and stuff — a lot of homeless people, overdoses and just violence on the streets," Renaud said.
May 04, 2021 21:18 UTC
A man in the Netherlands is selling a 24-karat gold Nintendo console which he claims was made for Queen Elizabeth II. The golden Nintendo Wii, complete with a gold-plated “Wiimote” controller, was listed on ebay.com for a hefty $300,000 U.S. “In 2009, when (video game company) THQ learned that the Queen likes to play on Prince William’s Nintendo Wii, they decided to send her a golden Wii to promote ‘Big Family Games,’ their new sports collection,” Fillerup said. Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... This is not the only golden videogame console out there.
May 04, 2021 20:03 UTC