Can8ianben's Blog

This is a blog about me. I'm sure it will at some point talk about the things that I love... that being, my wife Meredith, family, friends, EMU, the Jays and baseball, the Maple Leafs, music, art, TV, biking, and whatever else is going on in my mind.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Players and a uniform...

Toronto FC's press conference today unveiled 4 new players, as well as their new home and away kits. The look pretty sharp if you ask me! I can't wait to wear one.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Canada's Morneau wins AL MVP

I was pleased to find out today that Justin Morneau won the AL Most Valuable Player trophy. Not only does this show great things about where Canadian baseball is headed, it also now means that 3 of the 4 major North American sports have Canadian's as their MVP.

Justin Morneau, American League MVP

Steve Nash, National Basketball Association MVP

Joe Thorton, National Hockey League MVP

Bring on the NFL.

Monday, November 20, 2006

For those of you who have heard me talk about my friends from home in the band, Grand:PM, their new record hits store shelves this spring in Canada. You can hear snippets from their album at their myspace page --

They are going to be huge, jump on the band wagon while you still can. Plus, some of you will have been able to say you saw them in our suite in Hillside. Pass this on to your friends, spread the word.


Friday, November 17, 2006

Toronto FC actually has players now...

Major League Soccer held its 2006 Expansion Draft for Toronto FC on Friday, with the team selecting 10 players to begin constructing its roster for the 2007 season. Toronto FC selected a player from each of the six Eastern Conference teams and one from four Western Conference teams. FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids were the two teams that did not have a player selected in the draft.

Below is the complete list of players selected in the 2006 MLS Expansion Draft.

1. Paulo Nagamura (Los Angeles Galaxy)
2. Danny O'Rourke (New York Red Bulls)
3. Jose Cancela (New England Revolution)
4. Adrian Serioux (Houston Dynamo)
5. Nate Jaqua (Chicago Fire)
6. Rod Dyachenko (D.C. United)
7. Jason Kreis (Real Salt Lake)
8. Tim Regan (Chivas USA)
9. Ritchie Kotschau (Columbus Crew)
10. Will Hesmer (Kansas City Wizards)

These 10 are added to Canadian midfielder, Jim Brennan who had already been signed and the 4 unnamed player signings who should be anounced shortly.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The Big Hurt in the Great White North

Wow, it looks like my beloved Blue Jays are on the cusp of signing former White Sox and Athletic, Frank Thomas. "The Big Hurt" as he is affectionately known has had an amazing career including a very strong 2007. While he has the track record, the concern has always been the injury bug. Can he avoid it with Toronto? Here's to hoping so!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Upcoming Alleycat Ride...

It is upon us. the halloween alleycat bicycle scavenger hunt is this saturday, nov 4, at 7 pm. bring out those leftover costumes and get a second chance to do some trick-or-treating.

Taz from ECBA is the brains behind this one so expect something different.

Meet downtown on court square, bring your bike, $2 donation, a costume if you've got one and all of your friends. Helmets, lights and some warm clothes are also encouraged.

Hope to see you out there,


here are the photos from the last one