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Ontario’s online betting boom makes it hard to be a recovered gambling addict

When Ontario legalized online single-game sports betting—followed by the flood of ads promoting gambling—it put the recovery of countless recovered addicts like me to the test

Fans fill the stands at Globe Life Field during the first inning of a baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers are set to have the closest thing to a full stadium in pro sports since the coronavirus shutdown more than a year ago. (Jeffrey McWhorter/AP/CP)

Baseball home-opener, or super-spreader event?

Image of the Week: The Texas Rangers lost to Toronto, but with 40,000 fans on hand, the more important outcome will become clear in about 14 days

Field of cheats

Major League Baseball dropped the ball on a Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal that threatens the fabric of the game. Will the players ever be punished?

What does it mean when we mourn sports heroes like Roy Halladay?

It can be baffling when people mourn over celebrities—and even more so when it’s a pro athlete. But there’s something elemental about that kind of grief

The case against the Cleveland Indians

A last-minute, ambitious court application couldn’t ban the broadcasting of the baseball team’s controversial name and logo

One photo, less than 1,000 words: Ken Pagan vs. Everybody

Ken Pagan stands accused by the crowd, and makes us wonder how we look in photographs

The Toronto Police let the Jays beer thrower—and all of us—down

The Blue Jays fan who threw a beer at the Orioles game was wrong. But the police response may be even worse.

Batter up! Tee off on Maclean’s Baseball Quiz

Get your baseball brain into midseason form by taking Maclean’s Baseball Quiz, and try to beat our experts’ score

What happened with Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos?

‘Not the right fit for me’: Michael Friscolanti on the legacy and exit of the Blue Jays architect, who lives by an ego-free approach

Toronto has a self-esteem problem

Those popular ‘Toronto vs. Everybody’ shirts are caught in a copyright tussle with a Detroit brand. Why Toronto needs to take pride just in being itself

‘Love isn’t about expectation.’ An ode to the 2015 Blue Jays

If baseball is like love, Jays fans learned to believe in it again, even if it meant letting ourselves get hurt. A thank-you note to the Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto and KC librarians trash talk each other’s baseball teams

Librarians have created baseball #BookSpinePoetry