The Yankees opt to face the Red Sox rather than the Blue Jays in the event of a four-way tie

Here’s an interesting update in regards to today’s wild-card chase…

If the Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays, and Mariners all finish with matching 91-71 records, which is possible if New York and Boston lose on Sunday while Toronto and Seattle win, the Yankees will travel to Boston to play the Red Sox in a 163rd game leaving the Blue Jays to face the Mariners.
This is because, per Jeff Passan, the Yankees chose Boston to be their potential Game 163 opponent…

Fun little subplot amid the chaos that’s about to unleash itself in less than three hours: If there is a four-way tie for the AL wild card, the Yankees will go to Fenway to play the Red Sox. That was their choice. They could have chosen to go to Toronto instead and play the Jays.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 3, 2021

I’m somewhat surprised given the fact the Yankees just had a good series in Toronto and would be familiar with the Blue Jays pitchers they would likely face on Monday, Jose Berrios or Robbie Ray. But that being said, the Red Sox are rolling with Chris Sale on Sunday, so he wouldn’t be able to pitch at …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

What could new signing Isaac Bonga bring to the Toronto Raptors?

What could new signing Isaac Bonga bring to the Toronto Raptors?

The Toronto Raptors are fully leaning in with regards to the idea of positionless basketball, as the selection of Scottie Barnes and trade for Precious Achiuwa shows that Masai Ujiri values length and athletic ability over traditional roles. That sounds like a team perfect for free agent Isaac Bonga. After Bonga started off his career […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Leafs announce the hirings of Mark Fraser and Justin Bobb to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion roles

The Leafs made an important announcement today in regards to Diversity and Inclusion within the Leafs organization with two key hirings:
Via David Alter:

It’s great to see Mark Fraser return to the Leafs, and earlier this year Mark Fraser joined Jason Gregor of TSN 1260 and Oilersnation to speak about his experiences as a Person of Colour in hockey:
It wasn’t a constant thing, however, some of my memorable incidents dealing with racism in hockey came at a younger age, unfortunately. You know whether that be from opposing team’s parents or then at the junior level, ridiculous fans sitting beside the penalty box, and having a few moments to utter some racial slurs your direction. That was definitely something that I experienced before I hit the pros.
At the pro level though, I mean yeah, definitely I encountered it. I don’t think that there is a single black hockey player who hasn’t experienced racism both at grassroots and at pro levels if they made it that far.
The difference between the two, for me, was the overt racism in my youth. At the pro level, it would have been more, more in an inadvertent, perhaps …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation