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SPORTS: Cross-border reinforcement bolsters Leafs for playoff push (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · No Comments

Long-time hurler overcomes travel restrictions to rejoin team

Justin Cicatello makes his first appearance on the mound for the Leafs on August 29. R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

By R.S. Konjek

Summer is almost over, but the Toronto Maple Leafs are hoping to stretch it out a while longer.

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LIFE: Baseball Leafs prepare for a summer of action (Jun. 2021)

July 15th, 2021 · Comments Off on LIFE: Baseball Leafs prepare for a summer of action (Jun. 2021)

Christie Pits set to welcome fans back to the old ballgame

As Ontario reopens after the pandemic shutdowns of the past year, the Maple Leafs look forward to a summer of baseball at Christie Pits. R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

By R.S. Konjek

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Tags: Annex · Sports · Life

SPORTS: Baseball Leafs look back on the season that wasn’t (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on SPORTS: Baseball Leafs look back on the season that wasn’t (Oct. 2020)

With Christie Pits locked down, local players endured a rare summer off the diamond

Grant Tamane lays down a bunt at Christie Pits as Johnathan Solazzo (seated on cooler) looks on. After a season lost to the pandemic, the Toronto Maple Leafs hope to resume playing baseball in 2021. R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

By R.S. Konjek

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Tags: Annex · Sports

SPORTS: Leafs hopeful for baseball this summer (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on SPORTS: Leafs hopeful for baseball this summer (May 2020)

Shortened season possible if social restrictions lifted and parks reopen by July

An empty ballpark makes a sombre image as city parks remain closed during the pandemic.
R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

By R.S. Konjek 

The ballpark is quiet.


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SPORTS: Slumping Leafs hope to change (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on SPORTS: Slumping Leafs hope to change (Summer 2018)

Fans on the slopes of Christie Pits take in Maple Leafs baseball action on July 25. R.S. Konjek/Gleaner News

Lengthy losing streak dulls early season momentum

By R.S. Konjek

July was the cruellest month for Toronto baseball fans.

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Tags: Annex · Sports

SPORTS: Many hats, one goal for Topolie (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on SPORTS: Many hats, one goal for Topolie (July 2018)

Player-manager Damon Topolie hits one out during a game in Burlington May 2018.
R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

An interview with Toronto Maple Leafs’ player-manager

A recent ESPN column declared that “parts of baseball are disappearing before our very eyes”.

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Tags: General

SPORTS (MAY 2017): Leafs return with sights on a title

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on SPORTS (MAY 2017): Leafs return with sights on a title

Local nine look to take next step to winning championship

PHOTO BY R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS: The Toronto Maple Leafs take batting practice during a spring training session at Christie Pits on April 26.

By R.S. Konjek

It’s a casual April evening at Christie Pits Park.

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Fata Homers, Maple Leafs Lick Fat Cats in Season Opener

May 6th, 2012 · 2 Comments

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS 6, OTTAWA FAT CATS 4

By Jonah Birenbaum

Despite failing to register a hit through the first six innings, a five-run seventh proved all the offense the Toronto Maple Leafs would need as they downed the Ottawa Fat Cats 6–4 at Dominico Field on Sunday.

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Tags: Annex · Sports · Maple Leafs Baseball