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Is baseball dead in Canada?
06-11-2010, 04:40 AM
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Is baseball dead in Canada?
The once-glorious Blue Jays are playing to the smallest crowds in decades.

TORONTO, Canada — It’s never pleasant living in a city where major sports teams always lose. Better a losing team, however, than no team at all.

In hockey, the last time the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup, as every school child here knows, was 1967. In basketball, the Toronto Raptors entered the NBA in 1995, but have only once reached the semifinals.

There’s plenty of passion around Toronto FC, which has played to sell-out crowds since joining Major League Soccer in 2006. But the team has never won more than 36 percent of its regular season games. In fact, the last time Toronto sports fans celebrated a major victory was in 2004, when the Toronto Argonauts won the Grey Cup of Canadian football.....

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