The Toronto Blue Jays will send Marco Estrada to the mound when they open their Major League Baseball season April 3 at Baltimore. The Blue Jays announced their starting rotation Sunday, and if it can remain healthy it could be a formidable force in the American League. Following Estrada are J.A. Happ, Marcus Stroman, Francisco Liriano and rising star Aaron Sanchez.
One record set, one record left to break. Stouffville, Ont., now officially owns one Guinness World Record for “longest live concert streamed over the Internet,” or whatever the complicated language of the Guinness Book of World Records might currently term it. Anyway, that’s not the grail. But the many madfolk currently staging what they hope will become the world’s longest (recorded) non-stop concert by multiple artists at the Earl of Whitchurch pub on Main Street in this quasi-rural suburb northeast of Toronto crossed the streaming line around 8 a.m. on Saturday, a little over a week after launching their larger Guinness world-record attempt on St. Patrick’s Day. Organizer Kevin Ker – currently
An elite pitcher is worth his weight in gold. That’s why they’re handed contracts like the $215 million Clayton Kershaw got from the Los Angeles Dodgers and the $210 Max Scherzer will be paid by the Washington Nationals. Not bad for seven years of throwing baseballs, but it almost seems like a bargain when you consider they’ve accounted for four of the last six National League Cy Young Awards and are generally considered to be two of the small handful of legitimate aces in baseball. Headlined by Kershaw and Scherzer, here are 10 pitchers who could be in the Cy Young mix this season: 10. RHP Carlos Martinez, St. Louis Cardinals The NL race isn’t exactly wide open with Scherzer and Kershaw around,