Spheroid: Canadians Love Baseball, Too


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Roy Halladay and a theoretically improved Toronto Blue Jays bunch open their season at home tonight against the Twins, so this is an especially good time to feature the Spheroid behind Canadians Love Baseball, Too. Nine Questions for Todd Devlin:

1. Why do you blog?

I have an unhealthy passion for the game of baseball and blogging provides yet another outlet for me to enjoy the game.

2. What was your favorite post?

I don’t think I have a favorite yet, for the simple fact that I am just starting out. I also find that when I look back at what I have written, I just end up criticizing my own work and thinking, “What does this guy know?”

3. What is the strangest blogging experience you’ve ever had?

I started my blog quite secretively, without letting anybody know about it. Sure enough, shortly after my first post a former co-worker messages me with, “Hey, blogger.” For the most part, I think that I am the only one that follows it. Once I get the hang of it though, I would definitely appreciate some readership and, more importantly, helpful feedback.

4. Favorite blogs, including at least one at MLBlogs:

I like following the blogs that take a look inside the clubs. Once Inside the Rangers gets going again, I will definitely enjoy reading that. I had the pleasure of meeting Gregg Elkin at the winter meetings in Dallas and I look forward to hearing about what he is up to.

5. What would you be doing if you weren’t blogging?

Something productive perhaps (well, probably spending more time on my fantasy team to be honest with you).

Carter6. Where do you think the blogosphere is going?

I think blogging will continue to rise. Why not? It’s an extremely easy way to voice your opinion and a great hobby at the same time.

7. Favorite team and why?

Toronto Blue Jays, and well before Joe Carter’s heroics in the ’93 World Series. I tried my hardest not to take the team’s success for granted during the glory years, but didn’t expect it would take so long for them to return to a contending ballclub. However, 2006 should mark Toronto’s first trip back to the postseason since that glorious ’93 campaign.

8. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

I have a twin sister who will never be able to comprehend my fascination with baseball.

9. Happiness is . . .

Sunny, warm afternoon watching batting practice and taking in all the accompanying sounds and smells.

Want to be a featured Spheroid and draw more attention to your blog? Just send your responses to those Nine Questions (or substitute better questions), and please include links.


Thanks Zack. October baseball might return to Toronto for the first time since ’93. I was just laughing at your comment regarding Dan Haren’s new blog. I am embarrased to say that I have ONE ball to my credit during a live game. However, it was a dandy. Last season in Ottawa Corky Miller (then with Rochester) fouled a ball into the press box right into the open window and into my hands. It was quite a moment.

Welcome aboard, Todd. Good luck with your blog AND to the Jays. I’m hoping they will finally shake up the AL East a bit.

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