5:25 p.m. (local) June 13 TORONTO, Ont.---Jay Spillane, my old counselor at the Matchbox in Chicago, used to say how you didn't have to be a baseball fan to enjoy a baseball road trip. He argued the game only takes a few hours and you and your significant other can spend the rest of the time exploring a city.
I had to get out of town a couple of days because people were breaking me down, in the words of Texas Ranger outfielder Milton Bradley. I'm in his corner.
And Toronto was the perfect tonic.
The Cubs (the best team in baseball) are here. I don't expect them to do well on this domed/Astroturf road trip, but Toronto already has been very very good to me......