Baseball: Wow, Canada!

Toronto brings a World Series triumph to the Great White North

A U.S. VISITOR TO CANADA ASKED A NATIVE WHAT item he might bring home that would represent the Canadian character. The reply: "An inferiority complex."

Not this week. Canada's team, the Toronto Blue Jays, won the first true World Series in a six-act thriller with America's team, the Atlanta Braves, that proved again that baseball is a game of inches and ifs. Base runners ran backward (costing Atlanta a crucial big inning); umps went myopic (depriving the Jays of the first Series triple play in 72 years). The Braves' batters mostly smacked screamers into grateful Toronto gloves. Atlanta embarrassed no Jays...

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