Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?
Fishing in Alberta, of course.
Or at least that’s what he told reporters prior to his arrival in Wild Rose Country in the summer of 1953.
“I’m going to Jasper to fish,” DiMaggio told The Vancouver Sun before hopping on a Trans-Canada Airlines plane for Calgary.
There was indeed an enticing catch to be had in Alberta at the time, in the form of his main squeeze Marilyn Monroe.
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Heartbreak is one of the many emotions that are conjured up when Calgary Cannons fans think back to 1991.
Many will wax nostalgic about the talent and promise on the team, that was the gateway to pro baseball for many.
But heartbreak also comes to mind as they think about how close the team was to winning it all.
We take a trip down that memory lane in the new In The Cards.
Read More In The Cards: 1991 Calgary Cannons
This isn’t your kid’s Little League game.
And it definitely isn’t The Show.
Somewhere in between, during this year that has resembled an episode of The Jerry Springer Show much more than it has Happy Days, is the Foothills Major Baseball Association (FMBA).
It seems fitting that this 10-team circuit playing senior men’s baseball in Calgary is one of the few leagues able to take the field in Alberta in 2020.
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We’re not sure why, but banana yellow seemed to be a go-to colour for baseball cards in 1991.
Not only was it the hue for the MLB Fleer set, but it was also featured in the ProCards minor league set.
We sort through the Medicine Hat Blue Jays set and some of the stories of the players from that squad.
Read More In The Cards: 1991 Medicine Hat Blue Jays
Love can take a toll on you.
Whether it’s a family bond, the intimacy of marriage, or even the fondness of sport, love can be exhausting.
It can leave you at a crossroads wondering whether or not the passion that was such a part of you exists at all anymore.
Blue Jays Central host Jamie Campbell was at such an intersection when he came to Alberta in the 1990s to work as a sports anchor for CBC Edmonton.
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