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Melissa Couto

Can parks be safe in crowded areas?

Urban planners across the country weren’t surprised with the images they saw Saturday of a packed public park in a central Toronto neighbourhood.

And while those experts didn’t condone the gathering of what looked like thousands of young adults seemingly defying physical distancing measures on a sunny afternoon, they could understand their behaviour - to an extent.

Bieber flirts with no-hitter in win over Jays

TORONTO—Marcus Stroman was overcome with emotion as he left the field last night in what could have been his final home start in a Toronto Blue Jays uniform.

The right-hander walked into the dugout after seven stellar innings in an eventual 4-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians, pumped his fist into his glove, looked up at the crowd and shouted loudly.

Jackson roughed up again as Angels topple Blue Jays

TORONTO—Edwin Jackson isn't fooling anyone with his pitching performance this season.

Least of all himself.

The Blue Jays right-hander allowed seven runs on six hits, including three homers, over just 2/3 innings yesterday in a 10-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.

“I think my pitching's just been horse (expletive), to be honest,” Jackson (1-5) said bluntly.

Heredia homers in big inning as Tampa topples Blue Jays

TORONTO—Marcus Stroman had a supportive chat with Lourdes Gurriel Jr. yesterday after the Blue Jays' second baseman made a costly error that led to his removal from the game.

The gist of the message was that his teammates would be there to help the 25-year-old infielder over the mental hurdle he seems to be facing on the field.