Hey, it’s my nation’s birthday today! We’re …old! Today – if the weather and my second sinus attack in a week clears – I’ll be joining my fellow Canadians enjoying BBQ, drinking beer (not Molson), and rubbing red face paint off my tired children’s cheeks as I grumble to Mr. Bee about how we shouldn’t have stayed out late watching the fireworks when we have to get up for work in the morning.
Some random facts about Canada:
- We are actually 142 years old. 142 is the new 122.
- We’re not constitutionally required to like Nickelback.
- I don’t think our prime minister’s hair has ever moved…ever!
Today we’re showing our True Patriot Love by rolling out our favourite Canucks on the mound and at the plate (or in the case of Russell Martin, behind the plate). So be your most polite, apologetic self, grab a double-double and join us after the jump.
You know we have to start with New Westminster, BC’s Justin Morneau.
Trail BC’s Jason Bay
From Scarbor-arbor-ough, Ontario, George Kottaras (I feel great shame for having a crush on him)
Representing East York, Ont. on the West Coast, it’s Russell Martin!
Victoria, BC’s Rich Harden
Sechelt, BC’s Ryan Dempster
Navan, ON’s Erik Bedard
Toronto’s Jesse Crain
For CuteSports, Vancouver’s R.J. Swindle in Swindle-licious minor league uni
Mississauga, ON’s Shawn Hill (yeah, see what I did there? BRING BACK OUR EXPOS!)
And from Tay Creek, New Brunswick – Matt Stairs!
Happy Canada Day!