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Fenway
05-20-2010, 09:01 PM
http://bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4383:memo-mlb-players-have-been-detained-at-canadian-border-due-to-past-crimes&catid=30:mlb-news&Itemid=42


Canada really is cracking down - say you have a DUI in your past - you will not get in

october23sp
05-20-2010, 09:47 PM
Bye Bye Canadian baseball.

gobears1987
05-20-2010, 11:43 PM
Bigger question, how will this affect hockey? Seriously. There is only 1 Canadian baseball team and they are a forgettable team at that. There are 6 (soon to be 7) Canadian hockey teams.

The Jays won't be in Canada 10 years from now. Who will go to watch a team that has no chance of winning by virtue of being in that wretched division?

PKalltheway
05-20-2010, 11:47 PM
Slightly off-topic, but I also wonder how this will affect the Buffalo Bills' possible relocation to Toronto?

gobears1987
05-21-2010, 12:04 AM
Slightly off-topic, but I also wonder how this will affect the Buffalo Bills' possible relocation to Toronto?

HA! NFL teams? Good luck getting players over the border. No more games against the Steelers or Bengals. No trades or FA's from them either.

How about the NBA's Toronto Raptors? :lol: Who can play a road game there?

DSpivack
05-21-2010, 12:13 AM
HA! NFL teams? Good luck getting players over the border. No more games against the Steelers or Bengals. No trades or FA's from them either.

How about the NBA's Toronto Raptors? :lol: Who can play a road game there?

:?:

Blueprint1
05-21-2010, 12:21 AM
Bigger question, how will this affect hockey? Seriously. There is only 1 Canadian baseball team and they are a forgettable team at that. There are 6 (soon to be 7) Canadian hockey teams.

The Jays won't be in Canada 10 years from now. Who will go to watch a team that has no chance of winning by virtue of being in that wretched division?

Most the hockey players are from Canada so it will not effect them at all. This rule will only apply to people who are not from Canada.

gobears1987
05-21-2010, 12:26 AM
Most the hockey players are from Canada so it will not effect them at all. This rule will only apply to people who are not from Canada.

60 something percent are, but what about the American players on those teams? What about the Russians? What about the Swedes? I can go on here.

Blueprint1
05-21-2010, 12:54 AM
60 something percent are, but what about the American players on those teams? What about the Russians? What about the Swedes? I can go on here.

60% is a massive number of people on the teams. Take out the players with DUI's and other arrests and your talking about a very small number. By the way this is not new for entry into Canada I have a friend that could not get in over six months ago because he had a DUI in his past.

Coops4Aces
05-21-2010, 12:55 AM
Most the hockey players are from Canada so it will not effect them at all. This rule will only apply to people who are not from Canada.

It will effect every sport if that really crack down. But it (the law) sounds kind of stupid to be honest with you.

PKalltheway
05-21-2010, 09:39 AM
The Jays won't be in Canada 10 years from now. Who will go to watch a team that has no chance of winning by virtue of being in that wretched division?

Using this logic, you might as well cut the Orioles while you're at it, too.

g0g0
05-21-2010, 01:18 PM
Toronto needs all of the players it can get!

downstairs
05-21-2010, 01:35 PM
I highly, highly doubt any professional player will not be allowed in. Detained and questioned, sure. And the question is going to be "so, are you a pro sports player?" "Ok, move on through..."

downstairs
05-21-2010, 01:37 PM
By the way this is not new for entry into Canada I have a friend that could not get in over six months ago because he had a DUI in his past.

How do they know? In the US, we barely share information like this from state-to-state.

white sox bill
05-21-2010, 02:47 PM
Does this apply to regular US Citizens too? This September some buddies of mine, one who got caught w/coke almost 20 yrs ago in the USA are set to go to Thunder Bay Ontario for a fishing trip. Will this effect his entry?

Fenway
05-21-2010, 03:00 PM
Does this apply to regular US Citizens too? This September some buddies of mine, one who got caught w/coke almost 20 yrs ago in the USA are set to go to Thunder Bay Ontario for a fishing trip. Will this effect his entry?

It sure could.

white sox bill
05-21-2010, 03:08 PM
It sure could.
I haven't been there since before 9/11, and I realize the border is much more secure now. So Customs will actually type a persons last name into a database? This guy has a current passport, and of course has been drug free since his arrest back in the 90's. It'd be a shame not to have him along

Fenway
05-21-2010, 03:12 PM
I haven't been there since before 9/11, and I realize the border is much more secure now. So Customs will actually type a persons last name into a database? This guy has a current passport, and of course has been drug free since his arrest back in the 90's. It'd be a shame not to have him along

Best check with them NOW

Canadian Consulate General: Consulate General Du Canada

180 North Stetson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601-6797

(312)*616-1860

Nellie_Fox
05-21-2010, 03:12 PM
I haven't been there since before 9/11, and I realize the border is much more secure now. So Customs will actually type a persons last name into a database? This guy has a current passport, and of course has been drug free since his arrest back in the 90's. It'd be a shame not to have him alongI just got a new passport. They don't have to type anything; the passports are scannable (I don't think that's a word, but it will have to do.)

white sox bill
05-21-2010, 03:14 PM
Best check with them NOW

Canadian Consulate General: Consulate General Du Canada

180 North Stetson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601-6797

(312)*616-1860
Thanks Fens

white sox bill
05-21-2010, 03:17 PM
I just got a new passport. They don't have to type anything; the passports are scannable (I don't think that's a word, but it will have to do.)
I just checked mine, didn't see bar code. Mine was issued in Nov of 2005. So mine may be unscannable (another non-word LOL)

Nellie_Fox
05-22-2010, 12:34 AM
I just checked mine, didn't see bar code. Mine was issued in Nov of 2005. So mine may be unscannable (another non-word LOL)It's not a barcode, it's a chip. I think it's only been since around 2007.

TheVulture
05-22-2010, 08:27 PM
So they wouldn't let in Paul McCartney to play a concert? Yeah, right.

bunty_doghunter
05-22-2010, 10:14 PM
Bigger question, how will this affect hockey? Oglethorpe!

TDog
05-22-2010, 10:36 PM
http://bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4383:memo-mlb-players-have-been-detained-at-canadian-border-due-to-past-crimes&catid=30:mlb-news&Itemid=42


Canada really is cracking down - say you have a DUI in your past - you will not get in

It wouldn't bother me if a DUI conviction disqualified someone from playing major league baseball in the US.

Nellie_Fox
05-23-2010, 12:54 AM
It wouldn't bother me if a DUI conviction disqualified someone from playing major league baseball in the US.A bit much, I think.

DSpivack
05-29-2010, 12:20 PM
Canadians confuse O's Adam Jones with football's Adam "Pacman" Jones?

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5230674

pmck003
05-29-2010, 12:51 PM
I think most of Canada's "cracking down" is due to Canadians being overly harassed by US boarder patrols; I took a trip through Canada the other year and coming back through the US boarder the agents were pretty rude. Maybe the US will response with some etiquette training.