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Steve Russell - Staff Photographer - @RussellPhotos
The list of athletes that have asked out of Toronto teams is a long one.
The return of athletes like Chris Bosh, A.J. Burnett, Vince Carter to Toronto, on the other side of the Ice/floor/court/diamond brings out the boo birds in force.
The return of John Farrell is the first ime I have seen the boo birds for a former manager.
Sure we have seen some coaches and managers that the fans don't like get booed, but how rare is for a manager to demand a trade for his "dream job"?
Rick Madonik, Staff Photographer - @RMadonik
Steve Russell - Staff Photographer
In my locker at work I have a copy of the book "From See to See: National Newspaper Awards: 50 Years of Photojournalism", it covers the winning images of the awards until 1998. Every so often I take the book out with me to try to get the photographers that have won in the past to sign their page.
The page with the 1992 Sports Photography is unsigned. Unfortunately I never got Mike Cassese to sign his page, I never thought I would have trouble getting him to sign that page. I saw him at games and events around the city all the time.
Mike passed away this week.
Mike was a super nice guy and a great photographer, our Canadian photo community is mourning his loss. We miss him.
Mike was a staffer at the Toronto Sun before leaving to freelance, mostly for Reuters.
That 1992 picture was taken for the Toronto Sun at the World Series, Mike had captured Kelly Gruber tagging Deion Sanders for what would have been the final out on the first triple play in World Series since 1920. The umpire missed the call, Mike did not miss the picture.
Carlos Osorio - Staff Photographer - @CarlosOsorio
Here are some of the photographs and stories that stuck with me in 2012.
Andrew Francis Wallace - Staff Photographer - @awallacethestar
A high performance Audi R8, priced $134,000, caught on fire on the Toronto Gardiner Expressway in the early evening, June 25, 2012. No one was injured, and the roadway opened shortly after firefighters extinguished the blaze.
David Cooper - Chief Photographer - @whatzname07
Lucas Oleniuk - Staff Photographer - @LucasOleniuk
The year was a mixed bag of stories and travels that introduced me to a varied cast of characters and put me in some intersting locations.
One location I will remember well is the edge of runaway 24R at Toronto’s Pearson Airport. That is where I produced this collage portraying the airport’s busiest day of the year.
Read the story behind the image and have a look at Randy Risling's accompanying video: