Todd Devlin is a freelance writer currently based in London, Ontario. He holds an honours degree in Commerce from McMaster University, and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario.

Devlin’s work has appeared in The Londoner, the St. Thomas Times-Journal, Victoria News and Western News, as well as the Canadian Baseball Network, the official Minor League Baseball website, the National Lacrosse League website, and the online homes of Ontario University Athletics and Canadian Interuniversity Sport. In February 2010, he worked as a reporter for the Olympic News Service at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, covering the Luge, Skeleton and Bobsleigh events at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Prior to freelance writing, Devlin spent one season each in the communications departments of the Triple-A Ottawa Lynx and the Toronto Blue Jays professional clubs. A lifelong baseball fan, Devlin also played the game, topping out at the Canadian University level, where he spent four seasons as a member of the McMaster Marauders. He can still be found on the diamond playing in a senior men’s league in the summers.

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  1. Sang Yong Park Says:

    Hi, Todd.

    My name is Sang Yong Park(call me Jay if you want)
    24 yeas olds and university student in korea.

    I’m a big Blue Jayholic like you. 🙂
    I started to love Blue Jays since Jose Cruz.Jr traded from Seattle Mariners.
    I found your blog ‘The 500 Level’ while search informations about Jays.

    I also seen you work as intern for Blue Jays. So, I send a e-mail to you.
    I have a 2 questions for you about internship.

    1. How to be a intern for Blue Jays? Is there any qualificaton or recommended skills?

    – You know someone has relation or information about jays intern please inform.

    2. While you’re intern, you got a pay or not?

    – I’m not a rich and Korea is so far from Canada that is a something important.

    I really need and waiting your reply.
    Have a nice day! and see ya.

    ps) I also wrote some colums to korean sports magazine

  2. Craig Hodges Says:

    The below was not uttered by the late, great Tom Cheek. It was the World Series walk-off off homerun call by Sean McDonough, CBS lead play-by-play guy for that and a few other World Series.

    “Touch ’em all Joe. You’ll never hit a bigger home run in your life!” – Tom Cheek

  3. John Bower Says:


    With all due respect, what drugs are you on? That is only one of the most famous calls in Canadian broadcasting history and I have the cassette from Telemedia Broadcasting Systems (Telemedia Sports Network) called Back-to-Back! which was the audio chronicle of the Jays in the 93 season as captured by the calls of Tom and Jerry on the old TBS Radio network.

    McDonough uttered the prepared statement: The winners and STILL world champions, the Toronto Blue Jays. (Which was only slightly better than his – for the first time in history, the world championship banner will fly north of the border – from 1992)

    His exact call was: Well hit ball down the left field line, WAAAAY back and GONE!

    Joe Carter his a three-run homer … the winners and still world champions the Toronto Blue Jays.

    Cheek’s call:
    “A swing and a belt! LEFT FIELD…way back… BLUE JAYS WIN IT!
    The Blue Jays are world series champions! Joe Carter his a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth and the Blue Jays have repeated as world series champions. Touch ’em all Joe! You’ll never hit a bigger home run in your life.

    Those were the only two world series victories that McDonough called as the ill fated Baseball Network took over the broadcast rights in 1994 and the late (hall of famer) Jack Buck called the 1990-91 world series on CBS television.

  4. Derek Parkin Says:

    Hi Todd,

    Just stumbled upon your site today…are you still keeping up your MLBlog (the .500 level)?

  5. Brian Says:

    I am interested in placing a short text ad with three to five links on your blog along the sidebar. Please respond if you are interested.

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