Until Alomar puts down some roots, people in Toronto will remain nervous. "When I came here, I didn't know what kind of life they had in Toronto," he says. "I thought it was going to be like Montreal. I never liked to play in Montreal because they speak a lot of French there. But Toronto isn't like that. I'm having fun here." Just then the minibar guy barged into Alomar's room, pushing a cart loaded with $8 minibottles of cognac and $9.75 jars of cashews. "Good game last night, eh?" he offered amiably. "Do you have everything you need?"
Alomar looked around his home away from dome. "I've got it all right here," he answered, "eh?"