You could say I’m batting .500.
In my “rookie” year (2010) of this blog, I wrote down 10 things I would like to see happen in Canadian baseball in the ensuing decade.
I remembered that I had written this post earlier today and decided to see how many of my wishes had come true. Like anyone, I’d rather be batting a thousand, but .500 isn’t too bad.
Check out my wish list from 10 years ago below. The wishes in bold have come true.
August 6, 2010
By Kevin Glew
Cooperstowners in Canada
In writing my blog entries over the past two months, I’ve expressed my thoughts and opinions about a number of things I would like to see happen on the Canadian baseball scene. For those of you who haven’t read my previous entries, here’s a summary of 10 Canadian baseball-related things (in no particular order) that I would like to see take place over the next 10 years:
- Terry Puhl inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.
- Larry Walker inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
- Tim Raines inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
- Toronto Sun scribe Bob Elliott win the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award and the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award.
- Tom Henke’s No. 50 added to the Blue Jays’ Level of Excellence.
- Carlos Delgado sign a one-day contract with the Jays, so he can retire as a member of the team. This would be followed closely by a ceremony that would add his No. 21 to the Jays’ Level of Excellence.
- Former Jays GM Pat Gillick inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
- The Washington Nationals honour the Montreal Expos retired numbers.
- The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame get a new larger home for its museum and jaw-dropping artifacts.
- Team Canada advance out of the first round of the World Baseball Classic.