But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Thomson, Jack Graney Award, Matt Brash, Mike Johnson

The winner of the 2022 Jack Graney Award will be announced on Thursday. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame November 27, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.), who managed the Philadelphia Phillies to a National League pennant this season, is back in Sebringville,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Tip O’Neill Award, Adam Macko, Rob Thomson, Matt Stairs, John Gibbons

November 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Who do you think was the best Canadian baseball player in 2022? Was it Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) who became the first Canuck to record 30 saves in a season for a Canadian major league... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Jim Adduci, Mike Soroka, Larry Walker

Twenty-five years ago, Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) was named National League MVP. Photo: Rockies/Twitter November 13, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Left-hander James Paxton (Ladner, B.C.) exercised his $4-million player option with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. That means the veteran southpaw will return... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Scott Thorman, James Paxton, Steve Rogers

November 6, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Given the number of excellent defensive first basemen the Toronto Blue Jays have had over the years (Willie Upshaw, John Olerud, Lyle Overbay and Justin Smoak come to mind), it's surprising that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) is the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Terry Puhl, Rob Thomson, Scott Thorman, John Gibbons

October 30, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and former Houston Astros outfielder Terry Puhl (Melville, Sask.) threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 1 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park. I'm going to go out on... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Cal Quantrill, Matt Brash, Rob Thomson, Jerry White

October 16, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Cleveland Guardians slugger Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) delivered an RBI double off potential World Baseball Classic teammate Jameson Taillon (whose parents are Canadian) in the 10th inning in the Guardians' 4-2 win over the New York Yankees in Game... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Bo Naylor, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Cal Quantrill, Bill Stoneman

October 2, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: – The Cleveland Guardians added catcher Bo Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) to their roster on Saturday and he made his major league debut when he replaced catcher Luke Maile in the sixth inning in the Guardians' 7-1 loss to the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Tyler O’Neill, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Carlos Delgado, Tim Raines

September 25, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: – The Atlanta Braves announced on Thursday that right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) has inflammation in his throwing elbow and they have shut him down for rest of the season. According to David O'Brien, of The Athletic, an MRI was done... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jared Young, Cal Quantrill, Matt Brash, Tim Raines

Okanagan Athletics alum Jared Young (Prince George, B.C.) smiles after his first big league hit for the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Photo: Chicago Cubs/Twitter September 18, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Jared Young (Prince George, B.C.) made his major league debut with the Chicago Cubs on... Continue Reading →

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