But What Do I Know? . . . Jason Dickson, Rheal Cormier, Ralph Dickenson

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – Congratulations to former big league pitchers Jason Dickson (Chatham, N.B.) and Rheal Cormier (Cap-Pele, N.B.) on their election to the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame. The two Maritime moundsmen will be inducted in a ceremony in St. Stephen, N.B. onContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jason Dickson, Rheal Cormier, Ralph Dickenson”

But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Richmond, Mark Teahen, David Savage

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – Two of Canada’s greatest baseball players took to Twitter this morning to express their thoughts on the Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team’s 3-0 victory over Sweden in the gold medal game. “GO CRAZY PEOPLE! GO CRAZY! #canadagold,” tweeted Larry Walker (@Cdnmooselips33).Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Richmond, Mark Teahen, David Savage”

But What Do I Know? . . . Jim Fregosi, Rich Harden, Erik Bedard

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – If you haven’t read Hall of Fame columnist Bob Elliott’s article on former Toronto Blue Jays manager Jim Fregosi, who passed away on Friday after a series of strokes earlier in the week, you should. “He [Fregosi] was 101 things –Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jim Fregosi, Rich Harden, Erik Bedard”

But What Do I Know? . . . Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees Edition

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – In case you missed it, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2014 induction class on Monday. Long-time Montreal Expos third baseman Tim Wallach, legendary Expos broadcaster Dave Van Horne, former Expos GM Murray Cook and late Toronto Blue JaysContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees Edition”

But What Do I Know? … Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, Chris Leroux, Reed Johnson

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will announce its 2014 induction class tomorrow at 9 a.m. ET. I will have a post on Cooperstowners in Canada shortly after the announcement. – Speaking of inductees, congratulations to legendary Toronto Sun columnist andContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, Chris Leroux, Reed Johnson”

But What Do I Know? . . . Vern Benson, Andrew Albers, Dustin Molleken

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – Baseball lifer Vern Benson passed away on Monday at the age of 89. The North Carolina native’s 15-year playing career included stops with the Triple-A Toronto Maple Leafs in 1946 and the Class-C Winnipeg Goldeyes in 1956 and 1957. He alsoContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Vern Benson, Andrew Albers, Dustin Molleken”

But What Do I Know? . . . Baseball Canada, Rich Harden, Tom Henke

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – I continue to ask everyone to please keep former Montreal Expo catcher Joe Siddall and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Joe’s 14-year-old son, Kevin, was diagnosed with blood cancer in August and is fighting for his life. – IContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Baseball Canada, Rich Harden, Tom Henke”

But What Do I Know? . . . Baseball Canada Banquet Edition

Here are a few tidbits I gleaned from attending the annual Baseball Canada National Teams Awards Banquet and Fundraiser yesterday at the Rogers Centre: – Blue Jays broadcasting icon Jerry Howarth, the long-time emcee of the banquet, was battling a case of laryngitis, so his radio booth partner Mike Wilner was called in to pinch-hit.Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Baseball Canada Banquet Edition”

But What Do I Know? . . . Pedro Martinez, Jeff Fassero, Willie Canate

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – I’m reading Danny Gallagher and Bill Young’s excellent new book, Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos. I’ll post a review of the book in the coming weeks, but I can tell you it’s chock full of interesting revelations about members ofContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Pedro Martinez, Jeff Fassero, Willie Canate”

But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Thorman, Rob Ducey, Ed Herrman

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Two ex-big leaguers from Cambridge, Ont., have landed prominent coaching jobs this off-season. Rob Ducey, who was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in June, will serve as a hitting instructor with theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Thorman, Rob Ducey, Ed Herrman”