Gibbons on Blue Jays’ struggles: “There’s no need to worry.”

May 16, 2022 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Riy25u6b6A *Watch Stu Stone’s full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager’s weekly “Talking Points” feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada John Gibbons is encouraging Toronto Blue Jays fans to be patient with this year’s team. Just... Continue Reading →

Gausman’s mastery of splitter reminds Gibbons of Sutter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZO7gZ73TV0 *Watch Stu Stone's full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager's weekly "Talking Points" feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. May 6, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It’s a much different Kevin Gausman pitching in the American League East these days than the... Continue Reading →

March 11, 1977 – Toronto Blue Jays play their first spring training game

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Many longtime Canadian baseball fans can recall the Toronto Blue Jays defeating the Chicago White Sox 9-5 in snowy conditions at Exhibition Stadium on April 7, 1977 in their first regular season game, but how did the team fare in its first spring training contest? Well, that contest took... Continue Reading →

Anthopoulos named 2021 Most Influential Canadian in baseball by Canadian Baseball Network

Alex Anthopoulos (Montreal, Que.), the Atlanta Braves' World Series-winning GM Official Canadian Baseball Network News Release Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos has been named the Most Influential Canadian in baseball by the Canadian Baseball Network (CBN). The Montreal native, who became the first Canadian-born general manager to be at the helm of a World... Continue Reading →

Remembering the ex-Blue Jays that passed away in 2021: Hartenstein, Johnson, Malave, Wahle

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Two former Toronto Blue Jays pitchers, a highly respected executive from the club's early years and a beloved coach died in 2021. As the end of the year approaches, let's take a moment to remember them. Elliott Wahle, the Toronto Blue Jays’ original administrator of player personnel, shown here... Continue Reading →

Omar Malave, former Blue Jays coach and longtime minor league manager, passes away at 58

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Omar Malave, who spent more than three decades in the Toronto Blue Jays' organization as a player, coach and manager, passed away yesterday in Dunedin, Fla., at the age of 58. In a brave and heartbreaking post on Twitter, his daughter shared that her father ended his own life.... Continue Reading →

Jerry Johnson, winning pitcher in Blue Jays’ first game, passes away at 77

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Jerry Johnson, who was the Toronto Blue Jays' winning pitcher in their first-ever game, passed away on Monday after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). He was 77. His wife, Susan Trautmann Johnson, announced his death on her Facebook page this afternoon.... Continue Reading →

Three Canadians named 2021 Silver Slugger Award finalists

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Three players born in Canada were among the finalists for the 2021 Silver Slugger awards, announced by Louisville Slugger on Monday. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) and Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) are finalists at the first base position in the American League and National League respectively, while Tyler O’Neill... Continue Reading →

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