Serge Touchette to receive Canadian ball hall’s Jack Graney Award on Saturday

Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – Legendary Montreal Expos beat writer Serge Touchette will be presented with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2015 Jack Graney Award on Saturday, April 2 when the Toronto Blue Jays battle the Boston Red Sox in a preseason game at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. Touchette will be presented withContinue reading “Serge Touchette to receive Canadian ball hall’s Jack Graney Award on Saturday”

But What Do I Know? . . . Vladimir Guerrero, Tim Raines, Justin Morneau

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Last Sunday, former Montreal Expos superstar Vladimir Guerrero asked his Twitter followers what cap they would like to see him pictured in on his plaque if he’s elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame (He becomes eligible in 2017). Of the 24,804 votesContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Vladimir Guerrero, Tim Raines, Justin Morneau”

But What Do I Know? . . . Jose Bautista, Brandon Morrow, Ken Robinson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • On Monday, when reporters asked Jose Bautista what it will take for the Toronto Blue Jays to re-sign him after his contract expires at the end of the season, the slugger said that he had a dollar amount in mind (rumored to be atContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jose Bautista, Brandon Morrow, Ken Robinson”

But What Do I Know? . . . Tony Phillips, Larry Walker, Kyle Lotzkar

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Tony Phillips, who was selected by the Montreal Expos with their first pick (10th overall) in the January 1978 Secondary Draft, passed away on Wednesday from a heart attack at the age of 56. Phillips spent parts of three seasons in the Expos organization,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tony Phillips, Larry Walker, Kyle Lotzkar”

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame unveils diverse 2016 inductee class

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame St. Marys, Ont. – It’s one of the most diverse inductee classes in the 33-year history of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Ex-Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Pat Hentgen and former Montreal Expos hurler Dennis Martinez will be inducted in a ceremony on June 18 in St. Marys,Continue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame unveils diverse 2016 inductee class”

Serge Touchette wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame St. Marys, Ont. – Legendary Montreal Expos beat writer Serge Touchette has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2015 Jack Graney Award. The St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine presents this award annually to a member of the media who has made significant contributions toContinue reading “Serge Touchette wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award”

But What Do I Know? . . . Mark Buehrle, Fergie Jenkins, Joe Siddall

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Leave it to Dr. Seuss to summarize what the feelings of Toronto Blue Jays fans should be after their club’s exciting 2015 season ended on Friday: “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” • You can’t help but admire and respect left-handerContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Mark Buehrle, Fergie Jenkins, Joe Siddall”

Cooperstowners in Canada: Rod Carew

Without Rod Carew, Tony Fernandez probably wouldn’t have recorded more hits than any other player in Toronto Blue Jays history. Fernandez, who rapped out 1,583 hits with the Blue Jays, idolized the Panama-born Hall of Famer and modeled his batting stance after him. And if you were lucky enough to watch both of them hit,Continue reading “Cooperstowners in Canada: Rod Carew”

But What Do I Know? . . . John McDonald, Tom Henke, Alex Rodriguez

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • On a New York Mets broadcast in 1988, Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner said, “On this Father’s Day, we’d like to wish all you fathers out here a Happy Birthday.” So to paraphrase Kiner, Happy Birthday and Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful dad,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . John McDonald, Tom Henke, Alex Rodriguez”

Canadian ball hall to present Richard Griffin with Jack Graney Award today

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Longtime Toronto Star baseball columnist and former Montreal Expos publicity director Richard Griffin will be presented with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2014 Jack Graney Award during an in-game ceremony today when the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Cincinnati Reds in an exhibition game at OlympicContinue reading “Canadian ball hall to present Richard Griffin with Jack Graney Award today”