But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Diamond, Jeff Francis, Paul Quantrill

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Guelph, Ont., native Scott Diamond has been released by the Minnesota Twins, according to a report by Mike Berardino of Pioneer Press on Saturday. Diamond had pitched in 17 games for the Twins’ Triple-A Rochester Red Wings and had posted a 6.52 ERA. InContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Diamond, Jeff Francis, Paul Quantrill”

Cooperstowners in Canada: George Brett

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada George Brett was a Blue Jay killer. Any longtime Toronto Blue Jays fan is likely to tell you that. And of the seemingly countless games in which the Hall of Fame third baseman teed off on Blue Jays’ pitching, Game 3 of the 1985 American League Championship Series (ALCS)Continue reading “Cooperstowners in Canada: George Brett”

Canadian connections to the MLB All-Star Game

A Canadian will be playing in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game for the 17th consecutive season. Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto, who grew up in Etobicoke, Ont., will start at first base for the National League in Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y. Toronto-born reliever Jesse Crain, who has postedContinue reading “Canadian connections to the MLB All-Star Game”