Who has been the Blue Jays’ best starting pitcher in the postseason? It’s not Dave Stieb, Jimmy Key, Jack Morris or Marco Estrada.
Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) delivering his Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech in 2019. Photo: Scott Crawford, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame October 23, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -On Friday, the Toronto Blue Jays announced that they have signed manager John Schneider to a... Continue Reading →
Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Mike Timlin pitches to Atlanta Braves speedster Otis Nixon in the 11th inning of Game 6 of the 1992 World Series. Photo: YouTube September 8, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Mike Timlin still has the ball. Yes, the now 56-year-old former Toronto Blue Jays reliever, who fielded Atlanta Braves... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada As Scott Brow peered in at Kansas City Royals legend and three-time batting champion George Brett in the first inning of his major league debut, he remembered his game plan. The studious Toronto Blue Jays right-hander, who had already recorded two quick outs, had been asked by a media... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · The MLB Draft is set to begin tomorrow night at 7 p.m. E.T. in Secaucus, N.J. Thanks to the compensatory pick they will receive from the Cleveland Indians for Edwin Encarnacion, the Toronto Blue Jays will have two first-round selections (22nd and 28th overall).... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: On April 12, 2016, left-hander Andrew Miller struck out two Toronto Blue Jays in the ninth inning to record the save for the New York Yankees in a 3-2 win at Rogers Centre. That was his last appearance against the Blue Jays prior to the... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Most Seattle Mariners fans regard the February 8, 2008 trade in which the Mariners shipped Adam Jones, Chris Tillman and two other players to the Baltimore Orioles for Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) as one of the worst in franchise history. But at that time,... Continue Reading →