But What Do I Know? . . . Luke Easter, Al Kaline, John Hiller, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         It has become an Easter tradition on this blog to pay tribute to ex-big league slugger Luke Easter on Easter Sunday. “Luscious Luke” was a hulking, 6-foot-4, 240-pound slugger who became the 11th African-American to compete in the big leagues when he debuted withContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Luke Easter, Al Kaline, John Hiller, Fergie Jenkins”

But What Do I Know? . . . Terry Francona, Brad Mills, Joe Carter

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: The 1982 Topps Montreal Expos Future Stars card (pictured above) showcases Terry Francona and Brad Mills together on their first Topps baseball card. Both played for the Expos’ only playoff team in 1981 and 35 years later, Mills is serving as Francona’s bench coach forContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Terry Francona, Brad Mills, Joe Carter”

But What Do I Know? . . . Jim Fanning, Roy Halladay, Steve Rogers

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: With every exhibition game in Montreal, I seem to get more sentimental. But this year’s festivities had a deeper meaning for those of us involved with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., because Jim Fanning was honoured prior to Saturday’s game.Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jim Fanning, Roy Halladay, Steve Rogers”

But What Do I Know? . . . Tommy Lasorda, Michael Burgess, Mark Teahen

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda once said, “Listen, if you start worrying about the people in the stands, before long you’re up in the stands with them.” Well, it’s a good thing that Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos and manager JohnContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tommy Lasorda, Michael Burgess, Mark Teahen”

But What Do I Know? . . . Roberto Osuna, Josh Donaldson, Larry Walker

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Who says you need to have a lively young arm to be a successful big league pitcher? With the shutout he tossed on Saturday against the Miami Marlins, 42-year-old, former Montreal Expo Bartolo Colon has now hurled 25 consecutive scoreless innings for the NewContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Roberto Osuna, Josh Donaldson, Larry Walker”

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”

Bell and Raines to headline Canadian ball hall’s class of 2013

Rob Ducey, Tom Cheek and Nat Bailey will also be honoured in a ceremony to take place at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, June 29 on the museum’s ceremonial grounds in St. Marys Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – While George Bell was belting 47 home runs en route to the American League MVPContinue reading “Bell and Raines to headline Canadian ball hall’s class of 2013”

But What Do I Know? … George Kottaras, Erik Bedard, Willie Canate

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – It’s hard to believe that Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane allowed Scarborough, Ont.-born catcher George Kottaras to be claimed on waivers by the Kansas City Royals. Though not a high average hitter, Kottaras managedContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … George Kottaras, Erik Bedard, Willie Canate”