Baseball Canada’s 2011 gold medal-winning Senior National Team inducted into Canadian ball hall

To say it’s been an exciting week for Baseball Canada’s 2011 Senior National Team (SNT) would be an understatement. Not only was their gold medal-winning Pan Am Games squad inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, but one of its members (Shawn Hill) was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays, while another (Kyle Lotzkar)Continue reading “Baseball Canada’s 2011 gold medal-winning Senior National Team inducted into Canadian ball hall”

Canadian ball hall to induct Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada as part of three-day celebration that starts tonight

Two former Montreal Expos, the 2011 Baseball America Executive of the Year and Canada’s gold medal-winning Senior National Team will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame this Saturday. Rusty Staub, Doug Melvin, Rheal Cormier and the 2011 Pan Am games champion national team are set to be honoured in a ceremony thatContinue reading “Canadian ball hall to induct Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada as part of three-day celebration that starts tonight”

In Memoriam – Remembering Canadian baseball legends that died in 2011 – Part 2

As a new year approaches, it’s a good time to look back and savour the memories of some of the Canadian baseball legends that we lost in 2011. Here are obituaries of the legends that passed away in the second half of the year: Dick Williams, July 7 Elected to the National Baseball Hall ofContinue reading “In Memoriam – Remembering Canadian baseball legends that died in 2011 – Part 2”

In Memoriam – Remembering Canadian baseball legends that died in 2011 – Part 1

As a new year approaches, it’s a good time to look back and savour the memories of the Canadian baseball legends that we lost in 2011. In part one of my two-part series, I’ve created obituaries for the legends that we lost during the first half of 2011: Roy Hartsfield, January 15 After 15 seasonsContinue reading “In Memoriam – Remembering Canadian baseball legends that died in 2011 – Part 1”

Henke, Jenkins and Fernandez at Stratford Boston Pizza today

Source: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame (www.baseballhalloffame.ca) Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Tom Henke and Allan Simpson will be joined by Fergie Jenkins and Tony Fernandez at Boston Pizza in Stratford, Ont., at 4:00 p.m. today. This brief meet-and-greet will kick off a series of events leading up the Ball Hall’s induction ceremony slatedContinue reading “Henke, Jenkins and Fernandez at Stratford Boston Pizza today”

Jesse Crain could become Jays’ first Toronto-born closer

On Jesse Crain’s website (www.jessecrain.net), he writes that one of his favourite mottoes is “Everything happens for a reason.” Well, the fact that the Toronto native is looking to become a closer and the Toronto Blue Jays are looking for a closer should provide a very good reason for him to consider pitching in CanadaContinue reading “Jesse Crain could become Jays’ first Toronto-born closer”

Canadian Free Agents – Matt Stairs

Matt Stairs wants to be play at least one more season. “In a perfect situation, I’d love to go back to Boston because it’s close to home and I always loved hitting in that park,” Stairs told the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo in October. “But I’d play anywhere.” The 42-year-old New Brunswick native now residesContinue reading “Canadian Free Agents – Matt Stairs”

But What Do I Know? … Rich Harden, Michael Young, Colby Rasmus

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Victoria, B.C., native Rich Harden was designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers on October 6, meaning we won’t see him pitch in the post-season for the Rangers. This has to be rock bottom for the 28-year-old hurler who has electric stuff butContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Rich Harden, Michael Young, Colby Rasmus”

Latest accusations will hurt Roberto Alomar’s Cooperstown chances

The photo most often published of Roberto Alomar from his Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony this past June shows the former all-star’s beautiful wife, Maria, holding his hand and looking adoringly at him. Here’s a link to the photo: http://is.gd/ebun5 But if the allegations levied against Alomar last week prove to be true,Continue reading “Latest accusations will hurt Roberto Alomar’s Cooperstown chances”