But What Do I Know? . . . Jose Bautista, Ed Sprague, John Gibbons

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • As excited as I was when Jose Bautista hit his three-run, bat flip home run in the seventh inning of Game 5 of the American League Division Series, I was almost equally disappointed to watch Bautista’s performance in the media scrum after yesterday’s loss... Continue Reading →

Joey Votto wins Canadian ball hall’s Tip O’Neill Award

St. Marys, Ont. – For the fourth consecutive year, Joey Votto will be honoured with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award. The St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to baseball’s highest ideals. To determine... Continue Reading →

Canadian Larry Walker worthy of Cooperstown plaque

Legendary baseball scribe Peter Gammons voted for him. So, too, (I imagine) did Bob Elliott, the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s first Canadian J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner. Unfortunately, when the votes are tallied for the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2013 (which will be announced on January 9), we’ll likely discover that... Continue Reading →

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