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 lossContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jose Bautista, Ed Sprague, John Gibbons”

Canadian ball hall to present Richard Griffin with Jack Graney Award today

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Longtime Toronto Star baseball columnist and former Montreal Expos publicity director Richard Griffin will be presented with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2014 Jack Graney Award during an in-game ceremony today when the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Cincinnati Reds in an exhibition game at OlympicContinue reading “Canadian ball hall to present Richard Griffin with Jack Graney Award today”

Morneau, Martin head list of candidates for Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

Courtesy of baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys – One won the National League batting title and the other was named the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year at the catching position and is now one of the most coveted free agents on the market. Yes, Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) and Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) enjoyed outstandingContinue reading “Morneau, Martin head list of candidates for Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award”

But What Do I Know? . . . John Mayberry Jr., Fergie Jenkins, Tom Lawless

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • When John Mayberry Jr. doubled in the 10th inning for the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, he became part of the first father-and-son combination to appear in a game for the club. His father, of course, manned first base for parts of five seasonsContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . John Mayberry Jr., Fergie Jenkins, Tom Lawless”