Kevin Glew visits with Chris Robinson at the Great Lake Canadians' new state-of-the-art Royal Field in their hometown of Dorchester, Ont.
Another Canada World Baseball Classic preview. This one looks at the left-handed relievers on the Canadian squad. It also examines the probable starting rotation and starting position players.
My weekly Canadian baseball news column "But What Do I Know?" discusses Canada's World Baseball Classic lineup, Adam Stern, Fergie Jenkins and Gary Carter.
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Here's a summary of my three most popular posts on social media from this past week. 1. 37th anniversary of Dave Stieb becoming the first Toronto Blue Jays pitcher to earn an All-Star Game win. Thirty-seven years ago this past Monday (see my tweet below), Canadian Baseball Hall of... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Here's a summary of three of my most popular posts on social media (Facebook and Twitter) from this past week. 1.Bill Atkinson (Chatham, Ont.) becomes the first Canadian to pitch for the Montreal Expos on Canada Day. Posted on Facebook on Canada Day On July 1, 1977, right-hander Bill... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: On the Dan Patrick Show on Thursday, Wayne Gretzky shared that baseball was his favourite sport when he was growing up. The Brantford, Ont., native, who’s the NHL’s all-time leading scorer, said that if he had been given the choice of playing professional hockey or... Continue Reading →
[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] Here are a few tidbits I gleaned from attending the annual Baseball Canada National Teams Awards Banquet and Fundraiser yesterday at the Rogers Centre: - Blue Jays broadcasting icon Jerry Howarth, the long-time emcee of the banquet, was battling a case of laryngitis, so his radio booth partner Mike Wilner was called in... Continue Reading →
My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories: I thought there was already a plaque outside of the lower-level duplex apartment that Jackie Robinson lived in while he played in Montreal in 1946. Regardless, it’s nice to see that a plaque has now been erected in front of his historic de... Continue Reading →