But What Do I Know? . . . Jose Bautista, Montreal Expos, Matt Stairs, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         To Toronto Blue Jays fans, it’s simply known as the “bat flip” and it happened three years ago today. The seventh inning of Game 5 of the 2015 American League Division Series against the Texas Rangers was arguably the wildest and most exciting inningContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jose Bautista, Montreal Expos, Matt Stairs, Fergie Jenkins”

Memories of getting Montreal Expos autographs by mail

During the summers of 1983 and 1984, one of the favourite ways for my brother Paul and I to pass our time was to write fan letters to big league baseball players and ask for their autographs. The Montreal Expos players proved to be particularly obliging. I think the first player we heard back fromContinue reading “Memories of getting Montreal Expos autographs by mail”

Canadian baseball community mourns Gary Carter

The first image you saw when you visited Baseball Canada’s website on Friday was a photo paying tribute to Gary Carter. It’s a testament to the legendary Expo’s enduring impact on baseball in this country that our national baseball body has chosen to honour Carter, who played his last game in the big leagues inContinue reading “Canadian baseball community mourns Gary Carter”

But What Do I Know? … John McDonald, Pat Gillick, Frank Thomas

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  I’m not writing this to bash Derek Jeter, but those of us who follow the Toronto Blue Jays know that John McDonald is the best fielding shortstop in the American League.  If reports that the Padres will listen to offers for firstContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … John McDonald, Pat Gillick, Frank Thomas”

1982 All-Star Game was one of the greatest moments in Expos history

It was the first time that baseball’s elite had assembled outside of the U.S. for the mid-summer classic. Five Montreal Expos populated the National League roster, including three – Gary Carter, Andre Dawson and Tim Raines – voted to the squad by the fans. When you add in that Expos ace, Steve Rogers, was theContinue reading “1982 All-Star Game was one of the greatest moments in Expos history”