But What Do I Know? . . . Luke Easter, Aaron Sanchez, Andy Burns

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: It has become an Easter tradition on this blog to pay tribute to ex-big league slugger Luke Easter on Easter Sunday. “Luscious Luke” was a hulking, six-foot-four, 240-pound slugger who became the 11th African-American to compete in the big leagues when he debuted with theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Luke Easter, Aaron Sanchez, Andy Burns”

But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Donaldson, Joey Votto, Andre Dawson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • On Thursday, Josh Donaldson became the third Toronto Blue Jays player to be named the American League MVP, joining George Bell, who won the honour in 1987 and Carlos Delgado in 2003. Oh wait. Sorry. Delgado finished second in 2003 to Alex Rodriguez inContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Donaldson, Joey Votto, Andre Dawson”

But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Donaldson, John Hiller, Brett Cecil

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is on pace to post a 9.2 WAR (Wins Above Replacement) this season. WAR is an all-encompassing statistic that measures the number of wins a player (taking into account their offensive and defensive contributions) adds to theirContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Donaldson, John Hiller, Brett Cecil”

But What Do I Know? . . . John McDonald, Tom Henke, Alex Rodriguez

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • On a New York Mets broadcast in 1988, Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner said, “On this Father’s Day, we’d like to wish all you fathers out here a Happy Birthday.” So to paraphrase Kiner, Happy Birthday and Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful dad,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . John McDonald, Tom Henke, Alex Rodriguez”

But What Do I Know? . . . Carlos Delgado, Gene Tenace, Dave Bergman

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Carlos Delgado, who was announced as one of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2015 inductees on Wednesday, has proven once again that he’s a classier guy than me. In 2003, Delgado belted 42 home runs and led the American League in RBI (145)Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Carlos Delgado, Gene Tenace, Dave Bergman”

But What Do I Know? … Vladimir Guerrero, Matt Stairs, David Bush

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Former Montreal Expos great Vladimir Guerrero, who played in the Blue Jays’ minor league system for a short stretch last season, has signed with the independent Atlantic League’s Long Island Ducks, where he’ll suit upContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Vladimir Guerrero, Matt Stairs, David Bush”

The Boss wouldn’t have been happy about Yankees playoff exit

George Steinbrenner must be rolling over in his grave. His New York Yankees were not only swept in their American League Championship Series (ALCS), they were humiliated both on and – thanks to Alex Rodriguez – off the field. And after witnessing the Bronx Bombers’ 8-1 loss in the series-clincher on Thursday, the impetuous SteinbrennerContinue reading “The Boss wouldn’t have been happy about Yankees playoff exit”

But What Do I Know? … Russell Martin, Chris Carpenter, Champ Summers

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Scott Crawford, director of operations at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., is excellent at pointing out the milestones of Canadian players. On Friday evening, Montreal native Russell Martin played in his 29thContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Russell Martin, Chris Carpenter, Champ Summers”

But What Do I Know? … Tim Raines, Russell Martin, Mike Saunders

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  If I’m Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos, one of my first calls this off-season is to former Montreal Expos great Tim Raines to offer him a role as a baserunning consultant. The Jays’ baserunning thisContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Tim Raines, Russell Martin, Mike Saunders”

But What Do I Know? … Jose Molina, A-Rod, Ryan Howard

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  First A-Rod watches a called third strike to end the ALCS and then Phillies slugger Ryan Howard is rung up on the last pitch of the NLCS. I know it’s not easy to hit big league pitching, but these guys aren’t paid millionsContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Jose Molina, A-Rod, Ryan Howard”