But What Do I Know? . . . Tip O’Neill Award, Adam Macko, Rob Thomson, Matt Stairs, John Gibbons

November 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Who do you think was the best Canadian baseball player in 2022? Was it Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) who became the first Canuck to record 30 saves in a season for a Canadian major league... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Jim Adduci, Mike Soroka, Larry Walker

Twenty-five years ago, Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) was named National League MVP. Photo: Rockies/Twitter November 13, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Left-hander James Paxton (Ladner, B.C.) exercised his $4-million player option with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. That means the veteran southpaw will return... Continue Reading →

Canadian Scheurwater umpiring NLDS between Braves and Phillies

Stu Scheurwater (Regina, Sask.) October 12, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Regina, Sask., native Stu Scheurwater is part of the umpiring crew working the National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. Scheurwater was the third base umpire in the Phillies' 7-6 win in the opener on Tuesday. Bill Miller... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Tyler O’Neill, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Carlos Delgado, Tim Raines

September 25, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: – The Atlanta Braves announced on Thursday that right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) has inflammation in his throwing elbow and they have shut him down for rest of the season. According to David O'Brien, of The Athletic, an MRI was done... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jared Young, Cal Quantrill, Matt Brash, Tim Raines

Okanagan Athletics alum Jared Young (Prince George, B.C.) smiles after his first big league hit for the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Photo: Chicago Cubs/Twitter September 18, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Jared Young (Prince George, B.C.) made his major league debut with the Chicago Cubs on... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Marty Boryczewski, Jordan Romano, Mike Soroka, Andre Dawson, Tim Raines

September 11, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Please take a moment to remember Marty Boryczewski. He was a catcher with the Pioneer League’s Lethbridge Mounties in the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization in 1994 before moving on to a career in investment banking with Cantor Fitzgerald in New... Continue Reading →

Timlin’s 1992 World Series last out ball would likely fetch five digits

Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Mike Timlin pitches to Atlanta Braves speedster Otis Nixon in the 11th inning of Game 6 of the 1992 World Series. Photo: YouTube September 8, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Mike Timlin still has the ball. Yes, the now 56-year-old former Toronto Blue Jays reliever, who fielded Atlanta Braves... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Mike Soroka, Cal Quantrill, Claude Raymond

August 28, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -The Boston Red Sox announced on Thursday that left-hander James Paxton (Ladner, B.C.) has been shut down for the season with a grade 2 lat tear. The Canuck southpaw, who had been working his way back from Tommy John... Continue Reading →

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Gladwyn Scott passes away at age 90

Gladwyn Scott. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame August 26, 2022 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release St. Marys, Ont. - Manitoba baseball legend and 2008 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Gladwyn Scott passed away on Thursday at the age of 90. “We are deeply saddened by the news of Gladwyn’s passing.... Continue Reading →

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