But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Jordan Romano, Fergie Jenkins, Damaso Garcia

  By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         “I’m not thinking about baseball right now, if I’m honest. I’m just trying to take it moment by moment and look after the people closest to me.” That’s what  Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) told Sridhar Pappu forContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Jordan Romano, Fergie Jenkins, Damaso Garcia”

But What Do I Know? . . . Edwin Encarnacion, Joaquin Benoit, Adam Loewen

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Seven years ago today, the Toronto Blue Jays dealt Scott Rolen to the Cincinnati Reds for pitching prospects Zach Stewart, Josh Roenicke and a struggling 26-year-old third baseman named Edwin Encarnacion. It was Stewart the Blue Jays coveted the most, but the Reds would onlyContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Edwin Encarnacion, Joaquin Benoit, Adam Loewen”

But What Do I Know? . . . Kevin Pillar, Josh Donaldson, Andre Dawson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Believe it or not, after Blue Jays centre fielder Kevin Pillar made an ill-advised dive for a line drive hit by Billy Burns in the eighth inning in Thursday’s game against Oakland that turned what should’ve been a single into a triple, there wereContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Kevin Pillar, Josh Donaldson, Andre Dawson”

But What Do I Know? . . . Jim Fanning, Andrew Albers, Joe Carter

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • The official obituary for Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Fanning appeared in Saturday’s London Free Press. The life of the legendary Montreal Expos executive and field manager, who passed away of heart failure on April 25 at the age of 87, will beContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jim Fanning, Andrew Albers, Joe Carter”

But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Diamond, Bo Schultz, Dustin Molleken

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • ESPN’s Darren Wolfson reports that free agent left-hander Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ont.) threw for the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. With Alex Cobb, Drew Smyly and Alex Colome sidelined with injuries and ailments and Matt Moore still recuperating from Tommy John surgery, the RaysContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Diamond, Bo Schultz, Dustin Molleken”

But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Andre Dawson, Jim Henderson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported on Friday that the Pittsburgh Pirates intend to extend a $15.3-million qualifying offer to free agent Russell Martin. Coming off one of his finest big league seasons, the Canadian catcher reportedly declined a multi-year offer by Pirates duringContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Andre Dawson, Jim Henderson”

Jerk cellphone-toting dad goads Gary Carter at autograph event

If you’ve ever wondered why some athletes refuse to sign autographs, check out the YouTube link I’ve provided below. I do a lot of writing for sports memorabilia publications and I’m happy to report that the vast majority of autograph enthusiasts I’ve met are first-class people. Most of them attend athlete signings because they wantContinue reading “Jerk cellphone-toting dad goads Gary Carter at autograph event”