But What Do I Know? . . . Al Rosen, Andrew Albers, Shawn Camp

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • The first spring training game I ever went to was in Dunedin, Fla., on March 20, 1987. The Cincinnati Reds were playing the Toronto Blue Jays and I was an eager 13-year-old with an autograph book. I was shy, but I stood above theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Al Rosen, Andrew Albers, Shawn Camp”

Barry Larkin’s Canadian connections

During his 19-year big league career, Barry Larkin feasted on Canadian hurlers Rheal Cormier and Ryan Dempster, but fared poorly against Paul Quantrill and Mike Johnson. And though the 12-time all-star and most recent National Baseball Hall of Fame electee enjoyed a four-hit game against the Montreal Expos on May 29, 1992, he hit onlyContinue reading “Barry Larkin’s Canadian connections”

But What Do I Know? … Barry Larkin, Larry Walker, Brett Lawrie

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Any hopes that I had for Canadian Larry Walker receiving more Hall of Fame support from baseball writers this year were dashed this morning when I read about the ballots cast by 15 MLB.com scribes. Unbelievably, notContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Barry Larkin, Larry Walker, Brett Lawrie”

BBA recommends Larkin, Bagwell for Hall of Fame

Courtesy of baseballbloggersalliance.wordpress.com (If you want to read about who I’d vote for, follow this link: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/opinion/2012/01/mcgriff-raines-worthy-of-cooperstown.html) BBA recommends Larkin, Bagwell for Hall of Fame In the annual polling of members of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin and former Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell were recommended for induction toContinue reading “BBA recommends Larkin, Bagwell for Hall of Fame”