Kevin Glew's weekly Canadian baseball news and notes "But What Do I Know?" column discusses Joey Votto, Bob Elliott and Fergie Jenkins.
Michael Saunders (Victoria, B.C.) was the manager of the Augusta GreenJackets in 2021 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -Congratulations to Blue Jays on Sportsnet broadcasters Dan Shulman (Thornhill, Ont.) and Joe Siddall (Windsor, Ont.) on their Canadian Screen Award nominations. Shulman is up for best Canadian sports play-by-play... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) posted this powerful photo (below) on Twitter on Tuesday. He also shared a more personal message two days later. He is an important voice to be listening to... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · Happy unofficial Canadian Baseball Day! For a couple of years now, I’ve been writing that September 10th should be celebrated on baseball diamonds across the country. Why? Well, today is Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto’s 34th birthday. It’s also Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer,... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Carlos Delgado, who will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame this coming Saturday in St. Marys, Ont., was arguably the greatest hitter in Toronto Blue Jays history, but the Blue Jays weren’t the first professional team that Delgado played for in... Continue Reading →
If you happen to see Wallace Johnson at the Montreal Jazz Festival this summer, stop and buy the man a drink.After all, the former pinch-hitter extraordinaire, who frequently returns to the city for this landmark event, was the author of arguably the most important hit in Montreal Expos history.His two-run triple off of New York... Continue Reading →
My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): If Eric Thames is going to be one of the Jays outfielders of the future, why did he DH for 10 of the 13 games during his big league call-up? Surely it can’t be because Corey Patterson... Continue Reading →
He’s the only Montreal Expo to toss a no-hitter at Olympic Stadium. And more than 29 years later, Charlie Lea, now an analyst on Memphis Redbirds’ (St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A affiliate) radio broadcasts, still remembers the game vividly. “I walked four guys, so it wasn’t like it was a perfect game,” he reflected modestly, in... Continue Reading →