10 years later – A look at 10 things I wanted to see happen in Canadian baseball in 2010

  You could say I’m batting .500. In my “rookie” year (2010) of this blog, I wrote down 10 things I would like to see happen in Canadian baseball in the ensuing decade. I remembered that I had written this post earlier today and decided to see how many of my wishes had come true. Continue reading “10 years later – A look at 10 things I wanted to see happen in Canadian baseball in 2010”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Fred McGriff, Jack Graney Award, Carlos Delgado

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Writers have started submitting their National Baseball Hall of Fame ballots and as in previous years, I would like to strongly encourage them to vote for Maple Ridge, B.C. native Larry Walker. So each week until the voting results are announced I’ll feature aContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Fred McGriff, Jack Graney Award, Carlos Delgado”

But What Do I Know? . . . Bob Elliott, Joe Siddall, Tip O’Neill Award voting, Pedro Martinez

  My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and Canadian Baseball Network founder Bob Elliott and former Montreal Expos catcher and current Blue Jays Central studio analyst Joe Siddall on their inductions into the Baseball Ontario Hall of Fame which took place lastContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Bob Elliott, Joe Siddall, Tip O’Neill Award voting, Pedro Martinez”

But What Do I Know? … Joey Votto, Fergie Jenkins, Bob Elliott, Steve Wilson, Roy Howell, Bill Gullickson

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 “But What Do I Know? … Joey Votto, Fergie Jenkins, Bob Elliott, Steve Wilson, Roy Howell, Bill Gullickson”

Serge Touchette wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame St. Marys, Ont. – Legendary Montreal Expos beat writer Serge Touchette has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2015 Jack Graney Award. The St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine presents this award annually to a member of the media who has made significant contributions toContinue reading “Serge Touchette wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award”

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? … Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Edition

Some news and notes from this year’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony that took place on Saturday in St. Marys, Ont.: • 2015 inductee Carlos Delgado can relate to what Chris Colabello is going through in left field for the Toronto Blue Jays. Some Blue Jays fans might have forgotten that the clubContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Edition”

Bob Elliott shares dreams in Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech

Bob Elliott dreams “by day” and Canadian baseball is fortunate that he does. The legendary writer was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., on Saturday afternoon, along with ex-players Carlos Delgado, Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) and Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.), as well as former Montreal Expos manager Felipe Alou.Continue reading “Bob Elliott shares dreams in Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech”

Canadian ball hall to induct Blue Jays and Expos legends as part of four-day celebration

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame St. Marys, Ont. – Three of them starred on the field for the Toronto Blue Jays, one of them was the longest-serving manager in Montreal Expos history and the other has covered both the Blue Jays and the Expos during his storied writing career. Former Blue Jays CarlosContinue reading “Canadian ball hall to induct Blue Jays and Expos legends as part of four-day celebration”

But What Do I Know? . . . Gary Woods, Jonathan Papelbon, Bruce Chen

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Gary Woods, who played centre field and batted fifth in the first game in Toronto Blue Jays history, passed away of a heart attack on Thursday at the age of 60. You can read my full obituary on Woods here. The former Jays outfielderContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Gary Woods, Jonathan Papelbon, Bruce Chen”