Bob Elliott does Canada proud with Cooperstown speech

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It seemed fitting that the most prominent jersey from my vantage point in the press box to watch Toronto Sun columnist Bob Elliott deliver his J.G. Taylor Spink Award acceptance speech was a Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds jersey worn by a young fan in the front row. After all,... Continue Reading →

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Bob Elliott poised to make Canadian baseball history in Cooperstown

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Call him the Fergie Jenkins of baseball writers. No, Toronto Sun baseball columnist Bob Elliott wasn’t blessed with the Canadian pitching legend’s athleticism, but he does possess Jenkins’ work ethic, durability and penchant for producing consistently excellent results. So it’s fitting that Elliott – similar to Jenkins becoming the first Canadian player inducted into the... Continue Reading →

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Canadian baseball community mourns Gary Carter

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The first image you saw when you visited Baseball Canada’s website on Friday was a photo paying tribute to Gary Carter. It’s a testament to the legendary Expo’s enduring impact on baseball in this country that our national baseball body has chosen to honour Carter, who played his last game in the big leagues in... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? … Darren Oliver, Gio Gonzalez, Reed Johnson

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My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Look on the bright side Blue Jays fans: The Rangers may have outbid Toronto for Yu Darvish, but the Jays outbid Texas for 41-year-old left-handed reliever Darren Oliver (sarcasm intended).  The Washington Nationals’ decision to deal... Continue Reading →

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Henke, Jenkins and Fernandez at Stratford Boston Pizza today

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Source: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame (www.baseballhalloffame.ca) Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Tom Henke and Allan Simpson will be joined by Fergie Jenkins and Tony Fernandez at Boston Pizza in Stratford, Ont., at 4:00 p.m. today. This brief meet-and-greet will kick off a series of events leading up the Ball Hall’s induction ceremony slated... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? … Tommy Lasorda, Brian Butterfield, J.P. Ricciardi

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My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  From the things I never thought I’d see file: Tommy Lasorda is on Twitter (@TommyLasorda). Here’s a sample tweet from the Dodgers legend and Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer: I can't wait to get a free serving of @PandaExpress Golden Treasure Shrimp today:... Continue Reading →

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Top Canadian Baseball Stories of 2010 – Part 1

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Happy New Year! With the calendar now turned to 2011, here’s part one of my look back at the top Canadian baseball stories of 2010 (in no particular order): Votto wins NL MVP, Lou Marsh and Tip O’Neill awards After battling anxiety and depression in 2009, Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto’s 2010 season was nothing... Continue Reading →

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