But What Do I Know? . . . Harold Baines, Lee Smith, Jamie Romak, John Hiller, John Axford

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Think of what it would be like if you performed at a high level in your field for more than two decades and then finally 17 years after you’ve retired you receive the ultimate honour and are inducted into your field’s Hall of FameContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Harold Baines, Lee Smith, Jamie Romak, John Hiller, John Axford”

Flashback to 1983 – A glorious start for both of Canada’s teams

If only Canadian baseball fans could turn their clocks back 30 years. That was my initial reaction when a fellow baseball aficionado handed me a copy of the July 11, 1983 edition of Maclean’s magazine (cover pictured above) last week. With 2005 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Dave Stieb and Steve Rogers (who areContinue reading “Flashback to 1983 – A glorious start for both of Canada’s teams”

But What Do I Know? … Juan Rivera, Goose Gossage, Chuck Tanner

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Blue Jays fans: The good news about Juan Rivera, acquired in the Vernon Wells deal, is that he hits like George Bell. The bad news is that he also fields like George Bell.  In reading Larry Millson’s 1987 book, Ballpark Figures: TheContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Juan Rivera, Goose Gossage, Chuck Tanner”