But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, James Paxton, Danny Klassen, Tommy Lasorda

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         This post-season could represent the first time in major league history that two Canadian pitchers will start playoff openers for their respective clubs. Right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) has been the ace of the National League East champion Atlanta Braves this season, while left-hander... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Rowan Wick, Stubby Clapp, Dave Stieb, Joey Votto

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) whose wife Lydia passed away unexpectedly on Monday. I’m sending good thoughts and strength to Fergie and his family at this difficult time. ·         Congratulations to North Vancouver,... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Mark Shapiro, Russell Martin, Cito Gaston

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Plenty of criticism was levelled at Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro last off-season when the club did not re-sign David Price. Of course, in hindsight, given that J.A. Happ outperformed Price this season and Price’s post-season struggles have continued, it’s now easy to applaud... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . J.A. Happ, Joey Votto, Bill Stoneman

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: In a Toronto Blue Jays’ lineup in which the two-through-seven hitters are pulling in a combined $86.1 million this season, it was their eighth and ninth batters, Kevin Pillar and Ezequiel Carrera, who are making just over $1 million between them, who came through in... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Tim Raines, Fergie Jenkins

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: If it seems like Russell Martin has hit a lot of clutch, late-inning home runs for the Toronto Blue Jays this season, that’s because he has. Thirteen of the Montreal native’s 19 homers have come in the sixth inning or later. Thirty-two years ago today,... Continue Reading →

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