But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Joey Votto, Larry Walker, Roberto Alomar

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         San Diego Padres slugger Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) has donated his spikes, bat and batting gloves from his major league debut that took place on May 24, 2019 against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre to the Canadian Baseball Hall of FameContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Joey Votto, Larry Walker, Roberto Alomar”

These Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame podcasts are definitely worth a listen

  Peter Bean, the director of fan engagement at the Canadian Baseball Network, has completed some excellent podcasts in advance of this weekend’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame festivities. They are definitely worth a listen. Here are the links: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame director of operations Scott Crawford talks about the weekend’s festivities: http://www.canadianbaseballnetwork.com/articles/podcast-hall-of-fame-weekend-preview/Continue reading “These Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame podcasts are definitely worth a listen”

Canadian Baseball Network Podcast – Jackie Robinson in Canada

I don’t like to listen to myself talk (a lot of stammering), but I was honoured to be asked to speak about Jackie Robinson’s 1946 season with the Montreal Royals for a Canadian Baseball Network podcast (I talked for about 40 minutes). With help from Peter Bean, Scott Crawford and Alexis Brudnicki, I believe thisContinue reading “Canadian Baseball Network Podcast – Jackie Robinson in Canada”

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

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 dealContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Darren Oliver, Gio Gonzalez, Reed Johnson”

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

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

How Andre Dawson inspired ex-Expo Derek Aucoin

Derek Aucoin is the only Montreal-born player developed by the Expos to appear with the big league club. I recently caught up with the charismatic ex-pitcher and discovered that a chance meeting with Andre Dawson 30 years ago changed his life. Here’s the link to the article I wrote about Aucoin for Bob Elliott’s CanadianContinue reading “How Andre Dawson inspired ex-Expo Derek Aucoin”