But What Do I Know? . . . Alex Anthopoulos, Brock Dykxhoorn, Fergie Jenkins, Mark Eichhorn

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Brock Dykxhoorn (Goderich, Ont.) has re-signed with the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. Photo: Twitter By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes from the past week: -In case you missed it, Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos was named the Canadian Baseball Network's Most Influential Canadian... Continue Reading →

Anthopoulos named 2021 Most Influential Canadian in baseball by Canadian Baseball Network

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Alex Anthopoulos (Montreal, Que.), the Atlanta Braves' World Series-winning GM Official Canadian Baseball Network News Release Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos has been named the Most Influential Canadian in baseball by the Canadian Baseball Network (CBN). The Montreal native, who became the first Canadian-born general manager to be at the helm of a World... Continue Reading →

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

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  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 →

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Canadian Baseball Network Podcast – Jackie Robinson in Canada

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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 this... 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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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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How Andre Dawson inspired ex-Expo Derek Aucoin

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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 Canadian... Continue Reading →

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