But What Do I Know? . . . Dave McKay, Mark Teahen, James Paxton

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Mississauga, Ont., native Dalton Pompey became the second Canadian to record an RBI in their first at bat with the Toronto Blue Jays. The 21-year-old outfielder’s ground out to first base plated Anthony Gose in the eighth inning in the Blue Jays’ 11-1 victoryContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Dave McKay, Mark Teahen, James Paxton”

Canadian connections to the MLB All-Star Game

A Canadian will be playing in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game for the 17th consecutive season. Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto, who grew up in Etobicoke, Ont., will start at first base for the National League in Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y. Toronto-born reliever Jesse Crain, who has postedContinue reading “Canadian connections to the MLB All-Star Game”

20 Canadians selected in 2013 MLB Draft

Courtesy of Adam Morrissette, Baseball Canada (www.baseball.ca) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO – The third and final day of the 2013 MLB Draft took place on Saturday with fifteen Canadians being selected by MLB clubs, bringing the grand total to 20 Canadians taken over the three-day event. Fifteen players selected are either current or former membersContinue reading “20 Canadians selected in 2013 MLB Draft”

But What Do I Know? … Tom Cheek, Steve Demeter, Former Montreal Expos

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – After listening to Shirley Cheek, the wife of the late Tom Cheek, speak on behalf of her husband during Thursday’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame media conference call, I can understand why Hall of FameContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Tom Cheek, Steve Demeter, Former Montreal Expos”

Wood leads cast of nine Canadians selected on day two of MLB Draft

Courtesy of Adam Morrissette, Baseball Canada (www.baseball.ca) OTTAWA – Eric Wood (Pickering, ON) became the first Canadian selected in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft when the Pittsburgh Pirates took him in the sixth round, 196th overall. In total, nine Canadians were selected on day two of MLB’s First-Year Player Draft which saw rounds twoContinue reading “Wood leads cast of nine Canadians selected on day two of MLB Draft”

2011 World Series: St. Louis Cardinals have plenty of links to Canada

While no Canadian players will be competing in this year’s World Series, there are a number of players and coaches that have spent parts of their careers in the Great White North. Here’s a list of the links that St. Louis Cardinals players and coaches have with Canada (A list with Texas Rangers Canadian linksContinue reading “2011 World Series: St. Louis Cardinals have plenty of links to Canada”

But What Do I Know? … Brett Lawrie, Jason Bay, Jim Thome

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Two weeks ago, I wrote in my CBC blog that given his talents,  his all-out style of play and his Canadian citizenship, Brett Lawrie has a chance to be the most popular player in Toronto Blue JaysContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Brett Lawrie, Jason Bay, Jim Thome”