But What Do I Know? . . . Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Jimmy Key, Brandon Morrow

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: One of the best things about the Toronto Blue Jays signing catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be listening to Buck Martinez say his name on TV broadcasts. One of the worst things will be trying to spell his last name correctly. For the record, at 14Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Jimmy Key, Brandon Morrow”

But What Do I Know? . . . Terry Francona, Brad Mills, Joe Carter

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: The 1982 Topps Montreal Expos Future Stars card (pictured above) showcases Terry Francona and Brad Mills together on their first Topps baseball card. Both played for the Expos’ only playoff team in 1981 and 35 years later, Mills is serving as Francona’s bench coach forContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Terry Francona, Brad Mills, Joe Carter”

Roy Campanella’s 1947 season in Montreal was career turning point

Roy Campanella wasn’t one to wallow in his hardships. But if anyone had a right to be bitter, it was the stocky catcher from Philadelphia. Forced to endure unspeakable racial taunts as a minor leaguer, “Campy” persevered to become the best catcher in the big leagues from 1948 to 1957, only to have his careerContinue reading “Roy Campanella’s 1947 season in Montreal was career turning point”