A (Steve) Christmas Story and other holiday trivia

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*This is my (Steve) Christmas card to you. It's been a tough year, a really tough year. I hope you can find joy this holiday season despite the challenges being presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support of this blog. There were times in the... Continue Reading →

Former Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays News – November 27

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My regular roundup of former Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos news: – The National Baseball Hall of Fame released their 2021 ballot on November 16. There are 25 notable ex-players on the ballot, including seven former Blue Jays. Four ex-Jays - Roger Clemens, Jeff Kent, Scott Rolen and... Continue Reading →

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Former Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays news – November 4, 2020

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Here's my weekly roundup of former Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos news: - On Friday, the Chicago White Sox declined their $12-million option on Edwin Encarnacion for next season, making the former Blue Jays slugger a free agent. Encarnacion, who clubbed 239 of his 424 big league home... Continue Reading →

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Ex-Expos: Whatever happened to? . . . Bill Atkinson

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada There's nothing greater than a mother's love, but it doesn't hurt if she can also teach you how to throw a curveball. Former Montreal Expos right-hander Bill Atkinson can attest to this. It was his mother, Patricia, that not only showered him and his four sisters with love as... Continue Reading →

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Remembering Tom Seaver and his Canadian connections

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It seems fitting to show a Canadian Tom Seaver card today -- this is a 1979 O-Pee-Chee card made in London, Ont. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver has passed away at the age of 75. The National Baseball Hall of Fame shared the news of his death in... Continue Reading →

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He played for the Blue Jays? . . . Frank Viola

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada No one would blame you if you don't remember any "Sweet Music" at the SkyDome in 1996. After all, the Toronto Blue Jays finished a dismal 74-88 that season and left-hander Frank Viola (nicknamed "Sweet Music") struggled in all but one of his six starts with the club. Yes,... Continue Reading →

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Find the Canadian Connection – 1976 Topps Bill Stein

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  This is the sixth of my “Find the Canadian Connection” features.  For this feature, I close my eyes and reach into a random box of baseball cards in my basement and pull out a single card. I then try to establish a Canadian connection for the player featured on the card. You can read... Continue Reading →

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