But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Mike Soroka, Tyler O’Neill, Joey Votto

September 4, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Boston Red Sox right-hander Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) took a comebacker travelling 91.4 mph hit by Texas Rangers outfielder Leody Taveras off his calf in the third inning of his start on Friday which knocked him out of the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Derek Aucoin, Fergie Jenkins, Rich Butler, Carlton Fisk

Derek Aucoin was the first member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's board of directors from Quebec. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Derek Aucoin lit up a room when he walked into it. The former Montreal Expo... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Luke Easter, Al Kaline, John Hiller, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         It has become an Easter tradition on this blog to pay tribute to ex-big league slugger Luke Easter on Easter Sunday. “Luscious Luke” was a hulking, 6-foot-4, 240-pound slugger who became the 11th African-American to compete in the big leagues when he debuted with... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Yogi Berra, Mike Soroka, Chris Robinson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms reading this! I’m fortunate that my mother, Glenyce Glew, is a wonderful, energetic, caring and supportive woman who has been dragged to enough baseball games over the years that she has become a Toronto Blue Jays... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . John McDonald, Trei Cruz, Sparky Anderson, Andres Galarraga

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Up until my mid-teens, he channeled his inner Mickey Mantle to hit me countless fly balls down Thames Crescent in Dorchester, Ont. And I chased them pretending to be Jesse Barfield or Dale Murphy. He’s a kind, quiet, patient, gentle and responsible man who... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Baseball Canada Banquet Edition

[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] Here are a few tidbits I gleaned from attending the annual Baseball Canada National Teams Awards Banquet and Fundraiser yesterday at the Rogers Centre: - Blue Jays broadcasting icon Jerry Howarth, the long-time emcee of the banquet, was battling a case of laryngitis, so his radio booth partner Mike Wilner was called in... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Chris Robinson, Jesse Crain, 1994 Montreal Expos

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - Dorchester, Ont., native Chris Robinson recorded his first big league hit in style last night when he belted a three-run, pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning off of Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Eury De La Rosa.... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Chris Robinson, James Paxton, Larry Johnson

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - After being called up by the San Diego Padres for two days in mid-August without seeing any game action, Dorchester, Ont., native Chris Robinson was promoted again by the club on September 1. So far,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Chris Robinson, Brett Cecil, Trevor Gretzky

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - He has persevered through nine minor league seasons with five different major league organizations, but Canada's own version of Crash Davis, Chris Robinson, was called up by the San Diego Padres on Thursday. The gritty,... Continue Reading →

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