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

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

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

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

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 to pinch-hit.Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Baseball Canada Banquet Edition”

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, Jesse Crain, 1994 Montreal Expos”

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, James Paxton, Larry Johnson”

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

But What Do I Know? … Jose Canseco, Jeff Francis, Tony Fernandez

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  One of the most talked-about items at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., is the jersey that slugger Jose Canseco wore during his spring training stint with the Montreal Expos in 2002. IContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Jose Canseco, Jeff Francis, Tony Fernandez”

But What Do I Know? … Albert Pujols, Omar Vizquel, Corey Thurman

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  My favourite Tweet this week came from D.J. Short of NBC Sports on Wednesday when he wrote, “Sources: Albert Pujols submitted the winning bid for Yu Darvish.”  Lost in the Yu Darvish madness this week wasContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Albert Pujols, Omar Vizquel, Corey Thurman”