But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Rob Thomson, Tyler O’Neill, Dave Stieb

June 26, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada -In recent weeks, Boston Red Sox right-hander Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) has been one of the most dominant major league pitchers. In his last 10 starts, dating back to May 7, the Canuck righty is 8-1 with a 1.85 ERA and has struck out 65 batters... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Thomson, Joey Votto, Tyler O’Neill, first game at SkyDome

Prior to Rob Thomson, George Gibson (London, Ont.) was the last full-time Canadian manager. June 5, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: - On Friday, the Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi and named Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) their interim dugout... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Cal Quantrill, Matt Stairs, Tim Raines

May 29, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -On Wednesday, Boston Red Sox right-hander Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) won his third straight start, allowing three runs on five hits in six innings in the Sox 16-3 win over the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The... Continue Reading →

Gibbons says Jays in “good spot,” but need healthy Romano

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fJTvxsQrHI *Watch Stu Stone’s full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager’s weekly “Talking Points” feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. May 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada. John Gibbons has heard the baseball stats gurus who insist that any pitcher can close a... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, George Selkirk, Gerry MacKay, Doc Younker

Legendary trainer Doc Younker was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005. He passed away six years ago today. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -On Wednesday, Global News ran a wonderful tribute to Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) as part... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Dave Van Horne, Travis Snider, Joey Votto, Michael Saunders

Legendary Montreal Expos broadcaster and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Dave Van Horne is retiring. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes from the past week: -Legendary Montreal Expos broadcaster and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Dave Van Horne is retiring. He... Continue Reading →

Three Canadians named 2021 Silver Slugger Award finalists

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Three players born in Canada were among the finalists for the 2021 Silver Slugger awards, announced by Louisville Slugger on Monday. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) and Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) are finalists at the first base position in the American League and National League respectively, while Tyler O’Neill... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Joey Votto, Jackie Robinson, Andrew Albers

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -The Boston Red Sox were eliminated from the postseason on Friday night after a 5-0 loss to the Houston Astros in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. But this was a breakout postseason for Nick Pivetta (Victoria,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, Nick Pivetta, Jason Dickson, Rod Black

Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.). Photo: Twitter My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -In a surprising move, the St. Louis Cardinals dismissed manager Mike Shildt on Thursday due to "philosophical differences." The Cardinals won 17 games in a row in September to secure the final National League Wild Card spot before the... Continue Reading →

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