But What Do I Know? . . . Jordan Romano, Joey Votto, Billy Harris, Roy Halladay, Tim Raines

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins told reporters on Friday that there’s a chance that right-hander Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) could pitch in the club’s Wild-Card series which will begin on Tuesday. Romano has been sidelined withContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jordan Romano, Joey Votto, Billy Harris, Roy Halladay, Tim Raines”

But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Johnny Rutherford, Joey Votto, Andrew Albers

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         When right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) starts Game 3 of the National League Division Series for the Atlanta Braves against the St. Louis Cardinals today, he’ll become the 20th Canadian to pitch in a major league post-season game. According to the Canadian Baseball HallContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Johnny Rutherford, Joey Votto, Andrew Albers”

But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Thorman, Rob Ducey, Ed Herrman

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Two ex-big leaguers from Cambridge, Ont., have landed prominent coaching jobs this off-season. Rob Ducey, who was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in June, will serve as a hitting instructor with theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Thorman, Rob Ducey, Ed Herrman”

But What Do I Know? … Jason Motte, Ernie Whitt, Jose Bautista

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  There are no Canadians playing in this year’s World Series, but Cardinals closer Jason Motte was born in Port Huron, Mich., just across the border from Sarnia, Ont. The bearded stopper is a spitting image of HallContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Jason Motte, Ernie Whitt, Jose Bautista”

Five things I learned about Tom Henke last weekend

I’ve been following the Toronto Blue Jays since their inception in 1977, so I figured I knew everything there is to know about Tom Henke. But after participating in a media scrum with The Terminator prior to his induction into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame last Saturday, I discovered that there was a lotContinue reading “Five things I learned about Tom Henke last weekend”

Canadian Free Agents – Matt Stairs

Matt Stairs wants to be play at least one more season. “In a perfect situation, I’d love to go back to Boston because it’s close to home and I always loved hitting in that park,” Stairs told the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo in October. “But I’d play anywhere.” The 42-year-old New Brunswick native now residesContinue reading “Canadian Free Agents – Matt Stairs”