December 4, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Toronto Blue Jays slugger Fred McGriff was unanimously elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday by the Contemporary Baseball Era Players Committee. All 16 members on the committee voted for McGriff. Candidates required 12 of 16 votes (or 75 per cent) to... Continue Reading →
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Ex-Expos: Whatever happened to . . . Dick Grapenthin?
Dick Grapenthin pitched parts of three MLB season with the Expos. October 27, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada After completing his warm-up pitches, a nervous Dick Grapenthin peered in for the sign from future Hall of Famer Gary Carter. Standing in the batter’s box to face him was none other than Atlanta Braves... Continue Reading →
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 was... Continue Reading →
But What Do I Know? … National Baseball Hall of Fame edition
My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories: Just so that I’m on the record prior to the announcement of the National Baseball Hall Fame inductees on January 5, my prediction is that Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar will be the only two candidates elected by the baseball writers in 2011.... Continue Reading →