But What Do I Know? . . . Vladimir Guerrero, John Axford, Jim Adduci, Ryan Goins

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         For those of us who remember the exciting Montreal Expos teams from the ’80s and ’90s, one of the highlights of the Toronto Blue Jays exhibition games at Olympic Stadium over the past three years has been the Expos legends that have returned andContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Vladimir Guerrero, John Axford, Jim Adduci, Ryan Goins”

But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Albers, James Paxton, Scott Diamond, Jose Bautista

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Left-hander James Paxton (Ladner, B.C.) allowed three runs in 1-1/3 innings in his return to the Seattle Mariners’ rotation on Friday after being out since August 11 with a left pectoral muscle strain. It was a disappointing performance, but with his return and NorthContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Albers, James Paxton, Scott Diamond, Jose Bautista”

But What Do I Know? . . . Brett Lawrie, Scott Diamond, Otto Velez

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Having Lawrie and Lowrie on the same team in the same infield is a typo waiting to happen for a baseball writer. Fortunately for them, the Oakland A’s are reportedly looking to trade Brett Lawrie (Langley, B.C.). Susan Slusser of the San Francisco ChronicleContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Brett Lawrie, Scott Diamond, Otto Velez”

But What Do I Know? . . . Brett Lawrie, Fergie Jenkins, J.P. Arencibia

  My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • There are those in the Canadian baseball community that believe Brett Lawrie (Langley, B.C.) needed a dose of humility. Well, he got one on Tuesday when he struck out four times on 12 pitches in his second game with the Oakland A’s. InContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Brett Lawrie, Fergie Jenkins, J.P. Arencibia”

But What Do I Know? . . . Babe Ruth, Erik Bedard, Jeff Francis

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s first professional home run which he hit at Hanlan’s Point Stadium on Toronto Island on September 5, 1914, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame is selling limited edition prints (numbered to 714 and shown above) thatContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Babe Ruth, Erik Bedard, Jeff Francis”

But What Do I Know? . . . George Kottaras, Jose Reyes, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Scarborough, Ont., native George Kottaras was designated for assignment by the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday after the club signed veteran backstop A.J. Pierzynski. Kottaras, who had managed just six plate appearances since landing with the Cards on July 11, was initially picked upContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . George Kottaras, Jose Reyes, Fergie Jenkins”

But What Do I Know? … Don Zimmer, Tyson Gillies, Randy Ruiz

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Baseball lifer Don Zimmer passed away last Wednesday at the age of 83 in Dunedin, Fla. “Popeye” spent 66 seasons in professional baseball as a player, coach, manager and adviser. Best known for his managerial stints with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago CubsContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Don Zimmer, Tyson Gillies, Randy Ruiz”