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But What Do I Know? . . . Roberto Osuna, Josh Donaldson, Larry Walker

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Who says you need to have a lively young arm to be a successful big league pitcher? With the shutout he tossed on Saturday against the Miami Marlins, 42-year-old, former Montreal Expo Bartolo Colon has now hurled 25 consecutive scoreless innings for the New... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . George Selkirk, Denis Boucher, Vince Horsman

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[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: - Thanks to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame volunteer and SABR member, Andrew North, for sharing with me that Huntsville, Ont., native George Selkirk, a former New York Yankees outfielder, once belted four home runs off of the same pitcher... Continue Reading →

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Cooperstowners in Canada: Frank Thomas

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The consensus among Blue Jays fans is that Frank Thomas's tenure in Toronto was a disaster. The Big Hurt was 38 years old when he inked a two-year, $18.12-million deal with the Blue Jays on November 18, 2006. It's a contract that many Jays supporters rank as one of the worst in franchise history. But... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? … Scott Diamond, Ernie Whitt, Chuck Diering

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Some Canadian baseball stories from the past week (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Guelph, Ont., native Scott Diamond has jumped out to a commanding lead in the online voting for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award. The Minnesota Twins lefty, who won 12 games and posted a 3.54 ERA this... Continue Reading →

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Some trivia about Canadian Blue Jays for Canada Day

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The Toronto Blue Jays are going all out to celebrate Canada’s birthday on Sunday. Players will don special red jerseys, there will be a street festival outside the Rogers Centre and the club will honour armed forces members and Olympians. This patriotic fervor makes me think of all of the Canadian players that have suited... Continue Reading →

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