But What Do I Know? . . . Matt Brash, Joey Votto, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Derek Aucoin

Photo: Seattle Mariners By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Right-hander Matt Brash (Kingston, Ont.) seems to be the favourite to begin the season as the Seattle Mariners' No. 5 starter. The 6-foot-1 righty pitched two scoreless innings in his first start this spring and went a combined 6-4... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Derek Aucoin, Fergie Jenkins, Rich Butler, Carlton Fisk

Derek Aucoin was the first member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's board of directors from Quebec. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Derek Aucoin lit up a room when he walked into it. The former Montreal Expo... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jordan Romano, Joey Votto, Andrew Albers, Bill Slack

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Thursday that closer Kirby Yates has undergone Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2021 season. The Blue Jays are now looking for someone to step in as closer. They have yet to... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Phil Marchildon, Cal Quantrill, John Sullivan, Larry Walker

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Congratulations to former Montreal Expos and Colorado Rockies slugger Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) who has been named the "Most Influential Canadian" on Bob Elliott's annual top 100 list of the most influential Canadians in baseball. It's the... Continue Reading →

Derek Aucoin receives Quebec Medallion of the National Assembly

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos pitcher Derek Aucoin was awarded the Quebec Medallion of the National Assembly on Tuesday. The Lachine, Que., native, who's one of Canada's greatest baseball ambassadors, was presented with the honour by Quebec's minister of economy and innovation, Pierre Fitzgibbon, in a video conference ceremony. The award... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Ralph Dickenson, Nick Pivetta, Derek Aucoin

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         If you’re looking for a memorable virtual gift for the Canadian baseball fan in your family, Fergie Jenkins is donating the proceeds from his cameo.com account to the workers at Sloan Park, the Chicago Cubs spring training stadium, this week. For $50 at cameo.com,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Michael Saunders, Scott Mathieson, Derek Aucoin, Larry Walker

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Former Toronto Blue Jay Michael Saunders (Victoria, B.C.) has told Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi that he will play for the Canadian national team at the WSBC Premier12 Tournament beginning on November 2 and then retire to become a manager for the Atlanta Braves’ Rookie ball... Continue Reading →

Derek Aucoin to be inducted into the Quebec Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Montreal Expos pitcher and Lachine, Que., native Derek Aucoin will be inducted into the RDS Quebec Baseball Hall of Fame on November 9. The Quebec baseball shrine made the announcement on Wednesday. This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of Baseball Quebec, but also the 50th anniversary of the Montreal Expos. Aucoin, a... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Derek Aucoin, Abraham Toro, Russell Martin, Rob Ducey

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         I've been fortunate to interview a large number of players and ex-players during my writing career, but few have had a greater impact on me than Derek Aucoin. He’s a 6-foot-7 gentle giant whose heart is even bigger than his physical stature. Derek has... Continue Reading →

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