But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Mathieson, Andrew Albers, Jason Dickson, Nigel Wilson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Congratulations to all of Baseball Canada’s 2019 National Team Award winners. The following awards were handed out on Saturday night: Stubby Clapp Award – Scott Richmond (Vancouver, B.C.) Special Recognition Award – Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) Junior National Team MVP – Dasan Brown (Oakville, Ont.)Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Mathieson, Andrew Albers, Jason Dickson, Nigel Wilson”

But What Do I Know? . . . Terry Francona, Brad Mills, Joey Votto, George Selkirk

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Thanks to the baseball card above, every time I watch the Cleveland Indians play I feel like Bryn Smith is also somewhere in the team’s dugout. This is a 1982 Topps Future Stars card that features then Montreal Expos prospects Terry Francona (now IndiansContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Terry Francona, Brad Mills, Joey Votto, George Selkirk”

But What Do I Know? . . . Jose Bautista, Andre Dawson, Paul Spoljaric, Joey Votto

  My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto reached two more statistical milestones this week. On Tuesday, the Cincinnati Reds slugger scored his 100th run of the season. This marks the fifth time he has tallied 100 runs in a major league season, tying him withContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jose Bautista, Andre Dawson, Paul Spoljaric, Joey Votto”

But What Do I Know? . . . Andre Dawson, B.J. Wallace, Larry Walker, Jamie Romak

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         As the MLB amateur draft approaches (June 12 to June 14), it’s important to remember that it’s not just first-round picks that end up in the Hall of Fame. For example, 42 years ago today, the Montreal Expos chose Andre Dawson, out of FloridaContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Andre Dawson, B.J. Wallace, Larry Walker, Jamie Romak”

But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Jason Dickson, Vladimir Guerrero

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Montreal native Russell Martin helped make history on Tuesday when he belted two home runs against the New York Yankees in the Toronto Blue Jays’ 12-6 victory at Yankee Stadium. In that game, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez also clubbed two home runs, marking the firstContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Jason Dickson, Vladimir Guerrero”

But What Do I Know? . . . Chris Colabello, Bill Singer, Paul Quantrill

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: I won’t pretend that I really know Chris Colabello, but I do know this, in 29 years of going to spring training in Dunedin and attending Toronto Blue Jays games, I’ve never met a kinder, more generous player. I’ve told this story before, but inContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Chris Colabello, Bill Singer, Paul Quantrill”

But What Do I Know? . . . Derek Jeter, Justin Morneau, Steve Delabar

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – How different would Derek Jeter’s career have been if the Montreal Expos had selected him in the 1992 MLB amateur draft? The Expos had the opportunity to choose Jeter with the third pick overall that year but instead opted for left-handed pitching prospect B.J.Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Derek Jeter, Justin Morneau, Steve Delabar”

But What Do I Know? . . . George Kottaras, Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • In case you missed it, Scarborough, Ont., native George Kottaras signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays last Thursday. The Canadian catcher was released by the St. Louis Cardinals on July 29 after the club signed veteran backstop A.J. Pierzynski. Kottaras,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . George Kottaras, Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth”

But What Do I Know? . . . Aaron Sanchez, Jim Adduci, Ed Bahr

My weekly look at some Canadian baseball stories: – It was a classy move by the organizers of the Toronto Blue Jays’ two exhibition games at Olympic Stadium on March 28 and 29 to invite Daniel Plamondon, the Montreal Expos bat boy from 1975 to 1979, back to work in the visiting clubhouse. Plamondon, nowContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Aaron Sanchez, Jim Adduci, Ed Bahr”

The Boss wouldn’t have been happy about Yankees playoff exit

George Steinbrenner must be rolling over in his grave. His New York Yankees were not only swept in their American League Championship Series (ALCS), they were humiliated both on and – thanks to Alex Rodriguez – off the field. And after witnessing the Bronx Bombers’ 8-1 loss in the series-clincher on Thursday, the impetuous SteinbrennerContinue reading “The Boss wouldn’t have been happy about Yankees playoff exit”