Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays to all of my loyal readers! I’m hoping to create a new and improved version of Cooperstowners of Canada in 2013, so stay tuned. Each year, during the holiday season, I look forward to receiving a Christmas card from the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. If you have purchased a membership with theContinue reading “Happy Holidays!”

But What Do I Know? … Scott Richmond, George Kottaras, Jackie Robinson

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  If you’re wondering – like I was – why Scott Richmond (Vancouver, B.C.) isn’t pitching for Canada in the World Baseball Classic qualifier in Germany, it’s because (as Bob Elliott notes in the Toronto Sun today) hisContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Scott Richmond, George Kottaras, Jackie Robinson”

But What Do I Know? … The All-Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Edition

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Around 1,500 people were on the Hall of Fame grounds on Saturday for the events surrounding the induction of Expos legend Rusty Staub, New Brunswick-born big leaguer Rheal Cormier, current Milwaukee Brewers GM Doug Melvin (Chatham, Ont.)Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … The All-Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Edition”

Cormier’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech would’ve made father proud

Rheal Cormier almost made it through his Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech without tears. But when it came time to talk about his father, Ronald, who passed away last September, the Cap-Pele, N.B., native couldn’t contain his emotions. At a pre-ceremony press conference on Saturday, Cormier recounted how his father, a truck driverContinue reading “Cormier’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech would’ve made father proud”

Canadian ball hall to induct Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada as part of three-day celebration that starts tonight

Two former Montreal Expos, the 2011 Baseball America Executive of the Year and Canada’s gold medal-winning Senior National Team will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame this Saturday. Rusty Staub, Doug Melvin, Rheal Cormier and the 2011 Pan Am games champion national team are set to be honoured in a ceremony thatContinue reading “Canadian ball hall to induct Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada as part of three-day celebration that starts tonight”

Part 2 – Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to enshrine Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada

*Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca **Please note this is part 2 of a two-part post. Doug Melvin Doug Melvin, born August 8, 1952, is Chatham, Ontario’s second-most famous baseball man, behind Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins. The Milwaukee Brewers general manager since 2002 had a brief pitching career in the minor leagues from 1972 to 1978 withContinue reading “Part 2 – Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to enshrine Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada”

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to enshrine Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada

*Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca **Please note this is part 1 of a two-part post. The original face of the Montreal Expos, the current mastermind of the Milwaukee Brewers, the legendary left-hander from Moncton, N.B. and the reigning gold medalists from the 2011 Pan Am Games will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame atContinue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to enshrine Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada”

Top Canadian Baseball Stories of 2010 – Part 2

Here’s part two of my look back at the top Canadian baseball stories of 2010 (in no particular order): Ex-Expos broadcaster Dave Van Horne wins Ford C. Frick While Jays fans lobbied for Tom Cheek to win the Ford C. Frick Award, it has to be considered a victory for Canadian baseball that longtime ExposContinue reading “Top Canadian Baseball Stories of 2010 – Part 2”

The 10th anniversary of the worst Blue Jays trade in franchise history

This is the story of how one Canadian big league general manager fleeced another Canadian general manager out of a player that would become one of the best infielders in Major League Baseball. Well, the story isn’t that simple. And Doug Melvin, a Chatham, Ont., native and then general manager of Texas Rangers, will admitContinue reading “The 10th anniversary of the worst Blue Jays trade in franchise history”