On this date in Canadian baseball history . . . May 7

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Here's a rundown of some significant events in Canadian baseball history that have happened on May 7: 1929 - Former Montreal Expos manager Dick Williams was born in St. Louis, Mo. Prior to managing the Expos to a 380-347 record in parts of five seasons from 1977 to 1981,... Continue Reading →

These Blue Jays stars were originally drafted by who?

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You probably know that John Olerud played with the Mets from 1997 to 1999, but did you know that he was draft by the Mets in 1986? By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Last week, while listening to former big leaguer Bret Boone interview John Olerud for his podcast, I learned that Olerud was originally... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Jose Bautista, Ed Sprague, John Gibbons

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • As excited as I was when Jose Bautista hit his three-run, bat flip home run in the seventh inning of Game 5 of the American League Division Series, I was almost equally disappointed to watch Bautista’s performance in the media scrum after yesterday’s loss... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? … Carlos Delgado, Larry Walker, David Purcey

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My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  It’s disappointing to me that the Toronto Blue Jays haven’t issued a statement about Carlos Delgado’s retirement. He was not only the greatest player in franchise history, but one of the club’s best community ambassadors. I hope the Jays are hard at work... Continue Reading →

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