But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Scott Richmond, Fergie Jenkins, Sandy Koufax

    My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to my many friends and colleagues that were recognized on Bob Elliott’s exhaustively researched “Top 100 Most Influential Canadians” in baseball list. In particular, I wanted to acknowledge the work of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame director of operations Scott CrawfordContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Scott Richmond, Fergie Jenkins, Sandy Koufax”

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, John Axford, Joey Votto, Brett Gray

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         If I’m a Canadian major leaguer, I’d consider wearing full body armor in the field these days. In the past two weeks, three Canadians, James Paxton (Ladner, B.C.), John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) and Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) have been hit with fast-moving baseballsContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, John Axford, Joey Votto, Brett Gray”

But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Tim Raines, Felipe Alou, Buck Martinez

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         It’s been a great season for Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto, but the past two weeks have been particularly memorable. On June 28, he broke Maple Ridge, B.C., native Larry Walker’s record for most career walks by a Canadian when he notched his 914thContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Tim Raines, Felipe Alou, Buck Martinez”

But What Do I Know? . . . Vic Carapazza, Chad Jenkins, Justin Morneau

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: The best line I heard about home plate umpire Vic Carapazza’s questionable strike zone that led to the ejections of Edwin Encarnacion, John Gibbons and Russell Martin in the Blue Jays’ 19-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians on Canada Day came from Sportsnet hockey bloggerContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Vic Carapazza, Chad Jenkins, Justin Morneau”

But What Do I Know? . . . Father’s Day Edition

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Up until my mid-teens, he channeled his inner Mickey Mantle to hit me countless fly balls down Thames Crescent in Dorchester, Ont. And I chased them down while pretending to be Jesse Barfield. He’s a kind, quiet, patient, gentle and responsible man who has literallyContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Father’s Day Edition”

But What Do I Know? . . . John Gibbons, Ron Piche, Steve Rogers

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: If it feels like John Gibbons gets thrown out of a lot of games, that’s because he does get thrown out of a lot of games, at least that’s what the statistics say. Just 45 games into the 2016 season, the Toronto Blue Jays skipperContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . John Gibbons, Ron Piche, Steve Rogers”

But What Do I Know? … Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Edition

Some news and notes from this year’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony that took place on Saturday in St. Marys, Ont.: • 2015 inductee Carlos Delgado can relate to what Chris Colabello is going through in left field for the Toronto Blue Jays. Some Blue Jays fans might have forgotten that the clubContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Edition”

Bob Elliott shares dreams in Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech

Bob Elliott dreams “by day” and Canadian baseball is fortunate that he does. The legendary writer was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., on Saturday afternoon, along with ex-players Carlos Delgado, Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) and Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.), as well as former Montreal Expos manager Felipe Alou.Continue reading “Bob Elliott shares dreams in Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech”

Canadian ball hall to induct Blue Jays and Expos legends as part of four-day celebration

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame St. Marys, Ont. – Three of them starred on the field for the Toronto Blue Jays, one of them was the longest-serving manager in Montreal Expos history and the other has covered both the Blue Jays and the Expos during his storied writing career. Former Blue Jays CarlosContinue reading “Canadian ball hall to induct Blue Jays and Expos legends as part of four-day celebration”

But What Do I Know? . . . Carlos Delgado, Gene Tenace, Dave Bergman

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Carlos Delgado, who was announced as one of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2015 inductees on Wednesday, has proven once again that he’s a classier guy than me. In 2003, Delgado belted 42 home runs and led the American League in RBI (145)Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Carlos Delgado, Gene Tenace, Dave Bergman”