My annual Father's Day edition of "But What Do I Know?" It includes John Olerud and Rich Harden talking about their dads.
On Father's Day, here is one of the Montreal Expos' most famous father/son duos. June 19, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada -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 pretending to be Jesse Barfield or... Continue Reading →
May 29, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -On Wednesday, Boston Red Sox right-hander Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) won his third straight start, allowing three runs on five hits in six innings in the Sox 16-3 win over the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The... Continue Reading →
Happy Father’s Day! The only father/son tandem to have played for the Montreal Expos was Felipe and Moises Alou. Felipe played 19 games for the Expos in 1973 and later took over as the club’s dugout boss in 1992 and managed his son, Moises, for five seasons. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Happy Father's... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: If it seems like Russell Martin has hit a lot of clutch, late-inning home runs for the Toronto Blue Jays this season, that’s because he has. Thirteen of the Montreal native’s 19 homers have come in the sixth inning or later. Thirty-two years ago today,... Continue Reading →
Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame W.P. Kinsella, the 2011 recipient of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award, has passed away at the age of 81. The beloved Canadian author, whose baseball novel, Shoeless Joe, inspired the Oscar-nominated movie Field of Dreams, died on Friday at his home in Hope, B.C.... Continue Reading →
With all due respect to Jack Graney, the award the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame presents to a member of the media that has made significant contributions to baseball in Canada could be renamed the Bob Elliott Award. No writer or broadcaster has supported baseball in our country as passionately and skillfully as the venerable... Continue Reading →