But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Corey Koskie, Mike Kilkenny, Ryan Dempster, Kevin Reimer

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Friday that they will be postponing their 2020 induction ceremony until June 19, 2021. With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ontario government’s regulations on crowd sizes, theyContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Corey Koskie, Mike Kilkenny, Ryan Dempster, Kevin Reimer”

Find the Canadian Connection – 1990 Topps Walt Weiss

This is the fifth in my “Find the Canadian Connection” feature. For this feature, I close my eyes and reach into a random box of baseball cards in my basement and pull out a single card. I then try to establish a Canadian connection for the player featured on the card. The card I pulledContinue reading “Find the Canadian Connection – 1990 Topps Walt Weiss”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Fred McGriff, Jack Graney Award, Carlos Delgado

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Writers have started submitting their National Baseball Hall of Fame ballots and as in previous years, I would like to strongly encourage them to vote for Maple Ridge, B.C. native Larry Walker. So each week until the voting results are announced I’ll feature aContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Fred McGriff, Jack Graney Award, Carlos Delgado”

But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Michael Saunders, Fergie Jenkins, Ryan Dempster

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Thursday wasn’t a good day for Philadelphia Phillies players born in Victoria, B.C. After allowing one earned run in 4-2/3 innings in his start that day, Nick Pivetta was sent down to the triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs following the game. In four big leagueContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Michael Saunders, Fergie Jenkins, Ryan Dempster”

But What Do I Know? . . . Don McDougall, John Gibbons, Cliff Floyd, Rob Zastryzny

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Take a bow, Don McDougall. It was 41 years ago today that the American League approved the sale of the Toronto expansion franchise to the Labatt Brewing Co. for an estimated $7 million. Part of McDougall’s mandate as president during the mid-’70s was to secureContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Don McDougall, John Gibbons, Cliff Floyd, Rob Zastryzny”

But What Do I Know? … Fergie Jenkins, Rajai Davis, A.J. Burnett

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Three words I never thought I’d associate with A.J. Burnett: Cy Young candidate. The inconsistent ex-Blue Jays hurler is 14-3 with a 3.19 ERA in 20 starts for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season.  Congratulations to theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Fergie Jenkins, Rajai Davis, A.J. Burnett”

But What Do I Know? … Barry Larkin, Larry Walker, Brett Lawrie

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Any hopes that I had for Canadian Larry Walker receiving more Hall of Fame support from baseball writers this year were dashed this morning when I read about the ballots cast by 15 MLB.com scribes. Unbelievably, notContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Barry Larkin, Larry Walker, Brett Lawrie”

But What Do I Know? … Alex Anthopoulos, Dennis Lamp, Shawn Hill

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos indicated this week that free-agent-to-be John Buck saw the bulk of playing time at catcher for the club last September because he gave the veteran backstop his word that he would be the regular catcher for the entire season.Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Alex Anthopoulos, Dennis Lamp, Shawn Hill”