But What Do I Know? … Adam Lind, Fred Lewis, Roberto Alomar, Travis Snider

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Two words that Adam Lind has grown to dread are high fastball. He just can’t seem to lay off the high heat. I remember reading a story of how Branch Rickey sent a young Duke Snider to the minors and made him standContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Adam Lind, Fred Lewis, Roberto Alomar, Travis Snider”

But What Do I Know? … Scott Downs, David Purcey, Andre Dawson, Jose Bautista

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  If Scott Downs is dealt as he’s expected to be, that means David Purcey becomes the Jays’ go-to southpaw out of the pen. If this is the case, Cito Gaston will have to take the kid gloves off the former first rounder. Sure,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Scott Downs, David Purcey, Andre Dawson, Jose Bautista”

Dawson makes it clear he wants to be remembered as a Cub

Andre Dawson’s Hall of Fame induction speech was a moving tribute to his mom and grandmother, and a testament to his love for the game. But The Hawk’s Cooperstown address also made it crystal clear that he wants to be remembered as a Cub, not an Expo. To Expos supporters, this shouldn’t come as aContinue reading “Dawson makes it clear he wants to be remembered as a Cub”

Tim Raines should be next Montreal Expo honoured in Cooperstown

This weekend it will be The Hawk, but in the future, it should be “Rock.” At least, that’s what many Montreal Expos fans – including yours truly – are hoping. As Andre Dawson is enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame tomorrow, the wish is that his good friend, Tim “Rock” Raines will beContinue reading “Tim Raines should be next Montreal Expo honoured in Cooperstown”

Jerk cellphone-toting dad goads Gary Carter at autograph event

If you’ve ever wondered why some athletes refuse to sign autographs, check out the YouTube link I’ve provided below. I do a lot of writing for sports memorabilia publications and I’m happy to report that the vast majority of autograph enthusiasts I’ve met are first-class people. Most of them attend athlete signings because they wantContinue reading “Jerk cellphone-toting dad goads Gary Carter at autograph event”

1982 All-Star Game was one of the greatest moments in Expos history

It was the first time that baseball’s elite had assembled outside of the U.S. for the mid-summer classic. Five Montreal Expos populated the National League roster, including three – Gary Carter, Andre Dawson and Tim Raines – voted to the squad by the fans. When you add in that Expos ace, Steve Rogers, was theContinue reading “1982 All-Star Game was one of the greatest moments in Expos history”