New Canadian ball hall inductee Murray Cook recalls Gary Carter trade

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[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] When Murray Cook left the New York Yankees to become the general manager of the Montreal Expos on September 5, 1984, no one could’ve blamed him if he thought his new job would be less stressful. After all, the Sackville, N.B., native would no longer have George Steinbrenner breathing down his neck. But... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Wallach, Andy Pafko, George Steinbrenner

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My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - If you're seeking Montreal Expos content in the League Championship Series, you'll have to look to the coaching staffs. Tim Wallach, who played the most games for the Expos, is coaching third base for the... Continue Reading →

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The Boss wouldn’t have been happy about Yankees playoff exit

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George Steinbrenner must be rolling over in his grave. His New York Yankees were not only swept in their American League Championship Series (ALCS), they were humiliated both on and – thanks to Alex Rodriguez – off the field. And after witnessing the Bronx Bombers’ 8-1 loss in the series-clincher on Thursday, the impetuous Steinbrenner... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? … John McDonald, Pat Gillick, Frank Thomas

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My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  I’m not writing this to bash Derek Jeter, but those of us who follow the Toronto Blue Jays know that John McDonald is the best fielding shortstop in the American League.  If reports that the Padres will listen to offers for first... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? … Fred Lewis, Alex Gonzalez, Jose Canseco

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My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  In batting stance only, Jays outfielder Fred Lewis bears a striking resemblance to Devon White. Unfortunately, he leads the league in one of its more dubious, unofficial categories: brain cramps. So far, Lewis has done enough at the plate to offset his mental... Continue Reading →

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