Toronto Sun baseball columnist Bob Elliott elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

On April 14, 1978, Bob Elliott reported to Olympic Stadium for his first assignment as the Montreal Expos beat writer for the Ottawa Citizen. The then 28-year-old reporter didn’t know a soul and was so nervous that he was scared to leave his seat in the press box to go to the washroom during the... Continue Reading →

Bob Elliott poised to make Canadian baseball history in Cooperstown

Call him the Fergie Jenkins of baseball writers. No, Toronto Sun baseball columnist Bob Elliott wasn’t blessed with the Canadian pitching legend’s athleticism, but he does possess Jenkins’ work ethic, durability and penchant for producing consistently excellent results. So it’s fitting that Elliott – similar to Jenkins becoming the first Canadian player inducted into the... Continue Reading →

Toronto Sun baseball writer, Bob Elliott, honoured by National Baseball Hall of Fame

No writer has supported baseball in Canada as passionately and skillfully as Bob Elliott, so it was fitting that the venerable scribe was named the first Canadian winner of the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award this morning. The announcement was made at the winner meetings in Dallas with former Blue Jays... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Brett Lawrie, Rich Harden, Alex Anthopoulos

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  If the Yankees can’t sign prize left-hander Cliff Lee, they can always pursue the second-best starting pitcher on the free agent market. That would be Carl Pavano. Wait a second, that didn’t work out very well last time, did it?  I liked... Continue Reading →

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