But What Do I Know? . . . Jordan Romano, Joey Votto, Billy Harris, Roy Halladay, Tim Raines

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins told reporters on Friday that there’s a chance that right-hander Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) could pitch in the club’s Wild-Card series which will begin on Tuesday. Romano has been sidelined withContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jordan Romano, Joey Votto, Billy Harris, Roy Halladay, Tim Raines”

But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Jason Bay, Fergie Jenkins, John Upham

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         With the end of 2019 drawing near, it’s important to remember those from the Canadian baseball community that we lost this year. Three Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees passed away in 2019. Longtime big league umpire and Montreal native Jim McKean died onContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Jason Bay, Fergie Jenkins, John Upham”

But What Do I Know? . . . Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome, Fergie Jenkins, Dalton Pompey

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Like father, like son. At least, that would be the dream scenario for the Toronto Blue Jays as their top prospect, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., is in Cooperstown for his father’s National Baseball Hall of Fame induction this weekend. We all know how great theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome, Fergie Jenkins, Dalton Pompey”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Ryan Dempster, Dave Winfield, Tim Raines

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         For baseball writers on the fence about whether Larry Walker deserves their Hall of Fame vote (Part 2, continuing from last week), I offer this tweet from Baseball Reference on December 1: “Only 10 RFs had more WAR for their careers than Larry WalkerContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Ryan Dempster, Dave Winfield, Tim Raines”

But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Jack Morris, Jim Clancy, Pete Orr, Roy Howell

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: So far so good for Montreal Expos legend Tim Raines in the National Baseball Hall of Fame voting. Thanks to the hard-working Ryan Thibodaux, who documents baseball writers’ ballots that have been made public, we know that Raines has been named on 50 of 56Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Jack Morris, Jim Clancy, Pete Orr, Roy Howell”

Bob Elliott inducted into Kingston sports hall

If you spend any amount of time with Bob Elliott, you’ll quickly discover that he’s passionate about three things: his family, baseball and his hometown of Kingston, Ont. That’s why his induction into the Kingston & District Sports Hall of Fame on Friday was every bit as meaningful to him as being honoured by theContinue reading “Bob Elliott inducted into Kingston sports hall”

But What Do I Know? … Stan Musial, Earl Weaver, Chris Reitsma

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – In an unfortunate first for the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday, two of its inductees passed away on the same day. Longtime Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver died in the morning of anContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Stan Musial, Earl Weaver, Chris Reitsma”

But What Do I Know? … Larry Walker, Tim McCarver, Shawn Hill

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Toronto Sun baseball columnist Bob Elliott had hinted to me before he made his acceptance speech for the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in Cooperstown on July 21 that he’d be doing some lobbying in his address. AndContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Larry Walker, Tim McCarver, Shawn Hill”

Bob Elliott does Canada proud with Cooperstown speech

It seemed fitting that the most prominent jersey from my vantage point in the press box to watch Toronto Sun columnist Bob Elliott deliver his J.G. Taylor Spink Award acceptance speech was a Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds jersey worn by a young fan in the front row. After all, Elliott has been penning grassroots storiesContinue reading “Bob Elliott does Canada proud with Cooperstown speech”

But What Do I Know? … National Baseball Hall of Fame edition

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Just so that I’m on the record prior to the announcement of the National Baseball Hall Fame inductees on January 5, my prediction is that Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar will be the only two candidates elected by the baseball writers in 2011.Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … National Baseball Hall of Fame edition”