But What Do I Know? . . . Baseball Canada National Teams Awards Banquet and Fundraiser Edition

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to all of Baseball Canada’s 2018 National Team Award winners. The following awards were handed out on Saturday night: Stubby Clapp Award – Rowan Wick (North Vancouver, B.C.) Special Recognition Award – Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) Junior National Team MVP – Bo NaylorContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Baseball Canada National Teams Awards Banquet and Fundraiser Edition”

But What Do I Know? . . . Bob Elliott, Joe Siddall, Tip O’Neill Award voting, Pedro Martinez

  My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and Canadian Baseball Network founder Bob Elliott and former Montreal Expos catcher and current Blue Jays Central studio analyst Joe Siddall on their inductions into the Baseball Ontario Hall of Fame which took place lastContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Bob Elliott, Joe Siddall, Tip O’Neill Award voting, Pedro Martinez”

But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Paul Hodgson, Pete Rose, Andrew Albers

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Happy 58th Birthday to Paul Hodgson, who was the second Canadian to play for the Toronto Blue Jays. The Marysville, N.B., native was the first right-handed hitting Canuck to belt a home run for the Blue Jays. After signing with the Blue Jays onContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Paul Hodgson, Pete Rose, Andrew Albers”

But What Do I Know? . . . Vic Carapazza, Chad Jenkins, Justin Morneau

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: The best line I heard about home plate umpire Vic Carapazza’s questionable strike zone that led to the ejections of Edwin Encarnacion, John Gibbons and Russell Martin in the Blue Jays’ 19-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians on Canada Day came from Sportsnet hockey bloggerContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Vic Carapazza, Chad Jenkins, Justin Morneau”

But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Donaldson, Joey Votto, Andre Dawson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • On Thursday, Josh Donaldson became the third Toronto Blue Jays player to be named the American League MVP, joining George Bell, who won the honour in 1987 and Carlos Delgado in 2003. Oh wait. Sorry. Delgado finished second in 2003 to Alex Rodriguez inContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Donaldson, Joey Votto, Andre Dawson”

1954 Montreal Royals Team Photo . . . Glenn Mickens

When Glenn Mickens raved to a baseball acquaintance about a promising, young outfielder that was playing behind him on the 1954 Montreal Royals, he may have inadvertently inspired a transaction that would change Pittsburgh Pirates history. “Ironically, one of the other scouts that helped sign me, Howie Haak, was now with the Pirates and cameContinue reading “1954 Montreal Royals Team Photo . . . Glenn Mickens”

But What Do I Know? … Jason Frasor, Russell Martin, Jason Bay

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  “The tighter the situation, the worse he pitches” is how former Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi described Jason Frasor last July — an interesting statement when you consider that Ricciardi traded Jayson Werth to the Dodgers for Frasor in 2004. But in watching FrasorContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Jason Frasor, Russell Martin, Jason Bay”