But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Tim Raines, Fergie Jenkins, James Paxton, Scott Diamond

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) who clubbed his 248th career home run last night to move past Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) into third place for most home runs by a Canadian. It was a solo shot in the first inning off MiamiContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Tim Raines, Fergie Jenkins, James Paxton, Scott Diamond”

But What Do I Know? . . . Eric Gagne, James Paxton, Jose Bautista, Duane Ward, Ricky Romero

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         In case you missed it (like I did), Mascouche, Que., native Eric Gagne ended his comeback bid with the independent Atlantic League Long Island Ducks on May 20. The 41-year-old right-hander was hit hard in five appearances with the Ducks, allowing five earned runsContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Eric Gagne, James Paxton, Jose Bautista, Duane Ward, Ricky Romero”

But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, John Sullivan, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • According to Ryan Thibs, who tracks the baseball writers’ Hall of Fame ballots each year (Tracker here: http://is.gd/KSjpP7), Montreal Expos great Tim Raines has been voted for on 80.1 per cent of the 141 ballots made public. Candidates need 75 per cent support toContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, John Sullivan, Fergie Jenkins”

But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Bartolo Colon, John Olerud

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • If you’re not convinced that Tim Raines should be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame after reading this Sporting News article, you’ll never be convinced. This story shares many of the former Montreal Expo’s supporting statistics that were up dug up byContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Bartolo Colon, John Olerud”

But What Do I Know? . . . Brett Lawrie, George Selkirk, Larry Walker

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • My 2015 New Year’s resolutions include drinking less pop, being better organized and giving up trying to understand Brett Lawrie’s Twitter feed. #Imofficiallymiddleaged. • Today would’ve been the 107th birthday of Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer George Selkirk. Dubbed “Twinkletoes” for his distinct runningContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Brett Lawrie, George Selkirk, Larry Walker”

BBA recommends Larkin, Bagwell for Hall of Fame

Courtesy of baseballbloggersalliance.wordpress.com (If you want to read about who I’d vote for, follow this link: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/opinion/2012/01/mcgriff-raines-worthy-of-cooperstown.html) BBA recommends Larkin, Bagwell for Hall of Fame In the annual polling of members of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin and former Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell were recommended for induction toContinue reading “BBA recommends Larkin, Bagwell for Hall of Fame”

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”