Jordan Romano is headed to the MLB All-Star Game for the second straight year. Kevin Glew also shares some Canadian All-Star Game trivia.
My weekly Canadian baseball news "But What Do I Know?" column discusses Michael Soroka, James Paxton and Joey Votto.
July 19, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada According to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano is the 23rd different Canadian to be selected to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The Markham, Ont., native received the invite on Sunday. He will replace Justin Verlander on the American... Continue Reading →
Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) is the only Canadian to ever win the MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby. He did so in 2008. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada A player born in Canada will be competing in the MLB All-Star Game for the 23rd time in the past 24 Midsummer Classics. Toronto Blue... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - Just how dominant has Canadian right-hander Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) been out of the Toronto Blue Jays' bullpen this season? Not only has he not allowed a run in seven appearances (spanning seven innings), he has not allowed... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · Congratulations to Calgary, Alta., native Mike Soroka who has been named to the National League All-Star team. With his selection, he becomes the third Canadian to be named to the All-Star team in their rookie season, joining Jason Dickson (Miramichi, N.B.) in 1997 and... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • In case you missed it, Scarborough, Ont., native George Kottaras signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays last Thursday. The Canadian catcher was released by the St. Louis Cardinals on July 29 after the club signed veteran backstop A.J. Pierzynski. Kottaras,... Continue Reading →
A Canadian has been selected to play in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game for the 16th consecutive season. Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto, who grew up in Etobicoke, Ont., will bat cleanup for the National League in tonight’s Midsummer Classic at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Vancouver native Dave McKay, who was the... Continue Reading →