But What Do I Know? . . . Clayton Kershaw, Edwin Encarnacion, Willie Mays

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: I hope Toronto Blue Jays fans savored their opportunity to watch Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Clayton Kershaw make his first career start at Rogers Centre yesterday, even if he wasn’t at his most dominant. When all is said and done, Kershaw will be considered theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Clayton Kershaw, Edwin Encarnacion, Willie Mays”

But What Do I Know? . . . Jose Bautista, Goose Gossage, Jesse Litsch

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Rule No. 1 of Canadian baseball blogging is don’t criticize Jose Bautista unless you’re prepared for an onslaught of vitriol from his online supporters. I’ve learned this the hard way over the years. So on Thursday, when Goose Gossage called Bautista “a disgrace toContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jose Bautista, Goose Gossage, Jesse Litsch”

But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Morneau, Joe Krakauskas, Jesse Chavez

My weekly observations and opinions about some Canadian baseball stories: – Following his walk-off home run on Sunday, New Westminster, B.C., native Justin Morneau is batting .327 with nine homers in 42 games for the Colorado Rockies this season. His stellar performance has enabled him to move up on the all-time Canadian leaderboard in twoContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Morneau, Joe Krakauskas, Jesse Chavez”

But What Do I Know? . . . George Selkirk, Denis Boucher, Vince Horsman

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – Thanks to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame volunteer and SABR member, Andrew North, for sharing with me that Huntsville, Ont., native George Selkirk, a former New York Yankees outfielder, once belted four home runs off of the same pitcher in twoContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . George Selkirk, Denis Boucher, Vince Horsman”

But What Do I Know? … Manny Ramirez, Matt Stairs, Jimmy Key

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Thanks to GM Alex Anthopoulos’s policy of not confirming or denying interest in specific players, the Blue Jays have been linked to almost every big name free agent this off-season. So take this with a grain ofContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Manny Ramirez, Matt Stairs, Jimmy Key”

But What Do I Know? … Justin Morneau, Roy Oswalt, Tim Raines

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Tough luck Minnesota Twins slugger, Justin Morneau, was in Toronto for the annual Baseball Canada National Teams Awards banquet on January 14. Over the past two seasons, the New Westminster, B.C. native has been hampered by aContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Justin Morneau, Roy Oswalt, Tim Raines”

But What Do I Know? … Jason Motte, Ernie Whitt, Jose Bautista

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  There are no Canadians playing in this year’s World Series, but Cardinals closer Jason Motte was born in Port Huron, Mich., just across the border from Sarnia, Ont. The bearded stopper is a spitting image of HallContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Jason Motte, Ernie Whitt, Jose Bautista”

But What Do I Know? … Jason Bay, Ryan Dempster, Tyler Gretzky

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Immersed in a 1 for 27 skid and his batting average down to .208, Jason Bay (Trail, B.C.) has again become the whipping boy of Mets fans in cyber space. One of the more scathing blog entriesContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Jason Bay, Ryan Dempster, Tyler Gretzky”

But What Do I Know? … Jon Rauch, Rene Tosoni, Willie Upshaw

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  I was once told to never trust a man with a neck tattoo. Just wondering if that applies to Jays closer Jon Rauch. Yes, he has five saves in six opportunities, but he has also allowed three homers in 11 innings. Over theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Jon Rauch, Rene Tosoni, Willie Upshaw”