But What Do I Know? . . . J.A. Happ, Justin Morneau, Matt Stairs

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: It’s now been confirmed that 2016 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Tony Kubek will not be attending the ceremony on June 18 in St. Marys, Ont. The four other living inductees – Pat Hentgen, Dennis Martinez, Wayne Norton and Howard Starkman – will allContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . J.A. Happ, Justin Morneau, Matt Stairs”

Jerry Howarth to receive Canadian ball hall’s Jack Graney Award on Sunday

Courtesy of http://baseballhalloffame.ca/ St. Marys – Jerry Howarth, the longtime radio voice of the Toronto Blue Jays, has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2012 Jack Graney Award and will be presented with the award prior to the Toronto Blue Jays game on Sunday, August 11. The St. Marys, Ont.-basedContinue reading “Jerry Howarth to receive Canadian ball hall’s Jack Graney Award on Sunday”

The 25th anniversary of George Bell’s three-homer Opening Day performance

It’s the most dominant Opening Day performance in Toronto Blue Jays history. On April 4, 1988, George Bell unleashed his frustrations and fury on Bret Saberhagen at Royals Stadium in Kansas City to become the first big leaguer to belt three home runs on Opening Day. Almost as newsworthy was that the spirited slugger’s powerContinue reading “The 25th anniversary of George Bell’s three-homer Opening Day performance”