But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Thomson, John Axford, Joey Votto, Rob Butler

Rob Thomson was a coach with the double-A London (Ontario) Tigers in 1989. June 12, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: – I have a running joke on Twitter that Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) is on pace to never lose a game as a major league manager.... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Thomson, Joey Votto, Tyler O’Neill, first game at SkyDome

Prior to Rob Thomson, George Gibson (London, Ont.) was the last full-time Canadian manager. June 5, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: - On Friday, the Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi and named Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) their interim dugout... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Cal Quantrill, Matt Stairs, Tim Raines

May 29, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -On Wednesday, Boston Red Sox right-hander Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) won his third straight start, allowing three runs on five hits in six innings in the Sox 16-3 win over the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Jordan Romano, Fergie Jenkins, Tony Fernandez

April 24, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Right-hander Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) was activated by the Cleveland Guardians in time to make his start against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. The Ontario Terriers and Junior National Team alum had been placed... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Matt Brash, Joey Votto, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Derek Aucoin

Photo: Seattle Mariners By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Right-hander Matt Brash (Kingston, Ont.) seems to be the favourite to begin the season as the Seattle Mariners' No. 5 starter. The 6-foot-1 righty pitched two scoreless innings in his first start this spring and went a combined 6-4... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jamie Campbell, Mike Soroka, Pete Ward, Joey Votto

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -Please send your thoughts and prayers to Blue Jays Central host Jamie Campbell who shared on Twitter on Wednesday that he's battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). He told fans that he still plans on being behind the desk, next to Joe Siddall, at... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Michael Saunders, Joey Votto, Bill Caudill, CN Tower

Michael Saunders (Victoria, B.C.) was the manager of the Augusta GreenJackets in 2021 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -Congratulations to Blue Jays on Sportsnet broadcasters Dan Shulman (Thornhill, Ont.) and Joe Siddall (Windsor, Ont.) on their Canadian Screen Award nominations. Shulman is up for best Canadian sports play-by-play... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, George Selkirk, Gerry MacKay, Doc Younker

Legendary trainer Doc Younker was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005. He passed away six years ago today. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -On Wednesday, Global News ran a wonderful tribute to Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) as part... Continue Reading →

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