But What Do I Know? . . . Ron Hayter, Tyler O’Neill, Jake Eliopoulos, Marv Rackley

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         It’s been a sad past eight months for the staff at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont. With the passing of inductee and Alberta baseball icon Ron Hayter at the age of 81 last Saturday (You can read more aboutContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Ron Hayter, Tyler O’Neill, Jake Eliopoulos, Marv Rackley”

But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Morneau, Joey Votto, Gary Waslewski

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – After initially sporting No. 36 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New Westminster, B.C., native Justin Morneau has settled on No. 66. Morneau’s trademark No. 33 – which he donned as a tribute to both Patrick RoyContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Morneau, Joey Votto, Gary Waslewski”

But What Do I Know? … Emilio Bonifacio, Jackie Robinson, John Buck

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): ·         At what point will Toronto Blue Jays fans start calling Emilio Bonifacio E4? As exciting as he has been offensively, he has been equally inept defensively at second base. ·         Three Canadians played portions ofContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Emilio Bonifacio, Jackie Robinson, John Buck”

Melky Cabrera to get fresh start in Toronto

The Silent Assassin has struck again. Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has earned that nickname for the cone of silence he operates under while completing transactions. But the moniker seems a little cold-blooded for a man who doles out so many second chances. On the heels of his blockbuster with the Miami MarlinsContinue reading “Melky Cabrera to get fresh start in Toronto”

But What Do I Know? … Alex Anthopoulos, Dennis Lamp, Shawn Hill

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos indicated this week that free-agent-to-be John Buck saw the bulk of playing time at catcher for the club last September because he gave the veteran backstop his word that he would be the regular catcher for the entire season.Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Alex Anthopoulos, Dennis Lamp, Shawn Hill”

But What Do I Know? … John Buck, Kevin Gregg, Sparky Anderson

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  All this talk about John Buck striking it rich on the free-agent market with a multi-year deal seems far-fetched. Sure, the Jays catcher hit 20 homers this year, but he’s a .243 career hitter who’s average defensively. I appreciate that he had aContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … John Buck, Kevin Gregg, Sparky Anderson”

But What Do I Know? … Travis Snider, Cito Gaston, Tom Brady

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  It’s safe to say that Travis Snider won’t be one of the featured speakers at the “Thank You Cito” ceremony tomorrow night at the Rogers Centre. Gaston’s use of the Jays’ top prospect has been incomprehensible this season. When he hasn’t been onContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Travis Snider, Cito Gaston, Tom Brady”