But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Phillippe Aumont, Dave Stieb, Dave Winfield

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Happy 22nd Birthday to Calgary, Alta., native Mike Soroka who had another strong start this week for the Atlanta Braves. On Wednesday, he limited the Washington Nationals to one run on three hits in seven innings to lower his ERA to 2.37 this season.Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Phillippe Aumont, Dave Stieb, Dave Winfield”

But What Do I Know? . . . Gary Woods, Jonathan Papelbon, Bruce Chen

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Gary Woods, who played centre field and batted fifth in the first game in Toronto Blue Jays history, passed away of a heart attack on Thursday at the age of 60. You can read my full obituary on Woods here. The former Jays outfielderContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Gary Woods, Jonathan Papelbon, Bruce Chen”

But What Do I Know? . . . Babe Ruth, Erik Bedard, Jeff Francis

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s first professional home run which he hit at Hanlan’s Point Stadium on Toronto Island on September 5, 1914, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame is selling limited edition prints (numbered to 714 and shown above) thatContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Babe Ruth, Erik Bedard, Jeff Francis”

But What Do I Know? . . . John McDonald, Kirk McCaskill, Henderson Alvarez

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Please send all the good vibes and prayers you can to Windsor, Ont., native and former Montreal Expo Joe Siddall, whose 14-year-old son, Kevin, is battling cancer. Here’s a link to some information on howContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . John McDonald, Kirk McCaskill, Henderson Alvarez”

But What Do I Know? … Chris Robinson, Jesse Crain, 1994 Montreal Expos

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Dorchester, Ont., native Chris Robinson recorded his first big league hit in style last night when he belted a three-run, pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning off of Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Eury De La Rosa.Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Chris Robinson, Jesse Crain, 1994 Montreal Expos”

Mega-deal makes Toronto Blue Jays instant contenders

Take that John Farrell. Where’s your dream job now? By consummating a blockbuster, 12-player trade with the Miami Marlins last night, the Toronto Blue Jays have transformed themselves into bona fide American League East contenders. Rubbing salt into the wound for Farrell, who rather flippantly fled the Jays for his “dream job” in Beantown lastContinue reading “Mega-deal makes Toronto Blue Jays instant contenders”

Toronto Blue Jay Omar Vizquel has several Canadian links

For the first time in his 24-year major league career, Omar Vizquel is suiting up for a Canadian team. The likely Hall of Famer, who will turn 45 on April 24, won the Toronto Blue Jays’ utility infielder’s job over Mike McCoy. But though the 11-time Gold Glove Award winner hasn’t called Canada his bigContinue reading “Toronto Blue Jay Omar Vizquel has several Canadian links”

But What Do I Know? … Brett Cecil, John Farrell, Tim McCarver

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  God bless Cito Gaston. He was a successful manager in his own way, but Jays manager John Farrell employed more game strategy in Thursday’s opener than Gaston did in his 10-plus years as dugout boss.  IContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Brett Cecil, John Farrell, Tim McCarver”

But What Do I Know? … John Farrell, Rich Harden, Adam Loewen

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Appearing on Jeff Blair’s FAN 590 radio show this morning, Blue Jays manager John Farrell revealed that the team has had discussions about converting uber prospect Nestor Molina into a closer. It also sounds like Brian JerolomanContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … John Farrell, Rich Harden, Adam Loewen”

But What Do I Know? … David Cooper, Rajai Davis, Peter Gammons

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Lost in the excitement over uber prospects Anthony Gose and Kyle Drabek this spring has been the solid play of 24-year-old, first baseman David Cooper. The 2008 first-rounder’s three hits – including his first homer – against Pittsburgh on Wednesday give him 11Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … David Cooper, Rajai Davis, Peter Gammons”