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

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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) that... Continue Reading →

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

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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 →

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Mega-deal makes Toronto Blue Jays instant contenders

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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 last... Continue Reading →

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Toronto Blue Jay Omar Vizquel has several Canadian links

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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 big... Continue Reading →

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

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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.  I... Continue Reading →

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

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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 Jeroloman... Continue Reading →

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

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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 11... Continue Reading →

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