Gibbons believes Manoah can be a superstar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsWILi6aFcg *Watch Stu Stone’s full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager’s weekly “Talking Points” feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. June 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada John Gibbons likes to call Alek Manoah “The Grizzly.” That’s a reference to the 24-year-old right-hander’s... Continue Reading →

Gibbons: Martin gave 2015 Blue Jays “toughness” and “backbone”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5XzIGS96gs *Watch Stu Stone’s full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager’s weekly “Talking Points” feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. June 8, 2022 By Kevin Glew Coopestowners in Canada John Gibbons says Russell Martin gave the 2015 Toronto Blue Jays the “backbone” they needed to... Continue Reading →

Gibbons recalls Thomas’ 500th HR and Big Hurt’s unceremonious departure from Jays

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz5lrqahCRw *Watch Stu Stone’s full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager’s weekly “Talking Points” feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. May 31, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Frank Thomas belted his 500th major league home run off Minnesota Twins right-hander Carlos Silva in... Continue Reading →

Gibbons says Jays in “good spot,” but need healthy Romano

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fJTvxsQrHI *Watch Stu Stone’s full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager’s weekly “Talking Points” feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. May 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada. John Gibbons has heard the baseball stats gurus who insist that any pitcher can close a... Continue Reading →

Gibbons on Blue Jays’ struggles: “There’s no need to worry.”

May 16, 2022 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Riy25u6b6A *Watch Stu Stone’s full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager’s weekly “Talking Points” feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada John Gibbons is encouraging Toronto Blue Jays fans to be patient with this year’s team. Just... Continue Reading →

Gausman’s mastery of splitter reminds Gibbons of Sutter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZO7gZ73TV0 *Watch Stu Stone's full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager's weekly "Talking Points" feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. May 6, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It’s a much different Kevin Gausman pitching in the American League East these days than the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, James Paxton, Jason Bay, Roy Halladay, Willie Upshaw

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – When Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) homered in the third inning for the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, it was his 1,900th MLB hit. With that, as the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame tweeted out, Votto became just the second... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Richmond, Joey Votto, Tyler O’Neill, Howie Starkman

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         If there’s a better guy in professional baseball than Scott Richmond, I haven’t met him. The Vancouver native is kind, thoughtful and inspiring and he recently told me that after 15 years in the pro ranks, he is retiring. However, like fellow B.C. native,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, Joey Votto, Vancouver Asahi, Tom Henke

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories. ·         Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers! I’m very thankful for your support over the years. I hope you get to relax and enjoy time with your family today. ·         Windsor, Ont., native and two-time Pacific Coast League manager of the year Stubby Clapp... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, James Paxton, Joey Votto, George Selkirk

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         In a final classy gesture, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons will step aside today to allow Montreal native Russell Martin to manage the team for the club’s final game of the season. The 35-year-old Martin, who has not played since September 3, will... Continue Reading →

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