Uplifting Canadian baseball photos/videos of the week – May 29

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada For the past month, I’ve been posting an “Uplifting Canadian Baseball Photo/Video of the Day” on Twitter and Facebook. I realize that many of you don’t follow me on social media, so each Friday, my plan is to share the top three (most retweeted, liked or shared) of theseContinue reading “Uplifting Canadian baseball photos/videos of the week – May 29”

But What Do I Know? . . . George Kottaras, Justin Morneau, Frank Torre

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • When Scarborough, Ont., native George Kottaras replaced Josh Thole in the seventh inning in last Wednesday’s game, he became the second Canadian to catch for the Toronto Blue Jays. The first was Vancouver-born Mike Nickeas who saw action in one game last season. •Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . George Kottaras, Justin Morneau, Frank Torre”

Flashback to 1983 – A glorious start for both of Canada’s teams

If only Canadian baseball fans could turn their clocks back 30 years. That was my initial reaction when a fellow baseball aficionado handed me a copy of the July 11, 1983 edition of Maclean’s magazine (cover pictured above) last week. With 2005 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Dave Stieb and Steve Rogers (who areContinue reading “Flashback to 1983 – A glorious start for both of Canada’s teams”

The Montreal Expos pursued Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter

On December 23, 1974, Montreal Expos president John McHale and general manager Jim Fanning trekked to Ahoskie, N.C., to attempt to reel in a “Catfish.” No, this wasn’t a fishing expedition, but rather a pitch by the Expos’ top executives to try to convince reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, Catfish Hunter, to toeContinue reading “The Montreal Expos pursued Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter”

But What Do I Know? … Derek Jeter, Dustin McGowan, Dick Williams

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  With his homer off of Rays lefty David Price at Yankees Stadium yesterday, Derek Jeter joined the 3,000-hit club in style. For the record, 285 of his hits have been recorded against the Blue Jays (third mostContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Derek Jeter, Dustin McGowan, Dick Williams”