But What Do I Know? . . . Vern Benson, Andrew Albers, Dustin Molleken

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – Baseball lifer Vern Benson passed away on Monday at the age of 89. The North Carolina native’s 15-year playing career included stops with the Triple-A Toronto Maple Leafs in 1946 and the Class-C Winnipeg Goldeyes in 1956 and 1957. He alsoContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Vern Benson, Andrew Albers, Dustin Molleken”

But What Do I Know? … Luke Easter, Andre Dawson, Shannon Stewart

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Today seems like an appropriate day to remember “Luscious Luke” Easter, a hulking, six-foot-four, 240-pound slugger who became the 11th African-American to compete in the big leagues when he debuted with the Cleveland Indians onContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Luke Easter, Andre Dawson, Shannon Stewart”

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? … Jon Rauch, Rene Tosoni, Willie Upshaw

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  I was once told to never trust a man with a neck tattoo. Just wondering if that applies to Jays closer Jon Rauch. Yes, he has five saves in six opportunities, but he has also allowed three homers in 11 innings. Over theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Jon Rauch, Rene Tosoni, Willie Upshaw”

But What Do I Know? … Joey Votto, Russell Martin, Jeff Francis

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  The illness that prevented Joey Votto from attending Baseball Canada’s annual banquet on Saturday – an event at which he was added to the organization’s Wall of Excellence – appears to have been “contractitis.” Reports emerged on Sunday that the Etobicoke, Ont., nativeContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Joey Votto, Russell Martin, Jeff Francis”