But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Millson, Joey Votto, Tim Raines, Don Sutton

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Longtime Globe & Mail scribe and Toronto Blue Jays beat writer Larry Millson was presented with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award by Hall board members John Starzynski and David Morneau in a ceremony between innings during the Blue Jays’ 6-4 winContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Millson, Joey Votto, Tim Raines, Don Sutton”

But What Do I Know? . . . Drew Hutchison, Adam Loewen, Vern Rapp

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Yes, it’s become trite to complain about how much big leaguers are paid, but here’s an illustration of just how insane major league salaries are: Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison posted a 5.57 ERA, including a 13.89 ERA in September, while making $520,100Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Drew Hutchison, Adam Loewen, Vern Rapp”

But What Do I Know? . . . Jim Fanning, Michael Saunders, Jeff Francis

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • When you see tributes to Jim Fanning on Twitter from everyone from former players like Tim Raines and Tim Burke to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau to several members of the Toronto media, you realize just how universally loved and respected “Gentleman Jim” was. FanningContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jim Fanning, Michael Saunders, Jeff Francis”

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”

But What Do I Know? … Kyle Drabek, Yunel Escobar, Ryan Dempster

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  I can’t wait to watch the Blue Jays No. 1 pitching prospect and their future ace, Kyle Drabek, make his big league debut on Wednesday night. But wait, the game is only on Rogers Sportsnet One, a channel not available on my serviceContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Kyle Drabek, Yunel Escobar, Ryan Dempster”