But What Do I Know? . . . Brett Lawrie, Allan Roth, Jacob Robson, Larry Doby, Jesse Jefferson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Last Sunday, on the same day I sent out my column wondering why there had been no update on Langley, B.C., native Brett Lawrie, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that the Canadian infielder had officially signed a minor league deal with the club. The contractContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Brett Lawrie, Allan Roth, Jacob Robson, Larry Doby, Jesse Jefferson”

But What Do I Know? . . . Wayne Gretzky, Jim McKean, Roy Halladay, Tim Raines

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: On the Dan Patrick Show on Thursday, Wayne Gretzky shared that baseball was his favourite sport when he was growing up. The Brantford, Ont., native, who’s the NHL’s all-time leading scorer, said that if he had been given the choice of playing professional hockey orContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Wayne Gretzky, Jim McKean, Roy Halladay, Tim Raines”

But What Do I Know? . . . George Kottaras, Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • In case you missed it, Scarborough, Ont., native George Kottaras signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays last Thursday. The Canadian catcher was released by the St. Louis Cardinals on July 29 after the club signed veteran backstop A.J. Pierzynski. Kottaras,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . George Kottaras, Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth”

Former Expos manager Jim Fanning becomes a Canadian citizen at age 84

*Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca After living 43 years in Canada while carrying a U.S. passport, Jim Fanning officially became a Canadian citizen at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in a ceremony in London, Ontario. The spirit-lifting honour couldn’t have come at a better time for the former Montreal Expos boss and current ambassador of baseball for theContinue reading “Former Expos manager Jim Fanning becomes a Canadian citizen at age 84”

And the Winner is…London!

Courtesy of Adam Morrissette at Baseball Canada OTTAWA- Baseball Canada is pleased to announce the winner of Canada’s Favourite Ballpark contest is Labatt Park in London, Ontario. During a two-week voting period, where over 19,000 votes were cast, Labatt Park narrowly edged out Port Arthur Stadium in Thunder Bay, Ontario. “Baseball Canada congratulates Labatt ParkContinue reading “And the Winner is…London!”