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? … Brett Lawrie, Kelly Johnson, Gil Heredia

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – With his struggles at the plate this season, Brett Lawrie definitely isn’t leading the Toronto Blue Jays in OPS (On-base percentage + slugging percentage). He does, however, top the Jays in OAS (Obscenities After Swings).Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Brett Lawrie, Kelly Johnson, Gil Heredia”

But What Do I Know? … Cito Gaston, Gary Carter, David Cooper

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Happy belated birthday to former Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston, who turned 69 on March 17. The longtime Jays skipper had his detractors – including myself at times – but he also has passionateContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Cito Gaston, Gary Carter, David Cooper”

But What Do I Know? … Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Larry Walker, Earl Williams

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will announce its class of 2013 this week. Stay tuned to this blog for more details. – New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady, who owns three Super Bowl rings,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Larry Walker, Earl Williams”

But What Do I Know? … Justin Morneau, Scott Diamond, Phillippe Aumont

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  A belated congratulations to New Westminster, B.C., native Justin Morneau who belted his 200th career homer off of Cleveland Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin on August 6. The Twins slugger becomes the fourth Canadian to belt 200 bigContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Justin Morneau, Scott Diamond, Phillippe Aumont”

But What Do I Know? … Jeffrey Loria, Erik Bedard, Reed Johnson

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is often described as an art dealer. If he was the one who OK’d his team’s hideous new uniforms, I’d hate to see his art collection.  Well, I was wrong aboutContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Jeffrey Loria, Erik Bedard, Reed Johnson”

But What Do I Know? … Mariano Rivera, Brian Jeroloman, Kelly Johnson

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  You decide what it says about the quality of the competition in the National League West that the Diamondbacks are going to win the division with three ex-Jays in their infield that Toronto couldn’t get rid ofContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Mariano Rivera, Brian Jeroloman, Kelly Johnson”

But What Do I Know? … Jackie Robinson, Scott Richmond, Brett Lawrie

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  I thought there was already a plaque outside of the lower-level duplex apartment that Jackie Robinson lived in while he played in Montreal in 1946. Regardless, it’s nice to see that a plaque has now been erected in front of his historic deContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Jackie Robinson, Scott Richmond, Brett Lawrie”

But What Do I Know? … Joey Votto, Rajai Davis, Lyle Overbay

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Information travels at light speed on the Internet these days. But just when I thought I couldn’t add anything more to the story of Joey Votto becoming the third Canadian to win a big league MVP award (Larry Walker 1997, Justin Morneau 2006),Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Joey Votto, Rajai Davis, Lyle Overbay”

But What Do I Know? … Travis Snider, Cito Gaston, Tom Brady

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  It’s safe to say that Travis Snider won’t be one of the featured speakers at the “Thank You Cito” ceremony tomorrow night at the Rogers Centre. Gaston’s use of the Jays’ top prospect has been incomprehensible this season. When he hasn’t been onContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Travis Snider, Cito Gaston, Tom Brady”