But What Do I Know? . . . Dave McKay, Mark Teahen, James Paxton

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Mississauga, Ont., native Dalton Pompey became the second Canadian to record an RBI in their first at bat with the Toronto Blue Jays. The 21-year-old outfielder’s ground out to first base plated Anthony Gose in the eighth inning in the Blue Jays’ 11-1 victoryContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Dave McKay, Mark Teahen, James Paxton”

But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Jay Clarke, Justin Morneau, Roberto Vargas

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Sixty-five years ago this past Sunday, Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Justin Jay Clarke passed away in River Rouge, Mich., at age 66. His death came exactly 47 years after he authored one of the most amazing performances in professional baseball history. A productContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Jay Clarke, Justin Morneau, Roberto Vargas”

But What Do I Know? . . . Luke Easter, Adam Loewen, Jim Adduci

My weekly look at some Canadian baseball stories: – It’s become an annual tradition on this blog to pay tribute to “Luscious Luke” Easter on 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 on August 11, 1949, Easter wasContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Luke Easter, Adam Loewen, Jim Adduci”

But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Richmond, Mark Teahen, David Savage

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – Two of Canada’s greatest baseball players took to Twitter this morning to express their thoughts on the Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team’s 3-0 victory over Sweden in the gold medal game. “GO CRAZY PEOPLE! GO CRAZY! #canadagold,” tweeted Larry Walker (@Cdnmooselips33).Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Richmond, Mark Teahen, David Savage”

But What Do I Know? … Justin Morneau, Tom Henke, John McDonald

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – I understand why the floundering Minnesota Twins would trade Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) to the Pittsburgh Pirates. What I don’t understand is why they would deal the Canadian slugger for a fourth outfielder (AlexContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Justin Morneau, Tom Henke, John McDonald”

But What Do I Know? … Carlos Delgado, Russell Martin, Joey Votto

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Now that Carlos Delgado is set to join the Toronto Blue Jays’ Level of Excellence this Sunday, it’s my hope that the next celebration of his career will take place at the Canadian Baseball HallContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Carlos Delgado, Russell Martin, Joey Votto”

But What Do I Know? … Adam Lind, Mark Teahen, Sparky Anderson

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Struggling ex-Toronto Blue Jays ace Ricky Romero – who was dropped from the club’s 40-man roster on Saturday – could draw inspiration from Adam Lind, who, just over 12 months ago, was similarly removed fromContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Adam Lind, Mark Teahen, Sparky Anderson”

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? … Jose Canseco, Jeff Francis, Tony Fernandez

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  One of the most talked-about items at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., is the jersey that slugger Jose Canseco wore during his spring training stint with the Montreal Expos in 2002. IContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Jose Canseco, Jeff Francis, Tony Fernandez”

Toronto Blue Jay Omar Vizquel has several Canadian links

For the first time in his 24-year major league career, Omar Vizquel is suiting up for a Canadian team. The likely Hall of Famer, who will turn 45 on April 24, won the Toronto Blue Jays’ utility infielder’s job over Mike McCoy. But though the 11-time Gold Glove Award winner hasn’t called Canada his bigContinue reading “Toronto Blue Jay Omar Vizquel has several Canadian links”