A (Steve) Christmas Story and other holiday trivia

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*This is my (Steve) Christmas card to you. It's been a tough year, a really tough year. I hope you can find joy this holiday season despite the challenges being presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support of this blog. There were times in the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Mel Stottlemyre, Tim Raines, Larry Walker, Steve Christmas, Rickey Henderson

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Please send good vibes and strength to Mel Stottlemyre, the father of former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Todd Stottlemyre. In a Facebook post on Friday, the ex-Blue Jays hurler shared that his 75-year-old father is fighting for his life. “Calling all prayer warriors during this... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Aaron Sanchez, Jim Adduci, Ed Bahr

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[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] My weekly look at some Canadian baseball stories: - It was a classy move by the organizers of the Toronto Blue Jays' two exhibition games at Olympic Stadium on March 28 and 29 to invite Daniel Plamondon, the Montreal Expos bat boy from 1975 to 1979, back to work in the visiting clubhouse.... Continue Reading →

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Big Leaguers Born on Christmas and their Canadian Connections

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After he broke Lou Brock’s stolen base record on May 1, 1991, Rickey Henderson famously anointed himself “the greatest of all-time.” With such conceit, it seems fitting that Henderson would share a birthday with Jesus. Though most recall the cocky stolen base king as an all-star with the Oakland A’s, Blue Jay fans will remember... Continue Reading →

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