A closer look at Matt Stairs’ pinch-hit home runs

*Today is the 28th anniversary of Matt Stairs’ MLB debut. On that day in 1992, he pinch hit for Montreal Expos left-hander Jeff Fassero in the 10th inning in the Expos’ 3-2 loss to the Reds at Riverfront Stadium. He struck out in that at bat, but he would later hit a MLB record 23Continue reading “A closer look at Matt Stairs’ pinch-hit home runs”

Jesse Crain could become Jays’ first Toronto-born closer

On Jesse Crain’s website (www.jessecrain.net), he writes that one of his favourite mottoes is “Everything happens for a reason.” Well, the fact that the Toronto native is looking to become a closer and the Toronto Blue Jays are looking for a closer should provide a very good reason for him to consider pitching in CanadaContinue reading “Jesse Crain could become Jays’ first Toronto-born closer”

The Twins can beat the mighty Yankees

As a Canadian, I was disappointed to see that the pride of New Westminster, B.C., Justin Morneau, will be sidelined for the entire post-season as he continues to recover from a concussion. That makes Toronto, Ont., native, Jesse Crain, a Twins’ reliever, the only Canadian playing in the American League playoffs. The Canuck right-hander isContinue reading “The Twins can beat the mighty Yankees”