But What Do I Know? . . . Tip O’Neill, Jeff Samardzija, Leo Marentette

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Happy belated 153rd birthday to one of Canada’s biggest baseball legends. James “Tip” O’Neill was born on May 25, 1861 in either Woodstock or Springfield, Ont. As a member of the American Association’s St. Louis Browns in 1887, O’Neill became Major League Baseball’s firstContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tip O’Neill, Jeff Samardzija, Leo Marentette”

But What Do I Know? . . . John Axford, George Kottaras, Henderson Alvarez

My weekly look at some Canadian baseball stories: – After a rough start to the season, Port Dover, Ont., native John Axford has temporarily lost his job as the Cleveland Indians’ closer. Indians manager Terry Francona informed Axford of the move prior to Saturday’s game. The Tribe skipper says the Canadian right-hander, who has postedContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . John Axford, George Kottaras, Henderson Alvarez”