But What Do I Know? . . . Jared Young, Cal Quantrill, Matt Brash, Tim Raines

Okanagan Athletics alum Jared Young (Prince George, B.C.) smiles after his first big league hit for the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Photo: Chicago Cubs/Twitter September 18, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Jared Young (Prince George, B.C.) made his major league debut with the Chicago Cubs on... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Marty Boryczewski, Jordan Romano, Mike Soroka, Andre Dawson, Tim Raines

September 11, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Please take a moment to remember Marty Boryczewski. He was a catcher with the Pioneer League’s Lethbridge Mounties in the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization in 1994 before moving on to a career in investment banking with Cantor Fitzgerald in New... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Mike Soroka, Tyler O’Neill, Joey Votto

September 4, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Boston Red Sox right-hander Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) took a comebacker travelling 91.4 mph hit by Texas Rangers outfielder Leody Taveras off his calf in the third inning of his start on Friday which knocked him out of the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, James Paxton, Matt Stairs, Jason Dickson

Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) had a very successful rehab start with the High-A Rome Braves on Tuesday. Photo: Rome Braves August 21, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: – Right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) allowed just one hit and struck out eight in four scoreless innings in... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Cal Quantrill, Matt Stairs, Tim Raines

May 29, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -On Wednesday, Boston Red Sox right-hander Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) won his third straight start, allowing three runs on five hits in six innings in the Sox 16-3 win over the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Jordan Romano, Larry Walker, Mike Bossy

Each Easter on this blog, we pay tribute to Luke Easter. April 17, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -It has become an Easter tradition on this blog to pay tribute to ex-big league slugger Luke Easter on Easter Sunday. “Luscious Luke” was a hulking, 6-foot-4, 240-pound... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Matt Brash, Josh Naylor, Jordan Romano, Vladimir Guerrero

Josh Naylor played his first Cactus League game of 2022 on Tuesday. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Right-hander Matt Brash (Kingston, Ont.) has earned a spot in the Seattle Mariners' starting rotation. The team officially announced this yesterday, one day after the 6-foot-1 righty was outstanding in... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jamie Romak, Tyler O’Neill, Claude Raymond, Fred McGriff

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) announced his retirement from professional baseball on Saturday. Jeeho Yoo, of the YonHap News, reported Romak's decision on Twitter last night. The 36-year-old Canuck, who won the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's Tip O'Neill Award... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Ernie Whitt

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – It took 30 years but Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) finally has some Canadian company in the plaque gallery in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) joked about joining Jenkins in his... Continue Reading →

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