But What Do I Know? . . . Father’s Day/Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame edition

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Up until my mid-teens, he channeled his inner Mickey Mantle to hit me countless fly balls down Thames Crescent in Dorchester, Ont. And I chased them pretending to be Jesse Barfield or Dale Murphy. He’s a kind, quiet, patient, gentle and responsible man whoContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Father’s Day/Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame edition”

But What Do I Know? . . . J.A. Happ, Justin Morneau, Matt Stairs

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: It’s now been confirmed that 2016 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Tony Kubek will not be attending the ceremony on June 18 in St. Marys, Ont. The four other living inductees – Pat Hentgen, Dennis Martinez, Wayne Norton and Howard Starkman – will allContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . J.A. Happ, Justin Morneau, Matt Stairs”

But What Do I Know? . . . Farhan Zaidi, Devon Travis, Ron Stead

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Sudbury, Ont., native Farhan Zaidi was named the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers last week to become the sixth Canadian to be named a big league GM. The others are George Selkirk (Huntsville, Ont., Washington Senators, 1964 to 1969), Murray Cook (Sackville,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Farhan Zaidi, Devon Travis, Ron Stead”

Artifacts from Canadian ball hall’s class of 2014

As you will see from the photos I snapped below, I’m far from a professional photographer. For great photos of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s festivities from this past weekend, you should visit Lori and Wayne Brown’s Photos. They do a wonderful job every year. You may or may not know that I’m workingContinue reading “Artifacts from Canadian ball hall’s class of 2014”

Canadian ball hall to induct Montreal Expos legends as part of four-day celebration presented by the Town of St. Marys

  For details about the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s induction events that will take place from this Thursday June 19 through Sunday, June 22, please read this press release that I helped write.    

Wallach learned how to play third base from Hall of Famer

It was Bill Mazeroski that helped teach Tim Wallach how to become a Gold Glove third baseman. Wallach, who suited up for more games with the Montreal Expos than any other player, revealed this during a Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame conference call on February 3. The long-time Expo will be inducted into the St.Continue reading “Wallach learned how to play third base from Hall of Famer”

But What Do I Know? . . . Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees Edition

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – In case you missed it, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2014 induction class on Monday. Long-time Montreal Expos third baseman Tim Wallach, legendary Expos broadcaster Dave Van Horne, former Expos GM Murray Cook and late Toronto Blue JaysContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees Edition”

New Canadian ball hall inductee Murray Cook recalls Gary Carter trade

When Murray Cook left the New York Yankees to become the general manager of the Montreal Expos on September 5, 1984, no one could’ve blamed him if he thought his new job would be less stressful. After all, the Sackville, N.B., native would no longer have George Steinbrenner breathing down his neck. But things didn’tContinue reading “New Canadian ball hall inductee Murray Cook recalls Gary Carter trade”

Montreal Expos legends headline Canadian ball hall’s class of 2014

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame St. Marys, Ont. – Two men that helped make the Montreal Expos one of baseball’s most competitive franchises of the 1980s will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on June 21 in St. Marys, Ont. Long-time Expos third baseman Tim Wallach and former general managerContinue reading “Montreal Expos legends headline Canadian ball hall’s class of 2014”