But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Joey Votto, Andrew Albers, Terry Puhl

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         It appears I jinxed Ladner, B.C., native James Paxton when I said he’d likely be named to the American League All-Star team in last week’s column. Not only was he not named to the All-Star team, he has also landed on the 10-day disabledContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Joey Votto, Andrew Albers, Terry Puhl”

2011 World Series: Texas Rangers have Canadian links

While no Canadian players will be competing in this year’s World Series, there are a number of players and coaches that have spent parts of their careers in the Great White North. Here’s a list of the links that Texas Rangers players and coaches have with Canada: Toronto Blue Jays Links Michael Young, DH, selectedContinue reading “2011 World Series: Texas Rangers have Canadian links”

But What Do I Know? … Chris Carpenter, Michael Young, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Am I the only one who’s debating who’s the best ex-St. Catharines Stomper (former Blue Jays’ New York-Penn League Low-A affiliate) player left in the playoffs? Michael Young (1997) and Chris Carpenter (1999) both suited up forContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Chris Carpenter, Michael Young, Fergie Jenkins”

Plenty of Canadian connections on Texas Rangers

They may have released Victoria, B.C. native Rich Harden earlier this month, but several players in the Texas Rangers’ starting lineups on Friday and Saturday have honed their skills in Canada. Here’s a list of the players and their Canadian connections: 1. Michael Young, 3B As I’ve written before, Young was selected by the TorontoContinue reading “Plenty of Canadian connections on Texas Rangers”

Rays will prevail over Rangers

With Sportsnet shifting many of the Jays games to their new Sportsnet One channel in September (not on my service provider), I was able to tune into several Tampa Bay Rays games during their stretch run. On paper, the Rays’ lineup won’t strike fear into opposing pitchers. As a club, they hit .247 this season,Continue reading “Rays will prevail over Rangers”