But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Goody Rosen

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: On Tuesday, it was announced that Darryl Sittler will be among the newest inductees to Canada’s Walk of Fame. He’s certainly a worthy honouree, but how can Canada truly have a Walk of Fame without Larry Walker on it? The Maple Ridge, B.C., native isContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Goody Rosen”

But What Do I Know? . . . Alex Anthopoulos, Damaso Garcia, Bud Black

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Ah, the fickleness of fandom. I find it fascinating that some of the same fans that wanted Alex Anthopoulos fired in May are now the angriest that he’s leaving. Some baseball pundits have suggested that Anthopoulos would be a good fit with the MiamiContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Alex Anthopoulos, Damaso Garcia, Bud Black”

Wee Willie Keeler “hit’em where they ain’t” in Toronto

Wee Willie Keeler is best remembered as a prolific slap hitter with the Baltimore Orioles, but the diminutive outfielder played his final professional season with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1911. Lured north of the border by former Baltimore teammate, Joe Kelley, who was managing Toronto’s Eastern League club, the 39-year-old Keeler hit .277 inContinue reading “Wee Willie Keeler “hit’em where they ain’t” in Toronto”