But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Rob Thomson, Tyler O’Neill, Dave Stieb

June 26, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada -In recent weeks, Boston Red Sox right-hander Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) has been one of the most dominant major league pitchers. In his last 10 starts, dating back to May 7, the Canuck righty is 8-1 with a 1.85 ERA and has struck out 65 batters... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Thomson, Joey Votto, Tyler O’Neill, first game at SkyDome

Prior to Rob Thomson, George Gibson (London, Ont.) was the last full-time Canadian manager. June 5, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: - On Friday, the Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi and named Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) their interim dugout... 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? . . . James Paxton, Tip O’Neill Award, Tom Cheek, Andy Stewart

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -At some point during the 2022 major league season (if or when it begins), the Boston Red Sox should have two Canadian pitchers in their starting rotation. After making 30 regular season starts for the Red Sox in 2021,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Morneau, Fergie Jenkins, Brett Lawrie, B.J. Ryan

Justin Morneau. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -The National Baseball Hall of Fame unveiled its 2021 Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) ballot on Monday. Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) is one of 13 new players on the... Continue Reading →

Strong list of candidate for Canadian ball hall’s Tip O’Neill Award

November 19, 2021 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release St. Marys, Ont. – It’s likely the strongest crop of Tip O’Neill Award candidates in the history of the award. Six players born in Canada enjoyed outstanding major league seasons in 2021. Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) challenged for... Continue Reading →

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