But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Gary Carter, Nick Pivetta, Orv Franchuk

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Self-described Baseball Reference Play Index adherent Austin J. Eich shares a seemingly endless stream of fascinating baseball stats on Twitter, including this one (below) about Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.). Eich notes thatContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Gary Carter, Nick Pivetta, Orv Franchuk”

But What Do I Know? . . . Mother’s Day, Fergie Jenkins, James Paxton, Larry Walker

  My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there! And especially to my mom, Glenyce Glew, who my dad and I have dragged to enough Toronto Blue Jays games over the years that she has become one of the team’s more spirited fans.Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Mother’s Day, Fergie Jenkins, James Paxton, Larry Walker”

But What Do I Know? . . . Rowan Wick, Stubby Clapp, Dave Stieb, Joey Votto

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) whose wife Lydia passed away unexpectedly on Monday. I’m sending good thoughts and strength to Fergie and his family at this difficult time. ·         Congratulations to North Vancouver,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Rowan Wick, Stubby Clapp, Dave Stieb, Joey Votto”

But What Do I Know? . . . Brett Lawrie, Brett Cecil, Bill Stoneman

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Congratulations to Langley, B.C., native Brett Lawrie, who recorded his 500th career hit on Thursday. His milestone hit was a single off of Minnesota Twins reliever Trevor May with two out in the top of the eighth inning in a 3-1 win for the ChicagoContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Brett Lawrie, Brett Cecil, Bill Stoneman”

But What Do I Know? . . . Adam Dunn, Randy Knorr, Jimmy Williams

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Remember in June 2008 when Toronto Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi was heavily criticized for saying “Do you know the guy doesn’t really like baseball that much?” about Adam Dunn? Well, Adam Dunn has decided to retire at age 34 because, well, heContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Adam Dunn, Randy Knorr, Jimmy Williams”

But What Do I Know? … Edwin Encarnacion, Miguel Batista, Eric Thames

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – It sure seems like Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion is accumulating a lot of RBIs this season. That’s because he is. In fact, by my calculation, if he keeps knocking in runs at hisContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Edwin Encarnacion, Miguel Batista, Eric Thames”

Former Expo Charlie Lea dies at 54

Charlie Lea, the only Montreal Expo to toss a no-hitter at Olympic Stadium, died at his home in Collierville, Tenn., on Friday. Reports indicate that the 54-year-old, former all-star died of a massive heart attack. Lea, who had been working as a radio analyst with the Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals’ Triple-A affiliate), was interviewedContinue reading “Former Expo Charlie Lea dies at 54”

Ex-Expos – Whatever happened to … Charlie Lea

He’s the only Montreal Expo to toss a no-hitter at Olympic Stadium. And more than 29 years later, Charlie Lea, now an analyst on Memphis Redbirds’ (St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A affiliate) radio broadcasts, still remembers the game vividly. “I walked four guys, so it wasn’t like it was a perfect game,” he reflected modestly, inContinue reading “Ex-Expos – Whatever happened to … Charlie Lea”

Bob Alexander: A British Columbia pitching pioneer

In recent years, British Columbia has become a hotbed for baseball talent. Current major leaguers Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC), Jason Bay (Trail, BC), Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC), Rich Harden (Victoria, BC), Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) and Blake Hawksworth (North Vancouver, BC) all hail from Canada’s western-most province. But 55 years ago, Bob AlexanderContinue reading “Bob Alexander: A British Columbia pitching pioneer”

But What Do I Know? … Cito Gaston, J.P. Arencibia, Jeremy Accardo

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  I’m confused. The Blue Jays shut down Brandon Morrow, their most dominant pitcher over the past few months, and then Cito Gaston calls his first team meeting of the season before Saturday’s game against the Yankees to tell his players he wants themContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Cito Gaston, J.P. Arencibia, Jeremy Accardo”