But What Do I Know? . . . Paul Quantrill, Tim Raines, Gary Carter, Ralph Branca

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Congratulations to Port Hope, Ont., native and Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Paul Quantrill who’s set to become the ninth member of Baseball Canada’s Wall of Excellence. He will be honoured during the organization’s National Teams Awards Banquet & Fundraiser set to take place atContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Paul Quantrill, Tim Raines, Gary Carter, Ralph Branca”

All Ex-Montreal Expos Infield

The Expos may have moved to Washington after the 2004 season, but by my count 21 former Montreal players are still active in the big leagues. The following is a look at my all ex-Expos infield. To qualify, players had to be drafted or signed by Montreal or have suited up for at least oneContinue reading “All Ex-Montreal Expos Infield”

But What Do I Know? … Juan Rivera, Goose Gossage, Chuck Tanner

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Blue Jays fans: The good news about Juan Rivera, acquired in the Vernon Wells deal, is that he hits like George Bell. The bad news is that he also fields like George Bell.  In reading Larry Millson’s 1987 book, Ballpark Figures: TheContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Juan Rivera, Goose Gossage, Chuck Tanner”

Halladay and Phillies will triumph over Votto and the Reds

Ex-Blue Jay Roy Halladay is a man with a mission. And that mission won’t end until he’s hoisting the World Series trophy, something that I believe will happen this October. The workhorse right-hander is the ace of a dominant Phillies rotation that also boasts 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels and two-time, 20-game winner RoyContinue reading “Halladay and Phillies will triumph over Votto and the Reds”