But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Scott Thorman, Drew Storen

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • There was good news and bad news for Montreal Expos great Tim Raines when the National Baseball Hall of Fame voting results were announced on Wednesday. The bad news is that the speedy former outfielder did not receive the 75 per cent support fromContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Scott Thorman, Drew Storen”

But What Do I Know? … Luke Easter, Andre Dawson, Shannon Stewart

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Today seems like an appropriate day to remember “Luscious Luke” Easter, a hulking, six-foot-four, 240-pound slugger who became the 11th African-American to compete in the big leagues when he debuted with the Cleveland Indians onContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Luke Easter, Andre Dawson, Shannon Stewart”

Raines hopes to follow same path to Cooperstown as Carter and Dawson

Being inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame proved to be a good omen for Gary Carter and Andre Dawson. After being honoured at the St. Marys, Ont.-based ball shrine, both of the former Montreal Expos stars were later enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Their longtime teammate, Tim Raines,Continue reading “Raines hopes to follow same path to Cooperstown as Carter and Dawson”

But What Do I Know? … Greg Halman, Brett Lawrie, Brian Schneider

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  It has been a sad couple of days for Mariners scout Wayne Norton, who’s from Port Moody, B.C. He scouted and signed outfielder Greg Halman who was stabbed to death in Rotterdam, Netherlands early Monday morning. TheContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Greg Halman, Brett Lawrie, Brian Schneider”

Canadian bat maker supports Bonds

He’s the most hated man in baseball history. And if you read Jeff Pearlman’s meticulously researched book, “Love Me, Hate Me: Barry Bonds and the Making of an Antihero,” you’ll quickly understand why. Arrogant, self-absorbed, moody, and delusional all seem to accurately describe the controversial home run king, and help explain why many are nowContinue reading “Canadian bat maker supports Bonds”

But What Do I Know? … Vernon Wells, Roy Halladay, Carlos Pena

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  It’s a shame that little has been written about Vernon Wells winning the Branch Rickey Award for his humanitarian efforts. It bothers me that fans are more willing to harp on his contract that celebrate him for the lives he’s changing. Read moreContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Vernon Wells, Roy Halladay, Carlos Pena”