But What Do I Know? . . . Jesen Therrien, Andrew Albers, David Cone, Bob Lemon

Photo Credit: Baseball Quebec (Twitter) My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Philadelphia Phillies reliever and Montreal native Jesen Therrien wins our unofficial award for best Canadian nickname on Players Weekend. The back of the 6-foot-2 right-hander’s jersey (see above) says “MTL-NORD” – a tribute to his home city. Unfortunately, itContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jesen Therrien, Andrew Albers, David Cone, Bob Lemon”

Bob Elliott poised to make Canadian baseball history in Cooperstown

Call him the Fergie Jenkins of baseball writers. No, Toronto Sun baseball columnist Bob Elliott wasn’t blessed with the Canadian pitching legend’s athleticism, but he does possess Jenkins’ work ethic, durability and penchant for producing consistently excellent results. So it’s fitting that Elliott – similar to Jenkins becoming the first Canadian player inducted into theContinue reading “Bob Elliott poised to make Canadian baseball history in Cooperstown”

But What Do I Know? … David Cooper, Rajai Davis, Peter Gammons

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Lost in the excitement over uber prospects Anthony Gose and Kyle Drabek this spring has been the solid play of 24-year-old, first baseman David Cooper. The 2008 first-rounder’s three hits – including his first homer – against Pittsburgh on Wednesday give him 11Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … David Cooper, Rajai Davis, Peter Gammons”

But What Do I Know? … National Baseball Hall of Fame edition

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Just so that I’m on the record prior to the announcement of the National Baseball Hall Fame inductees on January 5, my prediction is that Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar will be the only two candidates elected by the baseball writers in 2011.Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … National Baseball Hall of Fame edition”