But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Thomson, John Axford, Joey Votto, Rob Butler

Rob Thomson was a coach with the double-A London (Ontario) Tigers in 1989. June 12, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: – I have a running joke on Twitter that Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) is on pace to never lose a game as a major league manager.... 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 →

Canadian Rob Thomson named Phillies interim manager

Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) has been named interim manager of the Phillies. Photo: Twitter June 3, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Philadelphia Phillies have fired manager Joe Girardi and have named Canadian Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) as their interim dugout boss for the remainder of the 2022 season. The underperforming Phillies, who... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Rheal Cormier, Jackie Robinson, Matt Stairs, Fergie Jenkins

Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) with the San Diego Padres. Photo: MLB on Fox By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes from the past week: -Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rheal Cormier (Cap Pele, N.B.) who passed away last March at the age of 53... Continue Reading →

Remembering the four Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees that passed away in 2021

Rheal Cormer at his 2012 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in St. Marys, Ont. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Four Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees passed away in 2021. As the end of the year approaches, please take a moment to remember them. I've written... Continue Reading →

Jerry Johnson, winning pitcher in Blue Jays’ first game, passes away at 77

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Jerry Johnson, who was the Toronto Blue Jays' winning pitcher in their first-ever game, passed away on Monday after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). He was 77. His wife, Susan Trautmann Johnson, announced his death on her Facebook page this afternoon.... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Dalton Pompey, Nick Pivetta, Rob Thomson, Tim Raines

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) belted his 300th major league home run on Friday. It was a two-run shot in the third inning off Chicago Cubs' right-hander Jake Arrieta in the Reds' 8-6 win at the... Continue Reading →

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rheal Cormier passes away at 53

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Longtime big league pitcher and Cap-Pele, N.B., native Rheal Cormier, who was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012, has passed away at the age of 53 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Rheal Cormier,” said Scott... Continue Reading →

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