Kevin Glew reviews John Gibbons new memoir, Gibby: Tales of a Baseball Lifer, which is co-written by veteran Canadian author Greg Oliver.
The winner of the 2022 Jack Graney Award will be announced on Thursday. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame November 27, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.), who managed the Philadelphia Phillies to a National League pennant this season, is back in Sebringville,... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · Nine years ago today, Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto became the third Canadian to belt three home runs in a major league game. The Cincinnati Reds first baseman went deep off three different Chicago Cubs pitchers – Jon Lieber, Sean Marshall and Sean Gallagher... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Who says you need to have a lively young arm to be a successful big league pitcher? With the shutout he tossed on Saturday against the Miami Marlins, 42-year-old, former Montreal Expo Bartolo Colon has now hurled 25 consecutive scoreless innings for the New... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • For a major league team to make the postseason these days, they require their stars to be stars, but they also need to have one or two outstanding performers that come out of nowhere. The Toronto Blue Jays have five such players. Twenty year-old... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - I’m willing to bet that I’m not the first Toronto Blue Jays follower to utter the sentence “Who the hell is Lance Zawadzki?” this March. Interestingly enough, the 27-year-old second baseman, who has hit .389... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): With the acquisition of knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, Toronto Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos has acquired the 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner (Dickey), the player with the NL’s highest batting average in 2012 (Melky Cabrera, .346) and the 2011... Continue Reading →