But What Do I Know? … Darren Oliver, Gio Gonzalez, Reed Johnson

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Look on the bright side Blue Jays fans: The Rangers may have outbid Toronto for Yu Darvish, but the Jays outbid Texas for 41-year-old left-handed reliever Darren Oliver (sarcasm intended).  The Washington Nationals’ decision to dealContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Darren Oliver, Gio Gonzalez, Reed Johnson”

In Memoriam – Remembering Canadian baseball legends that died in 2011 – Part 2

As a new year approaches, it’s a good time to look back and savour the memories of some of the Canadian baseball legends that we lost in 2011. Here are obituaries of the legends that passed away in the second half of the year: Dick Williams, July 7 Elected to the National Baseball Hall ofContinue reading “In Memoriam – Remembering Canadian baseball legends that died in 2011 – Part 2”

Canadian ball hall president remembers Randy Echlin

The following is the statement issued by Tom Valcke, president & CEO of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, on the passing of Randy Echlin: “Randy’s commitment and passion somehow spread through his three priorities of family, law and baseball, and he had several dimensions beyond those as well.  He made the Dos Equis guyContinue reading “Canadian ball hall president remembers Randy Echlin”

Remembering Randy Echlin

He was as passionate about baseball as he was about justice. That’s a good way to remember Ontario Superior Court judge Randy Echlin, who passed away on Friday after a courageous battle with cancer at age 60. Despite several conversations with Randy over the past decade, it wasn’t until about five years ago that IContinue reading “Remembering Randy Echlin”