But What Do I Know? … Joey Votto, Fergie Jenkins, Bob Elliott, Steve Wilson, Roy Howell, Bill Gullickson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Happy unofficial Canadian Baseball Day! For a couple of years now, I’ve been writing that September 10th should be celebrated on baseball diamonds across the country. Why? Well, today is Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto’s 34th birthday. It’s also Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Joey Votto, Fergie Jenkins, Bob Elliott, Steve Wilson, Roy Howell, Bill Gullickson”

But What Do I Know? . . . Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, Jose Bautista

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • The Montreal Expos will be well represented in Cooperstown today as the National Baseball Hall of Fame inducts its class of 2015. Expos Nation, a passionate group of fans who are pushing for Major League Baseball’s return to Montreal, packed a bus that leftContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, Jose Bautista”

But What Do I Know? . . . Carlos Delgado, Jordan Lennerton, Randy Johnson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • ESPN’s Jayson Stark wrote an excellent piece on Thursday in which he states that Carlos Delgado is the best player not to receive enough votes to make it past his first year on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. Delgado, whose resume boastsContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Carlos Delgado, Jordan Lennerton, Randy Johnson”

But What Do I Know? . . . Brett Lawrie, George Selkirk, Larry Walker

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • My 2015 New Year’s resolutions include drinking less pop, being better organized and giving up trying to understand Brett Lawrie’s Twitter feed. #Imofficiallymiddleaged. • Today would’ve been the 107th birthday of Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer George Selkirk. Dubbed “Twinkletoes” for his distinct runningContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Brett Lawrie, George Selkirk, Larry Walker”

But What Do I Know? . . . Tony Gwynn, George Kottaras, Kirk McCaskill

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • When I was leafing through some old baseball cards, I stumbled upon a 1991 Upper Deck Tony Gwynn card (above). This card pictures Gwynn signing autographs at the SkyDome in Toronto prior to the 1991 all-star game. I can’t think of a better wayContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tony Gwynn, George Kottaras, Kirk McCaskill”

New Canadian ball hall inductee Murray Cook recalls Gary Carter trade

When Murray Cook left the New York Yankees to become the general manager of the Montreal Expos on September 5, 1984, no one could’ve blamed him if he thought his new job would be less stressful. After all, the Sackville, N.B., native would no longer have George Steinbrenner breathing down his neck. But things didn’tContinue reading “New Canadian ball hall inductee Murray Cook recalls Gary Carter trade”

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”

But What Do I Know? … Fred Lewis, Alex Gonzalez, Jose Canseco

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  In batting stance only, Jays outfielder Fred Lewis bears a striking resemblance to Devon White. Unfortunately, he leads the league in one of its more dubious, unofficial categories: brain cramps. So far, Lewis has done enough at the plate to offset his mentalContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Fred Lewis, Alex Gonzalez, Jose Canseco”