Five things you should know about . . . Marquis Grissom

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Who is the most exciting player in Montreal Expos history? I'm not talking about the club's best player or most productive hitter, but who's the one Expo you found to be consistently electrifying? Who's the one Expo whose athleticism regularly astounded you? Tim Raines, Andre Dawson and Vladimir Guerrero... Continue Reading →

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

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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 →

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

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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 left... Continue Reading →

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

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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 running... Continue Reading →

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New Canadian ball hall inductee Murray Cook recalls Gary Carter trade

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[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] 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... Continue Reading →

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

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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 deal... Continue Reading →

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

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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 mental... Continue Reading →

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