But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Russell Martin, Mike Soroka, Dave Van Horne

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         When is the last time you heard someone discuss the “Fenway Park effect” when evaluating a player’s Hall of Fame candidacy? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of it. And while people continually bring up Coors Field when debating whether Canadian Larry Walker (MapleContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Russell Martin, Mike Soroka, Dave Van Horne”

But What Do I Know? . . . Luke Easter, Kelly Gruber, Tim Raines, J.J. Lannin

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: It has become an Easter tradition in this column to pay tribute to ex-big league slugger Luke Easter on Easter Sunday. “Luscious Luke” was a hulking, 6-foot-4, 240-pound slugger who became the 11th African-American to compete in the big leagues when he debuted with theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Luke Easter, Kelly Gruber, Tim Raines, J.J. Lannin”

But What Do I Know? . . . Luke Easter, Jesse Crain, Dustin McGowan

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Today seems like an appropriate day to remember “Luscious Luke” Easter, a hulking, six-foot-four, 240-pound slugger who became the 11th African-American to compete in the big leagues when he debuted with the Cleveland Indians on August 11, 1949. Known for clubbing tape-measure homers –Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Luke Easter, Jesse Crain, Dustin McGowan”

But What Do I Know? . . . Al Rosen, Andrew Albers, Shawn Camp

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • The first spring training game I ever went to was in Dunedin, Fla., on March 20, 1987. The Cincinnati Reds were playing the Toronto Blue Jays and I was an eager 13-year-old with an autograph book. I was shy, but I stood above theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Al Rosen, Andrew Albers, Shawn Camp”

But What Do I Know? … Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, Chris Leroux, Reed Johnson

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will announce its 2014 induction class tomorrow at 9 a.m. ET. I will have a post on Cooperstowners in Canada shortly after the announcement. – Speaking of inductees, congratulations to legendary Toronto Sun columnist andContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, Chris Leroux, Reed Johnson”

But What Do I Know? … Luke Easter, Andre Dawson, Shannon Stewart

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Today seems like an appropriate day to remember “Luscious Luke” Easter, a hulking, six-foot-four, 240-pound slugger who became the 11th African-American to compete in the big leagues when he debuted with the Cleveland Indians onContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Luke Easter, Andre Dawson, Shannon Stewart”

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? … Jeffrey Loria, Erik Bedard, Reed Johnson

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is often described as an art dealer. If he was the one who OK’d his team’s hideous new uniforms, I’d hate to see his art collection.  Well, I was wrong aboutContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Jeffrey Loria, Erik Bedard, Reed Johnson”