Former Expos reliever Mike Marshall passes away at 78

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos closer Mike Marshall passed away on June 1 at the age of 78 from complications from Alzheimer’s disease. The Los Angeles Dodgers reported his death on their Twitter account after being notified by Marshall’s daughter Rebekah. Marshall died in hospice care in Zephyrhills, Fla. Durable, outspokenContinue reading “Former Expos reliever Mike Marshall passes away at 78”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Jordan Romano, Cal Quantrill, Pat Gillick

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – It was 31 years ago today that Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and 2020 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) made his major league debut. Batting sixth and playing right field forContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Jordan Romano, Cal Quantrill, Pat Gillick”

Jesse Crain could become Jays’ first Toronto-born closer

On Jesse Crain’s website (www.jessecrain.net), he writes that one of his favourite mottoes is “Everything happens for a reason.” Well, the fact that the Toronto native is looking to become a closer and the Toronto Blue Jays are looking for a closer should provide a very good reason for him to consider pitching in CanadaContinue reading “Jesse Crain could become Jays’ first Toronto-born closer”