But What Do I Know? . . . My mom, James Paxton, Fergie Jenkins, Joey Votto

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there! And especially to my mom, Glenyce Glew, who my dad and I have dragged to enough Toronto Blue Jays games over the years that she has become one of the team’s more spirited fans.Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . My mom, James Paxton, Fergie Jenkins, Joey Votto”

But What Do I Know? . . . Don McDougall, John Gibbons, Cliff Floyd, Rob Zastryzny

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Take a bow, Don McDougall. It was 41 years ago today that the American League approved the sale of the Toronto expansion franchise to the Labatt Brewing Co. for an estimated $7 million. Part of McDougall’s mandate as president during the mid-’70s was to secureContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Don McDougall, John Gibbons, Cliff Floyd, Rob Zastryzny”

20 Canadians selected in 2013 MLB Draft

Courtesy of Adam Morrissette, Baseball Canada (www.baseball.ca) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO – The third and final day of the 2013 MLB Draft took place on Saturday with fifteen Canadians being selected by MLB clubs, bringing the grand total to 20 Canadians taken over the three-day event. Fifteen players selected are either current or former membersContinue reading “20 Canadians selected in 2013 MLB Draft”