But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Goody Rosen

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: On Tuesday, it was announced that Darryl Sittler will be among the newest inductees to Canada’s Walk of Fame. He’s certainly a worthy honouree, but how can Canada truly have a Walk of Fame without Larry Walker on it? The Maple Ridge, B.C., native isContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Goody Rosen”

Ex-Blue Jays: Whatever happened to? . . . Mike Willis

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Thirty-eight years before David Price was dominating batters for the Toronto Blue Jays, another left-hander from Vanderbilt University was mowing down hitters out of the bullpen in the club’s inaugural season. Mike Willis, a 1972 Vanderbilt graduate, tossed 2-2/3 scoreless innings and recorded a save in his first majorContinue reading “Ex-Blue Jays: Whatever happened to? . . . Mike Willis”

Cooperstowners that were rumoured to be coming to Toronto

Phil Niekro, Dave Winfield, Paul Molitor and Rickey Henderson are Hall of Famers that once suited up for the Toronto Blue Jays. And Roberto Alomar will, of course, have his day in Cooperstown this summer. But in the club’s 34-year history, a number of other legends were also rumoured to be coming to Toronto. PartContinue reading “Cooperstowners that were rumoured to be coming to Toronto”

But What Do I Know? … Ron Piché, Woodie Fryman, Michael Young

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Funeral services were held yesterday for Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Ron Piché in Laval, Quebec. Hall president Tom Valcke reported that Piche would be buried in his honourary Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame blazer. Piché, who pitched for parts of six seasonsContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Ron Piché, Woodie Fryman, Michael Young”