But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Josh Naylor, Cal Quantrill, Ernie Whitt

Canadian Junior National Team members (left to right) Hugh Pinkney, Sam White, Ty Hamilton, Cameron Chee-Aloy and Carson Lumley (background) chat it up with Russell Martin prior to the Toronto Blue Jays game on Canada Day. Photo: Toronto Blue Jays July 3, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada -On Canada Day at Rogers Centre, the... Continue Reading →

Best of John Gibbons Talking Points so far . . .

Former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has teamed with Canadian actor, producer and musician Stu Stone for a weekly series called Talking Points, sponsored by Bodog Canada. June 27, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada One of the most entertaining new Canadian baseball series/webcasts this year has been Talking Points with John Gibbons,... Continue Reading →

Gibbons: Martin gave 2015 Blue Jays “toughness” and “backbone”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5XzIGS96gs *Watch Stu Stone’s full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager’s weekly “Talking Points” feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. June 8, 2022 By Kevin Glew Coopestowners in Canada John Gibbons says Russell Martin gave the 2015 Toronto Blue Jays the “backbone” they needed to... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Thomson, Joey Votto, Tyler O’Neill, first game at SkyDome

Prior to Rob Thomson, George Gibson (London, Ont.) was the last full-time Canadian manager. June 5, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: - On Friday, the Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi and named Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) their interim dugout... Continue Reading →

Russell Martin to announce retirement

May 28, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Montreal native Russell Martin is set to officially announce his retirement. The veteran catcher, who hasn’t played a big league game since 2019, told Guillaume Latendresse and Maxim Lapierre during an interview for their La Poche bleue podcast that he’ll make the formal announcement on social... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . John Axford, Cal Quantrill, Carlos Delgado, Andre Dawson

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Help could be on its way for the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen from a veteran Canadian, provided that the club can clear a spot on their 40-man roster. Right-hander John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) has allowed just one hit... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, James Paxton, Mike Soroka, Tim Raines

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Montreal native and former Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin turned 38 on Monday. Some have asked me if Martin has retired. I did some research and the latest update I could find about Martin came from Jon... Continue Reading →

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