But What Do I Know? . . . Rusty Staub, Braden Halladay, Jackie Robinson, Nick Pivetta

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Please send positive thoughts to Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer and Montreal Expos great Rusty Staub who is reportedly in critical condition in a West Palm Beach, Fla., hospital. Bill Madden of the New York Daily News reports that the 73-year-old baseball legend has... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Terry Francona, Brad Mills, Joey Votto, George Selkirk

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Thanks to the baseball card above, every time I watch the Cleveland Indians play I feel like Bryn Smith is also somewhere in the team’s dugout. This is a 1982 Topps Future Stars card that features then Montreal Expos prospects Terry Francona (now Indians... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Larry Walker, J.P. Arencibia, Rusty Staub

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Everyone from Hall of Famers Dave Winfield and Frank Thomas to former Montreal Expos teammates Warren Cromartie, Vladimir Guerrero, Cliff Floyd and Tim Burke to current Blue Jays like Kevin Pillar offered their congratulations to Tim Raines via Twitter after he was elected to the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Cito Gaston, Joey Votto, Reggie Cleveland

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: In July, the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced it would be revamping its Veterans Committee voting so that separate committees will now examine overlooked candidates from four different eras: Today’s Game (1988 to 2016), Modern Baseball (1970 to 1987), Golden Days (1950 to 1960)... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Diamond, Bo Schultz, Dustin Molleken

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • ESPN’s Darren Wolfson reports that free agent left-hander Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ont.) threw for the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. With Alex Cobb, Drew Smyly and Alex Colome sidelined with injuries and ailments and Matt Moore still recuperating from Tommy John surgery, the Rays... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Alfonso Soriano, Scott Diamond, Rusty Staub

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - According to Fox Sports senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal, the Toronto Blue Jays have “checked on” free agent Alfonso Soriano. The right-handed hitting slugger, who has belted 412 career homers, was released by the New York Yankees last Monday. The Blue Jays are desperate... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Luke Easter, Adam Loewen, Jim Adduci

[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] My weekly look at some Canadian baseball stories: - It's become an annual tradition on this blog to pay tribute to “Luscious Luke” Easter on 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,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Rusty Staub, Bill Glynn, Gary Carter

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - Last week on the Cooperstowners in Canada Facebook page, I listed the eight players, managers or executives that are members of both the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and the National Baseball Hall of Fame... Continue Reading →

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