But What Do I Know? . . . Canadians in big league camps update edition

[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] For this week's column, I thought I would provide updates on several of the Canadian players and coaches that were in big league camps this spring: - After posting a 6.88 ERA in five appearances - including three starts - with the Tampa Bay Rays this spring, Navan, Ont., native Erik Bedard was... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Scott Richmond, Henderson Alvarez, Roy Halladay

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - The Canadian Baseball Network reported on Thursday that North Vancouver native Scott Richmond is now pitching in the Texas Rangers organization. The former Jay had signed with the Lotte Giants of the Korean Baseball Organization... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Jason Frasor, Kelly Johnson, Rich Harden

My weekly observations about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - I can’t help but feel bad for longtime Toronto Blue Jays reliever Jason Frasor. Just when the club finally appears to be ready to make a post-season run, they can’t squeeze the right-hander, who has pitched in more games for... Continue Reading →

Votto wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys – For the third consecutive year, Joey Votto has won the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award. The St. Marys, Ont.-based ball shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to baseball’s highest ideals. Votto,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Scott Diamond, Ernie Whitt, Chuck Diering

Some Canadian baseball stories from the past week (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Guelph, Ont., native Scott Diamond has jumped out to a commanding lead in the online voting for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award. The Minnesota Twins lefty, who won 12 games and posted a 3.54 ERA this... Continue Reading →

Canadian Ball Hall’s Tip O’Neill award is wide open

Courtesy of http://baseballhalloffame.ca It’s been a banner year for Canadians on the diamond. Twenty-two Canucks played in the big leagues, while the men’s Senior National Team dominated in a qualifying tournament in September to secure a berth in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Not to be outdone, the Junior National Team captured silver at the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Tim Raines, Russell Martin, Mike Saunders

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  If I’m Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos, one of my first calls this off-season is to former Montreal Expos great Tim Raines to offer him a role as a baserunning consultant. The Jays’ baserunning this... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Justin Morneau, Scott Diamond, Phillippe Aumont

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  A belated congratulations to New Westminster, B.C., native Justin Morneau who belted his 200th career homer off of Cleveland Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin on August 6. The Twins slugger becomes the fourth Canadian to belt 200 big... Continue Reading →

Scott Diamond and Justin Morneau make Canadian baseball history

Canadian baseball history was made in the Minnesota Twins’ 11-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians last Friday. In that contest, Guelph, Ont., native Scott Diamond pitched a complete-game shutout and Justin Morneau, the pride of New Westminster, B.C., homered. This marked the first time in major league history that Canadian teammates have thrown a shutout... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Scott Diamond, Tip O’Neill, Scott Richmond

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Provided that the soreness in his left knee subsides, Reds first baseman Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) will be the only Canadian at the All-Star Game in Kansas City next Tuesday. Twins southpaw Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ont.) was... Continue Reading →

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