My weekly Canadian baseball news column discusses Tyler O'Neill, Fergie Jenkins, Jimmy Key and the 2023 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees announcement.
Without Scott Rolen, Canadian slugger Joey Votto likely wouldn’t be a six-time All-Star, and that's just one of the new Hall of Famer's Canadian connections.
Terry Puhl (Melville, Sask.) managing the Canadian national team in 2008. Photo: Baseball Canada By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame is set to announce their 2022 induction class on Wednesday. Stay tuned to this website for the announcement. The 2022 induction class will... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My regular roundup of former Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos news: – The National Baseball Hall of Fame released their 2021 ballot on November 16. There are 25 notable ex-players on the ballot, including seven former Blue Jays. Four ex-Jays - Roger Clemens, Jeff Kent, Scott Rolen and... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · So you think it’s easy for writers to fill out their National Baseball Hall of Fame ballots? Go ahead and pretend you have a vote and fill out your own ballot. This was an exercise I undertook on Thursday, and let me tell you,... Continue Reading →
My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): With Roberto Alomar, Pat Gillick and Dave Van Horne being honoured, next Sunday’s National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will have a distinct Canadian flavor. But let’s not forget that this year represents the 20th anniversary... Continue Reading →
Ex-Blue Jay Roy Halladay is a man with a mission. And that mission won’t end until he’s hoisting the World Series trophy, something that I believe will happen this October. The workhorse right-hander is the ace of a dominant Phillies rotation that also boasts 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels and two-time, 20-game winner Roy... Continue Reading →
My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories: I understand the Jays’ decision to shut down Brandon Morrow, but boy baseball has changed over the last 20 years. Making an announcement that you’re shutting down your most dominant pitcher after his first start in September equates to Blue Jays management waving... Continue Reading →