But What Do I Know? . . . Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Scott Thorman, James Paxton, Steve Rogers

November 6, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Given the number of excellent defensive first basemen the Toronto Blue Jays have had over the years (Willie Upshaw, John Olerud, Lyle Overbay and Justin Smoak come to mind), it's surprising that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) is the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Terry Puhl, Rob Thomson, Scott Thorman, John Gibbons

October 30, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and former Houston Astros outfielder Terry Puhl (Melville, Sask.) threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 1 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park. I'm going to go out on... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . MLB Draft, Scott Thorman, Tom Goffena, Larry Walker, Tyler O’Neill

July 17, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -The first round of the MLB draft starts tonight at 7 p.m. E.T. Eighty selections – including each team’s first- and second-round picks and Competitive Balance and compensation picks – will be announced tonight and there’s a decent chance... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Wayne Norton, Michael Saunders, Scott Thorman, Andre Dawson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Please take a moment today to remember Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer and legendary Canadian baseball scout and executive Wayne Norton who passed away one year ago today at the age of 75 after a valiant battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Born in... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Richmond, Dalton Pompey, Scott Thorman, Tim Raines

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Thank you to Scott Crawford at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame for sharing with me that former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher and Vancouver native Scott Richmond topped the Italian Baseball League in ERA (1.81), strikeouts (109) and innings pitched (89 1/3) this season.... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Scott Thorman, George Gibson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         There will be a strong debate about who should win the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award, which is presented annually to the top Canadian player. Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) has captured the honour in seven of the past eight years, but... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Thorman, Rob Ducey, Ed Herrman

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - Two ex-big leaguers from Cambridge, Ont., have landed prominent coaching jobs this off-season. Rob Ducey, who was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in June, will serve as a hitting instructor with the... Continue Reading →

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