Canadians Balazovic, Brash on Baseball America’s Top 100 MLB prospects list

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Canadian right-handers Matt Brash (Kingston, Ont.) and Jordan Balazovic (Mississauga, Ont.) have cracked Baseball America’s list of the Top 100 MLB Prospects. The updated list was unveiled on Wednesday. Brash, 23, is No. 45 on the list. The 6-foot-1 righty went a combined 6-4 with a 2.31 ERA in... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jack Graney, Dick Allen, Larry Walker, Orlando Hudson

Here I am interviewing Jack Graney's daughter, the lovely Margot Mudd, in St. Thomas, Ont., in 2014. Photo: Scott Crawford By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -I was thrilled when Jack Graney was named the winner of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C.... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Joey Votto, Jackie Robinson, Andrew Albers

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -The Boston Red Sox were eliminated from the postseason on Friday night after a 5-0 loss to the Houston Astros in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. But this was a breakout postseason for Nick Pivetta (Victoria,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Matt Brash, Tyler O’Neill, Paul Hodgson, Vladimir Guerrero

Twenty-five years ago, Vladimir Guerrero made his MLB debut with the Expos. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – If there was an American League Cy Young Award presented for the second half of the season, Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) would definitely be a... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Ernie Whitt

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – It took 30 years but Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) finally has some Canadian company in the plaque gallery in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) joked about joining Jenkins in his... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jacob Robson, Joey Votto, Rowan Wick, Rheal Cormier

Jacob Robson (Windsor, Ont.) made his MLB debut with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. Photo: MLB.com By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –Outfielder Jacob Robson's parents enjoyed an eight-minute helicopter ride from Windsor to Detroit to take in their son's first major league start at... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Zach Pop, John Axford, Doug Melvin

Ontario Terriers and Junior National Team alum Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) has been pitching like an ace for Cleveland. Photo: AP By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –With Cleveland's top two starters Shane Bieber and Aaron Civale on the 60-day disabled list, Canadian right-hander... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Abraham Toro, Joe Carter

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -On Friday, Cincinnati Reds slugger Joey Votto homered in his seventh straight game to break Trail, B.C. native Jason Bay’s Canadian major league record. Bay homered in six consecutive games for the Pittsburgh Pirates from May 22 to May... Continue Reading →

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