But What Do I Know? . . . Tip O’Neill Award, Adam Macko, Rob Thomson, Matt Stairs, John Gibbons

November 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Who do you think was the best Canadian baseball player in 2022? Was it Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) who became the first Canuck to record 30 saves in a season for a Canadian major league... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jared Young, Cal Quantrill, Matt Brash, Tim Raines

Okanagan Athletics alum Jared Young (Prince George, B.C.) smiles after his first big league hit for the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Photo: Chicago Cubs/Twitter September 18, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Jared Young (Prince George, B.C.) made his major league debut with the Chicago Cubs on... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Marty Boryczewski, Jordan Romano, Mike Soroka, Andre Dawson, Tim Raines

September 11, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Please take a moment to remember Marty Boryczewski. He was a catcher with the Pioneer League’s Lethbridge Mounties in the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization in 1994 before moving on to a career in investment banking with Cantor Fitzgerald in New... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Terry Puhl, Cal Quantrill, Jim Fanning

Melville, Sask., native Terry Puhl (left) with former Astros GM Tal Smith at their Astros Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night at Minute Maid Park. Photo: Houston Astros/Facebook August 14, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: - Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) is... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Charles Leblanc, Matt Brash, Jordan Romano, Gary Carter

Photo: Seattle Mariners July 31, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Infielder/outfielder Charles Leblanc (Laval, Que.) was called up by the Miami Marlins on Friday. The versatile 26-year-old joined fellow Canuck Zach Pop (Brampton, Ont.) on the Marlins' roster. On Saturday, Leblanc became the 12th player born... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Thomson, Joey Votto, Tyler O’Neill, first game at SkyDome

Prior to Rob Thomson, George Gibson (London, Ont.) was the last full-time Canadian manager. June 5, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: - On Friday, the Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi and named Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) their interim dugout... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Jordan Romano, Fergie Jenkins, Tony Fernandez

April 24, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Right-hander Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) was activated by the Cleveland Guardians in time to make his start against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. The Ontario Terriers and Junior National Team alum had been placed... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Jordan Romano, Larry Walker, Mike Bossy

Each Easter on this blog, we pay tribute to Luke Easter. April 17, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -It has become an Easter tradition on this blog to pay tribute to ex-big league slugger Luke Easter on Easter Sunday. “Luscious Luke” was a hulking, 6-foot-4, 240-pound... Continue Reading →

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