But What Do I Know? . . . Tommy Lasorda, Michael Burgess, Mark Teahen

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda once said, “Listen, if you start worrying about the people in the stands, before long you’re up in the stands with them.” Well, it’s a good thing that Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos and manager JohnContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tommy Lasorda, Michael Burgess, Mark Teahen”

Canadian ball hall to induct Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos greats

St. Marys, Ont. – Three of them starred on the field for the Toronto Blue Jays, one of them was the longest-serving manager in Montreal Expos history and the other has covered both the Blue Jays and the Expos during his storied writing career. Former Blue Jays Carlos Delgado, Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) and MattContinue reading “Canadian ball hall to induct Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos greats”

But What Do I Know? . . . Pat Hentgen, Allan Roth, Pete Orr

My weekly look at some Canadian baseball stories: – There’s no doubt that the Toronto Blue Jays miss closer Casey Janssen, who’s set to begin a rehab stint in Double-A New Hampshire and will reportedly return within two weeks. But during the club’s recent bullpen woes, it would also be safe to say that BlueContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Pat Hentgen, Allan Roth, Pete Orr”

But What Do I Know? . . . Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees Edition

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – In case you missed it, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2014 induction class on Monday. Long-time Montreal Expos third baseman Tim Wallach, legendary Expos broadcaster Dave Van Horne, former Expos GM Murray Cook and late Toronto Blue JaysContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees Edition”

Book Review: Baseball’s Creation Myth: Adam Ford, Abner Graves and the Cooperstown Story, by Brian “Chip” Martin

A Canadian doctor’s account of a game played in Beachville, Ont., on June 4, 1838 may have been the inspiration behind the myth that Cooperstown, N.Y., was the birthplace of baseball. That’s the theory that Brian “Chip” Martin convincingly proposes in his meticulously researched book Baseball’s Creation Myth: Adam Ford, Abner Graves and the CooperstownContinue reading “Book Review: Baseball’s Creation Myth: Adam Ford, Abner Graves and the Cooperstown Story, by Brian “Chip” Martin”

Canadian ball hall to induct Blue Jays and Expos legends as part of three-day celebration

Courtesy: http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – Twenty years ago George Bell and Tim Raines were teammates with the Chicago White Sox, but Canadians will best remember them for their starring roles with the Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos. While Bell was belting 47 home runs en route to the American League MVP award forContinue reading “Canadian ball hall to induct Blue Jays and Expos legends as part of three-day celebration”

Whitt recalls playing with 2013 Canadian ball hall inductees Bell and Ducey

Ernie Whitt is hoping to be in St. Marys, Ont., on June 29 to watch two of his former teammates be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. A two-time inductee himself – for his individual accomplishments (2009) and for his role as manager of the senior national team that captured gold at theContinue reading “Whitt recalls playing with 2013 Canadian ball hall inductees Bell and Ducey”

But What Do I Know? … Tim Wallach, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Carlos Delgado

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Admittedly, I’ve been feeling nostalgic about the Montreal Expos lately, but last night I concocted a 2013 Toronto Blue Jays’ coaching staff comprised entirely of 1981 Expos. This is merely a pipe dream and not to beContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Tim Wallach, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Carlos Delgado”

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to enshrine Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada

*Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca **Please note this is part 1 of a two-part post. The original face of the Montreal Expos, the current mastermind of the Milwaukee Brewers, the legendary left-hander from Moncton, N.B. and the reigning gold medalists from the 2011 Pan Am Games will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame atContinue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to enshrine Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada”

Tom Valcke to leave Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

From the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame: http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca Valcke to leave Baseball Hall of Fame St. Marys – After more than ten years of devoted service to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum (CBHFM), president & CEO Tom Valcke has advised its board of directors of his intention to resign and pursue otherContinue reading “Tom Valcke to leave Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame”