Joey Votto to be presented with Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award on Saturday

Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto will be presented with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2015 Tip O’Neill Award in a ceremony prior to the Cincinnati Reds game against the Chicago Cubs on April 23 at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. This will be the fifth timeContinue reading “Joey Votto to be presented with Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award on Saturday”

Joey Votto wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame St. Marys, Ont. – For the fifth time in six years, Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto has won the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award. The St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement andContinue reading “Joey Votto wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award”

But What Do I Know? . . . Brett Lawrie, Scott Diamond, Otto Velez

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Having Lawrie and Lowrie on the same team in the same infield is a typo waiting to happen for a baseball writer. Fortunately for them, the Oakland A’s are reportedly looking to trade Brett Lawrie (Langley, B.C.). Susan Slusser of the San Francisco ChronicleContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Brett Lawrie, Scott Diamond, Otto Velez”

Votto, Martin head list of candidates for Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame St. Marys – One reached base more times than any other player in the big leagues, while the other threw out more baserunners than any other American League catcher. Yes, Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) and Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) had outstanding seasons in 2015. But John Axford (PortContinue reading “Votto, Martin head list of candidates for Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award”

But What Do I Know? . . . Alex Anthopoulos, Damaso Garcia, Bud Black

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Ah, the fickleness of fandom. I find it fascinating that some of the same fans that wanted Alex Anthopoulos fired in May are now the angriest that he’s leaving. Some baseball pundits have suggested that Anthopoulos would be a good fit with the MiamiContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Alex Anthopoulos, Damaso Garcia, Bud Black”

Morneau to be presented with Tip O’Neill Award on Monday

St. Marys, Ont. – For the third time in his major league career, New Westminster, B.C., native Justin Morneau will be honoured with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award. Morneau will be presented with the award in a pre-game ceremony on Monday, April 20 at Coors Field in Colorado when the RockiesContinue reading “Morneau to be presented with Tip O’Neill Award on Monday”

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to announce Tip O’Neill Award winner on Wednesday

Courtesy of baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will announce the winner of the 2014 Tip O’Neill Award in a press release that will be issued on Wednesday, December 3 at 9 a.m. E.T. This award is presented annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievementContinue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to announce Tip O’Neill Award winner on Wednesday”

But What Do I Know . . . Josh Donaldson, Rich Harden, Jesse Barfield

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • New Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson has been traded twice during his big league career and both times it was for a Canadian. The Blue Jays, of course, acquired him from the Oakland A’s on Friday for a package highlighted by BrettContinue reading “But What Do I Know . . . Josh Donaldson, Rich Harden, Jesse Barfield”

Morneau, Martin head list of candidates for Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

Courtesy of baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys – One won the National League batting title and the other was named the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year at the catching position and is now one of the most coveted free agents on the market. Yes, Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) and Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) enjoyed outstandingContinue reading “Morneau, Martin head list of candidates for Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award”

But What Do I Know? . . . Farhan Zaidi, Devon Travis, Ron Stead

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Sudbury, Ont., native Farhan Zaidi was named the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers last week to become the sixth Canadian to be named a big league GM. The others are George Selkirk (Huntsville, Ont., Washington Senators, 1964 to 1969), Murray Cook (Sackville,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Farhan Zaidi, Devon Travis, Ron Stead”