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But What Do I Know? . . . Terry Francona, Brad Mills, Joe Carter

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: The 1982 Topps Montreal Expos Future Stars card (pictured above) showcases Terry Francona and Brad Mills together on their first Topps baseball card. Both played for the Expos’ only playoff team in 1981 and 35 years later, Mills is serving as Francona’s bench coach for... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Mark Shapiro, Russell Martin, Cito Gaston

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Plenty of criticism was levelled at Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro last off-season when the club did not re-sign David Price. Of course, in hindsight, given that J.A. Happ outperformed Price this season and Price’s post-season struggles have continued, it’s now easy to applaud... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Tip O’Neill, Jeff Samardzija, Leo Marentette

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - Happy belated 153rd birthday to one of Canada’s biggest baseball legends. James “Tip” O’Neill was born on May 25, 1861 in either Woodstock or Springfield, Ont. As a member of the American Association’s St. Louis Browns in 1887, O’Neill became Major League Baseball’s first... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Morneau, Joe Krakauskas, Jesse Chavez

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My weekly observations and opinions about some Canadian baseball stories: - Following his walk-off home run on Sunday, New Westminster, B.C., native Justin Morneau is batting .327 with nine homers in 42 games for the Colorado Rockies this season. His stellar performance has enabled him to move up on the all-time Canadian leaderboard in two... Continue Reading →

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

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Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys – For the third consecutive year, Joey Votto has won the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award. The St. Marys, Ont.-based ball shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to baseball’s highest ideals. Votto,... Continue Reading →

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