“Saint” Shirley Cheek inspires on Canadian ball hall induction day

Shirley Cheek is a strong and courageous woman. That much was evident after a 15-minute interview with her prior to the posthumous induction of her husband, Tom, the legendary voice of the Toronto Blue Jays, into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday. Former players George Bell, Tim Raines, Rob Ducey and builder Nat... Continue Reading →

These Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame podcasts are definitely worth a listen

  Peter Bean, the director of fan engagement at the Canadian Baseball Network, has completed some excellent podcasts in advance of this weekend's Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame festivities. They are definitely worth a listen. Here are the links: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame director of operations Scott Crawford talks about the weekend's festivities: http://www.canadianbaseballnetwork.com/articles/podcast-hall-of-fame-weekend-preview/... Continue Reading →

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 for... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Tom Cheek, Steve Demeter, Former Montreal Expos

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - After listening to Shirley Cheek, the wife of the late Tom Cheek, speak on behalf of her husband during Thursday’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame media conference call, I can understand why Hall of Fame... Continue Reading →

Howarth to be honoured with Canadian Ball Hall’s Jack Graney award

Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys – Jerry Howarth, the longtime radio voice of the Toronto Blue Jays, has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2012 Jack Graney Award. The St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine generally presents this award annually to a member of the media who has made significant contributions to... Continue Reading →

Tom Cheek about my work: “Who writes this stuff anyway?”

I was a timid, fresh-faced, recent college grad when I first met former Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcaster Tom Cheek. In 1997, I helped two selfless St. Marys residents, Terry McEwan and Christine Douglas, with some of the logistics of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s celebrity fundraising golf tournament. Cheek was the emcee of... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Larry Walker, Tim McCarver, Shawn Hill

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Toronto Sun baseball columnist Bob Elliott had hinted to me before he made his acceptance speech for the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in Cooperstown on July 21 that he’d be doing some lobbying in his address. And... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Brett Cecil, John Farrell, Tim McCarver

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  God bless Cito Gaston. He was a successful manager in his own way, but Jays manager John Farrell employed more game strategy in Thursday’s opener than Gaston did in his 10-plus years as dugout boss.  I... Continue Reading →

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