But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Larry Walker, Ted Simmons, Ken Crosby

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  My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to Atlanta Braves pitcher and Calgary native Mike Soroka, who just six days after being named the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2019 Tip O’Neill Award winner, was selected to the All-MLB Second-Team on Tuesday. Joining him on that squad is teammate... Continue Reading →

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

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         It’s always special when baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) is in St. Marys, Ont., for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction festivities, but this year was extra special because Jenkins brought his 2016 Chicago Cubs World Series ring. The durable right-hander, who... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Jack Graney, Tom Henke

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • For a major league team to make the postseason these days, they require their stars to be stars, but they also need to have one or two outstanding performers that come out of nowhere. The Toronto Blue Jays have five such players. Twenty year-old... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . John McDonald, Tom Henke, Alex Rodriguez

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • On a New York Mets broadcast in 1988, Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner said, “On this Father’s Day, we’d like to wish all you fathers out here a Happy Birthday.” So to paraphrase Kiner, Happy Birthday and Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful dad,... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Mark Teahen, Justin Morneau, Jamie Romak

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reported on Monday that Mark Teahen (Canadian citizen) had retired. This came three months after I reported it here. Apparently, I need a better marketing plan for my blog. This belated retirement report prompted the ever-witty Teahen to tweet,... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Baseball Canada, Rich Harden, Tom Henke

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[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: - I continue to ask everyone to please keep former Montreal Expo catcher Joe Siddall and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Joe's 14-year-old son, Kevin, was diagnosed with blood cancer in August and is fighting for his life.... Continue Reading →

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