But What Do I Know? … Scott Richmond, Shawn Hill, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled seven different pitchers from their Triple-A affiliate Las Vegas ’51s this season. Unfortunately, none of them have been named Scott Richmond. The 32-year-old Vancouver native has started 13 games in Vegas... Continue Reading →

Former Toronto Blue Jays reliever Frank Wills: 1958 to 2012

For longtime Blue Jays fans, the memory of Tom Henke fanning Orioles pinch-hitter Larry Sheets on September 30, 1989 to clinch the club’s second division title remains vivid. What many have forgotten, however, is that without the four shutout innings supplied by right-hander Frank Wills in relief of Jimmy Key that day, there likely wouldn’t... Continue Reading →

Jays should find out if Ryota Igarashi can be the next Tom Henke

With Bill Caudill faltering as the Toronto Blue Jays’ closer in 1985, general manager Pat Gillick looked within the organization to solve the club’s ninth-inning woes. Fortunately, a bespectacled, 27-year-old fireballer that the Jays had plucked from the Texas Rangers as free agent compensation for Cliff Johnson was dominating International League batters. In 51-1/3 innings... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Tony Fernandez, Sergio Santos, Kelly Gruber

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  During a media scrum with former Blue Jays closer Tom Henke prior to his Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction last June, one reporter asked why he wasn’t more involved with the Jays as a spring training... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Roberto Alomar, Dave Stieb, Deion Sanders

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  People have asked me how I feel about Roberto Alomar’s induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame today. Let’s just say I’m very happy for Pat Gillick and Dave Van Horne. I’ll say this about Alomar:... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Matt Stairs, Rich Harden, Joe Girardi

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Being Bud Selig’s second-hand man from 1997 to 2002, Paul Beeston should still have some clout in the commissioner’s office. If I’m Beeston, I’m doing everything I can to ensure that the Jays have a home game... Continue Reading →

Henke, Jenkins and Fernandez at Stratford Boston Pizza today

Source: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame (www.baseballhalloffame.ca) Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Tom Henke and Allan Simpson will be joined by Fergie Jenkins and Tony Fernandez at Boston Pizza in Stratford, Ont., at 4:00 p.m. today. This brief meet-and-greet will kick off a series of events leading up the Ball Hall’s induction ceremony slated... Continue Reading →

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