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

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 →

But What Do I Know? . . . Tom Goffena, Balor Moore, Tony Fernandez, Rondell White

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         The MLB Draft is set to begin tomorrow night at 7 p.m. E.T. in Secaucus, N.J. Thanks to the compensatory pick they will receive from the Cleveland Indians for Edwin Encarnacion, the Toronto Blue Jays will have two first-round selections (22nd and 28th overall).... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Gary Carter, Dave Stieb, Kirk McCaskill, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Yesterday would’ve been Montreal Expos legend Gary Carter’s 63rd birthday. It seems fitting that Carter’s birthday falls on the same date as the first-ever Expos regular season game. Carter would’ve turned 15 on April 8, 1969 when the Expos defeated the New York Mets (the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Epy Guerrero, Tony Fernandez, Joe Nathan

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - I was saddened to hear about the passing of former Toronto Blue Jays Latin American super scout Epy Guerrero on May 23. Among the 52 big leaguers (according to Bob Elliott) Guerrero signed are Canadian... Continue Reading →

Canadian ball hall inductees Raines and Bell shared memorable magazine cover 25 years ago

Twenty-five years ago, 2013 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Tim Raines and George Bell graced the cover of Bill Mazeroski's Baseball Annual. With these former all-stars set to be inducted into the St. Marys, Ont.-based ball shrine on June 29, it seemed fitting that I stumbled upon this publication when I was cleaning out... Continue Reading →

Cormier’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech would’ve made father proud

Rheal Cormier almost made it through his Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech without tears. But when it came time to talk about his father, Ronald, who passed away last September, the Cap-Pele, N.B., native couldn’t contain his emotions. At a pre-ceremony press conference on Saturday, Cormier recounted how his father, a truck driver... Continue Reading →

Pat Gillick deserves to be in Cooperstown

He’s the most important person in Toronto Blue Jays history. Without Pat Gillick, there wouldn’t be five division title banners and two World Series banners hanging in the Rogers Centre. In fact, without this intelligent, personable California native, there wouldn’t be a Rogers Centre. The former Blue Jays general manager is one of 12 candidates... Continue Reading →

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