Best of John Gibbons Talking Points so far . . .

Former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has teamed with Canadian actor, producer and musician Stu Stone for a weekly series called Talking Points, sponsored by Bodog Canada. June 27, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada One of the most entertaining new Canadian baseball series/webcasts this year has been Talking Points with John Gibbons,... Continue Reading →

Gibbons believes Manoah can be a superstar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsWILi6aFcg *Watch Stu Stone’s full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager’s weekly “Talking Points” feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. June 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada John Gibbons likes to call Alek Manoah “The Grizzly.” That’s a reference to the 24-year-old right-hander’s... Continue Reading →

2020 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee: Duane Ward

Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame June 15, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will hold its first in-person induction ceremony since 2019 this Saturday in St. Marys, Ont. Four inductees will be honoured: Jeff Francis (2022), Justin Morneau (2020), Duane Ward (2020) and Pedro Martinez (2018). In... Continue Reading →

2020 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee: Justin Morneau

Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame June 14, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will hold its first in-person induction ceremony since 2019 this Saturday in St. Marys, Ont. Four inductees will be honoured: Jeff Francis (2022), Justin Morneau (2020), Duane Ward (2020) and Pedro Martinez (2018). In... Continue Reading →

Gibbons: Martin gave 2015 Blue Jays “toughness” and “backbone”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5XzIGS96gs *Watch Stu Stone’s full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager’s weekly “Talking Points” feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. June 8, 2022 By Kevin Glew Coopestowners in Canada John Gibbons says Russell Martin gave the 2015 Toronto Blue Jays the “backbone” they needed to... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Thomson, Joey Votto, Tyler O’Neill, first game at SkyDome

Prior to Rob Thomson, George Gibson (London, Ont.) was the last full-time Canadian manager. June 5, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: - On Friday, the Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi and named Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) their interim dugout... Continue Reading →

Gibbons recalls Thomas’ 500th HR and Big Hurt’s unceremonious departure from Jays

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz5lrqahCRw *Watch Stu Stone’s full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager’s weekly “Talking Points” feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. May 31, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Frank Thomas belted his 500th major league home run off Minnesota Twins right-hander Carlos Silva in... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Cal Quantrill, Matt Stairs, Tim Raines

May 29, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -On Wednesday, Boston Red Sox right-hander Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) won his third straight start, allowing three runs on five hits in six innings in the Sox 16-3 win over the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The... Continue Reading →

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