But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Thomson, Jack Graney Award, Matt Brash, Mike Johnson

The winner of the 2022 Jack Graney Award will be announced on Thursday. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame November 27, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.), who managed the Philadelphia Phillies to a National League pennant this season, is back in Sebringville,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Tip O’Neill Award, Adam Macko, Rob Thomson, Matt Stairs, John Gibbons

November 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Who do you think was the best Canadian baseball player in 2022? Was it Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) who became the first Canuck to record 30 saves in a season for a Canadian major league... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Jim Adduci, Mike Soroka, Larry Walker

Twenty-five years ago, Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) was named National League MVP. Photo: Rockies/Twitter November 13, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Left-hander James Paxton (Ladner, B.C.) exercised his $4-million player option with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. That means the veteran southpaw will return... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Scott Thorman, James Paxton, Steve Rogers

November 6, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Given the number of excellent defensive first basemen the Toronto Blue Jays have had over the years (Willie Upshaw, John Olerud, Lyle Overbay and Justin Smoak come to mind), it's surprising that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) is the... Continue Reading →

Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Rob Thomson set to manage Phillies in World Series

October 28, 2022 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) will become the first Canadian to manage a team in the World Series in 135 years when he leads his Philadelphia Phillies against the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the Fall Classic on Friday. The 2019 Canadian Baseball Hall of... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Thomson, Matt Stairs, Joe Carter, Jackie Robinson

Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) delivering his Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech in 2019. Photo: Scott Crawford, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame October 23, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -On Friday, the Toronto Blue Jays announced that they have signed manager John Schneider to a... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Cal Quantrill, Matt Brash, Rob Thomson, Jerry White

October 16, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Cleveland Guardians slugger Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) delivered an RBI double off potential World Baseball Classic teammate Jameson Taillon (whose parents are Canadian) in the 10th inning in the Guardians' 4-2 win over the New York Yankees in Game... Continue Reading →

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