But What Do I Know? . . . Tyler O’Neill, Rowan Wick, Zach Pop, James Paxton

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Tyler O'Neill (Maple Ridge, B.C.) had a home run and knocked in five runs for the St. Louis Cardinals in their 9-0 Opening Day win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. O'Neill's five RBIs represented the first time that a Cardinals batter... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Matt Brash, Josh Naylor, Jordan Romano, Vladimir Guerrero

Josh Naylor played his first Cactus League game of 2022 on Tuesday. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Right-hander Matt Brash (Kingston, Ont.) has earned a spot in the Seattle Mariners' starting rotation. The team officially announced this yesterday, one day after the 6-foot-1 righty was outstanding in... Continue Reading →

Dalton Pompey signs with Guelph Royals of the Intercounty Baseball League

March 25, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) has signed with the Intercounty Baseball League’s Guelph Royals. The deal was announced by the Royals on social media on Thursday. "We are very excited to welcome Dalton to the ball club and into our community," said... Continue Reading →

Andrew Albers signs with Seattle Mariners

Left-hander Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) has reportedly signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners. Photo: Baseball Canada By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Veteran left-hander Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) has signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners, per Steve Adams from MLB Trade Rumors. The Mariners have yet to... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jamie Campbell, Mike Soroka, Pete Ward, Joey Votto

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -Please send your thoughts and prayers to Blue Jays Central host Jamie Campbell who shared on Twitter on Wednesday that he's battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). He told fans that he still plans on being behind the desk, next to Joe Siddall, at... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Fergie Jenkins, Helen Callaghan, Joe Biagini

A photo of Joe Carter that I snapped from my seats in Dunedin at spring training in 1992. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) recently spoke with the Calgary Booster Club and provided an update on his progress on his surgically repaired... Continue Reading →

March 11, 1977 – Toronto Blue Jays play their first spring training game

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Many longtime Canadian baseball fans can recall the Toronto Blue Jays defeating the Chicago White Sox 9-5 in snowy conditions at Exhibition Stadium on April 7, 1977 in their first regular season game, but how did the team fare in its first spring training contest? Well, that contest took... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Case, Fergie Jenkins, Matt Stairs, Andre Dawson

Bob Bailey was the hero of the Montreal Expos' first spring training game. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -Fifty-three years ago today, the Montreal Expos played their first spring training game. They defeated the Kansas City Royals 9-8 in front of 1,768 fans in a road game at... Continue Reading →

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