But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Morneau, Joey Votto, Gary Waslewski

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – After initially sporting No. 36 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New Westminster, B.C., native Justin Morneau has settled on No. 66. Morneau’s trademark No. 33 – which he donned as a tribute to both Patrick RoyContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Morneau, Joey Votto, Gary Waslewski”

But What Do I Know? … Adam Lind, Mark Teahen, Sparky Anderson

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Struggling ex-Toronto Blue Jays ace Ricky Romero – who was dropped from the club’s 40-man roster on Saturday – could draw inspiration from Adam Lind, who, just over 12 months ago, was similarly removed fromContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Adam Lind, Mark Teahen, Sparky Anderson”

But What Do I Know? . . . Chris Leroux, Melky Cabrera, Joey Votto

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter @kevinglewsports): – According to Sportsnet.ca, Montreal native Chris Leroux, who was Canada’s best starting pitcher in this year’s World Baseball Classic, has signed with Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Japan’s Central League. The 29-year-old right-hander had been designatedContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Chris Leroux, Melky Cabrera, Joey Votto”

But What Do I Know? … Rusty Staub, Bill Glynn, Gary Carter

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Last week on the Cooperstowners in Canada Facebook page, I listed the eight players, managers or executives that are members of both the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and the National Baseball Hall of FameContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Rusty Staub, Bill Glynn, Gary Carter”

But What Do I Know? … George Kottaras, Erik Bedard, Willie Canate

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – It’s hard to believe that Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane allowed Scarborough, Ont.-born catcher George Kottaras to be claimed on waivers by the Kansas City Royals. Though not a high average hitter, Kottaras managedContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … George Kottaras, Erik Bedard, Willie Canate”

But What Do I Know? … Stan Musial, Earl Weaver, Chris Reitsma

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – In an unfortunate first for the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday, two of its inductees passed away on the same day. Longtime Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver died in the morning of anContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Stan Musial, Earl Weaver, Chris Reitsma”

But What Do I Know? … Justin Morneau, Phillippe Aumont, Montreal Expos

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., has added two exciting, new artifacts. New Westminster, B.C., native Justin Morneau has donated the cap (pictured above) he wore in the August 6th game against theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Justin Morneau, Phillippe Aumont, Montreal Expos”

In Memoriam – Remembering Canadian baseball legends that died in 2011 – Part 2

As a new year approaches, it’s a good time to look back and savour the memories of some of the Canadian baseball legends that we lost in 2011. Here are obituaries of the legends that passed away in the second half of the year: Dick Williams, July 7 Elected to the National Baseball Hall ofContinue reading “In Memoriam – Remembering Canadian baseball legends that died in 2011 – Part 2”

Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer, Ron Stead, passes away

Intercounty League pitching legend, Ron Stead, has passed away at the age of 75. He died at 6:15 p.m. ET last night after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in London, Ont., in 1936, Stead grew up in Toronto close to Maple Leaf Stadium. “Where I lived in Toronto was right behind the MapleContinue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer, Ron Stead, passes away”

But What Do I Know? … John Farrell, Rich Harden, Adam Loewen

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Appearing on Jeff Blair’s FAN 590 radio show this morning, Blue Jays manager John Farrell revealed that the team has had discussions about converting uber prospect Nestor Molina into a closer. It also sounds like Brian JerolomanContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … John Farrell, Rich Harden, Adam Loewen”