But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Nick Pivetta, Mike Soroka, Dick Fowler

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Mississauga, Ont., native Josh Naylor has belted two home runs so far in his major league career and his enthusiastic celebrations in the San Diego Padres dugout after his homers have quickly made him a fan favourite in Southern California. The tweet below canContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Nick Pivetta, Mike Soroka, Dick Fowler”

But What Do I Know? . . . Goose Gossage, Rob Butler, Dave Stieb

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: If Hall of Fame closer Goose Gossage, who regularly reminds people that he pitched multiple innings in his relief appearances, was angered by Jose Bautista’s bat flip last October, I can just imagine his opinion about Toronto Blue Jays set-up man Drew Storen not beingContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Goose Gossage, Rob Butler, Dave Stieb”

But What Do I Know? . . . Minnie Minoso, Dayan Viciedo, John Hiller

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Just 35 days after Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, died, Mr. White Sox has also passed away. Legendary outfielder Minnie Minoso died early Sunday at the age of 90. The trailblazing Cuban, who suited up in major league games in five different decades, played partsContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Minnie Minoso, Dayan Viciedo, John Hiller”

But What Do I Know? . . . Matt Stairs, Tyson Gillies, Jackie Robinson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – With this year’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in the books, I’ve started to look ahead to 2015. Next year will be Fredericton, N.B., native Matt Stairs’ first year of eligibility and the Canuck slugger, who belted 265 career homers (second-most byContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Matt Stairs, Tyson Gillies, Jackie Robinson”

But What Do I Know? … Don Zimmer, Tyson Gillies, Randy Ruiz

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Baseball lifer Don Zimmer passed away last Wednesday at the age of 83 in Dunedin, Fla. “Popeye” spent 66 seasons in professional baseball as a player, coach, manager and adviser. Best known for his managerial stints with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago CubsContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Don Zimmer, Tyson Gillies, Randy Ruiz”

But What Do I Know? . . . Jim Adduci, Nolan Ryan, Shawn Hill

My weekly look at some Canadian baseball stories: – Call it the Cooperstowners in Canada jinx, but after I wrote about Burnaby, B.C., native Jim Adduci’s three-hit performance for the Texas Rangers in his club’s 12-0 victory on April 18, the 28-year-old Canadian was placed on the disabled list the following day. After his breakoutContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jim Adduci, Nolan Ryan, Shawn Hill”