But What Do I Know?. . . John Axford, Pedro Martinez, Robin Yount, Eric Cyr

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Port Dover, Ont., native John Axford has signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays that includes an invite to big league spring training. The 6-foot-5 reliever struggled in 2017 after beginning the campaign on the disabled list with a right shoulderContinue reading “But What Do I Know?. . . John Axford, Pedro Martinez, Robin Yount, Eric Cyr”

But What Do I Know? . . . Ellis Valentine, Sean Nolin, Oscar Judd

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Happy Valentine’s Day to you! Former Montreal Expos outfielder Ellis Valentine is the most talented player with the last name “Valentine” to suit up in the big leagues, but here’s a list of the some of the other “Valentines” that have competed in theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Ellis Valentine, Sean Nolin, Oscar Judd”

Baseball’s best “Valentines” on Valentine’s Day

Spitting and scratching are associated with baseball more often than love. But we, as baseball fans, do tend to wax romantic about our game, and its leisurely pace has inspired more than its share of trivia contests. One of my favourite pastimes is to dream up all-theme teams. For example, an “All-Fruit” baseball squad mightContinue reading “Baseball’s best “Valentines” on Valentine’s Day”

From my Sympatico.ca Blog – MLB’s best “Valentines”

Happy Valentine’s Day to you! So who is the best Valentine to play in the big leagues? It is Bobby? Ellis? Fred? Corky? Or maybe Joe? Here’s a link to my ranking: http://www.thecheapseats.ca/2012/02/major-league-baseballs-best-valentines.html P.S. I also discovered an early 20th century player named Slim Love. By sheer coincidence his name is the title of myContinue reading “From my Sympatico.ca Blog – MLB’s best “Valentines””