But What Do I Know? . . . Farhan Zaidi, Devon Travis, Ron Stead


My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Sudbury, Ont., native Farhan Zaidi was named the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers last week to become the sixth Canadian to be named a big league GM. The others are George Selkirk (Huntsville, Ont., Washington Senators, 1964 to 1969), Murray Cook (Sackville,... Continue Reading →

2011 World Series: Texas Rangers have Canadian links


While no Canadian players will be competing in this year’s World Series, there are a number of players and coaches that have spent parts of their careers in the Great White North. Here’s a list of the links that Texas Rangers players and coaches have with Canada: Toronto Blue Jays Links Michael Young, DH, selected... Continue Reading →


But What Do I Know? … Chris Carpenter, Michael Young, Fergie Jenkins


My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Am I the only one who’s debating who’s the best ex-St. Catharines Stomper (former Blue Jays' New York-Penn League Low-A affiliate) player left in the playoffs? Michael Young (1997) and Chris Carpenter (1999) both suited up for... Continue Reading →


But What Do I Know? … Jackie Robinson, Scott Richmond, Brett Lawrie


My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  I thought there was already a plaque outside of the lower-level duplex apartment that Jackie Robinson lived in while he played in Montreal in 1946. Regardless, it’s nice to see that a plaque has now been erected in front of his historic de... Continue Reading →


Five things you might not know about John Farrell


It was hard not to be impressed by John Farrell in yesterday’s news conference that introduced him as the Blue Jays new manager. The Jays new field boss came across as ambitious, articulate, intelligent and confident, and the former Red Sox pitching coach appears to be universally respected in baseball circles. The New Jersey native... Continue Reading →


Plenty of Canadian connections on Texas Rangers


They may have released Victoria, B.C. native Rich Harden earlier this month, but several players in the Texas Rangers’ starting lineups on Friday and Saturday have honed their skills in Canada. Here’s a list of the players and their Canadian connections: 1. Michael Young, 3B As I’ve written before, Young was selected by the Toronto... Continue Reading →


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