Book Review: Blue Monday: The Expos, the Dodgers and the Home Run that Changed Everything, by Danny Gallagher

“It still hurts.” That’s the response you’ll get from Montreal Expos fans like myself when you mention “Blue Monday” because those sinister words force us to relive the events of Monday, October 19, 1981. It was on that chilly fall day that the Expos and Los Angeles Dodgers played the fifth and deciding game ofContinue reading “Book Review: Blue Monday: The Expos, the Dodgers and the Home Run that Changed Everything, by Danny Gallagher”

But What Do I Know? . . . Mel Stottlemyre, Tim Raines, Larry Walker, Steve Christmas, Rickey Henderson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Please send good vibes and strength to Mel Stottlemyre, the father of former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Todd Stottlemyre. In a Facebook post on Friday, the ex-Blue Jays hurler shared that his 75-year-old father is fighting for his life. “Calling all prayer warriors during thisContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Mel Stottlemyre, Tim Raines, Larry Walker, Steve Christmas, Rickey Henderson”

Big leaguers born on Christmas and their Canadian connections

After he broke Lou Brock’s stolen base record on May 1, 1991, Rickey Henderson famously anointed himself “the greatest of all-time.” With such conceit, it seems fitting that Henderson would share a birthday with Jesus. Though most recall the cocky stolen base king as an all-star with the Oakland A’s, Blue Jays fans will rememberContinue reading “Big leaguers born on Christmas and their Canadian connections”

But What Do I Know? … Tim Wallach, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Carlos Delgado

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Admittedly, I’ve been feeling nostalgic about the Montreal Expos lately, but last night I concocted a 2013 Toronto Blue Jays’ coaching staff comprised entirely of 1981 Expos. This is merely a pipe dream and not to beContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Tim Wallach, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Carlos Delgado”

1981 Montreal Expos: Whatever happened to . . . Wallace Johnson

If you happen to see Wallace Johnson at the Montreal Jazz Festival this summer, stop and buy the man a drink. After all, the former pinch-hitter extraordinaire, who frequently returns to the city for this landmark event, was the author of arguably the most important hit in Montreal Expos history. His two-run triple off ofContinue reading “1981 Montreal Expos: Whatever happened to . . . Wallace Johnson”

Remembering Gary Carter

I intend to publish a blog entry about the passing of Montreal Expos legend Gary Carter shortly.  In the meantime, here are links to three of my articles about the Kid that have been published on other sites: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/mlb/story/2012/02/16/sp-mlb-glew-gary-carter-teammates.html http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/opinion/2012/02/gary-carter-beloved-in-montreal-former-expos-bat-boy.html http://www.thecheapseats.ca/2012/02/montreal-expos-great-gary-carter-always-had-priorities-straight.html  

But What Do I Know? … Justin Morneau, Roy Oswalt, Tim Raines

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Tough luck Minnesota Twins slugger, Justin Morneau, was in Toronto for the annual Baseball Canada National Teams Awards banquet on January 14. Over the past two seasons, the New Westminster, B.C. native has been hampered by aContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Justin Morneau, Roy Oswalt, Tim Raines”

Big Leaguers Born on Christmas and their Canadian Connections

After he broke Lou Brock’s stolen base record on May 1, 1991, Rickey Henderson famously anointed himself “the greatest of all-time.” With such conceit, it seems fitting that Henderson would share a birthday with Jesus. Though most recall the cocky stolen base king as an all-star with the Oakland A’s, Blue Jay fans will rememberContinue reading “Big Leaguers Born on Christmas and their Canadian Connections”