A (Steve) Christmas Story and other holiday trivia

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*This is my (Steve) Christmas card to you. It's been a tough year, a really tough year. I hope you can find joy this holiday season despite the challenges being presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support of this blog. There were times in the... Continue Reading →

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

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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 this... Continue Reading →

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Big leaguers born on Christmas and their Canadian connections

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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 remember... Continue Reading →

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

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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 of New York... Continue Reading →

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Remembering Gary Carter

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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  

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

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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 a... Continue Reading →

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Big Leaguers Born on Christmas and their Canadian Connections

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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 remember... Continue Reading →

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