But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, James Paxton, Cal Quantrill, Stubby Clapp

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) will make his final start of the season today.  Through 28 starts, he is 13-4 with a 2.60 ERA in 169 2/3 innings. His start today likely rules him out of starting the opening game of theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, James Paxton, Cal Quantrill, Stubby Clapp”

But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Larry Walker, J.P. Arencibia, Rusty Staub

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Everyone from Hall of Famers Dave Winfield and Frank Thomas to former Montreal Expos teammates Warren Cromartie, Vladimir Guerrero, Cliff Floyd and Tim Burke to current Blue Jays like Kevin Pillar offered their congratulations to Tim Raines via Twitter after he was elected to theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Larry Walker, J.P. Arencibia, Rusty Staub”

1981 Montreal Expos: Whatever happened to … Jerry White

These days, Jerry White is the first base coach of the Minnesota Twins, but a big part of his heart will always be with the Montreal Expos. A valuable outfielder during his 10 seasons (1974 to 1983) with the Expos, the California native loved playing in Montreal. “It was a beautiful city,” he said inContinue reading “1981 Montreal Expos: Whatever happened to … Jerry White”

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”

But What Do I Know? … John Farrell, Rich Harden, Adam Loewen

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Appearing on Jeff Blair’s FAN 590 radio show this morning, Blue Jays manager John Farrell revealed that the team has had discussions about converting uber prospect Nestor Molina into a closer. It also sounds like Brian JerolomanContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … John Farrell, Rich Harden, Adam Loewen”

Former Expo Charlie Lea dies at 54

Charlie Lea, the only Montreal Expo to toss a no-hitter at Olympic Stadium, died at his home in Collierville, Tenn., on Friday. Reports indicate that the 54-year-old, former all-star died of a massive heart attack. Lea, who had been working as a radio analyst with the Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals’ Triple-A affiliate), was interviewedContinue reading “Former Expo Charlie Lea dies at 54”

But What Do I Know? … Eric Thames, Ryan Dempster, Warren Cromartie

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  If Eric Thames is going to be one of the Jays outfielders of the future, why did he DH for 10 of the 13 games during his big league call-up? Surely it can’t be because Corey PattersonContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Eric Thames, Ryan Dempster, Warren Cromartie”

Dawson makes it clear he wants to be remembered as a Cub

Andre Dawson’s Hall of Fame induction speech was a moving tribute to his mom and grandmother, and a testament to his love for the game. But The Hawk’s Cooperstown address also made it crystal clear that he wants to be remembered as a Cub, not an Expo. To Expos supporters, this shouldn’t come as aContinue reading “Dawson makes it clear he wants to be remembered as a Cub”