But What Do I Know? . . . Tip O’Neill Award, Roy Halladay, Brett Cecil

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will announce its Tip O’Neill Award winner on December 2. This honour is handed out annually by the St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine to a Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Mark Buehrle, Fergie Jenkins, Joe Siddall

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Leave it to Dr. Seuss to summarize what the feelings of Toronto Blue Jays fans should be after their club’s exciting 2015 season ended on Friday: “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” • You can’t help but admire and respect left-hander... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Tommy Lasorda, Michael Burgess, Mark Teahen

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda once said, “Listen, if you start worrying about the people in the stands, before long you’re up in the stands with them.” Well, it’s a good thing that Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos and manager John... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Luke Easter, Jesse Crain, Dustin McGowan

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Today seems like an appropriate day to remember “Luscious Luke” Easter, a hulking, six-foot-four, 240-pound slugger who became the 11th African-American to compete in the big leagues when he debuted with the Cleveland Indians on August 11, 1949. Known for clubbing tape-measure homers –... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Adam Dunn, Randy Knorr, Jimmy Williams

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Remember in June 2008 when Toronto Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi was heavily criticized for saying “Do you know the guy doesn’t really like baseball that much?” about Adam Dunn? Well, Adam Dunn has decided to retire at age 34 because, well, he... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Scott Richmond, George Kottaras, Jackie Robinson

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  If you’re wondering – like I was – why Scott Richmond (Vancouver, B.C.) isn’t pitching for Canada in the World Baseball Classic qualifier in Germany, it’s because (as Bob Elliott notes in the Toronto Sun today) his... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Jose Canseco, Jeff Francis, Tony Fernandez

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  One of the most talked-about items at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., is the jersey that slugger Jose Canseco wore during his spring training stint with the Montreal Expos in 2002. I... Continue Reading →

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