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Total kilometres travelled: 5,800 kilometres
Hours spent in the Murano: 76 hours
Hours spent watching baseball: about 35 hours

Teams seen: Chicago Cubs; Chicago White Sox; Cincinnati Reds; Cleveland Indians (twice); Indianapolis Indians; Detroit Tigers; Los Angeles Dodgers; Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; Louisville Bats; Milwaukee Brewers; Minnesota Twins (twice); New York Yankees; Pittsburgh Pirates; San Diego Padres; St. Louis Cardinals (twice); Texas Rangers; Toronto Blue Jays.

Canadian ballplayers seen: Toronto - Brett Lawrie (Langley, B.C.), started at third, and Mark Teahen (born in California, but a Canadian citizen), did not play; Minnesota - Justin Morneau (New Westminister, B.C.), started both games at first, and Rene Tosoni (Toronto, ON), started a game in left field. Cincinnati - Joey Votto (Etobicoke, ON), played first base; St. Louis - Dave McKay (Vancouver, B.C.), coached first base; Indianapolis (Pirates farm team) - Chris Leroux (Montreal, PQ), took loss in relieaf appearance while on injury rehab; Milwaukee - John Axford (Simcoe, ON), picked up the save, and George Kottaras (Scarborough, ON), did not play. Los Angeles Dodgers - Blake Hawksworth (North Vancouver, B.C.), did not pitch; Chicago White Sox - Jesse Crain (Toronto, ON), did not pitch; Chicago Cubs - Ryan Dempster (Sechelt, B.C.), did not pitch.
Joey Votto

Joey Votto


Players and coaches with ties to the Montreal Expos - Tim Wallach, currently the Dodgers' third-base coach; Chris Speier, currently the Reds' bench coach; Mike Quade, currently the Cubs' manager, was manager of Ottawa Lynx; Marty Pevey, currently Cubs' catching coordinator; Manny Trillo, White Sox baserunning coordinator; Brandon Phillips, current 2B for Reds; Jamey Carroll, current inf. with Dodgers; Scott Downs, pitcher with Angels; Carl Pavano, pitcher with Twins; Jerry White, Twins' first-base coach; Bartolo Colon, Yankees pitcher; Sean Berry, Padres hitting coordinator; Endy Chavez, OF with Texas; Spike Owen, Texas defensive coordinator; Mike Maddux, pitching coach for Texas; Luis Rivera, coach with Toronto.
Tim Wallach

Tim Wallach


Major League Kids - Tony Gwynn Jr. (son of Tony Sr.); Prince Fielder (son of Cecil); Jerry Hairston Jr. (son of Jerry Sr.); Peter Bourjos (son of Chris); Micheal Brantley (son of Mickey); Drew Butera (son of Sal); Robinson Cano (son of Jose); Shelley Duncan (son of Dave); Jason Grilli (son of Steve); Nick Swisher (son of Steve); Will Venable (son of Max); Neil Walker (son of Tom).

Molina brothers seen - Jose Molina, started for Blue Jays, and Yadier, started two games for St. Louis.

Posted by redrob 16:47 Archived in Canada

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