Category Archives: Current Events

An Update on Andrew Case

Saint John native Andrew Case is working his way up in the Blue Jays system this season. Case spent the off-season playing in the Australian Baseball League with the Canberra Calvary.  He didn’t put up great numbers Down Under as … Continue reading

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Wanderers Grounds Upgardes

If your reading this you probably know that Halifax’s former baseball grounds will receive an upgrade this summer.  Wanderer’s Grounds will be closed this spring and summer while the city upgrades the field.  The facility will receive new sod, fencing, … Continue reading

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2016 Census of Population

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017; Statistics Canada released the first results from the 2016 Census of Population.  These include city/metro population results across Canada.  I will present the results from Atlantic Canada. Metropolitan population of the major Atlantic markets: Halifax, … Continue reading

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There Used to Be a Ballpark

This post is about Arrow’s Ball Park, which was home to the Dartmouth Arrows of the old Halifax & District League.  The Arrows’ park was nicknamed Little Brooklyn (in honor of Ebbets Field in Brooklyn).  Little Brooklyn was located on … Continue reading

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CPL and the Wanderers Grounds Reboot

Big news out of Halifax earlier this week.  Chris Cochrane of Local Xpress reported on Wednesday that the proposed Canadian Premier League (soccer) has expressed interest in the market for their 2018 start-up season.  The man behind the effort is … Continue reading

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Matt Stairs, new Phillies Batting Coach

Fredericton’s Matt Stairs was named hitting coach of the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday.  Stairs, who had the nickname “professional hitter” when he played, spent the last three seasons as an analyst on the team’s television broadcasts. Stairs spent 19 seasons playing … Continue reading

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Vern Handrahan, 1936-2016

Vern Handrahan, one of only three Major Leaguers from P.E.I. (and the only since 1900), passed away yesterday (November 2) at the age of 79 (born November 27, 1936). Handrahan was born, raised and learnt his baseball in Charlottetown.  He … Continue reading

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