Posts in Bob Elliott
Elliott: Canucks Burgmann, Sanford make Golden Spikes list

During the spring they are separated by three time zones. And when they are at home the difference is greater ... four time zones. Yet, on Wednesday despite their different locales both Vauxhall and Nanaimo Pirates grad RHP Josh Burgmann and Dartmouth Moosehead Dry’s OF Jake Sanford were named to the Golden Spikes Award mid-season watch list by USA Baseball.

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Elliott: Happy campers led by Valero, Brown, Macko, Saul, Pelletier, Diodati

The Major League Scouting Bureau -- and its travelling road show it produced each winter and each spring -- has long since disbanded. Yet, amateur scouts still made the trek -- six stops in four provinces -- looking for the best high schoolers last month. This year’s draft takes place June 3-to-5. We asked a number of scouts on the trip, just who had the best outing ... improved their stock?

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Elliott: Flames' Jankowski the little centre fielder who grew and grew

The walls of the eighth floor cardio unit at Foothills Hospital are narrow. Especially when you have rehabbing heart patients walking with their pals -- an IV with five wheels on the bottom spinning every which way -- plus beds and a mobile nurse’s station against the wall. It was an easy trip for Calgary Flames centreman Mark Jankowski, all 6-foot-4 and 212 pounds of him, as he stopped by Sunday afternoon to visit with his old baseball coach, Bob Elliott.

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