Bob Elliott, Editor in Chief
Bob Elliott is the founder of the Canadian Baseball Network and a former winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink award which was presented in Cooperstown at the Hall of Fame ceremonies in 2012. He is a former baseball columnist for the Toronto Sun and used to be a frequent guest on The FAN. He was born in Kingston, Ont. If you want to know anything and everything to do with the Major Leagues, Minor Leagues or amateur baseball in Canada - Bob is the man to ask. Since 2009, he has been induced into four Halls of Fame: the Ottawa-Nepean Canadians HOF, the Okotoks Dawgs HOF, the Kingston and District Sports HOF and finally the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys. This year he won the Brian Williams award named after the Canadian broadcasting legend. Ah ... Elliott did not win for his mumbling.
Ryan Isaac, Managing Partner
Ryan Isaac has been with the Canadian Baseball Network for the past 8 years working diligently behind the scenes. From the initial re-design of the website to its current format, Ryan plays an instrumental role in day to day operations. Ryan grew up in Toronto, playing AAA hockey but has always been a dedicated home team fan, which includes the Toronto Blue Jays and of course the Toronto Maple Leafs. After McMaster University, he pursued his dream to become a commercial pilot. These days, he splits his time between flying a Boeing 737NG and working with the legend Bob Elliott at CBN.
Kevin GLEW, Editor/ Writer
Regaled with stories about Mickey Mantle by his father, Ralph, when he was growing up, Kevin Glew developed a keen interest in baseball at a young age in Dorchester, Ont. playing against teams from Vienna, Straffordville, St. Thomas, Stratford, Harrietsville, Belmont, London and Sarnia. His interest blossomed into a full-blown fascination after enduring a bone-chilling wind on the bench seats down the right-field line at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto on Oct. 5, 1985 to witness the Blue Jays secure their first division title. Though Dale Murphy was his favourite player, the teenage Glew played more like a poor man's Spike Owen - another of his childhood heroes whom he later had the opportunity to interview. When he realized he had no shot at a big league career, Glew focussed his efforts on becoming a sportswriter. During his tenure in the journalism program at Carleton University in Ottawa from 1992 to 1996, he watched the Triple-A Ottawa Lynx in their glory years and vividly recalls a young Matt Stairs suiting up for the Lynx.With few jobs in sports journalism available upon graduation, Glew entered the financial services industry. But after eight years of writing about RRSPs, Glew decided it was time to write about RBIs again. Since leaving his position in the financial sector, he has had freelance articles published in Baseball Digest, Baseball America and the London Free Press. He has also contributed to CBC Sports, SLAM! Sports, Rogers Sportsnet and MLB.com. In June 2010, he started a Canadian baseball history blog called Cooperstowners in Canada. You can read his blog here. Glew is also a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada. He is available for paid writing gigs and can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Betts, Lead Writer
Matt Betts was born in Brantford, Ontario in 1992. From a very young age, he loved all things baseball ... but even more, all things Canadian. His baseball career began with the Brantford Junior Red Sox, followed by three years (2008 thru 2010) with the Ontario Terriers program of the PBLO - twice winning the Most Proficient Pitcher award. The past four years he pitched at the University of West Alabama of the Gulf South Conference – twice earning Most Dedicated Player honours. Summer baseball experience includes pitching for the Hamilton Cardinals, and the Licking County Settlers (2013 Great Lakes League champs) and again this summer the Hamilton Cardinals. As an Integrated Marketing Major at UWA, he wrote extensively for the university newspaper, with a focus on baseball. His lifelong dedication and love for the game is indisputable, but his passion for sports writing and broadcasting/analysis has grown with each passing year. There is something very satisfying about “digging a little deeper” to reveal the “story within the story.” After four years of life in the United States, he is thrilled to be back home in Canada, ready to cover and promote Canadian sports and players.
J.P. Antonacci, Lead Writer
Once his Little League opponents learned to hit his decidedly un-Halladay-like sinker, J.P. Antonacci's dream of becoming a big league starter took a back seat to his love of journalism. He's since reported for publications in Newfoundland, Kemptville, Brantford and the GTA, plus a memorable freelance assignment covering post-Katrina reconstruction in New Orleans. Now the editor of Norfolk News, based in Simcoe, Ont., the Etobicoke native gets his sports fix by interviewing and writing about Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame inductees, and listening to the Blue Jays while driving around the sprawling rural county he calls home.