By Kevin Glew
Cooperstowners in Canada
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories:
-Get well soon to Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) who revealed last Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Walker was scheduled to take part in the All-Star Game festivities in Denver, Colo., but he was forced to cancel due to the illness. The former Montreal Expos and Colorado Rockies slugger will need time to recover before he becomes the second Canadian inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in a ceremony in Cooperstown on September 8. He will be inducted alongside ex-players Derek Jeter and Ted Simmons, as well as former MLBPA executive director Marvin Miller, who will be honoured posthumously.