When life delivers the nastiest curveball you can imagine, how do you respond?
Consider the story of Joe Siddall, who you’ll hear breaking down the action during Toronto Blue Jays games on 1310 News this summer, serving as colour analyst beside longtime radio play-by-play announcer Jerry Howarth.
If you jog your memory a bit, you’ll remember Siddall as the perfect poster child for the Ottawa Lynx during the boom times of Triple-A baseball here. Siddall, a catcher from Windsor, Ont., smacked a home run in the franchise’s first game against the Charlotte Knights, and regularly called the pitches in front of crowds of 10,000 at Ottawa Stadium. He later became one of the very few Canadians to play for the Montreal Expos, and teamed up with Larry Walker and Denis Boucher to give the Expos a trio of native sons in the starting lineup for the first time in major league history.