Ask The MSM Bob: Elliott


Greetings and salutations sports fans..

I am truly excited about this one (not that I wasn’t happy with the others too).

Growing up a baseball fan in Toronto (back in the day)there was one source for baseball and Blue Jays opinion in Toronto.. Bob Elliott.

Consistently one of the best guests on PTS with McCown has been, Bob Elliott.

Well, Elliott has agreed to step into our virtual pressbox and answer our questions, yours and mine!

So, as we always do, please submit your questions below and I be sending them along to Bob for a post to appear at a later date.

Not that it’s really needed, but here’s a bio on Bob:

“Bob Elliott was presented with the J.G. Taylor Spink award (meritorious contributions to baseball writing) at the 2012 Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y.Bob Elliott joined the Sun in January 1987. Elliott is Canada’s best-known and best-connected baseball columnist.”

Fire away!


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December 2, 2016 4:45 pm

How receptive would Bob be to writing for the Athletic – Toronto?





December 2, 2016 7:53 pm

Does he think Montreal could support MLB?  I grew up a huge Expos fan, and love the concept. However that city doesn't seem prosperous and has a crumbling infrastructure. I can't see it working. 

December 6, 2016 3:05 pm

Where does Bob rank local fan sport for the Blue Jays vs. the Leafs, Raptors, TFC, and Argos? What % of the past two years does he think is core attendance that will never go away? How did his coverage of the team and access to the team change over the years with the different ownership and management groups. 

Just interested to hear his overview of their history and future. 

Mike S
Mike S
December 9, 2016 10:59 am

Some questions for Bob Elliott regarding his appearances on Prime Time Sports:

– About a year ago you were critical of Blue Jays ownership (Rogers) and it resulted in PTS being told by upper management not to have you on as a guest anymore. How did you find out about the ban and were you surprised?

– PTS had you on earlier this year when you retired from The Sun but as far as I know they haven't had you on since even though Bob McCown indicated that he wanted to start having you on again. Do you know if there is still a ban in effect?

Richard ( the guy that tipped you off about Josh Johnson being a Canuck)
Richard ( the guy that tipped you off about Josh Johnson being a Canuck)
December 13, 2016 7:07 pm

Bob miss your work, but I'm sure your enjoying semi – retirement.

– You did lots of background writing on the whole Beeston/AA saga , but what I've never understood is why did Roger's want them gone in the first place ( my pet theory is that AA reacted poorly to the payroll parameters Guy Laurence put in place early in 2013 ) ?

– You know where all the bodies are buried, when do you write the tell all Blue Jay Book? Perhaps since so much was told to you in confidence it can't be done. At any rate, lets hope the statue of limitations passes on these issues and you tell the real story ( it would be a great read).

– Back grounder on the Jays drafting of Kris Bryant?

– Any idea why they never pursued the Cuban market after Hechavarria ?

– Next great Canadian baseball star ( born on home soil version)?


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