Brudnicki: The man behind Canadian baseball, Greg Hamilton

From Alexis Brudnicki at The Hardball Times on February 15, 2019:

There is no end to the legend of Greg Hamilton.

On the surface, he’s the director of Baseball Canada’s national teams. He scouts amateur talent across Canada, and develops and manages the junior national team for its regular trips each year, as well as for world competitions. Then he scouts professionals, drawing out what must be an incredibly lengthy depth chart, constructing the senior squad for its international tournaments. This year is Hamilton’s 20th at the helm of Baseball Canada, though he’s been involved for much longer. His identity and the team’s are closely interwoven; at times, they may be hard to distinguish from each other.

Hamilton is Team Canada, but he is also much more.

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Originally published: February 15, 2019. Last Updated: February 15, 2019.