Close friend of the VAB and Minnesota Twins scout, Jim Ridley, passed away on November 28th, 2008 after a battle with cancer . Ridley coached VAB assistant coach, Jim Kotkas in the 1988 Olympics and was also a part time scout who work under Ridley. For more details on Ridley’s career check www.baseball.ca. The last player that Jim Ridley drafted was 2008 Jet – Lionel Morrill. Our deepest condolences go out to the Ridley family.