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Career Day for De La Cruz

At 20 years old Yeremi De La Cruz had who can be called by most a career day at the plate.  A game that saw him go 5-6 with nine RBIs.      De La Cruz’s five hits included two singles, two doubles and a grand slam home run.      “No I never have […]

Why? A Letter from Eddie to Eric

To-VFW Post 5540 Commander Eric Mills and Members From-Eddie Michels Life Member VFW Post 5540 Subject-Why? Gentlemen:      I am asking you why you would vote at the May 2018 Post meeting to remove me as your announcer of this years Memorial Day Parade, why?      Since over the past three weeks not one person […]

Tarpons’ Castillo MVP

Tampa Tarpons second baseman Diego Castillo went 2-4 but reached base three time to garner the 2018 Florida State League All Star game MVP.  Pictured from L-R is Tarpons GM Matt Gess, honoree Diego Castillo, FSL President Ken Carson and Bush Bake Bean spokesman Will Kent sponsor of the award.  The game saw the the […]

Blankenhorn Blasts his way to Derby Title

Ft. Myers Miracle infielder Travis Blankenhorn (R) accepts the bat and trophy from Florida State League President Ken Carson (C) for winning the 2018 Home Run Derby.  On the right is Tampa Tarpons GM Matt Gess whose team will be hosting the FSL All Star game on Saturday at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. […]

Underdog Golden Knights Could Still Reward Their Faithful Followers

By winning their division and reaching the Stanley Cup finals, the Vegas Golden Knights have already done things no other expansion team has ever done. If they are going to write a storybook ending to their inaugural season, though, they will need to do something no other NHL team, expansion or otherwise, has done in […]

Good Bet, Las Vegas and Washington tied at 2

Monday night the show was on in Las Vegas and history was in the making.  The first ever Stanley Cup finals game 1 in Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Golden Knights did not disappoint the home fans.   A higher scoring game than expected, much to the delight of the fans who bet the over.  […]

Memorial Day not the same in Phoenix

Back on May 10, 2018 I received an e-mail from VFW Post 5540’s Commander Eric Mills stating that I wasn’t announcing this years Memorial Day Parade on May 28th. After over a week I found out from Mills that at the May meeting at Post 5540 it was voted on that I not announce the […]

Gators vs USF Three Game Football Series Set

TAMPA, FLORIDA – USF Director of Athletics Mark Harlan today announced an agreement with the University of Florida to play a three-game football series beginning in 2022. The Bulls and Gators will meet for the first time since 2010 on Sept. 17, 2022 when USF travels to 91,916-seat Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville. The Gators and […]

Kacy Clemons with D-Jays

Kacy Clemons is batting .272 this year in 27 games with Lansing (.301) and 13 games (.209) with Dunedin.  Kacy is one of four sons of Roger Clemons.

Cally and Vasy Star as the Lightning take a 3-2 ECF Lead

With the Tampa Bay Lightning just five wins from hoisting Lord Stanley’s Cup, you have to be thinking no one deserves it more than Ryan Callahan.  Callahan game after game lays down the grit and hustle while never taking a shift off.  Callahan is always grinding, especially on the penalty kill,  rarely getting the  recognition […]