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Another HBP?

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DUNEDIN, FLA.–Rocket Sports and Entertainment, the leader in catching those taking one for the team, did it again today!   Roemon Fields of the Blue Jays Instructional League squad got plunked on the brain bucket.  Fields did trot down to first before being checked out by the team trainers.  If you check out the second picture […]

Hoffman at Mattick

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DUNEDIN, FLA.–Toronto Blue Jays 2014 first round pick Jeff Hoffman is in his third week of long toss (60′) at the team’s Mattick Complex.  Hoffman has been working out with the team’s prospects during Instructional Camp. 

COWART AND CARRASQUILLO SWEET VICTORIES IN ORLANDO

AMOS COWART (photo Damon "LatinBox" Gonzalez / LATINBOX COMMUNICATIONS)

with Chris Cook Ringside   Orlando, Fla.–Amos Cowart who I believe is a young and extremely talented fighter out of Florida. Cowart however,  finds himself in a Catch-22. He’s too dangerous for top lightweights, clearly you just get a feeling when he steps into the ring there,  lurks a fighter capable of beating many of today’s […]

NFL WEEK 6: the JJ RANKINGS

JJ says it so!  Up seven  spots DeMarco Murray and the Dallas Cowboys run by Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks (photo USA TODAY Sports / Steven Bisig)

A tie. The Browns beating the Steelers. Injuries to Victor Cruz, Alex Mack, Stephan Ridley, Jarod Mayo, and other impact players. The Seahawks losing at home. Yep. Just another week in the topsy turvy, unpredictable NFL. This is why we watch. I can’t wait to see what next week has in store: 1 San Diego […]

NHL Opens Tonight and Atkinson takes another Hard Knock

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Dunedin, Fla.–One day he is hit by a pitch another he makes his catching debut and on Wednesday and a fellow Canadian tries to run him over at the plate.  So goes the life of Blue Jays Instructional League catcher and fellow Canadian Justin Atkinson.  The Surrey, BC native Atkinson got the starting assignment on […]

JJ RANKINGS Week 5

Antonio Gates keeps the critics silenced as JJ has Gates, Rivers and the Chargers at the top after 5 weeks. (PR PHOTO)

Is this the year of the comeback or what? Another weekend, another slate of heart in your throat games, capped off by the Browns largest road comeback in NFL history. No lead is safe. Nothing is as it seems. Throw out everything you thought about this season in week 1, and throw out everything you […]

Debut for BC Native Atkinison

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DUNEDIN, FLA.–Surrey, BC native Justin Atkinson made his catching pro debut for the Instructional League Blue Jays against the Phillies at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on Friday October 3, 2014,  Atkinson caught four innings handling two different pitchers.  “He looks like he knows what he is doing,” said Vancouver Canadians pitching coach Jeff Ware, “He […]

Hard Knocks at Instructional League

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DUNEDIN, FLA.–It seems that when a camera from Rocket Sports and Entertainment is leveled at a ball player they have a tendency to “Take One For The Team.”  It was no different on Wednesday October 1, 2014 at Grant Field when Blue Jays Instructional League catcher Matt Morgan took a glancing blow off his uniform.  […]

NFL JJ Rankings

The Bengals defense has been dominant to open 2014 as Jake Locker (10)  and the Tennessee Titans found out in week three.  Darqueze Dennard hammers Locker.  (USA TODAY Sports / Aaron Doster)

F_ _ k NFL power rankings! This is the first of edition of the JJ Rankings. While most major outlets waste our time ranking teams in the early weeks of the season, I reserve judgment until the first month is complete. How do sites like ESPN and CBS rank teams in the preseason or after Week […]

SUPERBOATS in Clearwater

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  CLEARWATER, FLA. — Superboat International made its annual stop off the beautiful white sand beaches of Clearwater, Florida for the 6th annual Superboat National Championship . Clearwater has long been a favorite stop for the race teams that compete regularly on the Superboat Championship circuit for it’s normally calm waters, and southern hospitality that the […]