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Magic Dominate Bucks

Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton (4) makes a jump shot over Milwaukee Bucks power forward Johnny O'Bryant III. (photo Jeff Griffith / USA TODAY Sports)

ORLANDO, Fla – The Orlando Magic (8-8) shot the lights out of the Amway Center on Friday night, beating the Milwaukee Bucks (6-10) by a score of 114-90 in their first 20 point win since November of last year. Magic point guard Elfrid Payton had an efficient double-double, netting 22 points on 10-of-12 from the […]

Jays sign Happ for Three Years

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The Toronto Blue Jays have signed lefty J.A. Happ to a three year contract worth US $36 million. Happ made 31 starts for Seattle and Pittsburgh last season, going 11-8 with a 3.61 ERA, posting career-highs in innings (172) and strikeouts (151). Following a trade to the Pirates in July, the left-hander went 7-2 with a 1.85 ERA […]

Rogers the Twin Scorpion

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  Minnesota Twins prospect Taylor Rogers was the winning pitcher for the Scottsdale Scorpions in Saturday’s Arizona Fall League championship game. Rogers, who is the Twins’ No. 13 prospect according to, twirled three shutout innings Saturday, allowing two hits and striking out a pair of batters. The 24-year-old concluded his AFL regular season with […]

The Only MVP downs Team 12

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Ted Drew-Smith was probably the hottest hitter at the Blue Jays Fantasy Camp.  Hitting a home run to put his team into the semi finals on Wednesday and another in the finals Thursday Drew Smith is shown here adding insurance with an RBI single   His team the “The Only MVP” named after their manager George Bell beat […]

The Ageless Biback Plays at them All

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Blue Jays Fantasy Camper Steve Biback kept his string intact for the 2015 camp having been to them all.  Biback, who doesn’t list his age came to Dunedin for the first camps held from 1993 through 1998 then again when they resumed again this year.  He is the only camper to make them all.  During […]

Day 2 Campers


  With a fantasy camper at bat plate umpire Gary Glover kind of gets in tight behind the catcher for a good reason.  It seems that Glover forget to put on his shin guards prior to leaving the umpires room.  Not to worry he escaped without injury.  As a note Glover’s brother in law, Vince […]

2016 Jays Home Spring Training Schedule

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DATE                                 LOCATION               VERSUS                             TIME     Wednesday, March 2          DUNEDIN                  Philadelphia Phillies         1:07 PM Friday, March 4                  DUNEDIN                  Baltimore Orioles              1:07 PM Saturday, March 5              DUNEDIN                  Philadelphia Phillies         1:07 PM Monday, March 7                DUNEDIN                  Atlanta Braves                   1:07 PM Tuesday, March 8               DUNEDIN                  Pittsburgh Pirates             1:07 PM Friday, March 11                DUNEDIN                  Boston Red Sox                1:07 PM Sunday, March […]

It’s Blue Jays Camper Time

Hall of Famer Robbie Alomar and his father Sandy Alomar Sr. take a short break on Monday at the Blue Jays Fantasy Camp. EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO

Former Blue Jays manager and hitting coach Cito Gaston listens as former infielder Pat Tabler explains the finer points on hitting to a group of fantasy campers.  Between 70-80 die hard Blue Jays fans are in Dunedin, Fl. at the team’s Mattick Complex for the first Fantasy Camp since 1998 that runs through Thursday.       […]

The Runners Go!


(Above) Getting two RBI is fairly easy with a single when the runners are off on the pitch except the way Sarasota native Tim Schalch did in the MSBL on Friday at the Mattick Complex.  Playing along Billy Colome at short Schalch got an infield hit in the hole to short that scored two runs for the Brandon Bombers […]

Double Duty Ump


The umpires do it all during the Men’s Senior Baseball League Fall Classic.  During the Cincy Braves/Cleveland Steve’s Sports game at Grant Field in Dunedin a mid inning pitching change was made.  At the same time the Braves were changing hurlers the team’s catcher needed a quick break so who stepped in the unnamed plate […]