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Dry Dock in Dunedin

Well fans it appears that the Toronto Blue Jays have turned Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field into a dry dock.  Shown in the photo looking thru the fence shows a blue boat Florida tag FLO572JB.  It’s on a trailer, looks sea worthy and it has only been sitting on this site for a couple of […]

Parking Fee?

Well for about the past three years this vehicle in the center of the picture has been sitting at the Englebert Complex off Solon Ave. in Dunedin.  This early spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays and it’s minor leagues is also home of the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays.  Now as you look […]

Bad Tenant in Dunedin

The Toronto Blue Jays which lease the Englebert Complex from the City of Dunedin are neglecting the city property they lease.  The complex which has five full size baseball fields, one half field and a large clubhouse appears to be going down his by its leasers.  The photo shows the left center field area of […]

The Lost Beauty of Baseball

A bunch of young 16 year olds playing a casual game of baseball where no one is keeping score- seems like a relaxing game isn’t it? But the kids were not on the field for their enjoyment. They were performing in front of major league hotspots and scouts in a showcase event. All the teenagers […]

Balan’s Short Outting

Lefty Petru Balan of Triaspol, Moldova lasted just three hitters today for the Twins Gulf Coast League team against the Rays in Port Charlotte.  Balan walked two and allowed a base hit before being relieved.  In six games since signing with the Twins organization Balan is 0-1 with a 0.00 era. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Australian Baker Solid in Three for GCL Tigers

Facing the GCL Braves for the Tigers West  squad Perth, Australia native Jake Baker started and threw three no hit innings as the Tigers beat the Braves 5-3 in game two of a double header at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Disney World.  Baker walked two and struckout four as the only hit […]

Liberatore make Pro Debut

Lefty Matthew Liberatore the Tampa Bay Rays first pick (16th overall) in the June 2018 Draft made his pro appearance Friday against the Orioles Rookie Level GCL squad.  On a pitch count Liberatore started and threw just an inning and two-thirds allowing two unearned runs and taking the loss.  Afterwards he appeared to have no […]

Groshans Homers

The Toronto Blue Jays Jordan Groshans homered for the second time in his pro career on Saturday in the Gulf Coast League. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

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 […]

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 […]