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No Bones about it, KK is one of the Best

Rock Riley with Brighthouse Sports sits down with Rays centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier at Smokey Bones in Clearwater.  (RSEN photo)

  Clearwater, Fla. — Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill was a hot spot tonight as Tampa Bay Rays centerfielder  Kevin Kiermaier took on the new two plus pound rib-eye for charity.  Kiermaier attempted to finish off the beast with all the trimmings for the charity of his choice, Friends of Joshua House Foundation. I […]

Toronto Dirt-Jays


With the Toronto Blue Jays announcing a regulation dirt infield being installed at the Rogers Centre in Toronto the new regulation dirt half field at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium nears completion.  Formally an artificial surface but was changed this past fall after an incident during spring training 2015 that saw Marcus Stroman injure his left knee causing him […]

RSEN Student/Athlete of the Month

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Name: Nick Bebout Sport: Baseball Position: Right Handed Pitcher School: Walsh University: Canton, Ohio Major: Finance and Marketing GPA: 3.4 YEAR: Freshman Age: 18…going on 19 (Happy Early Birthday Nick) Height: 6’3” Weight: 200 Lbs Fastball: 85-90 MPH Off Speed: 6-74 MPH Nick started playing baseball at the age of 5 has not looked back; […]

Izturis Signs

Back in May of 2015 Izturis rehabbed in Dunedin with the Blue Jays. (photo Rick Sassone / RSEN)

The Toronto Blue Jays signed infielder Maicer Izturis to a minor-league deal which includes  an invite to spring training. Izturis spent the last three seasons with the Blue Jays organization but has not appeared in a major-league game since April, 2014 while recovering from multiple injuries. Izturis has  39 career home runs and 334 RBI.

New Sod for #40


The half field at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin gets its new sod infield on Tuesday in preparation for the Blue Jays 40th spring training.  The team’s first workout is scheduled for February 22nd when pitchers and catchers hold their first workout.  

Spring Singles on Sale

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With the Blue Jays 40th spring training starting on March 2nd against the Phillies fans lined up on Wednesday for their first chance to buy single game tickets.  As in the past the Yankee and Red Sox games seem to be the fans favorites.

Dunedin Baseball Renewal


Progress continues on the half field adjacent to the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays.  It appears the redone half field will have a dirt infield with a possible artificial turf surface inside the baselines.  This would be much like the Rogers Center is rumored to be changing to.   […]

New Field in Dunedin

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The Toronto Blue Jays are redoing the practice half field adjacent to Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin.  The field is where RHP Marcus Stroman tore his left knee during spring training in 2015 causing him to miss the bulk of the season.    

Mattick Complex Upgrade

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Construction workers start the dismantling of the first base dugout on field one at the Toronto Blue Jays Mattick Complex.  It’s said to being replaced by a much larger dugout.   Even without grass on the infield or outfield yet and dugouts being torn down a new scoreboard is being installed on field one at the […]

Lived in Look: Howard’s House


On the gulf side of the Howard resident there is a roped off area for foliage and at one time a couple of turtle nests. Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard’s new home on Gulfview Blvd in Bellaire Beach, Fl. appears to be starting to get that lived in look.