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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 […]

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. […]

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.

Casey Candaele

Casey Candaele may have grown up in the United Stated but his mother Helen and aunt Margret had to be his baseball influence and they were Canadian.  You see both of the ladies played in the AAGPBL in the 40’s and 50’s and were later elected into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame along with […]

New Skipper in Dunedin

The Dunedin Blue Jays have a new manager for the 2018 season he’s Casey Candaele.  Candaele played nine years in the show, three with the Montreal Expos as an infielder but that isn’t his strongest Canadian connection.  You see his mother  Helen Callaghan St. Auben is from Vancouver, BC and along with his aunt are […]

Urena Rehabbing in Dunedin

Blue Jays SS Richard Urena (rib) played short on Friday against the Yankees during an extended spring training game in Tampa.  According to Urena, “I will start playing for Dunedin (Class-A) on Monday.”

Blaise Maris

Blaise Maris, grandson of the first man to break Babe Ruth’s home-run record in in 1961 Roger Maris, faces the St. Petersburg Trojans on Wednesday night.  Playing for South Florida State College out of Avon Park, Blaise is shown here hitting a single to right at Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater.

50 Years for Huyke

Prior to Monday’s game against the Phillies the Pittsburgh Pirates took time to honor long time minor league coach Woodie Huyke for his 50-years in professional baseball.  Woodie is surrounded by the games umpiring crew, Phillies Manager Gabe Kapler, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle and the honoree himself on the right.

Stretch then Three for the Bucs

Bradenton, Fla.– A three-run inning after the stretch by the Pirates was the difference in a 7-5 win for Pittsburgh over Tampa Bay.  A Will Craig homer, a Colin Moran single and doubles by Josh Harrison and Jose Osuna  hung the crooked 3 in the 7th.   Harrison had two hits with a RBI and Francisco […]