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Spring is in the Air, Spring Training that is

  Phillies Phans lined up early on Thursday the 5th to buy the team’s single game spring training tickets at Bright House Field in Clearwater.  The line was a bit shorter than previous springs according to one knowledgeable employee who said more fans are buying their tickets on line.  Also the stadium might be getting a […]

Englebert Complex in Question

 EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO The headquarters building at the Cecil B. Englebert Complex on Solon Ave. in Dunedin future use appears to be in question when the Toronto Blue Jays get their planned expansion of the faculty.  Called the Englebert Complex by the City of Dunedin but Mattick Training Center by the Blue Jays since 2003 has […]

Face lift coming for Auto Exchange Stadium

The spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays will look a bit different a year from now with the face lift it will be getting in the coming year.

Larry Millson to be honoured with Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award

    St. Marys, Ont. – Longtime Toronto Blue Jays beat writer Larry Millson has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2016 Jack Graney Award. The St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine presents this award annually to a member of the media who has made significant contributions to baseball in Canada through […]

2017 Blue Jays Spring Training Home Schedule

  DATE                                 LOCATION               VERSUS                               TIME     Sunday, February 26 (SS)  Philadelphia             DUNEDIN                             1:07PM Monday, February 27         Pittsburgh                DUNEDIN                             1:07PM Wednesday, March 1          Detroit (SS)              DUNEDIN                             1:07PM Thursday, March 2             Philadelphia             DUNEDIN                             1:07PM Friday, March 3                  New York (A)            DUNEDIN                             1:07PM Sunday, March 5                Tampa Bay               DUNEDIN                             1:07PM Tuesday, March 7               Canada – WBC          DUNEDIN                             1:07PM Saturday, […]

More Oil Can in Clearwater

Former 10-year major league pitcher Oil Can Boyd still has it playing in the MSBL Fall Classic on Wednesday at the Carpenter Complex in Clearwater.  On Tuesday Boyd tossed seven shutout innings for the NY Astros against the Dundalk Brewers (Md) for a 7-1 win.  Boyd is not showing his age at 57 as he […]

Oil Can Sightning in Clearwater

Former 10-year major league pitcher Oil Can Boyd still has it playing in the MSBL Fall Classic on Wednesday at the Carpenter Complex in Clearwater.  On Tuesday Boyd tossed seven shutout innings for the NY Astros against the Dundalk Brewers (Md) for a 7-1 win.  Boyd is not showing his age at 57 as he […]

D’Ambrisi in MBSL

The MSBL starts its second and final week in Clearwater on Monday with MSBL VP Gary D’Ambrisi pitching for the Long Island Yankees.  A highlight on Wednesday will be former major leaguer Oil Can Boyd pitching in a 10 AM game at the Phillies Carpenter Complex.  Admission as always is free.  (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Carl Everett in MSBL

  Former NY Yankees first round pick Carl Everett singles to right during the MSBL Fall Classic at the Carpenter Complex in Clearwater.  Everett who was taken 10th overall in 1990 by the Yanks was 2-3 with two RBI on Friday playing for the San Antonio Bombers.  The MSBL wraps up its first week with championship […]

Whiten Still Does It

He may be approaching the age of 50 on the 25th of November but former major leaguer Mark Whiten can still do it.  Whiten threw a couple of innings on Thursday for the Central Florida Padres before giving way to relief and finishing the game at first.