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Thanks Liz & Gurriel 1st AB

In his first professional at bat Blue Jays Cuban shortstop Lourdes Gurriel grounds into a 6-4-3 double play against the Braves at Disney on Saturday

Nick Pivetta and Chris Coghlan

Former East Lake High School (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) ball player Chris Coghlan does bunting drills on Sunday at the half field adjacent to Spectrum Field. Coghlan was the 2009 NL Rookie of the Year with the Florida Marlins. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTOS)

Saunders Fitting in Well with Phillies

Clearwater, Fla.—Outfielder Michael Saunders appears to be fitting in well with his third major league team the Philadelphia Phillies.      Signed by the Phillies as a free agent during the off-season Saunders spent Sunday working out at the Carpenter Complex in Clearwater.  He did instead of making the five-mile road trip to Dunedin, home of […]

Eddie on the Braves


Ian Anderson’s First Spring Training

   He was one of the first out of the clubhouse on the first day of minor league workouts at the Braves Complex at the ESPN’s Wild World of Sports with a big smile on his face.      Ian Anderson the Brave first round pick in the June 2016 draft, third overall, was striding like […]

Canadian Mike Soroka Enters This Spring Training with A Positive Attitude

   At just 19 and has been playing pro ball since he was 17 so the Atlanta Braves first pick in the June 2015 Draft, 28th overall, Calgary, Ab. native Mike Soroka is liking what he is seeing.      “It’s going really well,” said the right handed Soroka of his second spring training, “I am […]

UT’s Osborne faces the Phils

Playing both third and first for the University of Tampa, Canadian JD Osborne was excited playing the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field.  “It’s an unbelieveable feeling coming out here and facing the Phillies,” said the Whitby, Ont native, “Thank you to them also.  It is a big learning experience to a lot of the guys, especially the seniors […]

Eddie Michels on the Phils Spring Beat


Eddie Michels Phils Photo Gallery


Pivetta Celebrates Birthday Opening Camp

 Canadian Nick Pivetta shown taking PFP (pitchers fielding practice) celebrated his 24th birthday on Tuesday Valentines Day during the start of the Philadelphia Phillies spring training camp in Clearwater Florida.  The right handed Pivetta of Victoria, BC will be representing Canada in the 2017 WBC starting next month.  “Oh man I am really excited to […]