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THE OTHER SIDE OF SPORTS-2014

Colourful 2014 in fiery sparklers

  It appears that another year has come and gone according to my calendar so it’s time again for my year end offering. This past year of 2014 had a few interesting items of interest for you the fan some I witnessed personally some I just read about or heard of so here goes.  My […]

PLAYERS LOOKING FORWARD TO THEIR TRIP DOWN UNDER

Former South Carolina Gamecock L.B. Dantzler (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

  DUNEDIN/CLEARWATER, FLA.—With the Instructional League season getting underway in Florida some players are not participating in the daily workout and games.  They are though looking forward to another way to build on their baseball careers, playing in the Australian Baseball League. The Toronto Blue Jays are sending three players who played for Upper-A Dunedin […]

Bradley Rut

Bradley Rut

      DUNEDIN, FLA–Brevard County Manatees LHP Jed Bradley (right) has been stuck in a rut as of late for now his fourth pro season.  Bradley, the Milwaukee Brewers first round pick in the 2011 draft is now starting his third season with the Class-A Manatees.

THE OTHER SIDE OF SPORTS (TOO) “85 Years of Baseball, Pro and Am”

THE OTHER SIDE OF SPORTS (TOO) “85 Years of Baseball, Pro and Am”

    DUNEDIN, FLA.–For the past 85 summers starting in 1930 the corner of Douglas Ave. and Beltrees has been the home for baseball in Dunedin, Florida. On the land given by Dunedin Mayor Albert Grant and named after him in 1938 the park has grown to give its personality to the area. In 1976 […]

THE OTHER SIDE OF SPORTS (TOO) 2013 Wrap Up

2013

 Well fans this will be our annual end of year wrap up and thoughts of this past 365.  So read on it might be interesting.      A while back we reported about Tex Simone of the Syracuse Chiefs becoming semi-retired to a consulting position with the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.     Just a note here […]

FOURTY YEARS AGO, RECORD CAN ONLY BE EQUALED

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This past Monday October 21st it was the 40th anniversary of the setting of one of the two World Series pitching records that can never be broken only equaled.     The first of course is Don Larson’s perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956, this second one happened during game seven of the 1973 World […]

Johnny Simone Out, Really?!!!

Johnny Simone Out, Really?!!!

OTHER SIDE OF SPORTS TOO – Syracuse GM Simone is out and Eddie Michels tells a story form the mid 90’s turning negatives to positives

Sky Chief Simone

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Other side of Sports Too, Syracuse VP Tex Simone steps down

THE OTHER SIDE OF SPORTS TOO (SPECIAL) – JUSTIN MILLER

THE OTHER SIDE OF SPORTS TOO (SPECIAL) – JUSTIN MILLER

    When one loses a friend it’s difficult especially when it’s at a young age and that’s what I am speaking of now with the passing of Justin Miller.     Miller passed away on Wednesday June 26, 2013 at age 35 of unknown causes as reported in the local and national media.     He spent time in the […]

THE OTHER SIDE OF SPORTS (TOO) 5-16-13

THE OTHER SIDE OF SPORTS (TOO) 5-16-13

    Well fans a few odds and ends this issue, the first being the Phillies signing RHP Carlos Zambrano.     Zambrano has had instances in the past where he ruffled feathers of not only front office types but his teammates as well while with the Cubs and Marlins.  But that is not where we will focus this […]