Archive for the ‘Other Side of Sports (Too)’ Category

Six teens arrested after explosion near Blue Jays Complex

Racquetball Courts (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

  Our Eddie Michels is on the spot as always with photos of the spot where six teens were arrested for almost blowing up the racquetball courts the Louis A. Vanech Recreation Complex at 3051 Garrison Road in Dunedin. BAY NEWS 9 STORY  

Always Hustling

EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO

Grimsby, Ont. native Dave Attridge is always hustling especially during game one of the Florida State League match up between Lakeland and Dunedin.  In his fourth year in the pros Attridge has worked in the rookie level GCL, New York Penn League, Midwestern League and presently the Upper-A Florida State League.  The first ejection to […]

Can you Name Him?

EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO

Can you name the gentlemen in the Cincinnati Red uniform on the Daytona Tortugas bench during Tuesday’s game against the Dunedin Blue Jays?

It is Stro (Man)

Toronto Blue Jays RHP Marcus Stroman spoke to the media a day after tearing his left ACL during pitchers PFP drills on the half field at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.  "I'm pretty upbeat, " said Stroman about the injury that will sideline him for the season, "I'm now focusing on the rehab." (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO)

Dunedin, Fla. — Press Conference: “I’m pretty upbeat…” MARCUS STROMAN

YOU MIGHT BE A SENIOR CITIZEN IF (WHEN)

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     Well I have been toying with this idea for quite some time and even been using some of the gags for about 10-plus years.   Some are not mine and I don’t honestly know where they came from.   So now I figured why not put them down on paper for all to see and […]

Unsafe and Uncomfortable and You Pay to be There

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    With the first spring training game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium just about three weeks away those fans attending the Toronto Blue Jays games there might just feel a bit unsafe and uncomfortable. You see fans just holding a hand rail entering or leaving the seating area might be just be a bit […]

Fundraiser for Kids Almost Ruined But Not the Fault of those Insuring a Kids Merry Christmas

(Eddie Michels photo)

    DUNEDIN, Fla.—Back on December 21, 2014 a group of motorcycle enthusiasts took to the streets of Dunedin for a run to assist less fortunate children in foster care.  They were hoping to brighten their holiday season. Yes, those riders who numbered over 25-hundred on two wheels, did succeed in their holiday quest except […]

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.