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Father and Son Spring Training

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  He has a life some can only dream of but he has to work for it. He is 13-year old Caden Shapiro, son of the new Toronto Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro. “It’s a special father son time,” said the senior Shapiro, “Caden says that Halloween and Christmas are okay but his favorite time […]



Another year has ended for what it’s worth and yours truly might have learned a thing or two, maybe. First off fans check out those other year end stories; they were written in mid-November and published the first two weeks of December. Therefore it appears that the writers don’t think much of the last month […]

Suncoast Brotherhood does it Again for the Kids

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Part of the four thousand bikes line up at the KMart parking lot at Rt. 580 and US 19 on Sunday to get ready for the SunCoast Brotherhood 35th Toy Run to American Legion Post 275 in Dunedin.  The run benefits the foster kids of Pinellas County.                     […]


Thank you Veterans

  It has been a while since yours truly has taken the literal pen in hand here at Rocket Sports and Entertainment but sometimes one must. With Veterans Day on Wednesday I have been wondering about a few things like will the flags be properly flown at Grant Field in Dunedin. Will non veterans really mean […]


Tiger's not coming, he found out Eddie was going to be there.(photo Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports)

22nd VETERAN’S DAY GOLF TOURNAMENT benefiting  the DUNEDIN CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS FUND         “DUNEDIN’S BEST KEPT SECRET”      (Former Mayor Bob Hackworth) ENTRY FORM  RIGHT HERE                                           CHAIRMAN-EDDIE MICHELS                                                                                          CO-CHAIRMAN E-MAIL-KRZEDDIE@AOL.COM                                                                                        TOM GILBERT PHONE-727-510-7888 […]

@MStrooo6 continues Work

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Dunedin, Fla. – Yesterday Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman continues to work making progress everyday.  Stroman has been out since spring training when he injured his ACL during pitcher fielding practice.  Dr. James Andrews performed the ACL surgery and all along the return date has been 2016. Stroman is schedule to pitch between 50 and 60 […]

Six teens arrested after explosion near Blue Jays Complex

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  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


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?


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