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Reimold Joins Encarnacion and Lind

Toronto outfielder Nolan Reimold, who was recently acquired from the Baltimore Orioles takes BP today as he rehabs from a left calf strain.  On the 15-day DL since July 12 Reimold is working out at the Mattick Complex with Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion. (Eddie Michels/Photo)

  DUNEDIN, Fla.–Above Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind (right foot fracture) makes a fashion statement and  appears to have no problems with his right foot as he goes through loosening up exercises today.  On the 15-Day DL since July 20, 2014 Lind also did light running drills, took grounders ay first and a full […]

Viola has a Tough Outting

Frank Viola III (Eddie Michels /Photo)

DUNEDIN, FLA.–The Dunedin Blue Jays 30-year old Frank Viola III comeback appears to hit a snag on Sunday July 20, 2014 as he and his knuckle ball only lasted 4 2/3 innings against the Bradenton Marauders.  Viola allowed 10-runs on nine hits while walking five and striking out three.  Now if that wasn’t bad enough […]

VIDAL TAKING A BEATING TO ISSUE ONE FOR THE WBO.

Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal (photo / LatinBox Communications)

Kissimmee, Fla – The summer edition of Boxeo Telemundo Ford series kicked off Saturday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Central Florida in front of a packed crowd  Boricua.  Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal (18-2, 10 KOs) of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico battled Juan “El Loquito” Kantun (21-7-3, 15 KOs) from Merida, Yucatan, Mexico in a bout […]

BOYS OF SUMMER – IBC Baseball

photo CHUCK GREEN / CG PHOTOGRAPHY

The 2014 IBC baseball national championship kicked off Saturday at Walter Fuller Baseball Complex in Saint Petersburg. Over 3000 ball players are expected to take part in this national tournament with teams coming in from as far away as Puerto Rico, and southern California. The purpose of this week long tournament is to put the […]

Down on the Farm: Dunedin

Jupiter Hammerheads second baseman Avery Romero slides into Dunedin Blue Jays short stop Emillo Guerrero's tag on Saturday night to end the second inning at Florida Auto Exchange Park.  Dunedin won the game that lasted 3:14, 12-7 (Eddie Michels/Photo)

DUNEDIN, FLA.– Above, Toronto Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis (torn lateral collateral ligament left knee) takes a break from workouts and watches a GCL game at the team’s Mattick Complex.  Izturis was injuried when he tripped on the dugout steps prior to a game against Baltimore on April 13, 2014.  At the time Izturis was hitting […]

Softball Players make a Great Crowd

EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO

DUNEDIN, FLA.–Over 1000 girl softball players were at the Jupiter-Dunedin FSL baseball game on Wednesday night for their opening ceremonies for the National Softball Association Southern World Series.  The series starts in Clearwater on Thursday.  There are 62 team participating in the series and prior to the FSL game the players and coaches ringed the field on […]

Grand Prix of the Sea

(photo by Travis Failey)

Battle On The Bay   The 2014 Grand Prix of the Sea made it inaugural stop in Tampa Bay on Saturday July 12th and Sunday July 13th.  If you are not familiar with the Grand Prix on the Sea, you will be soon enough, especially if you like speed, technical driving skills and fun in […]

Dysktra, Bell Names in GCL

 Sons of former major league players are cropping up in the Gulf Coast League this summer like Luke Dysktra son of former major leaguer Lenny Dykstra 
     Luke is shown here playing for the GCL Braves on Monday July 14, 2014 where he doubles and drives in a run in the fourth inning.  (Eddie Michels photo)

  DUNEDIN, FLA.–  Below, Lefty Sean Nolin (groin) made his first rehab start on Monday July 14, 2014 for the rookie level GCL Blue Jays.      Nolin threw 2 1/3  shut out innings, allowing one hit and striking out five on 31-pitches with a fast ball that topped out at 94 MPH.  He allowing only one […]

Jagielo Returning to Tampa

Eric Jagielo

DUNEDIN, FLA.–Above, NY Yankees top pick in 2013 Eric Jagielo (oblique) grounds into a double play during his last at bat for the GCL Yankees  prior to returning to the Class-A Tampa Yankees.      Drafted out of the University of Notre Dame, Jagielo was taken 26th overall.

The Cowardly Lion Returns!

NBA: Finals-San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat

  Four years ago when things got tough in Cleveland Lebron got going. The Cavs outlook was bleak and what did King James do? He ran down south for he was afraid to go through a rebuilding time. He so famously took his talents to South Beach and teamed up with his pals. Since then […]