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AUDIO: Bryce Harper Speaks Up

Bryce Harper hits a solo home run against the  Giants during the seventh inning of game four of the 2014 NLDS  at AT&T Park. (USA Today Sports / Kelley L. Cox)

  The Washington Nationals seem to be the team-to-beat in 2015. Most people will agree on that. However, Bryce Harper is not the guy that should be reiterating those sentiments. There are several things that Harper needs to work on before I fit him for a championship ring just yet.      

Storied Pirate Instructors

Bill Mazeroski played 17 years in MLB all with the Pirates.  Batting .260 with 138 HR and 853 RBI.  Of course the biggest HR of all was in the bottom of ninth in game 7 of the 1960 World Series. (Eddie MIchels photo)

  The Pittsburgh Pirates have the great fortune of having three storied guest instructors in camp.      

Eddie’s Odd and Ends from First Game

Blue Jays prospect Miguel Castro gave a death stare to the runner at first during his one inning of work against the Pirates on Tuesday.  At six feet seven inches the 20-year old is quite impressing on the mound. (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO)

Pierce the Veil and Sleeping With Sirens

Vic Fuentes  (photo Will Ogburn)

    Cult followings and high-pitched noises ruled the day as Pierce the Veil and Sleeping With Sirens took the stage at the House of Blues on Wednesday.   Across the floor and strewn about the wooden surfaces of the House of Blues, you could see a wide range of emotions. Sleeping With Sirens was […]

Pirates Outlast Jays

Blue Jays leftfielder Kevin Pillar erased part of a six run deficit in the home half of the his first homer of the spring, a two run shot to left on a 1-2 pitch from Pirates reliever Stolmy Pimentel (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

  Dunedin, Fla. — The Pittsburgh Pirates score three in the first, two in the second and three in the third on their way to an 8-7 victory today. Aaron Sanchez had the misfortune of being roughed up by the Pirates giving up 5 runs (only 2 earned) on 4 hits.  Sanchez took the loss, while […]

Jays open 38th Spring Season March 3rd

Eddie Michels photo

    This week marks the beginning of Spring Training play for the Toronto Blue Jays when they host the Pittsburgh Pirates to kick-off the 2015 Grapefruit League. Toronto spent the offseason rebuilding a lineup that missed the playoffs in 2014 despite high-hopes heading into the season. Acquiring top free agents like Russell Martin and […]

1 – Zip… Nay it ain’t So

MITCH NAY (Eddie Michels photo)

  Inter-squad game with not more offense, Gray beats Blue 1-0… First Rounder Mitch Nay scored the only run and had the only RBI.  Toronto Blue Jays prospect Mitch Nay provided the team’s Blue vs Gray seven inning inter squad game with its only offense a solo homer in the fifth as the Gray beat […]

AUDIO: An Interview with Damon”LatinBox” Gonzalez

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Single-day tickets on sale now for 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Marco Andretti had tough luck on the lap 82 restart, but Marco took the high road blaming himself for being in back. (photo Rodney Meyering / RSEN)

  PETERSBURG, FLA. – Single-day tickets for the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, taking place March 27-29, are now on sale and can be purchased online at gpstpete.com or by phone at 877-725-8849.   For a fifth consecutive year, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will serve as the season-opening race for the […]

Eddie Michels Weekend Update

Jose Reyes still all smiles, stretching as the sun was shining brightly on Sunday. (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO)

  A BUSY FIRST FIRST FULL WEEKEND IN DUNEDIN IN SPITE OF THE RAIN SATURDAY