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SUPERBOATS in Clearwater

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  CLEARWATER, FLA. — Superboat International made its annual stop off the beautiful white sand beaches of Clearwater, Florida for the 6th annual Superboat National Championship . Clearwater has long been a favorite stop for the race teams that compete regularly on the Superboat Championship circuit for it’s normally calm waters, and southern hospitality that the […]

Atkinson takes one for the Team

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TAMPA, FLA.–Surrey, BC native Justin Atkinson gets ready to take one for the team when the Blue Jays Instructional League Squad took on the Yankees at Steinbrenner Field. The ball is coming  in on Atkinson and then hits him and goes straight up the bat. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTOS)

Mesa and Chavez make Debut

Juan Mesa (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

DUNEDIN, FLA.–When one 16-year old makes his professional debut in baseball one might want to stop and take it in but two in the same game and in consecutive innings it does get ones attention.  This of note that they are both Mexicans who like Robert Osuna were sign at age 16.      The first […]

Blue Jays Award Winners

OF Dwight Smith, Jr….was Dunedin’s most consistent offensive producer in 2014, leading the team in batting average (.284, 11th in FSL), on-base percentage (.363, T-7th), home runs (12), RBIs (60), stolen bases (15), and doubles (28, T-9th). The 21-year-old from Georgia topped the league with 83 runs scored, an .816 OPS, and finished tied for the FSL lead with eight triples. Smith also collected 14 outfield assists this season, second among active players in the FSL at the end of the season. Smith Jr. was named to the Florida State League’s Post-season All-Star Team. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

 

 Courtesy of the Toronto Blue Jays The Blue Jays are proud to recognize the achievements of Nate Murrie, Matt Anderson, Richard “Stubby” Clapp and Taylor Cole.   Nate Murrie has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the All Lamacchia Award given annually to the amateur scout that exemplifies the work ethic and perseverance best demonstrated by […]

Thunder’s Back!

(53) Luke Witkowski, here last year in the pre-season vs. Nashville, last night was a goal short of the proverbial Gordie Howe hat-trick by inking an assist and fight on the score-sheet. (photo Jeff Griffith-USA TODAY Sports)

Tampa, Fla. — It was a light but excited crowd on hand at the new Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa last night.   We can only hope they brought a Russian name translation manual. Many curious Lightning fans came to see some of the Bolts prospects up close. Young goalie prospect Andrei Vasilevskiy did not disappoint making 28 […]

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 […]

Atkinson Plays it All

JUSTIN ATKINSON (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

DUNEDIN, FLA. –Surrey, BC native and Toronto Blue Jays prospect Justin Atkinson is adding another item to his tools of the trade and that as a catcher.  In his four years in the Blue Jays minor league system Atkinson has played all four infield positions and during instructional camp this year he is adding that of catcher.  “It […]

Hits, Lies and Videotapes

Ray Rice (PR PHOTO)

    Ray Rice and Roger Goodell are both pretty screwed, very deserving of any and all repercussions that come from this but in the end they should both be banned from the NFL for life. I don’t think I need to go into much detail about this but I will briefly touch on it… […]

Little Napoleon

ROGER GOODELL (PR PHOTO)

The following is a narrative about a tiny little man. Although small in stature, his ego is matched by none. He rules over a legion of men sculpted like warriors that could each crush him with a single blow. His empire is unmatched in power and is beloved by many. He judges with an iron […]

TLC: The Anti Role Model

June Shannon aka Aalan "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson [photo Janet Mayer  PRPhotos]

Remember when the acronym “T.L.C.” stood for something? More specifically, do you remember when it stood for “The Learning Channel?” I do. Apparently, its network executives don’t even remember that the channel actually served a purpose. Rather than refer to itself as The Learning Channel, the channel has stopped trying to deceive its viewers and […]