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Peacock Crossing

DUNEDIN, FLA–Although it is a county highway, Garrison Road does cut through the northern part of Dunedin and has interesting foot (?) traffic.  These three adults and one younger peacock were seen Friday morning on the north end of the road congregating in the roads middle.  Not wanting to bother them this driver cruised around […]

Licensed now?

DUNEDIN, FLA. –Well fans the jet ski is still in place on a licensed trailer with another licensed trailer next to it behind the batter’s eye at field 6 on the Toronto Blue Jays Player Development Complex off Garrison Rd. in Dunedin.  That’s photo one now looks at photo two and the unlicensed trailer parked […]

Tesla Shines At Night Number Two at The House of Blues

Fresh off two performances on the 2023 Monsters of Rock Cruise, hard rockers Tesla took over the House of Blues in Orlando for two nights, playing to a sold-out audience on Friday, May 5th followed by a nearly sold-out show on Saturday, May 6th. I attended the Saturday show with a good friend and concert photography mentor, […]

Sunshine City Roller Derby Bout: A High-Action Game Derailed by Electrical Malfunction.

By Codzilla #F15H On Saturday 4/22, Sunshine City Roller Derby hosted another fun filled evening of hard hitting action at the Youth Park outdoor roller hockey rink. This bout featured the league’s home athletes sorted into team Orange and team Teal, with a handful of guest athletes from nearby leagues joining the rosters. Roller Derby […]

Trauma Awakens-An Interview with Drummer Kris Gustofson

Most bands when they fade away early in their careers never make a comeback but that’s not the case with Trauma. After having their song “Such A Shame” included in the Metal Massacre II compilation in 1982, Trauma signed with Shrapnel Records and released Scratch and Scream. It received high praise with the band hitting […]

A Roller Derby Revival in Saint Petersburg

Sunshine City Roller Derby versus Tallahassee Roller Derby | March 25th 2023 How do you explain how much fun you had doing something when you are not exactly one hundred percent sure of what you just witnessed? So begins the challenge of describing my first visit to a roller derby bout which lived up to […]

On The Blue Cruise 2023. Day One in Review

On The Blue Cruise | January 28-February 2, 2023 | Norwegian Pearl For the 2023 On The Blue Cruise, I was once again joined by my Jedi behind the lens friend Obi Wan. Since our last adventure together at the Monsters on the Mountain festival in Gatlinburg, he has upgraded his camera body from a […]

Rays in a Quickie

Rays in a Quickie

St. Petersburg, Fla. — It only took two hours and one minute to finish eight- and one-half innings at Tropicana Field this afternoon for the Tampa Rays to beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1. With only ten total hits in the game, both teams must be pleased with the pitching performances and Rays staff combining […]

Rays Spring(s) to Another

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Jeffrey Springs had a quality start as if in regular season form and that start got the Rays off to a great start this afternoon at Tropicana Field. Springs struck out seven Braves in four innings of work giving up no runs and yielding three hits and just one freebie. Springs […]

Rays Spring Three in Row

St. Peterburg, Fla. — As the MLB boys of summer hon their skills to be ready for the regular season the Tampa Bay Rays are looking good. Today the Rays outlasted the Minnesota Twins 7-4 at Tropicana Field for three wins in a row. Rays starter, Zach Eflin, threw a spring game quality start going […]

Rays go up by Nine Through Three, Stay Lowe, Never Look Back

St. Petersburg, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays bats got going early scoring all nine of their runs with a crooked 3 in the second and a crooked 6 in the third. The first three innings alone took an hour and twelve minutes, and the Rays sent twelve batters to the dish in the third. […]

Brown Notches Second Win for Titans

Brown Notches Second Win for Titans

CLEARWATER, FLA.–RHP Matt Brown of Oakville, Ontario got his second win of the season for the St. Petersburg College Titans 5-3 over the State College of Florida Lancers on Saturday at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium.  Brown (2-3) allowed three runs, one earned on 10 hits and struck out five for the win with Marcus Sanders […]

Logan Sanders!

Logan Sanders!

Clearwater, Fla.–The Toronto Ontario native Aleks Popovic played both games of the doubleheader for the Minnesota Post Grad squad against St. Petersburg College at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium, Clearwater, Florida on Saturday. Unfortunately, Minnesota Post Grad dropped both ends of the double header.  Other Canadians on the squad were Baylan MacKeller from Courtice, Ontario, Brayden […]

My One Day in the Show with a Uniform On (The Other Side of Sports Too)

April 3, 1964 I met then future HOF’er Tim McCarver on the St. Louis Cardinals team bus in route from Al Lang Field in St. Pete to Ft. Myers where the Cardinals played the Pittsburgh Pirates during spring training 1964.  Yes for at least that day I was a major league batboy wearing a Cardinals […]

The Chief Metal Officer’s Year in Review

No one knows exactly what their future holds, and when January 1st rang in the New Year I had no idea that 2022 was going to be the most epic concert year that I have ever had. This calendar year has afforded me the opportunity to see some musical legends and my favorite bands, and […]

Blue Ridge Rock Fest Rages On During Days 3 & 4

Day 3  On the morning of the third day, ominous clouds replaced the sunny skies of the previous days. While many festival goes welcomed the cooler temperatures, the clouds above left everyone feeling nervous about what was to come. The earlier hours brought disappointment for many fans as they discovered that SION and Lacuna Coil […]

It’s a Blue on Black kind of night With Five Finger Death Punch, Brantley Gilbert and Cory Marks

Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL 22NOV2022 Crossovers in music are nothing new. Aerosmith and Run DMC. Metallica and San Francisco Symphony. FFDP and Brantley Gilbert? That’s right, after their cover of Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s “Blue on Black” with Brian May of Queen and others joining in, they hit the road together. Joining them was Canadian country […]

BKFC Brings Their Action-Packed Card Back To Orlando!!!

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship returned to the Caribe Royale in Orlando, FL on November 5th. With a six-month gap since their last visit to the theme park destination of Florida, the room was jam-packed with fans ready to see these warriors duke it out once again!! This raw segment of combat sports is like nothing […]

Vigilant MMA Strikes The Stage At The Tampa Gold Club

“Violence and ladies pack the house!!” Vigilant MMA returned after a few months off, and Tampa Gold Club on Adamo Drive in Tampa, FL welcomed them with open arms!! This well-known club is not only one of the biggest locations in the Tampa area, but their award-winning food and knockout ladies have made this one […]

The Scorpions Bring A Blackout To Tampa

Hurricane season started early this year in Tampa, but it wasn’t because of the weather as the Scorpions brought their Rock Believer tour to Amalie Arena on Wednesday night. The Scorpions also brought some thunder with them as Thunder Mother opened for them after Whitesnake dropped off the bill due to continuing and unfortunate medical […]

Rocking With The Monsters On The Mountain

With an invitation in hand to come and check out the 2022 Monsters on the Mountain music festival, my ‘Jedi behind the lens’ friend Brian (B Man) and I made travel arrangements and the day of could not get here soon enough. We would be flying into Knoxville, TN and then had a ride pre-arranged […]

Video Interview with Sabian Lynch of Alpha Wolf

While attending Blue Ridge Rock Fest, I had the very special opportunity of interviewing guitarist, Sabian Lynch, from Alpha Wolf. If you haven’t heard of Alpha Wolf then you should stop right now and check them out. I highly suggest, Akudama or Ulta-Violet Violence from their most recent album, A Quiet Place to Die. Alpha […]

Rammstein Sets Soldier Field In Chicago On Fire

After the painful wait of over two years due to Covid restrictions worldwide, Rammstein finally made it to Soldier Field in Chicago, as part of their current North American stadium tour this past Saturday night (September 3rd). A fair question for people to ask is “Was it worth the wait?” I can answer that with […]

BKFC Knocks Out Tampa Once Again at BKFC Fight Night Tampa 2

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Combat Sports Promotion, once again put on an amazing event in our back yard of Tampa FL. “This was our fifth event in Tampa, and we’re thrilled to return and promote this world class event for the outstanding Florida BKFC fans,” said Dave Feldman, President of BKFC. The […]

BKFC Fight Night -Time To Weigh In So You Can Knuckle Up!!!

                   It can’t be summer without Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship coming to Tampa, FL!! This is combat sports in some of its purest form available today. The squared circle isn’t for everyone, but Tampa seems to breed them as there is at least one fighter from the area on almost every card. So when they […]

Tom Keifer, L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat are Bringing The Sonic Slam 2022 Tour To Florida

Tom Keifer is fired up to tour for 2022 and he’s bringing along some veteran bands to provide support. L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat will join the #keiferband when they hit Florida this weekend starting in Melbourne on Friday, then Ormond Beach on Saturday night then hitting Fort Myers Sunday night for what they’ve dubbed the “Sonic Slam” […]

Little League Baseball in a Positive Way

OSWEGO, N.Y.–This past Memorial Day Weekend I happened to be in Oswego, N.Y. doing a favor for some little league parents I met taking photos of their sons playing in the U 10 Stars and Strikes Tournament.  Now photo one is of a player hitting a double with two RBI’s and the second is of […]

Registered Trailer

Registered Trailer

DUNEDIN, FLA.–After spending Friday May 19th somewhere else other than the Toronto Blue Jays Player Development Complex the Jet Ski Season has returned.  This what appears to be privately owned jet ski and trailer now have a new unexpired plate (MVRG23) but is still parked in approximately the same place it was when it had […]

Eddie-Ducks! Mother’s Day Swim

Eddie-Ducks! Mother’s Day Swim

This Mother Duck took her ducklings for a walk then a swim on May 14th Mother’s Day in Pinellas County, Fla.  It appears that a good time was had by all.

Hey Blue!

Hey Blue!

CLEARWATER, FLA.–With the playoffs in process for the City of Clearwater’s Park and Recreation Department it appears that the umpires doing the slow-pitch softball playoff games are not really the top of the line.  As you can see by the first photo the plate ump never moved on a fly ball to left and if […]

Jet Ski Season

This jet ski was seen parked behind the center field fence of Field 6 at the Toronto Blue Jays Player Development Complex in Dunedin, Florida. With a temporary Florida plate 89FPU on its trailer it is on City of Dunedin property leased by the Blue Jays as a baseball facility.  The question is, is a […]

The Other Side of Sports/Life TOO

     Well fans here is the start of a number of upcoming articles about others mistreating me personally especially since my wife Karen passed away last June 1st, the worst day of my life.  So here fans are what I have had to put up with numerous times and I did no wrong, I just […]