Canadian Pitcher Look Forward to First Full Year in Pro Baseball

Canadian Pitcher Look Forward to First Full Year in Pro Baseball

Bradenton, Fla.—At age 19 Dundas, Ont. hurler Austin Shields is looking towards his first full year in professional baseball.      “It feels a lot better getting to do it and getting used to it,” said Shields of his first full spring training, “MY routine is working.  I expected it to be a little more tough […]

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Flying Tigers Outlast Threshers in 11

Flying Tigers Outlast Threshers in 11

Lakeland Flying Tigers starter Kyle Funkhouser (BELOW) went 7 2/3 innings on Sunday but wasn’t involved in the decision.  Funkhouser allowed two runs on three hits while walking none and striking out 10.  The Flying Tigers got their first two runs on solo homers by Ben Verlander and Luis Valdes before scoring an unearned run in […]

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30 Years of Thrash with Testament and Chuck Billy

30 Years of Thrash with Testament and Chuck Billy

I knew I was in for a real headbanging thrash metal time when I was on my way to The Ritz In Ybor City on April 12th for the Testament tour with openers Sepultura, Prong & Convalescence. A line a few hundred people deep snaked around The Ritz for more than two hours as eager […]

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Blue Jays Pitchers on Way Back

Blue Jays Pitchers on Way Back

Clearwater, Fla.—Lefty JA Happ and righty Glenn Sparkman pitched in an extended spring training game against the Phillies on Saturday with no problems.      Happ, out since leaving a start against the Orioles on April 16th with an inflamed left elbow went 3 1/3 shutout innings allowing just two hits.  His fastball topped out at […]

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I knew I was in for a real headbanging thrash metal time when I was on my way to The Ritz In Ybor City on April 12th for the Testament tour with openers Sepultura, Prong & Convalescence. A line a few hundred people deep snaked around The Ritz for more than two hours as eager […]

May 23, 2017 0:13

Hockey

    Tampa, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning and PODS Moving & Storage are teaming up with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay to host a pet supply drive and adoption clinic on Ford Thunder Alley prior to their game against the Dallas Stars on Sunday, April 2 at AMALIE Arena. The Bolts Better Halves, […]

Mar 28, 2017 17:20

Other Side of Sports (Too)

     Well I have been toying with this idea for quite some time and even been using some of the gags for about 10-plus years.   Some are not mine and I don’t honestly know where they came from.   So now I figured why not put them down on paper for all to see and get […]

Apr 24, 2017 8:19

Baseball

Bradenton, Fla.—At age 19 Dundas, Ont. hurler Austin Shields is looking towards his first full year in professional baseball.      “It feels a lot better getting to do it and getting used to it,” said Shields of his first full spring training, “MY routine is working.  I expected it to be a little more tough […]

May 23, 2017 11:23

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Canadian Pitcher Look Forward to First Full Year in Pro Baseball

Bradenton, Fla.—At age 19 Dundas, Ont. hurler Austin Shields is looking towards his first full year in professional baseball.      “It feels a lot better getting to do it and getting used to it,” said Shields of his first full spring training, “MY routine is working.  I expected it to be a little more tough […]

Flying Tigers Outlast Threshers in 11

Lakeland Flying Tigers starter Kyle Funkhouser (BELOW) went 7 2/3 innings on Sunday but wasn’t involved in the decision.  Funkhouser allowed two runs on three hits while walking none and striking out 10.  The Flying Tigers got their first two runs on solo homers by Ben Verlander and Luis Valdes before scoring an unearned run in […]

30 Years of Thrash with Testament and Chuck Billy

I knew I was in for a real headbanging thrash metal time when I was on my way to The Ritz In Ybor City on April 12th for the Testament tour with openers Sepultura, Prong & Convalescence. A line a few hundred people deep snaked around The Ritz for more than two hours as eager […]

Blue Jays Pitchers on Way Back

Clearwater, Fla.—Lefty JA Happ and righty Glenn Sparkman pitched in an extended spring training game against the Phillies on Saturday with no problems.      Happ, out since leaving a start against the Orioles on April 16th with an inflamed left elbow went 3 1/3 shutout innings allowing just two hits.  His fastball topped out at […]

Pompey Rehabs after Concussion

Dalton Pompey was an injury casualty of the World Baseball Classic when he suffered a concussion playing for Canada.

Sprakman Rehab Start

Toronto Blue Jays RHP Glenn Sparkman made his first rehab start for the extended spring training squad against the Yankees extended squad in Tampa.  Sparkman (compressed fracture right thumb) faced three hitters throwing 11 pitches, all fastballs and allowed one hit with his fastball topping out at 94 MPH.  “Everything went great,” said Sparkman, “In about […]

Pete Orr with Brew Crew

Former major leaguer Pete Orr is now a scout.  Orr a member of this seasons Canadian National team in the WBC is shown here scouting for the Milwaukee Brewers during a Pirates-Phillies extended spring training game. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/orrpe01.shtml  

Fort Rock Continues to Shine on Sunday

Day two of the 2017 Monster Energy Fort Rock provided the crowd with a more diverse lineup compared to day one, and thankfully it was partly cloudy because the temperatures were in the 90’s.  The crowd was rearing to go after Gooodbye June and Dinosaur Pile-Up finished their sets and I Prevail took the stage […]

Jays Dropped Two to Yanks

  Tampa, Fla. — The trip to Tampa was a split for the Dunedin Blue Jays with the Tampa Yankees.  The Yankees won 2-0 on Tuesday and the Jays won 4-2 on Wednesday.

D-Jays Pound 22 Hits led by Jansen and Pentecost

 Dunedin Blue Jay prospect Dan Jansen had two homers on Sunday for the Class-A Dunedin Blue Jays against the Bradenton Marauders, both in the same inning.  :”I’ve never had two in one inning, it’s an incredible feeling,” said Jansen afterwards, “I don’t think I ever had two in one game maybe in high school.”  As to hitting each […]