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Brown, Sanders lead Titans

CLEARWATER, FLA. –Starting and lasting just four innings for St. Petersburg College against the Hillsborough College squad on Friday Matt Brown (3-4) allowed nine of the opponents runs in a 16-13 loss at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium.  Brown allowed eight earned runs on 11 hits while walking none and striking out five.  St. Pete did […]

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 […]

Parent Grid Lock on Garrison

This line of cars is waiting to pick up students at the Garrison-Jones Elementary School on Garrison Rd. in Dunedin, Florida.  It didn’t use to be this way as parents could park at the Vanech Recreational Complex and wait for their children, but the City of Dunedin gave the site away to the Toronto Blue […]

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” […]

VFW Safety Hazard in Dunedin Corrected by City of Dunedin

DUNEDIN, FLA.–On March 3rd the members of VFW Post 2550 parked a pickup on the side of the post home blocking the sprinkler head connections.  Well the photo was forwarded to City of Dunedin officials including the mayor and commissioners with the following result.  The second photo taken March 5th shows that no more vehicles […]