Articles By: Eddie Michels

Eddie Michels is a regular contributor of Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network. Eddie began a radio career in Fulton NY where he covered the Syracuse Chiefs baseball team (Toronto Blue Jays - AAA). Eddie is a regular guest on the Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network. Eddie is an official scorekeeper and freelance MLB writer who covers the Toronto Blue Jays.

Snow Birds

The Campbell Brothers Moving of Toronto Ont. made their 43rd trip south to Dunedin, Fl. to deliver the good for the team’s spring training.  The truck was totally unloaded on Monday with items for the major league team at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field and the minor league faculty at the Englebert Complex 3 1/2 […]

Dog Goes Without in Dunedin

Dunedin, Fla.–On Thursday morning a dog had to go without at the large dog park at the Vanech Complex in Dunedin.     The dog’s owner, who request not to have her named used, informed this reporter that the City of Dunedin had shut the water off to the two dog parks which aren’t supposedly to […]

Osprey and Dogs in Dunedin

The Happy Tails Dog Park in Dunedin at the Vanech Complex will soon be a thing of the past.  Since the new Paws Park opened on Virginia St. on Monday this park, open since 2003 will be a thing of the past.  “We donated trees, bricks and chairs which we aren’t going to be able […]

Where’s the Nest?

Construction crews started removing light towers at the Englebert Complex on Monday.  These towers were put up when the complex was expanded from three to five fields in 2002.  The tower removed prior to the one shown was missing one important item, an osprey nest.

An Osprey’s Nest: Changes in Dunedin

The complex, given to the residents of Dunedin, Fl. by the Louis A. Vanech Foundation will soon be no more.  The area with two parking lots, a children’s playground, two dog parks and three slow-pitch softball fields was given to the Toronto Blue Jays by the city’s mayor and commissioners.  The Blue Jays will be […]

Dunedin Giving

Large trees are being trimmed on the Pinellas County property adjacent to the Vanech Recreational Complex and Garrison-Jones Elementary School to provide parking for the school. The need was because the City of Dunedin gave the remainder of the citizen owned Vanech Complex to the Toronto Blue Jays for the expansion of the Englebert Recreational […]

Long Term Parking

If this photo looks familiar to you readers it should as the vehicle in the photo hasn’t moved in about three years.  The picture was taken at the parking lot of the City of Dunedin owned Englebert Complex used by the Toronto Blue Jays.   This was taken on December 17, 2018 and the next one […]

Suncoast Brotherhood Riding for Tots

Unlike other parades during the holiday season this one by the Suncoast Brotherhood Motorcycle Club on December 16th has Santa leading the way.  The parade which benefits the “Toys for Tots” Christmas charity was held at American Legion Post 275 in Dunedin after a parade of over 3,000 bikes from the Walmart at US 19 […]

Shamrocks in Oldsmar

Oldsmar, Fla.–Head coach Steve Dickenson addresses the Toronto Shamrocks at the end of the first period of their game against the Brandon Ice Blades  at the Tampa Bay Skating Academy in Oldsmar, Fl.      The Shamrocks which are out of the Chesswood Arena in Toronto are part of a tournament of 46 teams, eight […]

Frozen Eddie

Well after five days in Knoxville enough is enough for not only me but the birds in the area. You see on Saturday their source of water was frozen over and I was sick and tried of long shirts and long pants, I am going back to Florida, burrrrr… Yea fans I go out to […]