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.

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 […]

Gas Buddy Eddie

On the road in Asheville, SC I was able to catch this photo of a Shell station outside the Biltmore.  Just down the road it was lower at $2.63 a gallon and in Knoxville, Tennessee I have seen it as low as $2.09 a gallon.  Sometimes you just might want to stop and wonder why? […]

Eddie off the Beaten Track

The Ciderville Music Store on the big bend of the Clinton Highway just north of Powell, Tenn. catches the eye of even a sports writer/photographer like me.  You see fans I have been told that in the back of this establishment is a small radio studio which area resident and country music legend Dolly Parton […]

Parents in a Jam

This is just part of the parents traffic waiting to pick up their children at the Garrison-Jones Elementary School in Dunedin.  This problem will get even worse when the two parking lots at the Louis Vaneck Recreational Complex are closed down because the City of Dunedin Mayor and Commissioners gave the complex to the Toronto […]

Dunedin Tree Car

It appears that when a tree grows in Brooklyn it also grows in Dunedin.  The abandoned car parked for the past three years at the Englebert Complex in Dunedin now appears to have a friend, a tree growing up against its front bumper.  This parking lot is used by the Toronto Blue Jays and its […]

Juan’s Kid – Marvin

CLEARWATER, FLA. –Marvin Guzman son of former Toronto Blue Jays hurler Juan Guzman is pitching for the Seminole State Raiders.  Shown here pitching against the St. Petersburg College Titans on Friday at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater. EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO

2019 Jays at Jack Russell

  CLEARWATER, FLA.–The former spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies now appears to have a rebirth as the 2019 Florida State League home of the Dunedin Blue Jays.      With the Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field being placed under construction after spring training in 2019 the minor league squad will need a temporary […]

Big League Little Leaugers

Clearwater, Fla.–Members of the MLB Alumni Association spent time on Tuesday at Jack Russell Stadium teaching the basics of the game to a number of young players from the area.      The MLB instructors included Phil Mankowski, Dave LaPoint, Midre Cummings, Lance Carter, Mike Devereaux, Grant Belfour, Seth McClung and Brian Tolberg.  

Hurdle says Hi

Bradenton, Fla.–Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle showed up the the Pirates Instructional League game against the Canadian Juniors on Wednesday at Pirate City in Bradenton.      “With the season over I just came down for the last week of instructional camp and to say hi to the kids,” said Hurdle.