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.

No Balls for the Kids, Booo-Jays

This photo shows a kindergarten class room of Curtis Fundamental Elementary School on the left and an uncompleted bar at  TD Ballpark spring training home of the Blue Jays in Dunedin on the right.  No only do the two sites share a common boundary but students can look up into the bar area while fans […]

Outhouse Construction

They might just have thought of everything during the reconstruction of Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays.  This photo shows the construction of a rest stop on the walkway halfway  between the foul poles located behind the stadium’s batters eye.  Hopefully no one will any problems seeking relief  […]

Gatineau’s Patry Playing Ball in Florida

Remi Patry of Gatineau, Quebec drops down a bunt on Wednesday and then reaches second on a throwing error against the St. Petersburg College Trojans at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida. Patry is a sophomore playing for the State College of Florida Manatees

Hooter’s Moran

Former Toronto Maple Leaf outfielder Pete Moran warms up in right at Jack Russell Stadium for the Hooters squad of the Clearwater Over 45 Men’s League.  Moran, a native of Sarnia, On. played for the Leafs from 1985 thru 1992.

Halladay Enshrined at the Jack

The City of Clearwater, Florida dedicated a new monument on Tuesday September 16th at 9 AM at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium honoring the late Roy “Doc” Halladay.  Halladay, a former Blue Jay and Phillie right-hander passed away on November 7, 2017 in a plane crash and was inducted posthumously into the Baseball Hall of Fame […]

Old vs. New

Old vs. New

This is what was proposed to the city and public on September 26, 2016.  The actual site is quite different including a large number of trees removed and a pond moved.

Blue Birds Eye View

Toronto Blue Jays executives won’t be enjoying the privacy they have enjoyed in the past when spring training opens in 2020.  You see fans will now be able to look into the second floor Blue Jay offices at Dunedin Stadium from the promenade that will circle the stadium as part of the new construction.  There […]

Buchholz Rehab Shuffles to Buffalo

On the 60-day DL since June 12th RHP Clay Buchholz, right shoulder inflammation, took another step to returning to the Toronto Blue Jays with four solid innings with Class-A Dunedin on Sunday.  Buchholz went four innings allowing one run on four hits while striking out seven and walking none.  Buchholz is 0-2 in five starts […]

Woods Richardson has good Outing

Acquired in the trade with the New York Mets for Marcus Stroman Simone Woods Richardson threw a good five innings on Sunday for the Class-A Dunedin Blue Jays against the Tampa Tarpons.  The 18-year old Richardson allowed  just one run on five hits while walking two and striking out three.

Jays Wash

Rain fell rather quickly in the bottom of the fourth on Friday afternoon as the Dunedin Blue Jays were hosting the Tampa Tarpons.  Dunedin was playing a home game in Tampa because of their stadium being under construction.  It has been learned that the game will be resumed on Saturday completing the nine inning game […]