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 Flags Jays

No Flags Jays

DUNEDIN, FLA.–Again the American and Canadian flags are not being displayed at either the Toronto Blue Jays spring training stadium TD Ballpark or at their Player Development Complex aka. the Cecil P. Englebert Recreational Complex in Dunedin.  Since both sites are owned by the City of Dunedin and leased to the Blue Jays residents are […]

Scouting Brown: Canadian Mike Brown Sported a 95 MPH Fastball

The right-hander from Oakville, Ontario went one inning for the Trojans walking one and striking out one in the final fall game for St. Pete College.  They were facing a squad from the Sunshine State Elite Academy.  Also Brown was being scouted by a four-year college at the game, while cranking a 95 MPH Fastball.

Jays are Festive about Parking

Jays are Festive about Parking

On November 12, 2022, the Garrison-Jones Elementary School in Dunedin, Florida held its annual festival, but parking was at a premium.  You see 3-4 years ago the City of Dunedin, Fl. gave to the Toronto Blue Jays the land adjacent to the school that was given to the city by the Louis A. Vanech Foundation […]

Eddie Bugs out on Nicole

With Nicole coming to Clearwater this past Thursday I bugged out for Crestview, Florida on Wednesday like I did this past September when Ian came to town.  Outside of a couple of trash cans tipped over and a few branches on the ground my place of residence survived.  But as you can see by the […]

Out by a Suspender

Out by a Suspender

With what appears as the City of Clearwater cutting back on recreational softball games after this fall umpires appear to be doing the same.  The question was Thursday night at Eddie C. Moore Complex why was an umpire wearing suspenders instead of a belt?  Without a belt he can’t work the plate because he can’t […]

Jays Dunedin Dry Dock

Jays Dunedin Dry Dock

DUNEDIN, FLA.–Well with the minor league baseball season over and major league spring training schedule not starting until February 26, 2023 why not use the players parking lot for something.  This boat has been in the lot for a while and has a Florida plate on the trailer MRQ G84.  It has been assumed that […]

Canadian Connection St. Pete Titans

RHP Matt Brown, a former Ontario Terrier threw a scoreless inning for the St. Petersburg College Titans against the Sunshine State Elite Aces on Friday afternoon at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida.  Brown went an inning allowing just one hit while walking one and striking out one with a 90 MPH fastball and […]

Jays Complex Minor Damage

Jays Complex Minor Damage

The Blue Jays complex as did the whole Tampa Bay area escaped Hurricane Ian’s major wrath with just some minor windblown damage.

Eddie’s Home!

Okay campers I am now back at my home in Clearwater after living in a Holiday Inn Express for three nights I have survived.  The photo shows potable water being brought in on I 10 and I also so electric repair vehicles with Nebraska plates moving east bound on that interstate.  Then there was a […]

Preparing for Ian’s Landfall

Well fans on Tuesday the 27th after a busy morning I bugged out about 12:25 PM and headed up US 19 for Crestview, Florida.  Yes, traffic on 19 was bad for the first two hours as I only moved north about 55-miles, but things were in and out for traffic until I got to I-10 […]