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.

A Phoenix Memorial Day

 Well, it started on May 30, 1868 and stayed that way no matter what day of the week the 30th fell on until 1970 when things went a bit different.  Now regardless of the date it’s now the last Monday in May but this year the 30th is the last Monday in May, a time to […]

Referee Appears Cold During a Game 

This official whose name is said to be Mike was officiating a game in the Florida Palms Hockey Tournament at the Clearwater Ice Arena with both of his hands in his pockets.  It was learned that the temperature outside the rink was 80-degrees and just over 70-degrees inside the rink so why the hands in […]

Soucie on the Radar

BRADENTON, FLA.–LHP Jackson Soucie, a native of Cambridge, Ontario is finishing up the season with his TXNL squad and looking forward to what comes during the summer months.  “This summer I am going to be playing with the Midland Redskins again,” said Soucie, “Then hopefully try and get into the draft combine, then see how […]

Eddie the Ump!

Hopefully now these two umpires look familiar to you fans of the game of baseball.  The gentlemen on the left appears to be Pete Brodeur and the guy on the right, the base ump just happens to be yours truly, not bad eh?  You see fans I have done about 20-games in pro ball, not […]

Jackson Soucie

Facing the Florida International Baseball Academy at Frank Tack Field in Clearwater, Florida. Cambridge, Ontario native Jackson Soucie threw two scoreless innings with an 87 MPH fastball and a 70 MPH curve.  Again, major league scouts are following the Canadian.

Eddie on the Ice

Well campers on Saturday April 16, 2022 after more than a year off the ice yours truly refereed a hockey game, this time at the Ellenton Arena in Ellenton, Florida. Yes after the screwup by a referee’s association, USA Hockey, a rink owner Dr. Manuel Rose and Safesport I was back on the ice. It […]

Eddie the Bat Boy

On Monday April 3, 2022 it is the 58th Anniversary of the date I was the St. Louis Cardinals batboy.  I  wore number 63 and traveled via US 41 on the team bus from St. Petersburgh, Florida to Ft. Myers, Florida to play the Pittsburgh Pirates at Terry Park.  The final score was 12-5 Pirates […]

Some Heat from Lefty Jackson

Sporting the uniform number 32 of the TNXL Baseball Academy in Ocoee, Florida, the left-handed Jackson Soucie of Cambridge, Ontario was sporting a 90-91 MPH fastball for the half dozen scouts present.

Spring Jays… Finally

The Toronto Blue Jays spring training home opener saw fans not having to wait like they did last spring.  The fans were allowed into TD Ballpark at 10:30 AM.  One couple of Canadian fans were there when the stadium opened but were not happy as they had spring training season tickets and because of the […]

Dollar Making Jays

Fans were lining up before 9 AM at the Jays Store at TD Ballpark, spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday the 14th to purchase souvenirs even though the store doesn’t open until 10 AM. Apparently if the fans are spending money they are allowed, because on Sunday I witnessed two cars […]