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.

Eddie’s got a Huge Heart

So with all this let me just make a closing statement or two that will definitely embarrass all those who have treated me like a second class citizen.     First was the comment about me asking a player to reach down and hand me the puck during a game and for good reason I ask […]

It Seems That Hockey Instructors, Rink Owners and Managers Like to Hurt Needy Children and Disabled Veterans

CLEARWATER, FLA.–Back on March 20, 2021 I was the referee for an U 10 youth hockey game on the Pro-Rink at the Clearwater Ice Arena when this person in the picture tried to enter the ice surface as I was reporting a goal.  I did not know who he was as he tried to enter the […]

Veterans Welcome at Cricketers

DUNEDIN, FLA.–Located in the mall adjacent to the Dunedin Causeway and Alt 19 in Dunedin, Cricketers Pub made sure Veterans were spoiled this past Thursday on Veterans Day.     Owned by a Brit with a Canadian background longtime owner Mike Ioannou made veterans more than welcome last Thursday on Veteran’s Day with a more than […]

Aaron Award goes to Vlad Junior

 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is the winner of the 2021 AL Hank Aaron Award. Guerrero hit .311 with 48 home runs, 111 RBIs, 123 runs scored and 363 total bases. Guerrero led MLB in runs and total bases, tied for the Major League lead in homers and was on the AL All-star team this year. In […]

It May Spell Dream but for the Tarpon Springs High School Band it is Reality

Tarpon Springs, Fla.–On Saturday October 30th this group of local musicians had traveled to Johnson City, Tennessee to compete in the Bands of America Regional Championship.  These students at the Tarpon Spring High School saw their dream become reality when they came away with the 2A Class Championship and the Overall Grand Champions earning them […]

Happy Ump

Oldsmar, Fla.–This past Friday night I was back on the field as an umpire for a Coed game in Oldsmar, Florida then stepped off during the championship game to take a photo or two of a lot of happy people.  You see area rain had flooded the field for over a month and the games […]

Gator Bait

This has to be the ultimate University of Florida Fan’s license plate which was seen on S. Highland Ave in Clearwater, Fl. at about 2:30 PM October 2, 2021.  A “GATOR” licence plate on a vanity Florida License Plate for the University of Florida.  Was the car owner just lucky getting it or did it […]

Jays must see Rays

Toronto Blue Jay players have to look at the Tampa Bay Rays flag and sign when they enter and leave their player development complex on Garrison Rd. in Dunedin.  It has been learned that the property owners are die hard Rays fans.

Hockey is Called Different in the US than Canada

This photo shows a USA Hockey referee calling a U 10 game on the north rink at the Tampa Bay Skating Academy in Oldsmar, Fl. while play is in progress. A Canadian who witnessed the incident had this to say. “Parents pay a lot of money for their kids to play in these leagues and […]

So Buffalo Blue Jays are now in Buffalo

DUNEDIN, Fla.–For the first time in almost three years class-A baseball is being played at TD Ballpark in Dunedin.  The lower Class-A Dunedin Blue Jays hosted the Bradenton Marauders (Pirates) in the new Lower Class-A Southeast League which used to be the Upper Class-A Florida State League.  After the 2018 FSL schedule the Dunedin Blue […]