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.

MLB needs Light

D Ballpark in Dunedin Florida will soon be hosting major league regular season games starting April 8, 2021 as the Blue Jays take on the Angles.  One question some locals have is will the new lights just installed last year be good enough for MLB.  It’s understood that the new lights installed at the stadium […]

Champion Flag Flying

As all Blue Jays players leave their new expanded player development complex they now view this flag under the American flag.  The flag represents the 2020 American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays.  It is proudly flying on a resident’s property. Something to remember eh?

Dunedin Falcons Home-stand

Clearwater, Fla.–Pictured on the visitors side of Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater are three players and a coach with connections not only to the stadium but to nearby Dunedin, Florida.     The three players,Tyler Vogel on the left, Dominic Baratta second from the right and Lake Fisher on the right are all from Dunedin […]

The Schedule of Spring…Changed?

It has been learned that the present MLB spring training schedules will change this Friday because of the COVID-19 situation.  Teams will play a sort of “POD” schedule with teams like the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers playing only just each other.  Also it has been learned that some […]

For the 45th Time the Van Rolls In

For the 45th spring training the Toronto Blue Jays moving van has arrived for spring training at the team’s spring training site in Dunedin, Florida. The van first went to the former clubhouse on the south side of the new complex before being redirected by team personnel. And meanwhile… How sod is this…

The Other Side of Sports (Too) – Hole in One

Well this photo has a number of memories for this member of the human race as I did something on this hole that most golfers can only dream of.  Yes on February 2, 2000, Groundhogs Day, I got my first, last and only hole in one on the ninth hole at Countryside Executive Golf Course […]

Upcoming: The Other Side of Sports Too

Well fans it has been a while but here is a list of future articles, story ideas that just might interest your train of thought for a time or two. First will be, can a man injure himself one way but actually do it another way and make the story sound perfect? Second is, can […]

Hank Aaron’s Roommates

Back when the Braves held spring training in West Palm Beach and the race separation ran supreme in Florida HOF Hank Aaron had a couple of later famous roommates.   The first was former major leaguer and major league manager Cito Gaston.  His second later roommate was another major leaguer and major league manager Dusty Baker.  […]

Blue Jays Flagged

At 10:09 AM January 5, 2021 a Toronto Blue Jays employee desecrated the American Flag by dropping it onto the ground while trying to raise it.  According to federal law the flag must now be destroyed.  The Blue Jays employee didn’t like it when this was brought to his attention.  Then after trying to raise […]

Save the Gopher Tortoises

In the center of this photo was once a habitat for the protected Gopher Tortoises on the east side of the Toronto Blue Jays new minor league complex.  The area which used to be a City of Dunedin land fill is now the back side of the exercise mound at the complex near Narnia Court. […]