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.

Expansion of the Spring-Jays

Despite the continued deconstruction going on at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin some construction is actually going on.  This photo shows the new foundations being built for the expansion of seating on the first base side of the stadium.  The seating will be expanded to about eight thousand from its present 5509.

Other Side of Sports Too – May 2019

Well since I am not able to present this live as the announcer of the Village of Phoenix’s Memorial Day Parade I might just as well inform you the public with this information I have stumbled upon.       Now this is based on the calendar year 2019 and in five-year increments starting with one everybody […]

Clubhouse Down Jays

The former Toronto Blue Jays clubhouse and offices were coming down on Saturday May 11, 2019.  The clubhouse was built when the Dunedin Stadium was rebuilt in 1990 with a capacity of 6106.  It became the visitors clubhouse in 2003 when a new clubhouse and offices were built down the first base line and capacity […]

Stewart Doubles in First Rehab

RADENTON, FLA.–Detroit Tigers left fielder Christin Stewart doubles to deep right center on Friday during his first rehab appearance for the Class-A Lakeland Flying Tigers.  Stewart suffers from a right quad injury and while with Detroit this season he has three homers with 13 RBIs while hitting .222 in 16-games.

Bring in the Closer… Save the Wetlands

Rocket Sports & Entertainment’s Eddie Michels is looking into Florida’s protected wetlands in Dunedin… what’s going on???

Out with Non-Folding

Workers started on Wednesday tearing out the old seats at the Toronto Blue Jays spring training home Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field.  The present stadium was built in 1990 with a capacity of 6106 but was reconfigured in 2003 to a capacity of 5509.  The seats being removed are the originals from 1990 and were […]

Groundbreaking in Dunedin

Dunedin, Fla. — Mayor Julie Ward Bujalski addresses the crowd gathered at Dunedin Stadium for the ground breaking of the new improvements to the Toronto Blue Jays spring training sites.  The cost of the improvements will cost the taxpayers and team $81-million and will extend their stay in Dunedin for another 25-years.  The improvements will […]

Canadian Patry in Clearwater

Earlier this week, Remi Patry of Gatineau, Quebec singles to center on a 1-2 pitch in the third inning at Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater against St. Petersburg College.

Eddie’s Albino Peacock

I guess it’s called an albino peacock so I took the photo anyways in color.  This bird was on the front porch of a home on the 3300 block of Garrison Rd. in Dunedin.  For those who have traveled in the area you know of numerous birds of this colorful specious in the area.

High Cost at the Jack

Was told earlier in the week that the Toronto Blue Jays spent half a million dollars at Jack Russell and this is all I could find that might come with this high a price tag.  It’s a artificial turf half field that replaced the one there from when the Philadelphia Phillies occupied the stadium.  When […]