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Halladay to Hall

Posthumously, Roy Halladay is elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Halladay was tragically killed in a single passenger plane crash in Tampa Bay on November 7, 2017. Halladay’s 16 year career spanning from 1998 to his retirement after the 2013 season. Spending the first 12 seasons he was a fixture in the Toronto […]

Osprey and Dogs in Dunedin

The Happy Tails Dog Park in Dunedin at the Vanech Complex will soon be a thing of the past.  Since the new Paws Park opened on Virginia St. on Monday this park, open since 2003 will be a thing of the past.  “We donated trees, bricks and chairs which we aren’t going to be able […]

Where’s the Nest?

Construction crews started removing light towers at the Englebert Complex on Monday.  These towers were put up when the complex was expanded from three to five fields in 2002.  The tower removed prior to the one shown was missing one important item, an osprey nest.

An Osprey’s Nest: Changes in Dunedin

The complex, given to the residents of Dunedin, Fl. by the Louis A. Vanech Foundation will soon be no more.  The area with two parking lots, a children’s playground, two dog parks and three slow-pitch softball fields was given to the Toronto Blue Jays by the city’s mayor and commissioners.  The Blue Jays will be […]

Dunedin Giving

Large trees are being trimmed on the Pinellas County property adjacent to the Vanech Recreational Complex and Garrison-Jones Elementary School to provide parking for the school. The need was because the City of Dunedin gave the remainder of the citizen owned Vanech Complex to the Toronto Blue Jays for the expansion of the Englebert Recreational […]

Parents in a Jam

This is just part of the parents traffic waiting to pick up their children at the Garrison-Jones Elementary School in Dunedin.  This problem will get even worse when the two parking lots at the Louis Vaneck Recreational Complex are closed down because the City of Dunedin Mayor and Commissioners gave the complex to the Toronto […]

Dunedin Tree Car

It appears that when a tree grows in Brooklyn it also grows in Dunedin.  The abandoned car parked for the past three years at the Englebert Complex in Dunedin now appears to have a friend, a tree growing up against its front bumper.  This parking lot is used by the Toronto Blue Jays and its […]

Juan’s Kid – Marvin

CLEARWATER, FLA. –Marvin Guzman son of former Toronto Blue Jays hurler Juan Guzman is pitching for the Seminole State Raiders.  Shown here pitching against the St. Petersburg College Titans on Friday at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater. EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO

2019 Jays at Jack Russell

  CLEARWATER, FLA.–The former spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies now appears to have a rebirth as the 2019 Florida State League home of the Dunedin Blue Jays.      With the Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field being placed under construction after spring training in 2019 the minor league squad will need a temporary […]

O’Halloran in Orlando

  Connor O’Halloran, son of former Blue Jays farmhand Greg O’Halloran, threw three scoreless innings on Thursday for the U18 Canadian National Junior team.  The young Canadians were playing the Instructional squad of prospects of the Atlanta Braves at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.