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Braves’ Soroka Works in Bradenton

On Friday, Calgary, Alberta native Mike Soroka went 2 2/3 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday in Bradenton.  The 22 year old allowed three hits along with three runs while walking two, striking out two and allowing a home run.

The Precarious State of MLB

With Major League Baseball finally set to resume for the 2020 season, let’s take a look at how we got here. A few weeks ago, in late June, the MLB Players Association (MLBPA) informed the league that players would comply with Commissioner Rob Manfred’s imposed outline for a 60-game season. Players have already reported earlier […]

Summer Training Eh?

Summer training? Where, Dunedin? Toronto? What a mess…

No Baseball, Eddie’s Still Working

Eddie’s off the Field MLB News

Tragic News for D-Backs Marte On Monday Starling Marte announced the tragic news on Instagram: “Today I go through the great pain of making public the unfortunate death of my wife Noelia, due to a heart attack.” The MLB D-Jays? Due the Canadian COVID-19 lockdown the Toronto Blue Jays may play 2020 home games in […]

Baseball Gambling Scandal

Perhaps no other American sport has been more associated with the pastime that is gambling than baseball. Well, maybe basketball, but, Pete Rose, anyone? What few know is that gambling and baseball have been two peas in a pod since the 19th century. At its inception, the sport was more common in small-town America than […]

Jays’ Kay Looks Sharp, Going Three

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E TOR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 0 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 2 TOR PIT WINA. Kay(2-1)3.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 K, 2 BB LOSSW. Jerez(1-2)0.0 IP, 2 ER, 0 […]

Just Helping Out

Jeff Ross, who started in the Blue Jays clubhouse during spring training 1977 at the original Grant Field in Dunedin, made the road trip to Bradenton for the split squad game against the Pirates.  “Just helping out,” said Ross while watching BP before Monday’s game.

Canadian National vs Blue Jays Minor Leaguers

Eddie Michels gets a peek at the The Canadian National Team taking on the Toronto Blue Jays minor leaguers.

Yankees Marvel as Pirates Pitching has Trouble Finding the Plate

The Yankees scored six of their seven runs in the 8th inning off Pirates reliever James Marvel. The big blow after two walks and an infield single, was a bases clearing triple by Brandon Lockridge. Armando Alvarez then singled in Lockridge. Marvel issued another walk and his time was up. Issac Schlabach came in issuing […]