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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.  

Hurdle says Hi

Bradenton, Fla.–Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle showed up the the Pirates Instructional League game against the Canadian Juniors on Wednesday at Pirate City in Bradenton.      “With the season over I just came down for the last week of instructional camp and to say hi to the kids,” said Hurdle.

Boor-ing in Dunedin

Test boring continues at the Louis A. Vanech Complex in Dunedin, Florida on Wednesday in preparation for the expansion of the Cecil P. Englebert Complex spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays minor league clubs.  Fields three and four at the Englebert Complex were originally part of the Vanech Complex which was given to […]

Displacing the Kids?

City of Dunedin workers  look over the children’s play area at the Louis A. Vanech Complex in Dunedin that will be displaced by the Toronto Blue Jays expansion.  The city employees didn’t know where the play area would be moved.  The Blue Jays expansion of the leased Englebert Complex will mean the city will lose […]

Aussie baker Improves to 2-1

Australian Jake Baker improved his record in the GCL to 2-1 with two scoreless innings in the Tigers 1-0 win over the Blue Jays in Lakeland.  Baker, from Perth, Australia  walked one and struck out three for the win.

Improper Disposal

This pile of old tables, fence padding and other assorted materials used by the Toronto Blue Jays at the Englebert Complex just get thrown over the fence when no longer useful.  This pile is located between the complex itself and the protected wetlands that were damaged over a year and a half ago by the […]

Dry Dock in Dunedin

Well fans it appears that the Toronto Blue Jays have turned Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field into a dry dock.  Shown in the photo looking thru the fence shows a blue boat Florida tag FLO572JB.  It’s on a trailer, looks sea worthy and it has only been sitting on this site for a couple of […]

Parking Fee?

Well for about the past three years this vehicle in the center of the picture has been sitting at the Englebert Complex off Solon Ave. in Dunedin.  This early spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays and it’s minor leagues is also home of the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays.  Now as you look […]

Bad Tenant in Dunedin

The Toronto Blue Jays which lease the Englebert Complex from the City of Dunedin are neglecting the city property they lease.  The complex which has five full size baseball fields, one half field and a large clubhouse appears to be going down his by its leasers.  The photo shows the left center field area of […]

The Lost Beauty of Baseball

A bunch of young 16 year olds playing a casual game of baseball where no one is keeping score- seems like a relaxing game isn’t it? But the kids were not on the field for their enjoyment. They were performing in front of major league hotspots and scouts in a showcase event. All the teenagers […]