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Hot Corner Guys Pace Pirates at Plate

Tomball Texas Ke’Bryan Kobe Hayes was the hero at the dish for the Pirates today as the Bucos beat the Miami Marlins 10-6 at LECOM Park in Bradenton. Hayes was 2 for 3 with two homers, a two-run variety in the sixth and then the big blast, a walk off grand slam in the ninth. […]

Father and Son in the Show

Bradenton, Fla.—After a three hour bus trip from Miami to Bradenton 2014 Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer  Tim and his son Chad Wallach got ready for a spring training game of baseball.      “It’s pretty special to spend some time watching him play, be that close to him and be a little bit of a […]

Jays New Nest

This photo of the Toronto Blue Jays new spring training stadium was shown to Dunedin residents on Wednesday night February 20th at the Hale Center across the street from Dunedin Stadium.   The park will increase in capacity from 5,509 to over 8,000 according to city officials even though parking at the stadium will decrease.  Parking […]

Pirates and Low Places

Garth a Pirate

County Western Singer Garth Brooks makes a sliding catch during outfield drills at the Pittsburgh Pirates spring training in Bradenton, Fl.  Brooks has been at Pirate City since camp opened on February 14th with Tuesday February 19th being the first day of full squad workouts.  Brooks has been participating in all activities on the field […]

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 […]