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Some Heat from Lefty Jackson

Sporting the uniform number 32 of the TNXL Baseball Academy in Ocoee, Florida, the left-handed Jackson Soucie of Cambridge, Ontario was sporting a 90-91 MPH fastball for the half dozen scouts present.

O’s Out Slug Pirates

Bradenton, Fla. — The Birds of Baltimore, they are orioles just for the proverbial record, won a slow pitch like softball affair 10-9 and our award-winning photographer Eddie Michels was there. This was not a pitcher’s paradise as Bucs starter Jose Quintana was torched for six runs on six hits in the six outs he […]

Spring Jays… Finally

The Toronto Blue Jays spring training home opener saw fans not having to wait like they did last spring.  The fans were allowed into TD Ballpark at 10:30 AM.  One couple of Canadian fans were there when the stadium opened but were not happy as they had spring training season tickets and because of the […]

“The Pirates from Pittsburgh are Back!” Eddie Michels

Bradenton, Fla. — MLB knew they needed to act quickly to settle the labor lockout. A regular season starting late would have been a disaster a far as the fans were concern. With the national economic concerns, I am not sure how far fans could be pushed. Today’s action featured 14 games and the Pirates […]

Dollar Making Jays

Fans were lining up before 9 AM at the Jays Store at TD Ballpark, spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday the 14th to purchase souvenirs even though the store doesn’t open until 10 AM. Apparently if the fans are spending money they are allowed, because on Sunday I witnessed two cars […]

Harper: Lockout TV Star

CLEARWATER, FLA.–Even though he can’t use a Phillies Field in Clearwater 2021 Phillies NL MVP Bryce Harper can still use a former Phillies ballpark Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater to shoot his Under Armor commercial.  The crew shot Harper while he was standing at home plate at the stadium and didn’t appear to have to […]

Clearwater Good, Dunedin Bad

Just prior to this photo being taken a Canadian couple from Alberta were told they couldn’t be there to watch the players working out.  The couple was on City of Dunedin property with no posted signs visible.  It has been learned that at the Philadelphia Phillies complex about five miles from the Toronto Blue Jays […]

Fading Spring Fling

DUNEDIN, FLA.–With the Toronto Blue Jays only now scheduled to play six of their 16 spring training homes because of the major league labor problems one group of distinguished Americans will have to go without.  VFW Post 2550 in Dunedin, Florida is right across Douglas Ave. from TD Ballpark, spring training home of the Toronto […]

Sanders and Mummau are Titans

First up is Logan Sanders son of Anthony, Logan is the Titans center fielder playing against the Hillsborough College squad at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida the Titans home field.  The senior Sanders played parts of three seasons in the show with the Blue Jays and Mariners.  Second up is Robbie Mummau the […]

Minor League Baseball is No More

 I took this photo this morning at 9550 16th Street North in St. Petersburg but it now houses an amusement company, MiLB does not exist anymore.      Yes fans major league baseball now runs the minors, the minors which they have shrunk in size by players and teams with the fans as the only […]