UPDATE: Michie did indeed qualify for the Paralympics at the April trials and will represent Canada this coming September. TORONTO – Gordie Michie has his sights set on the Paralympic games in Rio this summer. The 22-year-old para-swimmer, who set a new Canadian record and won gold in the 200-metre men’s individual medley earlier this […]
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Dondrae Bremner is a promising and ambitious prospect who knows what he wants. Bremner, 16, was selected to the Canadian U18 junior national baseball team after impressing scouts and head coach Greg Hamilton at the annual Toronto Blue Jays Tournament 12 held at the Rogers Centre last September. Being chosen to […]
DUNEDIN, FLA. – Four games into his junior year at the University of Virginia, John La Prise was sidelined with a hip injury that required season-ending surgery. Though, that had no effect on the Toronto Blue Jays front office as they selected the former Cavalier infielder/outfielder in the 19th round, (572nd overall), of the 2015 MLB draft.
For some, baseball is just a game, but for others it capsulizes decades of family tradition. Two seasoned Blue Jays fans were having a bite to eat at Marguerite’s, a fan hotspot outside the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, before the team hosted the Atlanta Braves. John McKague reminisced about his ongoing tradition at Blue Jays spring training with his wife, Jenny. “It was a sad story,” he said. “My wife’s father died and my brother died about two weeks later. We said, ‘I need a holiday, let’s get the hell out of here.’ We came down here, and we have come down here ever since. That was 25 years ago.