DUNEDIN, Fla— Little did Ryan Gold know that his visit to the 2016 Carolina Country Music Festival would prove to be the biggest day of his young career. After spending three days staring at his computer screen waiting for his name to come up on the Major League Baseball draft board, Gold left believing he […]
From cap to t-shirt, tote bag to earrings, Toronto Blue Jays logos adorned Marilyn Ryerse’s outfit. Ryerse was one of thousands of fans who streamed into the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on a sunny Tuesday afternoon to watch the Jays take on Team Canada in spring training action. But on this day, the most powerful stories had nothing to do with the boxscore.