Jays’ minor leaguer Dantzler overcomes stress, wants to have fun

DUNEDIN, Fla – Blue Jays prospect L.B. Dantzler is looking to kick the stresses of professional baseball to the curb. The 24-year-old from White Haven, Fla., was quick to burst on the scene with the Vancouver Canadians in 2013, hitting .302 with nine home runs and 35 RBIs. However he struggled to maintain that consistency […]

Junior national 3rd baseman Aldred has strong family values

St. Petersburg, Fla.- Ontario native Brad Aldred is an up and coming baseball player with a strong athletic background, as well as strong family bonds. His grandfather, Joe Krol, played in the CFL and won five Grey Cups with the Toronto Argonauts, while also winning the Lou Marsh Award for top athlete in Canada in 1946.

Faith, family come first for Jays prospect Seth Conner

DUNEDIN, Fla. – For Jays prospective catcher Seth Conner baseball is more about the mental side of the game than anything else. As a coach and player he has always preached the importance of being able to separate who you are from what you do. A man of faith and family, Conner views baseball as […]

Toronto Blue Jays first-round pick trying to find his power

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Mitch Nay, a top 10 prospect for the Toronto Blue Jays, is working on bringing his power back into his game. The team’s first round selection in 2012 hit the ball hard until he reached the professional level. He has displayed his power during batting practice and his high school coach, Mike […]

Jays’ prospect McBroom looks to surpass his MVP season

DUNEDIN, Fla – Reigning Midwest League MVP Ryan McBroom has his eyes set on an encore performance this year. The six-foot-three, 230 pound first baseman, had an incredible season with the Lansing Lugnuts, the Jays single A affiliate. He hit .315, with 12 home runs and a whopping 90 RBIs during his MVP campaign. While […]

Blue Jays prospect models game after Andrew McCutchen, Tim Raines

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Blue Jays prospect Jonathan “J.D.” Davis sees glimpses of Andrew McCutchen and Tim Raines in himself. Davis isn’t being arrogant. It’s just a self-belief he’s carried since his college days at Central Arkansas. After an injury-ridden past two seasons, the 23-year old looks to put his troubles behind him and expand his […]

Pitcher Bobby Doran gets fresh start after signing with Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Toronto Blue Jays minor-league pitcher Bobby Doran believes that you reap on the baseball field what you’ve sown in the off-season. Doran, who recently signed with the Jays, had a challenging 2015 season, mentally and physically, with the Kansas City T-bones of the Independent league, but feels back on top of his game.

Two Blue Jays fans holding hands

Families spring to Dunedin to bond over Blue Jays

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.

USF softball star Spivey finds love in all the right places

TAMPA, Fla. – It’s all about love and softball for All-American USF senior Lee Ann Spivey. Already one of its all-time best players, the recently engaged catcher is on pace to set school records in both home runs and runs batted in. Spivey said her love for the game, and for her teammates, means more […]

USF’s star pitcher Nunn picking grad school over softball

TAMPA, Fla. – University of South Florida softball star Erica Nunn plans to leave the game while she’s at the top. The left-handed pitcher is graduating in the spring, and has bigger dreams than sport to pursue in the fall. Nunn is majoring in statistics, with minors in business and entrepreneurship, before she moves on […]