The Dunedin Stirling Soccer Club has tryouts for its competitive soccer season from May 28-31. The club "offers a wide range of training opportunities for its players who want to play at a higher level of soccer."
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The city invites bicycle enthusiasts on an 8-mile bicycle tour on Tuesday evening.
The city is inviting Dunedin's bicycle enthusiasts on an fun ride bicycle tour on Tuesday evening. Matthew Campbell, assistant to the city manager, who is spearheading a project to construct connections from the Pinellas Trail at Michigan Boulevard through Highlander Park and to other parts of the city, wants to celebrate May — National Bicycle Month — with an eight-mile "fun ride" to view artistic bike racks throughout town. Campbell, who is leading the ride, said he plans to visit the following racks: The social ride is open to bicycle riders of any age. Helmets are mandatory, and children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Campbell does caution riders that some stretches may not be suitable for children on a single-speed bike…
Friday, May 17, 2013
When a Dunedin girl was invited to throw out the first pitch at Thursday's Rays game, she received a very special surprise.
Sports fans witnessed a very special homecoming Thursday, when 9-year-old Alayna Adams of Dunedin was invited to throw the ceremonial pitch at a Tampa Bay Rays home game. She did not realize that the player behind the catcher's mask was her dad, Lt. Col. William Adams, just home from a year-long tour of duty in Afghanistan. Standing next to her mom, Dana Adams, Alayna tossed the ball. It wasn't much of a pitch, falling way short of the catcher. But the moment of surprise was a home run, with bases loaded, for fans – and Alayna, who rushed to her Dad. Alayna is a third-grader at Westlake Christian School, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Get the Dunedin Patch delivered to your email.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Many remaining Dunedin Blue Jays home games will be broadcast on the local Tan Talk Radio Network, according to a news release.
Fans can now listen to the Dunedin Blue Jays games on AM radio for the first time. About 50 remaining games, mostly played at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium and some select road games, are going to be broadcast on AM 1340 WTAN, according to a recent Dunedin Blue Jays news release. It is the first time in the team's history games will be carried on AM radio, the news release states. Tyler Murray is the play-by-play announcer. The Tan Talk Radio Network will also air a few of the night games on two neighboring stations in New Tampa (AM 1400 WZHR) and Zephyrhills (AM 1350 WDCF). Road games will continue to be streamed on DunedinBlueJays.com via MiLB Gameday Audio, according to the news release. Sign up for the free Dunedin Patch email …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
What should the city do, if anything, to keep the Toronto Blue Jays here for many springs to come? And if they do leave, would you be sad to see them go?
There's a chance the Toronto Blue Jays, spring visitors in Dunedin since 1977, could soon be leaving town for good. The Major League Baseball club has hinted that it's considering relocating its spring training facilities across the state to Palm Beach Gardens, to share a stadium there with the Houston Astros once the team's lease with Dunedin expires in 2017. City leaders have been working on a plan to keep the Blue Jays here, TBO.com reports, where they can be in close proximity with other MLB teams that spend their spring in the Tampa Bay area. But the team's practice facilities in Dunedin remain separated from Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, where the Blue Jays play their spring games. Most major league clubs have an integrated stadium …
Friday, May 3, 2013
All-you-can-eat chicken wings and a Blue Jays ball game were the perfect combination Thursday at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
Thursday night was the 5th Annual Wings Night at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. For just 10 bucks, folks got their ballgame ticket plus a ticket for all-you-can-eat wings. Now that's a deal! The Blue Jays beat the Brevard County Manatees, 8-2. But much of the action was in the stands. There was a chicken wing eating contest, and more than a few contenders willing to scarf down the poultry finger food in a friendly competition. Take a look at the photos, courtesy of the Dunedin Blue Jays. On Deck at the Ballpark: Sign up for the free Dunedin Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.
Dunedin Blue Jays celebrate local craft brews with special guests Sea Dog Brewing Company, Dunedin Brewery and Florida Avenue Ales, to name a few.
Saturday marks a night of brews and baseball at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Special guests Sea Dog Brewing Company, Dunedin Brewery and Florida Avenue Ales highlight the Dunedin Blue Jays' first "Craft Beer Night" on May 4. Catch Dunedin's Florida State League North Division leaders take on the Brevard County Manatees and sample some of Dunedin's favorite craft beers and local brews from the following companies: Game starts at 6:30 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $7 a person. Upcoming Ballpark Promotions: Sign up for the free Dunedin Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Casey Lawrence was honored as Florida State League Pitcher of the Week.
Dunedin Blue Jays player Casey Lawrence celebrated his status as Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for April 22-28. The week just ended – but Lawrence is still going strong. Catch Lawrence on the mound this week. The Blue Jays play at Jupiter Wednesday, but then they are back at home, playing against the Brevard Count Manatees Thursday-Saturday. Game time is 6:30 p.m. Click here for tickets. You can follow Casey Lawrence on Twitter. Catch the Dunedin Patch newsletter. It's free.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Money from Tallahassee could help Palm Beach Gardens in its efforts to develop a stadium for the Blue Jays and Houston Astros.
Are the Toronto Blue Jays about to take flight? State lawmakers are poised to provide the money for ballpark expansions that could help Palm Beach Gardens land the Blue Jays and Houston Astros for spring training, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Legislators are close to reaching final agreement to spend $3.3 million a year starting in 2015 to help cities and counties develop or expand ballparks for spring training. "This incentive is aimed at helping pay for a proposed stadium that would be used by the Blue Jays and Houston Astros in Palm Beach Gardens," according to an article in the Tampa Bay Times. The Blue Jays' lease in Dunedin expires in four years. The team has expressed the desire to have a practice field closer to the stadium. …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The Grapefruit League season may have been sweeter than many expected. Check out how the Toronto Blue Jays fared in Dunedin.