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 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. …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Join the lovable mascot of the Dunedin Blue Jays, D-Jay, for his annual birthday bash Saturday night.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
City officials look to pass a resolution urging county and state entities to align with Dunedin in its Major League Baseball retention efforts.
Retaining Major League Baseball in Dunedin isn't just a city issue. It's one state and county leaders should also have on deck, city officials say. That's precisely why Dunedin leaders look to pass a resolution during a Thursday, April 4 commission meeting urging several state and county groups to reaffirm commitment, along with the city, to keeping the Toronto Blue Jays. The resolution comes on the heels of the team's recent public statements that it is using the final four years of its license agreement with Dunedin to look at other spring training locations. Dunedin leaders talked strategy during a March 21 public meeting, sharing pieces of their retention efforts, which includes the possibility of hiring a professional negotiation firm…
Cowhead's famed blues-metal group is ready to kick the door in on the Dunedin Blue Jays' 2013 season.
Cowhead's rock 'n' roll set kicks the door in on the Dunedin Blue Jays' 2013 season on Thursday. Pitbull Toddler, a blues-metal group largely comprised of on-air personalities on the "Cowhead Show" (3 to 7 p.m. weekdays on 102.5 The Bone FM), promises to set a melt-your-face tone as the D-Jays open an exciting season April 4 against neighboring Florida State League rivals The Clearwater Threshers at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. The upcoming season begins with former Toronto star Ricky Romero on the roster, as well as a jam-packed schedule of events and promotions, including a weekend of festivities when the D-Jays play host to the Florida State League All-Star game in June. Thursday's game against the Threshers starts at 6:30 p.m. …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A looming December 2017 expiration on Dunedin's license agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays has city officials getting serious about retention efforts.
The Toronto Blue Jays have about four years before deciding the fate of its 35-year relationship with Dunedin. Team officials recently told a Canadian reporter that they were using the time to look at other locations, citing Dunedin's stadium conditions and its three-and-half mile distance from the clubhouse as reasons for leaving. The looming expiration has prompted city officials to develop strategies for keeping the team happy to call Dunedin its home. "There are still approximately four and a half years remaining on the current agreement, and it is advisable to use that time wisely to secure a contract extension," Vince Gizzi, parks and recreation director, wrote in a March 13 memo to Rob DiSpirito, city manager. They'll be discussing…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Commissioners discussed the possibility of sending a local delegation to Stirling and Toronto in order to preserve and maintain the city's international partnerships during a Feb. 28 retreat on Dunedin's future.
The last thing any Dunedin official wants to see is an empty stadium on Douglas Avenue. And it would be a faux pas not to attend sister city Stirling, Scotland's rather important anniversary celebration next year. To avoid either scenario, Dunedin commissioners proposed budgeting to send at least one among them to Toronto and Stirling to keep up its long-distance partner relations, during an all-day commission retreat focused on Dunedin's future Feb. 28. Travel to Canada Protects Blue Jays Relationship, Officials Say As the agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays nears its 2015 expiration date, so are fears the team will vacate Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in favor of another city. Many residents in recent months have called for swift and …