Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos gave his picks to The Toronto Star, but do Dunedin residents agree?
When it comes to wining and dining in Dunedin, you can be faced with some Major League choices. Leave that to Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos. The Blue Jays general manager gave The Toronto Star his picks for the best places in Dunedin, giving this Florida Spring Training city some great exposure in Canada's largest newspaper. He said some nice things about Dunedin, though joking that when he first arrived here 10 years ago, “I didn’t know anything about Dunedin,” he told The Star. He called Dunedin a "cute town," and mentions how the team stays at the Innisbrook in Palm Harbor for its Spring Training at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. (Toronto's pitchers and catchers report today, Feb. 12. The rest of the team should …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The Dunedin Blue Jays announced this week that its stadium fan shop opens Monday, Feb. 4.
Saturday, February 2
With Spring Training fast approaching, all the latest Blue Jays apparel is available in Dunedin starting Monday, Feb. 4. The Dunedin Blue Jays announced this week that The Jays Shop inside Florida Auto Exchange Stadium is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Feb. 22. When Major League Baseball's Spring Training season begins on Feb. 23, the shop will be open on home game days from 10 a.m. through the end of the game (up to 30 minutes post-game). It is open during the Florida State League season between gate-opening times through the completion of the seventh inning. Also, shop online at DunedinBlueJays.com. Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Monday, January 7, 2013
Single-game tickets for the Toronto Blue Jays go on sale today at 9 a.m.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Eileen Roski, her sister and niece transformed Dunedin's Rainbow's End from a small craft consignment shop into the largest quilting store in Florida.
Eileen Roski's shop on Broadway did more than bring colorful cotton fabric to Dunedin quilters. It stitched together a sisterhood. The owner of Florida’s largest quilting store, Rainbow's End Quilt Shoppe, across from Sam’s Seafood, didn't set out to carry over 25,000 bolts of 100 percent cotton fabric, but Roski’s life hit a snag in 1982 that ultimately brought her sister and niece into business together. To make more money, the company she worked for was moving out of state, but she did not want to move with them. Roski imagined that it was possible to follow a new pattern in her life. She called her sister, Maryellen Facsina, and they agreed to open a craft consignment store on Douglas Avenue in downtown Dunedin. While Roski was trying …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Mike Redmond, who led Dunedin's Class-A team to a 78-55 record this past season, is headed to the major leagues as the Miami Marlins' new manager.
The Dunedin Blue Jays' manager has made it to the big leagues. Mike Redmond, who guided Dunedin's Class-A team to a 78-55 record and a playoff appearance in his lone year with the team in 2012, has agreed to a three-year contract as the Miami Marlins' manager, MLB.com reports. The move was announced by the team Thursday, and Redmond will be introduced at a news conference Friday at Marlins Park, according to the report. Redmond, 41, spent 13 years as a catcher in the majors, including 1998-2004 with the Marlins, where he was part of a World Series championship. He will take over for Ozzie Guillen, who was dismissed Oct. 23. Redmond led Dunedin to a spot in the Florida State League playoffs in his first year with the club this summer. The …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
OK, so you had a busy week. We understand. Let us catch you up on all the highlights!
1. Dunedin Patch is tracking the money race between City Commission candidates David Carson and Heather Gracy. Check out where the contributions are coming from. 2. A sea turtle who was rescued from shallow water off Honeymoon Island this past summer was released back into the wild this week. We've got some cool photos from Drew's return to sea. 3. A man accused of speeding through a southside Dunedin neighborhood last week was busted with a large baggie of crack cocaine, according to authorities. 4. Dunedin native and Major League Baseball player Bobby Wilson is sure to be back home during spring training this year — the major leaguer was acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays this week. 5. Our first-person series from editor Katie Dolac's …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Toronto Blue Jays announced Monday that they're picking up catcher and Dunedin native Bobby Wilson from the Los Angeles Angels off of waivers.
The Toronto Blue Jays announced Monday that they picked up catcher Bobby Wilson from the Los Angeles Angels. Wilson, 29, is a Dunedin native drafted by the Angels in 2002. He made his Major League Baseball debut with the Angels in 2008 and spent the past two years as the organization's No. 2 catcher, according to the Los Angeles Times. "I don't know what to think of it, but it's time to move forward," he told Mike DiGiovanna, a reporter for the Times. Wilson appeared in 75 games for the Angels last season, according to news release from the Blue Jays. Last season, he hit .211 with five doubles, three home runs and 13 RBIs and threw out 25 percent of would-be base stealers, or 15 out of 60. The right-handed hitter attended Seminole High …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Continuing my education in sports during the spring cleaning season.
Last Friday my husband took my sons and me to a game at the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin. It made me realize how great the Tampa Bay area is to live in and raise children! Especially for a batball lover like I am. In case you missed my article in October, I am a new sports fan. I became one after I got to watch my husband’s favorite team, the St. Louis Red Cardinals, win the 2011 America’s Cup. As I explained in October, it took me a while to understand batball because sports vernacular is complicated, intricate and masculine. But I am a quick learner, so after a couple weeks in the fall and one game this spring, l think I can call myself a legitimate sports enthusiast. As I said before, I believe it is important for me to show…
Friday, May 11, 2012
The Blue Jays have signed Vladimir Guererro to a minor league deal.
- On MLB.com
Friday, May 11, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
As part of Major League Baseball's spring training with the Toronto Blue Jays calling Dunedin their spring home each year, baseball is a major boost to Florida's economy.
In a release honoring the Florida cities, including Dunedin, that host Major League Baseball spring training sites, Florida Gov. Rick Scott emphasized the economic impact baseball has on the Sunshine State. Locally, that's the Toronto Blue Jays, which call Dunedin home each spring. In 2009, a study conducted by Bonn Marketing Research Group of Tallahassee concluded that spring training baseball brought an influx of some $753 million into the Florida economy. “Florida’s great weather and sporting events like spring training continue to draw people to our state,” Scott said, “We are grateful to all of the visitors and businesses that made Spring Training a success and look forward to another exciting season of baseball.” The Blue Jays drew …