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Florida Spring Training Travels 2016

Florida Spring Training Travels 2016

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTOS BY CANDICE EBLING Although Spring Training is over, it’s always great to see different or return to ballparks every year. This year our Florida Travels took us to Kissimmee, Lakeland, Bradenton and Fort Myers. On Friday, March 11, the Detroit Tigers faced the Houston Astros. Last month, I wrote a story on The Memories of Osceola…read more →

Thinking Outside the Batter’s Box

Thinking Outside the Batter’s Box

By Bill Axtell Over the last couple of years, the player I have come to covet the most wears a Kansas City uniform. Not the multi-talented Alex Gordon, nor the dangerous Eric Hosmer, nor the Royals’ tremendous centerfielder Lorenzo Cain. Nor even World Series MVP Salvador Perez. I tend to think it’s relief ace Wade Davis who pushed the Royals…read more →

Baseball is Back!

Baseball is Back!

By George B. Eichorn of The Monitor   Cries of “Play Ball!” resonate at Comerica Park this Friday, April 8th, as the Detroit Tigers open their home season at 1:10 p.m., entertaining the New York Yankees. And despite a chilly weather forecast fans will celebrate this unique Detroit holiday be swarming the ballpark and downtown entertainment venues – welcoming the…read more →

Memories at Osceola County Stadium

Memories at Osceola County Stadium

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTOS BY CANDICE EBLING KISSIMMEE, FL On March 23, 2016, the Houston Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 in what appeared to be their last game at Osceola County Stadium. If everything goes according to plan, Houston and the Washington Nationals will move into a new ballpark in West Palm Beach, FL in 2017. On March 11,…read more →

Detroit Tigers 2016 Forecast

Detroit Tigers 2016 Forecast

By Bill Axtell 2016 will be the Detroit Tigers’ first full-season in the Al Avila era, although Dave Dombrowski’s influence remains significant thanks to a core of bona fide stars acquired during his presidency, not to mention several tantalizing pitching prospects the Tigers picked up in exchange for David Price and Yoenis Cespedes. How will Detroit stack up against their…read more →

Meet Daytona Tortugas Pitching Coach Tony Fossas

Meet Daytona Tortugas Pitching Coach Tony Fossas

By Scott Morganroth & Photos by Candice Ebling BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTO BY CANDICE EBLING If there is ever a person that I view as a Baseball Lifer, it’s former Daytona Tortugas Pitching Coach Tony Fossas. Fossas, 57, from Havana, Cuba is a fellow USF Alumnus. I met Tony in 2005 when he was the pitching coach for the Florida…read more →

Memory Lane

Memory Lane

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTOS BY CANDICE EBLING DAYTONA BEACH, FL The first time I saw the movie “Back To The Future” was back in the 1980’s when my long-time colleague George Eichorn and I watched it in a cinema in Southfield, MI. When I made the decision to cover the Detroit Lions vs Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday August 28th, I…read more →

The Smartest Guy in the Room

The Smartest Guy in the Room

By Bill Axtell In this neck of the woods, not since Henry Ford II cut Lee Iacocca loose has there been such hue and cry over a prominent exec being dismissed. The Tigers said next to nothing when Dave Dombrowski was let go. (Even Hank Deuce allowed that “it was just one of those things” when asked about Iacocca’s departure…read more →

Atlanta Braves Announcer Chip Caray’s Observations

Atlanta Braves Announcer Chip Caray’s Observations

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTO BY CANDICE EBLING During the latter part of Spring Training, we took a ride to Orlando and covered an exhibition game between the Detroit Tigers versus the Atlanta Braves at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. Through the years, there have been numerous broadcasting names that have been delivering thrilling moments for generations. In the business…read more →

That All-Star MVP Vote

That All-Star MVP Vote

By Bill Axtell A friend and I were discussing the All-Star Game. More to the point, the choice of Mike Trout as the game’s Most Valuable Player. Both of us thought Texas Rangers’ first-baseman Prince Fielder was more deserving. While Trout started the game off with a bang, homering off Zack Greinke, Fielder drove in a pair of runs, including…read more →