Friday, April 5, 2013
The Threshers start the season with a game against the Dunedin Blue Jays Friday at Bright House Field.
The Threshers look to pick up where they left off last season, with a win against the Dunedin Blue Jays. The team opens its 10th minor league season at home against its cross-town rival Friday at Bright House Field. A fireworks display is planned for after the game. It is manager Chris Truby’s second season as manager. The Threshers missed the playoffs by one game in 2012. The Threshers roster features eight players who spent some of the 2012 season in Clearwater including pitcher Perci Garner, 7-9, 4.84 ERA, and second baseman Carlos Alonso who batted .278 with 40 RBIs. Fresh Threshers (players to watch): Maikel Franco .280, 14 HR, 84 RBIs Hoby Milner, 7-3, 2.50 ERA, 54 strikeouts. Colin Kleven, 9-8, 3.99 ERA, 119 strikeouts. What: …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Sure the Threshers might be out of it, but that does not mean Clearwater fans of minor league baseball can't still cash in on the action.
The 2012 Florida State League playoffs are here! Sure the Threshers might be out of it, but that does not mean Clearwater fans of minor league baseball can't still cash in on the action. The first-half season champion Dunedin Blue Jays take on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in Game 2 of the first-round series Wednesday (Sept. 5) at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. To celebrate the playoff push, the Dunedin Blue Jays are combining some of their favorite promotions from the season into one jam-packed evening. Freebies: Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; first pitch is 6:30 p.m.; tickets are $6. The D-Jays came out of the gates red hot, going 35-18 in April and May. They clinched their playoff spot in June with the first-half division championship. The Jays…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Less than and a year after losing his 3-year-old grandson, the Dunedin Blue Jays are doing what they can to help Omar Malave, the head coach of their Gulf Coast League Blue Jays, save his 1-year-old granddaughter Elisse.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Longtime minor league baseball coach Omar Malave never imagined burying a grandchild. "We can't lose another," the former Dunedin Blue Jays manager recently told a Toronto Sun reporter. Malave lost his 3-year-old grandson last fall because the boy's parents — his daughter Omarlyn Jensen and her husband Joe Jensen — fell on financial hard times and could not come up with the money for a life-saving lung transplant, the Toronto Sun reports. Omarlyn and Joe Jensen, who had lost his job, did not even have the $12,000 to bury their son, the Sun reports. Just months after their tragic loss, they learned their 1-year-old daughter Elisse has a heart defect that causes her arteries to enlarge and it has already caused part of her lung to collapse. …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Main Library computers are closed for upgrades, the Threshers take on the Tampa Yankees, the city is hiring and more is going on in Clearwater Tuesday, Aug. 7.
1. Weather: Expect more summer showers. It should be a mostly sunny day with a high around 91 and up to a half an inch of rain, according to the National Weather Service. 2. Library upgrades: The public access computers will be down all day for software upgrades and installation of brand new printers at the Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. 3. Sports: The Threshers are back and so are Dollar Tuesdays. The good guys take on the Tampa Yankees at 7 p.m. at Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road. Drinks, hotdogs, ice cream and other tasty treats are $1. 4. Job Openings: Looking for work? The city is looking for a fleet mechanic and a tradeworker for the Parks and Recreation Department. Check here for more information about those and …
Monday, July 16, 2012
The Threshers look to bounce back after a heart breaking extra innings loss 8-5 Sunday against the Bradenton Marauders. The teams continue the four game series at 7 p.m. at Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road.
Monday, July 9, 2012
The Threshers pound out 13 hits in a 9-2 win over the Brevard County Manatees Sunday.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
An old-fashioned community cook-off at the ballpark is raising money for a Clearwater food bank. Here's how you can get involved. Did we mention, it's all-you-can-eat?
An all-you-can-eat chili cook off in Dunedin will benefit a food bank in Clearwater. Spicy? Vegetarian? Unique secret family recipe? Show it off at the Blue Jays' first ever chili cook-off benefiting RCS Food Bank of Clearwater. We have five good reasons to let your chili loose at the ballpark this Sunday, June 24: 1) This is your time to shine! Bring out that famous recipe, and let everyone else see why it’s the best in town. Everybody can vote for their favorite chili with chances to win in special categories. 2) The proceeds from the event go to a great cause! The $35 signup fee goes directly to the RCS Food Bank of Clearwater, and it includes four FREE tickets to the game to bring your friends! 3) You can bring your kids for FREE! Kids…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Phinley faces Ike the Spike, of the State College Spikers, an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, in the final four round of the best mascot in Minor League Baseball bracket contest. Voting for this round ends June 14.
Then there were four. Phinley faces Ike the Spike, of the State College Spikers, an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the semifinal round of the Best Mascot in Minor League Baseball bracket competition. Vote at milb.com/mascotmania through June 14. The contest initially pitted 64 Minor League Baseball mascots in online voting brackets. Voters can cast a ballot 25 times each round using a single email address. Phinley has said that if this Cinderella story continues he will wear a ballroom gown dress as winner. He nixed Gnate the Gnat, of the Savannah Sand Gnats, an affiliate of the New York Mets. He also beat Wool E. Bull of the Durham Bulls. Before that he bested Bolt of the Winston-Salem Dash, and Muddy the Mudcat, of the Carolina …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Threshers get six runs off the Dunedin Blue Jays bullpen en route to a 7-2 win Monday.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Jesse Biddle lasted three innings as the Threshers lost 8-3 to the Dunedin Blue Jays Sunday at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. With the win the D-Jays clinch the Florida State League north division.