by Tim Hart | Jun 14, 2017 1:35:00 PM

Baseball, hot dogs, beer and fun. That is what I think of when I hear Fort Myers Miracle the The Minnesota Twins minor league affiliate in Fort Myers is the only minor league baseball team in Lee County and one great time.

The Miracle now have a new COO/VP named Ben Hemmen and I was lucky enough to have him as a guest on Episode 7 of Rates & Reels.

The day started off great when he hooked me up with a Miracle hat and peanuts. Score!

First fishing stop was a flat that was loaded with Trout. Ben and I both caught plenty of keepers and some undersized ones as well.

We then moved to a couple of spots around the mangroves to catch some snook. We got a few but no monsters.

Ben is from Kansas so this was his first time experiencing our SWFL waters and he loved it.

I got to interview him at Hammond Stadium during a Miracle game which was awesome. I love that place!

I was really impressed by Bens passion for baseball and his willingness to do the best he can at his new job.

We discussed his future for the Miracle, how he thinks the new coach will do and all the cool promotions that the Miracle have coming up. He seems excited about the upcoming promotion on August 26th called Recount Election night where the first 500 fans get a Russian Nesting Doll and everyone will get to vote again. Little known fact is that the Miracle fans have correctly picked the last 5 Presidential winners.

Ben is a great guy and I know he will do well at his new job. It was a pleasure getting to know him out on the water.

Make sure you get out there and catch a game or nine this season. It is a great time! Hope you enjoy the show! Low Rates and Tight Lines!

Fort Myers Miracle Information can be found on their website:

Conway Charters​ can be found at or call him at 239-410-0067

If I can help you with any of your mortgage needs or you have questions about the show please call Tim Hart- Loan Officer at 239-437-4278 or e-mail me at or visit my website at

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Born and raised in Southwest Florida, I have been in the Mortgage business since 2001 I'm a grizzly, battle tested mortgage veteran. I am also the Host of Rates & Reels, which is the most popular fishing show in Southwest Florida, hosted by a guy named Tim. In my spare time I love spending time with my family, coaching baseball, and anything else my kids or wife want me to do. I would be happy to help you or someone you know with any of your Mortgage needs.

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