ABL Pushes Back Start of 2021/2022 Season

COVID-19 strikes again. As result of the still uncertain situation in several Australian states, the Australian Baseball League has pushed back the start of the upcoming season. The 2021/2022 season was scheduled to start on November 18, 2021, but with still several border restrictions in place, it is becoming unlikely that the season will start …

New Adelaide Giants Owners Envision State of The Art Ballpark

According to the website of the Australian Baseball League, the new owner of the Adelaide Giants, is aiming for a multi-million-dollar, state of the art ballpark in the Southern Australian city. Construction company Pelligra bought the license of the Adelaide Giants from the Adelaide Football Club, who transformed the Adelaide Bite into the Giants as …

Auckland Tuatara to skip 2021/2022 Season

In a press release, the Auckland Tuatara announced that it will not take part in the 2021/2022 ABL season due to several reasons. The press release started with a statement about meeting the demands of the ABL to participate in the the league again. This after the ABL threatened to revoke the license after the …

Sydney Blue Sox Have New License Holder

After the previous owner, Adam Dobb announced he would not renew his license for the Sydney Blue Sox, the ABL had to look for a new owner. Today it was announced a new owner group was found. The new owner of the Blue Sox will be Sydney-based SCA Sports Pty Ltd, trading as Sports Management …

Canberra Cavalry Struggles To Stay Alive

After two seasons with unforeseen circumstances that hit the club very hard, the Canberra Cavalry is struggling to stay afloat. With the Bushfires of 2019 and the COVID19-riddled 2020 season, the club got into financial troubles. The club is even hit that hard that it was forced into Voluntary Administration at the end of March. …

Peter Moylan named Melbourne Aces Manager

After a career in which he spent parts of ten seasons in the Major Leagues and pitched three seasons for the Melbourne Aces of the Australian Baseball League, Peter Moylan has been appointed manager of the latter club. Moylan broke into the Bigs in 2006, spent a part of the 2007 season with the Braves …

Auckland Tuatara fined but will be back in ABL next year

The Auckland Tuatara likely will be back in next year's ABL. The club has to deal with a fine though for pulling out of the current season. The New Zealand team came close to losing its ABL licence after it withdrawing from the current season at the 11th hour, because of coronavirus and quarantine issues, …

Sydney Blue Sox to play remainder of the season in Lismore

The Sydney Blue Sox were waiting for the location they could resume their season. Today, the New South Wales Deputy Premier announced the location. Lismore, about 450 km North of Sydney (close to Brisbane), will be the town, the Blue Sox will face the Canberra Cavalry coming weekend. The ballpark where the series will take …

Blue Sox to play first game in weeks

In a press release on their website, the Sydney Blue Sox announced they will be able to play a four-game series against the Canberra Cavalry. It will be the Blue Sox' first game since the opening weekend series that was cancelled after two games due to COVID-19. But due to strict border restrictions that require …

Manny claims to be released due to injury

Earlier today, the Sydney Blue Sox announced to have released twelve-time MLB All-Star and two-time World Series Winner, Manny Ramirez without further disclosure of the reason. Now Ramirez is telling the Sydney Morning Herald that he was released due to an obligue injury and that the ongoing medical issue had nothing to do with drugs. …

Sydney Blue Sox release Manny Ramirez

With a lot of fanfare, the Sydney Blue Sox announced the acquisition of former MLB star Manny Ramirez some time ago. But shortly before the ABL season started, the outfielder got injured and wasn't able to play. Besides his injury, Manny was sidelined due to an undisclosed medical issue. Up till today, he hasn't played …

Auckland Tuatara Given Extra Time by ABL to Plead its Case

About a month ago, the Auckland Tuatara opted out of the 2020/2021 season due to the results of the corona virus. Baseball Australia and the Australian Baseball League gave them 28 days to prepare a case of why they should be kept in the ABL. But due to the new outbreak in Sydney, the Tuatara …

Melbourne @ Sydney Series Cancelled

Yesterday you could read here about the 2020/2021 season being a tough ride. Here is another reason why. In a statement, the Sydney Blue Sox announced the series vs the Melbourne Aces (1-1 tie) will be cancelled due to COVID-19: ”The series against Melbourne at Blacktown International Sportspark will not be completed this weekend to …

2020/2021 ABL season will be a tough ride

Yesterday, the 2020/2021 ABL season started with a 12-6 Sydney Blue Sox victory over the Melbourne Aces. The drastically shortened season will be a tough one due to several restrictions the various Australian states implemented due to Covid-19. Today it was announced that the Canberra Cavalry is pulling back from their opening series in Perth. …

Sydney Blue Sox land “Manny being Manny”

It seems that the "Where will Manny Ramirez Play" saga has found an end for now. The Sydney Blue Sox announced it has signed the former MLB star and two-time World Series champion to a deal for the upcoming ABL season. It all started around March of this year when rumors floated around that Ramirez …

Manny being Manny in New Zealand?

The "Where will Manny Ramirez play" saga continues. So far this year, he has been linked to Parma Baseball in Italy and to the CPBL in Taiwan. None of those options panned out and the CPBL appeared nothing but a rumor. But now Manny is linked to the Auckland Tuatara of the Australian Baseball League. …

Brisbane Bandits adopt a new look

The Brisbane Bandits, the team that dominated the Australian Baseball League in four of the past five years, has rebranded. It is not a drastic move but they change their colors. Out with the black, in with the blue. Last Friday, the team presented its new look through various social media accounts and through its …