Baseball’s Back? It Has Never Been Away!!

Since last Thursday, the 2023 MLB season is on its way. With a lot of fanfare, MLB and the American media shouted that baseball was back. But is that really the case? Not if you'd ask me. After the final out of the World Series, many fans go into hibernation because baseball is over. But …

Australian Baseball League Cancels 2021/2022 Season

Since the ABL is still facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the league has decided to cancel the 2021/2022 season and focus on 2022/2023. According to chief of Baseball Australia, Glenn Williams, it was a very hard decision, but it was made with the league's future and sustainability in mind. “There is still too …

Sydney Blue Sox and Cleburne Railroaders Team up

Through its website, the Sydney Blue Sox announced a cooperation with the Cleburne RailRoaders of the Independent American Association. For now the cooperation may be a bit different as you might expect. Nothing is said about the exchange of players. Perhaps that is a Pie in the Sky. For now the cooperation is more about …

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 …

Ballparks Around the World: Blacktown Stadium, Sydney

In this episode of "Ballparks Around the World, " we pay attention to the home of the Sydney Blue Sox: Blacktown Stadium. Blacktown Stadium opened its doors in 1999. In fact Blacktown is a big sports facility with several baseball and softball diamonds, two cricket grounds and a football field. The sports facility is located …

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 …

Australian Baseball League: Cooperation with American Association and More Postponements

The other day, the Australian Baseball League announced a cooperation with the independent American Association. Also some postponements of games were announced as corona rules got more strict. Three games between the Canberra Cavalry and the Sydney BlueSox at Sydney's Blacktown International Sportspark, scheduled for January 1-3, have been postponed due to ongoing restrictions on …

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 …

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