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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

ABL presents 2020/2021 layout

The Australian Baseball League presented its layout for the 2020/2021 season. There will be two leagues: An Australian Conference and an International Conference. Besides this a surprise may be in the making.The Australian Conference will contain the following teams: defending champion Melbourne Aces, Sydney Blue Sox, Canberra Cavalry and Perth Heat.The International Conference will contain: …

Two Europeans chosen in ABL team of the year

Players of the Australian Baseball League have voted for the ABL team of the year. This year two players from Europe have been chosen: German native Markus Solbach and Dutch Dwayne Kemp. Solbach, voted as best starting pitcher, played for the Adelaide Bite, posted a 5-3 record and the second lowest ERA in the ABL …

ABL: Perth vs Brisbane Championship Series

Despite quite some investments on players, the Sydney Blue Sox remain the only team in the ABL that hasn't played for the Claxton Shield yet. In the third and decisive game, two disastrous innings were the omen of the upcoming defeat by the Perth Heat (11-6). The Brisbane Bandits didn't have an easy game vs …

ABL: Canberra and Perth force third, decisive game

After having lost game one of the semi-finals, the Perth Heat beat the Sydney Blue Sox 3-1 in game two and the Canberra Cavalry beat the Brisbane Bandits 8-6. Both teams forced a decisive third game in the semis. The game between the Cavalry and the Bandits was one that went back and forth until …

ABL: Semifinals set

Today was the last day of the regular competition in the ABL. Only two games were played. The Perth Heat fell to the Canberra Cavalry 4-5 and the Brisbane Bandits beat Geelong-Korea 4-3. With these results, the following playoff schedule will be effective: The Canberra Cavalry will face the Melbourne Aces in the wild-card game …

ABL: Auckland clinches historic win, another outing for Loek van Mil

The Auckland Tuatara managed to clinch a historic win today as they beat the Melbourne Aces 8-4 in game two of a doubleheader. With this win, the Tuatara managed to win its first series of their inaugural season. Even in the series vs Geelong-Korea, Auckland did not manage to clinch a win as the series …

ABL: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, and Perth clinch playoff berth

In close playoff spot races, it will not come down to the final weekend as all four playoff spots were clinched this weekend by the Blue Sox, the Bandits, the Aces, the Cavalry, and the Heat. After the Blue Sox lost the first game against the Auckland Tuatara 6-0, the club bounced back with close …

ABL: Sydney down to earth after sweep by Canberra

Last week things really seemed to go the Blue Sox way as they had taken a 4.5 game lead over the Brisbane Bandits in the standings. But after this weekend's sweep by the Canberra Cavalry, things have become much more interesting again. In the first game between the two teams, Alessandro Maestri, who was mostly …