The Whacking Day blog has a take on a home game by Canberra’s Australian Baseball league entry, the Canberra Cavalry.
I have to say that the new league and local organisers did a superb job at putting on a slicky organised and entertaining event for what is a minnow sport in this country. The new (taxpayer-subsidised) renovated ball park looks spiffy. It’s a great atmosphere for families because of the relaxed atmosphere, plenty of seating and cheap ticket prices. Even the drunks were well-behaved (there was reasonably-priced booze for sale). It had a real community feeling lacking from bigger sporting events.
I’ve been thinking about this, on the one hand I’d prefer cricket, on the other hand Canberra has no cricket to watch.
So in the absence of a national 20-20 league I guess baseball it is for summer sport (that and the Capitals).