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Canberra bids to join Major League Baseball backed Australian Baseball League

By letsdoitcanberra - 9 September 2009 6

Canberra has been invited to join Major League Baseball through an offer to participate in the Australian Baseball League in 2010.

But in order to take up this incredible opportunity to join one of the world’s most prestigious and influential sporting organisations, Canberra’s baseball community needs to clear a few hurdles.

Major League Baseball, along with its partner the Australian Baseball Federation, will begin the Australian Baseball League (ABL) in 2010.

A 30 game season will run over the summer months from November until February.

The ABL will be a part of the Major League Baseball’s global structure and categorised at the AA level.

5 teams from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth are confirmed. 

Canberra is the only city being invited to bid for the 6th spot. We are competing against ourselves.

The criteria for us to satisfy in order to be considered is –

·         Sponsorship pledges of $100,000 per annum for three years.

·         Secure support from the ACT Government to upgrade Narrabundah Baseball Park to AA standard.

·        Achieve 5,000, $20 membership pledges.

We must meet this criteria by the end of September 2009 in order for Major League Baseball in New York to make a decision about our participation by October 2009.

For more information on the “Let’s do it Canberra” bid and to pledge your support, go to www.letsdoitcanberra.com.au

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6 Responses to
Canberra bids to join Major League Baseball backed Australian Baseball League
Joshua 4:03 pm 11 Sep 09

Well I’ve “been invited” to apply for my long lost relative’s estate in Nigeria by a Barrister Olumbu. All I need to do is foward some legal fees (let’s call it membership fees) to Barrister Olumbu, and then I will get all the benefits of this great opportunity.

Anyone feel like contributing to the legal fees with me?

dr phil 4:46 pm 10 Sep 09

Rebos said :

The organisers should chat to Ivan Slavich and get some ideas!

Is this a plug or what? why not just say TransACT or ActewAGL may be able to help.

Nambucco Deliria 3:58 pm 10 Sep 09

Is that the same Iavn Slavich who’s behind the stalled Canberra A-League bid?

Rebos 10:02 am 10 Sep 09

The organisers should chat to Ivan Slavich and get some ideas!

Nambucco Deliria 8:55 am 10 Sep 09

In what way is the Major League ‘one of the world’s most preestigious and influential sporting organisations’?

BerraBoy68 6:59 pm 09 Sep 09

Excellent! I’ll pledge $20!

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