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Canberra has been invited to join Major League Baseball

By dr phil - 20 August 2009 8

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

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

5 teams from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth are confirmed to join the Australian Baseball League.

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

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.

See more at www.letsdoitcanberra.com.au 
 

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Canberra has been invited to join Major League Baseball
vg 10:38 pm 20 Aug 09

I’ve looked at the website but still can’t see these ‘hurdles’ they have to clear.

If Canberra is competing against itself is it not a done deal?

Too many sports trying to be ‘big’ in what is a small market. This unfortunately won’t go far as a ‘national league’ concept

qedbynature 9:07 pm 20 Aug 09

Well the Cannons won 3 championships I think, the Bushrangers lasted about three seasons and the league collapsed pretty soon after that, as the NBL looks like doing anytime soon. Pro sport is a really expensive business and who really wants more american culture forced upon us?

djk 4:34 pm 20 Aug 09

peterh said :

it was. but they went the same way as the cannons. what is to stop the same thing happening again?

perhaps as those that are partial to american sports no longer have the Cannons, they will follow the new Bushrangers?

having been to a few MLB (American) games, i would love to see a similar sort of thing in Canberra, as the atmosphere is amazing. but unfortunately i dont see it happening, especially in as fickle a market as Canberra.

peterh 4:06 pm 20 Aug 09

twojays said :

I admire their optimism that this will actually work this time. We’ve tried this once before in my lifetime… and I’ve still got my souvenir ball from the last attempt – from memory it was the Bushrangers?

it was. but they went the same way as the cannons. what is to stop the same thing happening again?

twojays 11:56 am 20 Aug 09

I admire their optimism that this will actually work this time. We’ve tried this once before in my lifetime… and I’ve still got my souvenir ball from the last attempt – from memory it was the Bushrangers?

Pseudo Nym 11:51 am 20 Aug 09

Taking all bets on how long before this goes the way of the NBL.

caf 11:37 am 20 Aug 09

I saw a match last time Canberra had a time (I think the Bushrangers?) – it was a pretty fun evening.

Pommy bastard 10:47 am 20 Aug 09

“one of the world’s most prestigious and influential sporting organisations,”

prestigious

–adjective
1. indicative of or conferring prestige: the most prestigious address in town.
2. having a high reputation; honored; esteemed: a prestigious author.

influential

–adjective
1. having or exerting influence, esp. great influence: three influential educators.
–noun
2. a person who exerts or can exert strong influence

This is A-u-s-t-r-a-l-i-a, you are thinking of the U-S-A, where this sport may be “prestigious and influential”.

And who gives a flying fart at the moon whether this sports organisation is “prestigious and influential”? What a strange way of promoting it.

I think you’ll find that the associations of Cricket, Rugby (both codes), AFL, Soccer, netball, Basketball, Lizard Racing and all the way down to the Australian Gurning Association and Ferret Legging, are more “prestigious and influential” in these parts.

And long may they remain so….

Best of luck anyway.

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