Skip to content Skip to main navigation


Excellence in Public Sector consulting

Senators get behind “Let’s do it Canberra” baseball bid

By letsdoitcanberra 11 September 2009 26

Senators Kate Lundy and Gary Humphries have pledged their support for the “Let’s do it Canberra” bid to join the inaugural season of the Australian Baseball League (ABL), beginning November 2010.

As part of the bid, “Let’s do it Canberra” must obtain 5,000, $20 pledges of support from the Canberra community in addition to raising $100,000 per annum in sponsorship over three years.

Senator Lundy said she was delighted to pledge her $20 in support of the “Let’s do it Canberra” bid and urges all Canberrans to do the same.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to see Canberra compete on the national stage,” Senator Lundy said, adding,

“Having Major League Baseball backing will give the league real credibility world-wide and help raise Canberra’s profile on an international level.”

Senator Humphries said that having a team in the ABL would give Canberra the opportunity to see its best local players in action.

“Canberra has produced many elite baseball players and it would be fantastic to see them represent their home town at a national level,” Humphries said.

“I urge all Canberrans to join with Kate and I and get behind the bid; this is a great opportunity for our local community to showcase ourselves on a national stage.”

ACT Baseball President Theo Vassalakis said gaining support from Senators Lundy and Humphries shows the significance of the opportunity that lies on Canberra’s doorstep.

“For Canberra to compete in the Australian Baseball League will be a dream come true for so many of our younger players,” Vassalakis said.

“We should not deny our current juniors and future generations the opportunity to represent their home town at the highest level possible.

“We can’t rely on the baseball community alone, for us to be successful we need the entire community get behind the ‘Let’s do it Canberra’ bid,” Theo concluded.

What’s Your opinion?

Please login to post your comments, or connect with
26 Responses to
Senators get behind “Let’s do it Canberra” baseball bid
Showing only Website comments
Newest to Oldest
Oldest to Newst
Fisho 9:47 pm 13 Sep 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Give up. You lost three posts ago.

Claiming victory on the internet is just another form of losing. I win.

Nambucco Deliria 7:29 pm 13 Sep 09

You hit thye nail on the head there, PB. I said something very impolite about Woody, but they wouldn’t post it for some reason. Seems you’re allowed to slate the British, but the British aren’t allowed to defend themselves.

dvaey 6:12 pm 13 Sep 09

Special G said :

Baseball is about as interesting as watching paint dry and takes about the same amount of time. No money for you Kate.

It seems almost like American football, where they seem to spend 60% of the game strutting around the field trying to figure out where theyre meant to be, while having brief (5-10 second) running efforts. How can they take such an active sport in other parts of the world and turn it into such a slow moving game, almost as methodical as cricket. For comparison, compare how long the superbowl lasts, to how long an AFL/NRL grand final lasts.

astrojax 5:55 pm 13 Sep 09

i just want a comma. ‘it canberra’ isn’t a well-formed phrase, so hard ‘to do. how hard is a comma? ya want a whole community to support it (as previously pointed out, have buckleys) and do it with appalling grammar? nice.

Pommy bastard 3:51 pm 13 Sep 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Still waiting for you to provide evidence to support your claim that baseball is played more in Australia than the UK, .

In 2003, within Australia there was roughly 57,000 Australians playing baseball in around 5000 teams.

Today, there are more than 40 baseball teams and 875 adult players, ranging geographically from Croydon to Liverpool, Southampton to Edinburgh.

Pommy bastard 3:36 pm 13 Sep 09

I have no problem with anyone pointing out that baseball is played in Britain today, I even went as far as pointing out there is even a British version of it. You really should try to debate what people post, not what the mouse in your pocket tells you they have posted, otherwise you’ll come across as, frankly barking (that’s if people are being polite, otherwise they may call you the “L” word.)

You see, making up things that you think other people believe, make you look a little…how can I put this… less than honest.

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

YOU perceive it as an American sport, and seem to think that nobody outside of America would want to support it.

How did I seem to think this? And what are next weeks Ozlotto numbers, if you have your psychic powers switched on.

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Haven’t they read your bestselling memoirs?

I hope they have, otherwise they wouldn’t be best sellers, would they?

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Still waiting for you to provide evidence to support your claim that baseball is played more in Australia than the UK, and that the baseball played in the UK by those in the national league is different to that played in the US. I won’t hold my breath.

Now you’ve got me there! I concede defeat on this, as I cannot read the invisible writing, (which I must have posted in my sleep,) claiming this.

Can you point out to us where I did? Or is this just something else which the mouse in your pocket tells you that I believe?

I say old chum, you’ve rather a lot of proof to provide in order to ensure your veracity here, chin chin.

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Copyright © 2018 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. | | |

Search across the site