Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 7

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 7

Coming off his second straight season overseas in Austria then Australia, Michael Gonzalez (and fellow import teammate) Andrew Schenk make a pit stop in Bali, Indonesia before traveling to their new teams in Europe. Michael then shows us around his new home in Chartres, France.  

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 5

Globetrotters – Season 2, Episode 5

First stop is La Rochelle, France for the French All-Star home run contest where IBC member Alex Carter puts on a show. From there IBC members playing in Germany, Switzerland, and France meet up in Pamplona, Spain for the Running of the Bulls. We then pop over to eastern France to check in on IBC…

Globetrotters Season 2, Episode 2 – France and Austria

Globetrotters Season 2, Episode 2 – France and Austria

It is a snow packed baseball day in Austria with Steven and Ryan before visiting Daniel Catalan in Paris with his new club and his sweet set up at Paris University!

IBC E66: He was told to pursue running instead of baseball. Now this history buff enjoys WWII tours while playing baseball in Europe

IBC E66: He was told to pursue running instead of baseball. Now this history buff enjoys WWII tours while playing baseball in Europe

Josh Wyant grew up playing baseball in North Carolina and was never the standout player but always had a passion for the game and worked hard at getting better. He was a three sport athlete between cross country, baseball and swimming and as college grew closer, he was told his best shot was at running.…

IBC E56: Playing baseball in France in a nutshell. Also, is France a safe place to play in 2016?

IBC E56: Playing baseball in France in a nutshell. Also, is France a safe place to play in 2016?

With all the violence that has taken place in France as of late, I can understand why someone may be hesitant to consider playing baseball there in 2016. However, when considering the alternative of staying and playing in the U.S. (for most of you), is France really any more dangerous? The U.S. by far dominates international…

IBC E54: Two imports with unique paths unite for a dominant season in France

IBC E54: Two imports with unique paths unite for a dominant season in France

Born in Annemasse, France, Owen Ozanich at a young age moved to the U.S. where he grew up in South Burlington, Vermont. Like many boys his age growing up in the U.S., he fell in love with the game of baseball. He found success early on as a little leaguer as the winning pitcher of the…

IBC E40: From undersized and underrated to travelling the world. How one former NCAA III player built a successful career overseas.

IBC E40: From undersized and underrated to travelling the world. How one former NCAA III player built a successful career overseas.

At 5’9″,  Fredonia State University alum Rob Herrmann took to professional development leagues post college to chase his dream of being a professional baseball player. Being a small guy from a small market, Herrmann had no looks but wasn’t willing to give up on professional baseball just yet. After some hard work and perseverance, he got…

IBC E39: How one man gets paid to study and coach baseball in Paris

IBC E39: How one man gets paid to study and coach baseball in Paris

34 year-old Kieran Mattison spent nine years playing baseball professionally in the U.S. reaching as high as AAA within the Cleveland Indians organization. The big 6′ 205 lb righty amassed an ERA of 4.12 over the course of his tenure in professional baseball which also saw stints with the Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers and in…

IBC E25: From not drafted to three of Europe’s top leagues in three years

IBC E25: From not drafted to three of Europe’s top leagues in three years

In this second interview, Chris provides listeners and aspiring European baseball professionals with great info on: 1)   History of going from non-drafted to playing in three of Europe’s top leagues. 2)   Detail on the Dutch Major League. Weekly schedule, top clubs, opportunities. 3)   The subtle differences between European baseball and baseball in the US. 4)  …

IBC Podcast Episode 5: An Interview with Owen Ozanich; Aussie Ball, WBC, Eurocup

IBC Podcast Episode 5: An Interview with Owen Ozanich; Aussie Ball, WBC, Eurocup

Owen’s  Background Born in France  before moving to Burlington, Vermont. As a little leaguer he was the winning pitcher of New England state championship game that was televised on ESPN2. In high school he lead the South Burlington Rebels to a 20-0 record and the Vermont State Championship. Fall of 2007 he made the University of…

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