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Inside Down Under D2 – Australian Baseball is Booming

  Australian Baseball Opportunities in the Capital Territory Since the launch of this website, I have been in contact with a number of pro players who have played and coached baseball in Australia and the message I keep getting is clear ….. they want guys who can coach, they don’t pay much up front, but…

4 tips for first year international baseball players

First year of your international baseball career? Not sure if you made the right choice? Want to make the most of this opportunity? If any of these questions popped in your head lately, this is the post for you. I have compiled a list of 4 detailed tips to keep you on track and focused…

IBC E6: Inside Western Australian Baseball with Owen Reid of the Perth Heat

The International Baseball Community Podcast Episode 6, an iTunes broadcast. This podcast episode is an interview with Owen Reid, an international baseball player who has made stops in Austria, New Zealand, and Australia since 2009. Owen has held jobs as a player and most recently in management with Australia’s most successful professional baseball club, the…

Not signed yet? Why not try a walk-on invite?

Not signed yet?  Frustrated because you know if a European club would give you the chance you would be a valuable asset? This post is for unsigned players and coaches who are willing to go the extra mile to get noticed. As the 2013 season approaches, many players and coaches that used my site as…

Watch Out For Scams!!

I want you to be on continual alert for someone who claims to be the president of some rugby club who is now looking to start a baseball club and is offering you a ridiculous amount of money. The story seems to change but the theme is consistent, he tries to get you to WIRE…

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…

IBC Episode 4: Interview with former USC Trojan and 2012 French Champion Chris Mezger

Interview with Chris Mezger, former USC Trojan, Best Pitcher of the 2012 French Final Series, Eurocup Final Four pitcher. It was my pleasure to interview Chris, a humble big man standing at 6’10” (2.09 m), former USC Trojan and soon to be veteran of not only European baseball, but of some of the top baseball…

IBC Podcast Episode 03: Interview with Rainer Krankl, President of the Attnang Athletics Baseball Club

  An Interview with Rainer Krankl, President of one of the more successful European baseball clubs Rainer Krankl has been with the Attnang Athletics since 1993 and took over the role as president in 2004. Immediately after Rainer took over as president the organization began to grow rapidly. The Athletics went from a mediocre organization with…

15 TIPS for Teams Seeking an Import Baseball Player

15 TIPS for Teams Seeking an Import Baseball Player This article is written primarily for baseball teams that are relatively new to the importing process and have not had a lot of experience or luck in bringing over quality baseball players. Finding talent isn’t the challenge, the challenge is finding talent that has the personality…

Bachelors Degree or Higher = Opportunity to Play & Work in Austria

Opportunities for Baseball Players with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Opportunity 1 A concept that has been brewing around in my mind for some years now I finally have decided to try and make it a reality. Every year the baseball club I play for in Austria brings over one or two imports and every…

IBC Podcast Episode 02: Interview with Pro Baseball Player Kris Edwards

Interview with European pro baseball player Kris Edwards In this episode I interview pro baseball player Kris Edwards, the 2012 import pitcher for the Attnang Athletic of Austria. Kris made the most of his European pro debut with the Athletics as he used the opportunity to travel Europe and play the game he loves. Kris’…

FAQ

FAQ – Frequently asked questions   WHY DIDN’T I RECEIVE AN ACTIVATION EMAIL? Check your spam folder.   WHY CAN’T I  LOGIN? Chances are you chose a username with two+ words.  Therefore when you log in you need to use a hyphen. Example: “The Big Hurt”  should log in with; “The-Big-Hurt”.   HOW DO I…

New? Start Here – The International Baseball Community

How do I edit the profile? 1) Go to top right corner where its says “howdy, your name” (after logging in). This is the navigation menu. 2) Edit your profile using the appropriate form (player, coach, club, fan). 3) Join a group by position. Go to the main menu – “unverified imports” – select your primary position – click…

Europe’s Top 10 Baseball Stadiums

Baseball stadiums in Europe are a hard thing to come by. In four of my eight  years playing baseball in Europe, I have been one of the lucky ones to play at a great, modern stadium in the small town of Attnang Puchheim, Austria. However most European clubs do not have that privilege and strive to…

5 tips for taking your baseball career overseas

These are 5 of my best tips on how to take your baseball career overseas, all of which formed and moulded  through my many interactions with international baseball professionals that have experienced baseball overseas.  I don’t claim to be an expert but I have been on both sides of this fence and have witnessed the…

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