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

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 a…

15 TIPS for Teams Seeking an Import Baseball Player

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…

European Opportunity to Play in the Summer and Work in the Winter

European Opportunity to Play in the Summer and Work in the Winter

Opportunities for Baseball Players with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 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 year the…

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

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’…

IBC Podcast E01: Interview Belgium and Austrian import Nick Pardikes

IBC Podcast E01: Interview Belgium and Austrian import Nick Pardikes

Interview with Nick Pardikes – Former Import in Belgium and Austria (two years each)   Nick’s Background Hometown: Aurora, Colorado Baseball: Outfielder for New Mexico State University – D1   In this podcast (scroll to bottom for podcast) How Nick went about finding a professional job in Europe playing baseball. The differences in the level of play…

International Baseball Social Network Launched

International Baseball Social Network Launched

Baseball players and coaches interested in playing baseball while traveling the world now have the ultimate resource available to do so without spending a dime and without spending hours scouring the internet posting on message boards and emailing teams. At www.internationalbaseballcommunity.com, players, coaches and teams from around the world can network with eachother by creating…

A Window into Pro Baseball in Europe

A Window into Pro Baseball in Europe

My European Pro Baseball Guide For those of you who are without agents, who are at the end of their college career or whose days in the minors has reached a dead-end, there are many opportunities for you out there to continue to play the game you love while also getting paid to see some…

Retire or not to retire, that is the question.

At 38 many would say I am over the hill and should hang them up. And at the end of every season I somehow convince myself that that is what I need to do. I need to do other things, like fishing or golfing or mountain climbing. So here I sit once again during the…

Create a free profile using the International Baseball Community website

Create a free profile using the International Baseball Community website

For those of you unfamiliar with The International Baseball Community website, it is a free social network that you can take advantage of to create a profile and network with teams from around the world. Just launched in December 2012, it will be heavily marketed to teams in Europe in early 2013 and expanded out from…

It’s not about the number of hours you put in, it’s about what you put in those hours.