Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 9

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 9

Former imports of the MacArthur Orioles (Sydney) Jimmy Jensen, Max MacNabb and Caleb Fenimore are back in Australia for another season of baseball but this time with separate clubs. In this episode Jimmy and Max return to Sydney to visit their former club and Caleb who was back for his second year. The trio plus friends take…

This Couple Travels the Globe Together Playing the Game They Love

This Couple Travels the Globe Together Playing the Game They Love

This past holiday season, while the majority of us locked ourselves inside to stay away from the cold as we dreamt of the baseball (or softball) season still months away, couple Tyler Krobetzky and Chelsea Cohen flew to New Zealand for Christmas before flying to Tasmania for New Years Eve. To the majority of us…

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 3

Globetrotters – Season 1, Episode 3

In this episode we visit four imports players who are playing for the same club in the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia  

IBC E58: A decade of baseball overseas: From fired in Europe, to baseball in the middle east to a career with MLB (part 1)

IBC E58: A decade of baseball overseas: From fired in Europe, to baseball in the middle east to a career with MLB (part 1)

Listen to the interview now and/or read the shorter version below. Justin “Boomer” Prinstein has been involved in baseball overseas since he first came to Europe in 2006 as an import pitcher. The former George Washington University pitcher spent his junior and senior years in the shadows of some of his more sought after teammates. In fact, half…

Travel the world using baseball as your ticket

Travel the world using baseball as your ticket

Most professional baseball players and coaches who think of pro baseball overseas, think of the NPB in Japan or perhaps the ABL in Australia, especially with all the coverage they are now getting. However, did you know that you can get paid to play or coach baseball overseas in the following countries as well? Australia…

IBC E51: Skydiving in the Austrian Alps, Running of the Bulls in Spain, Diving with Great White Sharks in Australia….. and oh ya… pro baseball

IBC E51: Skydiving in the Austrian Alps, Running of the Bulls in Spain, Diving with Great White Sharks in Australia….. and oh ya… pro baseball

Growing up in Southern California, Clayton Carson had the regular baseball dreams and aspirations that any young kid would have. Coming from a good baseball family and community, he had the opportunity to make the most out of the game of baseball. In college he jumped around from a few different colleges before settling in with…

“Small Town America Or The World”: How Not Being Drafted Led Two Players On A More Than Memorable Journey

“Small Town America Or The World”: How Not Being Drafted Led Two Players On A More Than Memorable Journey

EACH year, early June can be a roller coaster of emotions for college and high school baseball players from around the country. With only 40 rounds in the MLB draft (not counting compensation rounds), hundreds of prospects from across the country go undrafted each year. For college seniors, not being drafted could mean the end of…

IBC E33: Western Australian State baseball, an imports dream!

IBC E33: Western Australian State baseball, an imports dream!

Kevin Bosson spent the winter of 2013-2014 in Perth Australia with the South Perth Cubs living the dream and playing against the likes of IBC podcast episode 27 guest Jon Rodriguez and the Rockingham Rams. Interested in playing baseball overseas? Get started now!  Right off the bat Kevin reaffirms what Jon said in episode 27, that the…

IBC E31: Playing baseball in New South Wales, Australia with PCBL president, Luis Almenara

IBC E31: Playing baseball in New South Wales, Australia with PCBL president, Luis Almenara

The Pacific Coast Baseball League  (PCBL) in New South Wales Australia is not the top level of baseball on the continent (in fact considered third division), however it presents plenty of opportunity for those who have yet to find a home for the winter. PCBL league president Luis Almenara shares in detail what opportunities exist for…

IBC E20: Following your baseball passion & Aussie baseball hotbeds

IBC E20: Following your baseball passion & Aussie baseball hotbeds

In Episode number 20 I interview Drew Samuelson, the Australian Baseball Federation’s Player & Coach Development Coordinator as well as the Performance Manager of Southern Australian baseball. Drew takes us through his story of how he dropped his promising 9-5 career to follow his passion, a career in baseball. After some short stints within baseball in the Northwest,…

5 beefy tips for taking your baseball career overseas

5 beefy 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 over the course of 2013 through my many interactions with international baseball professionals that have experienced or were currently experiencing international baseball.  I don’t claim to be an expert but I have been on…

IBC E 17: Exponential growth in baseball New Zealand with CEO Ryan Flynn

IBC E 17: Exponential growth in baseball New Zealand with CEO Ryan Flynn

Baseball is the fastest growing sport in New Zealand as numbers have risen from 800 to 6000 in the past three years.  Also, the level of play on the national level is rapidly increasing as New Zealand climbed in the world rankings in the past year from unranked to 28th. CEO of Baseball New Zealand,…

Graduating soon? Haven’t been drafted? Here is an international baseball plan of action for you!

Graduating soon? Haven’t been drafted? Here is an international baseball plan of action for you!

Graduating soon? Wanting to continue your baseball career but have not been drafted? You know you have a lot to offer and are ready to take control of your baseball destiny? Here is an international baseball plan of action for you to follow: STEP 1: Create your detailed free professional profile on my website now…

IBC Podcast E16: German Bundesliga Baseball with Rob Herrmann of the Paderborn Untouchables

IBC Podcast E16: German Bundesliga Baseball with Rob Herrmann of the Paderborn Untouchables

The German Bundesliga Baseball 1 is regarded as the next highest level of European baseball below the big two, Italy and the Netherlands. Rob Herrmann spent 2013 playing for one of the frontrunners in recent years, the Paderborn Untouchables.            Rob’s story is an inspirational one as he made his way…

IBC E15: Perth Heat GM Lachlan Dale on Aussie Opportunities On and Off the Field

IBC E15: Perth Heat GM Lachlan Dale on Aussie Opportunities On and Off the Field

I am super stoked about this interview with Perth Heat GM Lachlan Dale as we dive into taking a professional baseball career on and off the field to Australia and using it as a fast track to pro ball in the States. We discuss how many roster spots are typically filled within the Australian Baseball…

IBC Episode 14: Baseball in Sweden and Australia from Two Perspectives

IBC Episode 14: Baseball in Sweden and Australia from Two Perspectives

In IBC podcast episode 14, I interview international baseball coach Trevor Rooper and player Scotty Mulhearn. Trevor has coached in Holland, Austria, Sweden , Brisbane (Australia) and now has signed on with a club in Sydney Australia for the 2013-2014 winter. In 2011, Trevor led the Attnang Athletics of Austria to an all time record…

10 Most Active Importing European Baseball Leagues and Details

10 Most Active Importing European Baseball Leagues and Details

Once you subscribe below to my newsletter, a PDF download with the following info will be emailed to you: The 10 most active importing European baseball leagues. The top teams within those leagues. How much they pay. The level of ball comparison The typical import background, The number of potential importing jobs available league to league.…

IBC Podcast E11: Using coaching experience as your international baseball ticket

IBC Podcast E11: Using coaching experience as your international baseball ticket

This episode switches things up a bit by focusing on what is probably the most valuable tip for  baseball players looking to take their game overseas: use your coaching experience as your ticket or gain coaching experience if you don’t have any. Owen and I discuss the coaching opportunities that are present in Europe and…

IBC Podcast E9: Brisbane Baseball with International Baseballer Jeff Tezak

IBC Podcast E9: Brisbane Baseball with International Baseballer Jeff Tezak

Podcast episode #9 continues to focus on the various baseball hotbeds in Australia, this time with Brisbane, one of the largest baseball regions in the country. Jeff Tezak spent two years in Austria playing for the Vienna Metrostars and has since taken his game to Brisbane for the past couple of years to play with…

IBC E8: 4 countries and baseball year-round with Dennis Kelly

IBC E8: 4 countries and baseball year-round with Dennis Kelly

In this Episode Dennis Kelly takes us through his experiences playing baseball in Sweden (Karlskoga Bats), France (Montpellier Barracudas), Australia (Sandringham Royals) and Germany (Mannheim Tornados). If you are lacking in motivation to play baseball overseas, listen to Dennis tell his story which took him from the beaches of Australia  to the beaches off the coast of France…

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