Saturday, April 12, 2008

Israel invades Germany for (baseball) diamonds!

A trio of standout players from the dead-in-the-water Israel Baseball League face off on Opening Day tomorrow, a long way from the Holyland— the Fatherland!

Seth Binder, shortstop for the Petach Tikva Pioneers will go to bat for the Gauting Indians, against the Munchen-Haar Disciples, led by infielder Nate Fish of the Tel Aviv Lightning and Modi’in Miracle outfielder Adalberto Paulino (l to r, above) in Germany’s Baseball Bundesliga.

Seth is keeping in contact with his proud dad Robert back in the States, and dad is keeping us informed on his Robert’s Rants & Binder’s Blurbs, which also features his musings on the unfortunate Israel Baseball League.

Seth tells Dad, “Everything is okay.

“...area is beautiful, beer is delivered to your door like they used to deliver milk back in the States... It’s nice!"

Mr. Binder, keep us posted!

And a tip of the Tabloid Baby hat to our fan and unofficial cub reporter, 0007 Snooper in Haifa, who first tipped us to the long road to Germany.

1 comment:

Pooper Scooper said...

Hey - It doesn't just happen in Israel:

March 29, 2008 - (Macon, GA) The South Coast League of Professional Baseball announced today that on April 1st, the league will be suspending business operations and postpone the 2008 season indefinitely.

The league made its Inaugural Season debut in 2007 to six markets located in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Most recent plans called for the replacement of one team by a new addition to the league out of Jackson, Mississippi.

Recent developments within the company as well as lengthy discussions with the entire ownership group led to the decision that was handed down to league officials and the markets currently home to the league’s teams.

Like many businesses caught in the economic downturn, the South Coast League has not been able to close on a sufficient amount of debt and equity financing to ensure a successful 2008 season.

The league owners have indicated that they will continue to plan for a possible restart in 2009, possibly under new ownership.

The South Coast League wants to thank the many fans, sponsors, and local leaders who made the 2007 season possible