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It’s been a while…

Sorry for the delay in posts, but it’s been a hectic time.  Last time I wrote I had just got back from Adelaide, South Australia.  Well the team won there, so they went to Melbourne the next series and myself, Matt and Ashley were off with them.  This time instead of an impromptu road 14-hour road trip we flew down there.

Melbourne is in the state of Victoria and is about a 10 hour drive from Sydney but only an hour 15 in a plane.  The series was from Wednesday – Sunday and we got there Wednesday morning.  We helped out at the ballpark:

Melbourne Showgrounds

Which has some interesting dimensions of just 260 feet down the right field line.  It leads the league by far with number of homeruns hit in the season.  I’m guestimating here but there were over 60 hit here but only 11 hit at Blue Sox Stadium in Sydney during the season.  So yes, to say it’s a hitter’s park would be putting it lightly.

We were down in Melbourne to help out the Aces staff in any capacity, so I helped out in the ticket booth all 4 days, Ashley helped with the gate and some VIP areas and Matt helped with the video streaming and some grounds crew.  The Blue Sox won Wednesday and Friday and Melbourne won Thursday, so headed in to the final day the Blue Sox were up 2-1 and needed just one game on the last day.  However after some torrential downpours and a two-hour delay in game 4, the Blue Sox were beaten badly 27-9 in games 4 and 5 combined and lost the series.  It was a tough way to end the season, but all in all it was a good trip.

We hit up the casino with some friends Friday night, did some promotional marketing around the city all day Saturday, and watched the Superbowl on Monday morning in the Casino before we got our flight back home.  Our GM was down there with us too, and we were all very productive and hopefully helpful with the Melbourne staff.  It helps when we all get along, and it seriously wouldn’t have been the same without them.

It was just a great season and going on the road with the team for those last two trips was just fantastic.  We were all looking forward to going to Perth for the Championship series, but unfortunately we fell one game short.  Instead Melbourne went to Perth for the Championship series this past weekend and put up a great fight but the Perth Heat won 2-games-to-1 and won the championship for the second year in a row.  Games 2 and 3 each went to 13-innings each and there was some dominant pitching showed.  Such a great show for Australian baseball as the games were telecast on Fox Sports in Australia and on the MLB Network in the states.  I am proud to say I work in the Australian Baseball League.

 

 

 

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  1. Katie Spillane
    February 14, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Yes! My dad texted me that the game was on the MLB network. He said he didn’t see you though 😦

    • February 15, 2012 at 12:14 am

      Yea, never made it to Perth, still trying though

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