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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Aussie baseballers Ryan Dale and Josh Guyer off to Major League

Right after a mega-blast at The Spotted Cow with the “Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys” or somebody!

Sixteen-year-old hitter Dale from Melbourne has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Royals, while 18-year-old NSW pitcher Guyer has signed on with the Minnesota Twins.

Dale has been training at the Major League Baseball Academy (MLBAAP) on the Gold Coast for the past six weeks, where his impressive in-field tact cemented him as a serious third base prospect for the Royals.

The son of Melbourne Aces’ Manager and Australian baseball great Phil Dale, Ryan is now following in the footsteps of his father, who was the first Australian to win a baseball scholarship in the US.

Power-hitter Dale is looking forward to turning out for Melbourne in the upcoming ABL season and has his sights set on a future in the Australian team.

“I’m proud of myself and so is my family. This is a thank you to them for getting me to all the games and trainings everyday,” said Dale.

“I’d like to make the Australian senior team and one day play at the World Baseball Classic and World Cups, putting on the green and gold at that level would be another big achievement for me.”

Repoz Posted: July 31, 2012 at 10:30 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Swedish Chef Posted: July 31, 2012 at 10:41 AM (#4196895)
My first thought: How can a pitcher be not safe for work?
My second thought: Oh god, the internet has damaged my brain... but at least I have enough self-control to not go on a tirade about minor leagues not being major leagues.
   2. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: July 31, 2012 at 10:44 AM (#4196899)
Not criticizing, but why link these signings?
   3. Swedish Chef Posted: July 31, 2012 at 11:00 AM (#4196920)
Not criticizing, but why link these signings?

Because we wouldn't want to make the BBTF Australian contingent angry, they have a scary arsenal of swearwords.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 31, 2012 at 11:10 AM (#4196934)
Dale is a pretty good signing. He had 6 gabblegoos and 12 billybandies for the Perth Cumberloos last year.
   5. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 31, 2012 at 11:12 AM (#4196941)
Anyone know why all the Australian teams play in green? Is there some historical context for that?
   6. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: July 31, 2012 at 11:29 AM (#4196964)
...where his impressive in-field tact cemented him as a serious third base prospect.


Wouldn't this make him a better head coach or GM prospect?
   7. The District Attorney Posted: July 31, 2012 at 11:55 AM (#4197001)
Dale is a pretty good signing. He had 6 gabblegoos and 12 billybandies for the Perth Cumberloos last year.
That's an odd name. I'd have called them the Perth Chazzwazzers.
   8. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: July 31, 2012 at 12:03 PM (#4197010)
The hard-throwing pitcher is set to join the Minnesota Twins next April for Spring Training.


He should try to get to Spring Training before April. Of course, that's not Spring in Australia anyway.
   9. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: July 31, 2012 at 12:04 PM (#4197014)
My first thought: How can a pitcher be not safe for work?

Did I miss something here?

My second thought: Oh god, the internet has damaged my brain... but at least I have enough self-control to not go on a tirade about minor leagues not being major leagues.

Jokes about the Royals not being Major League are still fair game, though.
   10. Swedish Chef Posted: July 31, 2012 at 01:00 PM (#4197118)
Did I miss something here?

while 18-year-old NSW pitcher Guyer has signed on with the Minnesota Twins.


   11. MM1f Posted: July 31, 2012 at 01:46 PM (#4197195)
Sixteen-year-old hitter Dale from Melbourne has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Royals, while 18-year-old NSW pitcher Guyer has signed on with the Minnesota Twins.

Dale has been training at the Major League Baseball Academy (MLBAAP) on the Gold Coast for the past six weeks, where his impressive in-field tact cemented him as a serious third base prospect for the Royals.


This sounds like a line from one of those early 1900s articles that are posted each day.

Also, I didn't know MLB had an official Australian academy.
   12. Natty Fan Posted: July 31, 2012 at 03:13 PM (#4197313)
   13. Walt Davis Posted: July 31, 2012 at 05:34 PM (#4197523)
Green and gold are the Australian sports teams colours, although usually more gold than green.

Saw a couple teams out playing this last weekend. It's winter here. Baseball in winter. Cool.

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