International baseball booming


Wow what a year (so far) for international sportsturf biz. So much going on for baseball around the world. Planning for the WBC and other events! It’s great to see the game growing on so many fronts.

Crazy week in taiwan and Japan dodging two typhoons. No big damage but a lot of rain.
We will be playing the WBCQ in new Taipei city ballpark in november. Nice stadium. Needs a little field work but in a cozy location. This weekend was another dragon festival in Kaohsiung. What a fun sport.

In early June went to Toronto to talk about 2015 Games development planning before heading over to Australia/ Auckland to see the ABL sites and other locations for possible games. The fall is going to be crazy again with field works going on in Panama, mexico, Regensburg and taiwan …plus a couple of clinics here and there. It’s great to know I have a great group of seasoned international traveling groundskeepers that can make these projects happen.

So if I have this right, I believe i set a new personal record for actual miles flown in a 30 day period a bit over 100k.

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.In mid May I was in Europe checking up on the World Baseball Classic Qualifier site in Regensburg, then onto several other European cities including Athens and Amsterdam. Then to Mexico to see the status of the ballpark they are building in Hermosillo. Chad’s doing a great job on that facility and as i have said before this ballpark will be used for the 2013 Caribbean world series. After Hermosillo , stopped by San Juan to work with the guys on a new potential site for the PR baseball academy.

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