Sunday, November 18, 2012

Diamond Blacks are doing well.

For the sports mad among us……
You’ll be pleased to know that the New Zealand Diamond Blacks beat the Philippines, 10-6, last night,in the World Baseball Classic qualifier tournament being held in Taipei . This after they beat Thailand, 12-2 the previous night.
This means they now face Chinese Taipei for a place in the World Baseball Classic next March.
This is the first outing for our newest rep team, so congratulations to the players and to the management who’ve managed to pull a great team together in such a short time.
The game against Chinese Taipei will probably be shown live on Sky Sport channel 33 and may be an interesting spectacle for those who haven’t seen top level baseball before.

I reckon baseball has a great future in this country and it won't be too long before it is the premier diamond sport. This is not to say that softball will disappear but rather, after the softball world champs held here in Auckland next year, (go the Black Sox), it will become more the main diamond sport for women, and more of  a  business house and social game as it is in the US and Canada.

Go the D Blacks.

(photo borrowed from Baseball NZ website. Thanks Ryan, hope you don't mind)

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