Hong Kong Road Trip – travel impressions

The idea to go to Hong Kong came into my mind a little more than a year ago. Unfortunately it took quite a while to make it happen. The flight to Hong Kong was no joke as I wasn’t able to recover from the Jetlag until the last day of my stay. Being tired didn’t keep me from making amazing experiences and meeting awesome people. The road trip started on the 11th December and ended on the 18th December. Not much time to see anything, but I had a great book to read with me, called “Die Chinesen – Psychogramm …

Max Kepler painting by Sascha

Max came to Berlin and hosted a series of Events. It was speculated since the summer that something was going to be put together with the Twins superstar. I had no clue if and what was going to happen so I contacted the one person who would most likely be in charge of something like that in Berlin. Joey Elgersma (Berlin Braves) has been the go to guy for MLB ever since the London Series became a reality. He knew something was going to happen and told me, that he was going to get back in touch as soon as …

Trip to Hong Kong

Visiting former teammates Ken and Kenneth is an opportunity to catch up and also to gather information of the local Baseballscene in Hong Kong. During this stay I will check out the “8th WBSC Hong Kong International Baseball Open” where both of my former teammates will be active as players. Kenneth and Ken, as how I got know them, are also involved in the grassroots development of Baseball in Hong Kong. Kenneth is the founder of the Baseball School Hong Kong and Ken is coaching youth teams. Hong Kong is relatively close to the Equator so the temperatures around this …

Cameron Scott Pics of Max Kepler – Meet and Greet

This Meet and Greet was an amazing event hosted by the Berlin Braves and MLB. Here is a collection of pictures taken by Cameron Scott who has been involved with the Berlin Brandenburg Baseball scene for a lot of years, and has a reputation for coming through with great pictures… Max Kepler (26) is an Outfielder for the Minnesota Twins. 2019 was his best year in the Show as of now. His stats have been better than ever, he got a new contract, and has a new endorsement partner in Nike. In Berlin a lot of people wanted to meet …

16. EBCA Coaches Convention in Budapest

Das Ziel der European Baseball Coaches Association (EBCA) Convention ist, für drei Tage Trainer in Europa zusammenzubringen und ihnen die Möglichkeit bieten sich fortzubilden. Es werden eine Vielzahl an Vorträgen, von ausgewählten Trainer*innen der International Sports Group (ISG), gehalten. In den Vorträgen teilen die Dozenten ihre Methoden und Erkenntnisse in Bezug auf den Baseballsport. Die Vorträge dauern ca. 45 Minuten und werden durch vorbereitete Präsentationen (PowerPoint, Keynote,…) unterstützt. Diese Vorträge sind aber nur ein Teil des Angebots der EBCA. Um die Interaktion der Teilnehmer in den Vordergrund zu rücken sind gemeinsame Essen und Hang-Outs organisiert. Dort werden Visitenkarten ausgetauscht und …

Fotos Candy Bombers in Ungarn pt. 2

These are pics from the players who were part of the Berlin Candy Bombers Baseball Travel Team in Hungary – all pics by Sven Schiele

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Internationales Turnier in Erd (Ungarn)

Dieses Jahr geht es wieder nach Budapest auf das internationale Turnier nach Erd. Die Berlin Candy Bombers werden dort mit einer U16 Mannschaft antreten. Wir starten im Pool B mit den Century Warszawa (Polen), Apollo Bratislava (Slowakei) und den Budapest Reds (Ungarn). Eine gute Gruppe mit starken Gegnern. Sieben unserer Spieler waren schon letztes Jahr in Budapest dabei. Die Spieler sind eine Zusammenstellung aus Berlin Rams, Berlin Flamingos, Berlin Sluggers und von der Rammstein Air Base. Unser Kader sieht dieses Jahr wie folgt aus: Die Turnierregeln sind ein wenig anders als die standard Baseballregeln. Man startet mit einem Count von …

Twins vs. Yankees

Das war mal ein ganz besonderes Spiel mit vielen Highlights und vielen Führungswechseln. Das Spiel endete morgens gegen 7:00 Uhr in Berlin, pünktlich zum Frühstück. Leider ist der letzte Schlag von Max Kepler von seinem ehemaligen Teamkollegen, per “Diving Catch”, gefangen worden. Die Highlights anzugucken lohnt sich. Heute nacht findet das letzte Spiel der Serie zwischen den beiden Teams statt. Interessant auch hinsichtlich der kommenden Playoffs….