Friday, May 27, 2011

Badlands Baseball Academy

There is another new high school age baseball academy starting up in the fall in Alberta.  The Badlands Baseball Academy is setting up in Oyen.   Here is an article I wrote for the Canadian Baseball Network with some of the highlights of this program.  More details can be found on their website at

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Life in the Prairies after MLB

Editor's note:  I wrote the following article on Calgarian Chris Reitsma,  and it's been published on the Canadian Baseball Network
Chris Reitsma is an accomplished baseball player, from being the first Canadian ever drafted in the first round to pitching for Team Canada in the 2008 Olympics. In between he has had many other memorable moments. But at times it seemed like powers were conspiring against him to prevent his dream of playing in the bigs a reality. Prior to making the majors he broke his pitching arm not once, not twice, but three times, as well as suffering breaks to his leg, collarbone, fingers and toes.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run coming to Alberta

Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) is an official skills competition that provides boys and girls the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championship events at all 30 Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the MLB All-Star Game.   This is a FREE 1-day event for boys and girls ages 7-14.

There will be 3 hosts of the MLB PHR in Alberta this year:
Lethbridge - April 30th at 1 PM at Spitz Stadium.  Hosted by Southern Alberta Little League: Contact
Calgary - May 14 at 10 AM at Foothills Stadium.  Hosted by Calgary Redbirds.  Contact
Calgary - May 15 at 12 noon at Blackfoot Baseball Diamonds.  Hosted by Calgary Rocky Mountain Little League. Contact

More details at