Baseball fans in Hertfordshire and North West London who’ve always fancied moving from the armchair to the diamond now have the perfect opportunity to do so.Â Herts Baseball Club will be holding an open try-out for new players of all abilities on Sunday 1 March ahead of what promises to be the most exciting season so far in the club’s history.Â
The Herts Falcons will be playing in the highest league, the National Baseball League, for the first time this season after winning the AAA Championship last year.Â Herts Baseball Club aim to add a fourth team into their organization, the Hert Eagles, to take the Falcon’s place in the AAA competition.Â In doing so, they would become the only organization to have a team at every level in the British baseball structure.
The expansion means that the search is on forÂ more enthusiastic and committed players.Â Full detailsÂ about the try outs are available at the Herts Baseball Club website.Â
“The Try Outs are aimed at both newcomers and players who are hoping to make the Herts Falcons roster in their first season in the British National Baseball League.Â They will all go through a series of skills trials which will test their batting, fielding, pitching and running abilities.Â Since any adult can join the Herts Baseball Club, and all members get playing time on the diamond each weekend, the day is not about ‘making the cut’… but, rather, welcoming new members to the Herts family and helping the four team managers fashion their squads (or ‘Camps’) for the rest of the Spring Training”.
Adult newcomers are also welcome to join the organization’s regular Spring Training sessions prior to the 1 March try out.Â Boys and girls should not feel left out though; further details about the Herts Little League are due to be published soon.
The ambition and drive of the folks at Herts Baseball Club is immediately apparent as soon as you take a look at their website.Â Ideas and enthusiasm are great qualities to have, but when you add professionalism to them as well then you have a real force to be reckoned with.Â
If you’re a baseball fan living in the Herts area and aren’t moved to ‘join the family’ (whether as a player or in another role) after watching this promotional clip, frankly there’s something wrong with you!