Thursday, September 20, 2018

Aussie World Baseball Classic Experiences from 2006 to 2017 book review by Ron Ross

Ron Ross is a loyal supporter of baseball. He follows the Chicago White Sox, Sydney Blue Sox, and the Australian national baseball team. Click on image to enlarge it.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Geoff Hooker

Geoff Hooker
For all five of my Australian baseball themed books Geoff Hooker has given his support, and I wouldn't have got to five without him. He has introduced me to and helped me get access to numerous players and coaches. He also had me as a VIP guest at the 2014 Sydney Major League Baseball Opening Series exhibition games, and a guest on Aussie baseball legend Graeme Lloyd's table at the 2015 Sports Australia Hall of Fame 31st Induction and Awards Gala Dinner. Geoff leads the way when it comes to all things baseball in Australia.     

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Geoff Roneberg

Geoff Roneberg 2010
If it wasn't for Geoff Roneberg's meticulous record keeping there is absolutely no way I would have ever written Aussie World Baseball Classic Experiences from 2006 to 2017. He was my chief archivist for records regarding the 2006 and 2009 tournaments. I like to call him project manager because the book wouldn't have happened without him.   

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Brett Roneberg

Brett Roneberg 2009
Olympian Brett Roneberg with a copy of The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento in his hands. That book helped introduce me to the Roneberg family. I interviewed Brett for some insights featured in Aussie Baseball Musings and Aussie World Baseball Classic Experiences from 2006 to 2017. Quotes from him in those books complemented the narratives well. 

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Bill Pennington Reply Tweet

It's fantastic how Twitter can provide a direct means to reach out to people, and it's very pleasing when they take the time to reply. Click on the image to enlarge it. Please refer to this link to check out the book Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Aussie World Baseball Classic Experiences from 2006 to 2017: List of people mentioned in the book

Aussie World Baseball Classic Experiences from 2006 to 2017 list of people mentioned in the book: 

A: Shinnosuke Abe, Ryoichi Adachi, Corey Adamson, Chris Aguila, Ryoji Aikawa, Craig Anderson, Norichika Aoki, Tim Atherton, Tim Auty, Alexander Ayala 

B: Tom Bailey, Grant Balfour, Wladimir Balentien, Rod Barajas, Trent Barker, Adrian Beltre, James Beresford, Daniel Berg, David Bergman, Adriane Bernardo, Carlos Benitez, Beau Bishop, Xander Bogaerts, Roger Bernadina, Yuniesky Betancourt, Travis Blackley, Lazaro Blanco, Kyle Botha, Leon Boyd, Tom Brice, Phil Brassington, Adam Bright, John Britton, J. R. Bunda, Adrian Burnside 

C: Daniel Cabrera, Miguel Cabrera, Scott Campbell, Jorge Campillo, Ray Chang, Jorge Cantu, Luigi Carrozza, Darryn Cassidy, Frank Catalanotto, Frederich Cepeda, Marc Cerbone, Yoenis Cespedes, Steven Chambers, Aroldis Chapman, Hung-Wen Chen, Yanpeng Chen, Shin-Soo Choo, Fujia Chu, Chris Coleman, Michael Collins, Bartolo Colon, Ben Cone, Scott Cone, Brady Conlan, Robbie Cordemans, Craig Counsell, Tim Cox, Tristan Crawford 

D: Phil Dale, Trent D’Antonio, Josh Davies, Ike Davis, Cody Decker, Jon Deeble, Dustin Delucchi, Mitch Dening, Allan de San Miguel, Alfredo Despaigne, Daniele Di Pace, Trent Durrington, Brad Dutton 

E: Rowan Ebersohn, Juan Encarnacion, Justin Erasmus, Kelvim Escobar 

F: Eric Farris, Prince Fielder, Gavin Fingleson, Sam Fuld 

G: Matthew Gahan, Rufus Gaines, Vladimir Garcia, Seo Geon-chang, Tony Giarratano, Adrian Gonzalez, Edgar Gonzalez, Paul Gonzalez, Yurisbel Gracial, Andrew Graham, Ken Griffey Jr., Jason Grilli, Josh Guyer 

H: Jerry Hairston, Scott Hairston, Brad Harman, Brad Haynal, Liam Hendriks, Ramon Hernandez, Trevor Hoffman, John Holdzkom, Lincoln Holdzkom, Chris House, Justin Huber, Luke Hughes 

I: Nil 

J: Kenji Johjima, Ron Johnson, Blair Johnstone, Andruw Jones, Kwon Ju 

K: David Kandilas, Jung Ho Kang, Grant Karlsen, Mark Kelly, Ty Kelly, Jason Kendall, Jon Kennedy, Matt Kennelly, Tim Kennelly, Steve Kent, Ryosuke Kikuchi, Hyun Soo Kim, Brendan Kingman, Hung-Chih Kuo, Yen-Wen Kuo 

L: Seth La Fera, Miguel Lahera, Daniel Lamb-Hunt, Ryan Lavarnway, Dae-Ho Lee, Robert Lewis-Walker, Alex Liddi, Chang-Yong Lim, Che-Hsuan Lin, Shane Lindsay, James Linger, Shlomo Lipetz, Francisco Liriano, Chao Lu, Zhenghong Lu, Wayne Lundgren 

M: Juan Macasaet, Christopher Madonna, Alex Maestri, Nick Maronde, Jason Marquis, Damaso Marte, Shairon Martis, Nobuhiro Matsuda, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Seth McClung, Casey McGehee, John McLaren, Weiqiang Meng, Paul Mildren, Scott Mitchinson, Boss Moanaroa, Moko Moanaroa, Livan Moinelo, Damian Moss, Peter Moylan 

N: Katsuhiko Nakamura, Micheal Nakamura, Sho Nakata, Joel Naughton, Drew Naylor, Jimmy Newberry, Daniel Newman, Gift Ngoepe, David Nilsson, Mitch Nilsson, Masahiro Nishino, Atsushi Nohmi 

O: Randolph Oduber, Trent Oeltjen, Seung Hwan Oh, Yusuke Ohyama, Toshiya Okada, Magglio Ordonez, David Ortiz, Koji Oshiro, Chris Oxspring 

P: Riki Paewai, Callan Pearce, Cheng-Min Peng, Yosvany Peraza, Oliver Perez, Robbie Perkins, Battista Perri, Alan Phillips, Anthony Phillips, Jonathan Phillips, Mick Piazza, Luis Polonia, Jonash Ponce, Jurickson Profar, Albert Pujols 

Q: Nil 

R: Larry Raines, Clay Rapada, Ben Risinger, Khristoforos Robinson, Francisco Rodriguez, Ricardo Rincon, Brett Roneberg, Ryan Rowland-Smith, Andrew Russell, Dushan Ruzic, Hyun-Jin Ryu 

S: Mark Saccomanno, Hayato Sakamoto, Roel Santos, Warwick Saupold, Jonathan Schoop, Alan Schoenberger, Kodai Senga, Craig Shipley, Rhiannon Rowland-Smith, Rob Rowland-Smith, Ryan Rowland-Smith, Stefanie Rowland-Smith, Ryan Searle, David Sheldon, Andrelton Simmons, Vince Sinisi, Jason Simontacchi, Angelo Songco, Alfonso Soriano, Chris Snelling, Josh Spence, John Stephens, Phil Stockman, Tomoyuki Sugano, Ichiro Suzuki, Seiya Suzuki 

T: Shun Takayama, Masahiro Tanaka, Clayton Tanner, Miguel Tejada, Matthew Timms, Brad Tippett, Brad Thomas, Jim Thome, Richard Thompson, Lewis Thorpe, Josh Tols, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 

U: Dylan Unsworth 

V: Rodney Van Buizen, Loek van Mil 

W: Logan Wade, Anne Walker, Dan Walker, Mike Walker, Chien-Ming Wang, Wei Wang, Scott Wearne, David Welch, Stefan Welch, Lachlan Wells, Bruce White, David White, Julie White, Aaron Whitefield, Brett Willemburg, Glenn Williams, Matt Williams, Brendan Wise, Joey Wong 

X: Giuyuan Xu 

Y: Tetsuto Yamada, Nobuyoshi Yamada, Dai-Kang Yang, Yao-Hsun Yang, Yanyong Yang, Yoennis Yera, Masataka Yoshida, Kevin Youkilis 

Z: Josh Zeid, Peter Zoccolillo 

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