Looking Back at the ALLBB 2017 Opening Ceremony

In Berlin, sometimes you just gotta play baseball even if the forces of nature are against you. Saturday the 22nd of April, 2017 was one of those days, but even the natural forces gave us a bit of a break just long enough to hold our ALLBB 2017 Opening Ceremony. The Boy and Girl Scouts of Berlin presented the colors, while George Takis sand both the national anthems from Germany and the United States. The JFKS Rams Cheerleaders braved the poor weather and performed for the audience of baseball enthusiasts. Buck Chisolm MC’d the ceremony while wrestling with the Ceremony. Jackie Pokington performed a skit about that reflected the blind observations of umpires. Kent Logsdon and his wrapped it all up while reminiscing about the history of baseball in Berlin and his son threw out the first pitch of the 2017 season. It was a good time for all and we are happy to have shared the good old ball park vibe with y’all.

 

 

Thank you Niels Gongoll for the photos!

Opening Day Is Here!

Opening day is here, and here is the game schedule fro April 22nd, 2017.

Don’t forget the 2017 ALLBB Opening Ceremony kicks off at 11:00, players come join your team at 10:45.

See you at Berlin’s favorite sandlot!

9-10:30 A Minor Reds Cubs
9-10:30 B Minor Pirates Mets
11:45-13:45 A T-ball Royals Padres
11:45-13:45 B T-ball Dodgers Pirates
14:00-16:00 A Little League Marlilns Rockies
14:00-16:00 B Little League A’s Nationals
16:15-18:15 A Little League Orioles Diamond Backs

Umpire Clinic April 1st with Chris Purrington

Christopher Purrington will be holding an umpiring clinic for all parents, coaches and players above the age of 12 that are interested in getting a better understanding of the rules of baseball and would consider umpiring. Chris Purrington has been a licensed BSVBB umpire for 4 years, but has been umpiring in recreational leagues for 15 years, beginning his journey into umpiring at 15 in the ALLBB. The clinic will take approximately 2 hours and will include a crash course on the basic rules,as well as theoretical and practical aspects of umpiring. The final 30 minutes of the clinic will involve on the field drills for proper positioning. Please make sure to dress appropriately.

 

We’re also holding the annual player evaluation after the field clean-up (starts at 10:00) on Saturday, so plan on a day at the Sachtlebenstr ball park!

 

Approximate Umpire Clinic start time – 15:00

 

For more information write to: info@allbb.de

 

Baseball School Berlin’s spring break events

Baseball School Berlin will be hosting several events during the spring break coming up, there’s something for baseball fanatics of all ages, check it out!

 

April 8th, 19:00 – 22:00 @ EVOPE (Gürtelstr. 25, Berlin-Friedrichshain) – Coaches workshop with Minnesota Twins Scout Andy Johnson.

 

April 10 through 13, 10:00 – 13:00 @ Flamingo Ballpark (Königshorster Str. 10a, Reinickendorf) – Island of Baseball #2 – Ostern/Easter Camp. This workshop targets youth players born between 1999 and 2004. More information here.

 

April 10 through 13, 14:00 – 16:00 @ Flamingo Ballpark (Königshorster Str. 10a, Reinickendorf) – Advanced Pitcher & Catcher Clinic. This workshop targets youth players with advanced baseball experience born between 1999 and 2004. More information here.

Benjamin Kleiner (founder of Baseball School Berlin)

Field Clean-up Day, April 1st at 10:00, Sachtlebenstr. 36

Spring is here and the ALLBB baseball season is just around the corner. It’s a good time of the year to take some time to clean-up and we’ll be doing just that On April 1st starting at 10:00. Players, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, coaches, umpires, and everybody else we could use your help cleaning up our Sachtlebenstaße baseball field.

 

Please bring garden tools (rakes, shoves, clippers,…) and gloves.

 

Don’t forget we’ll be holding player evaluations and the umpire clinic after the field clean-up on April 1st as well.