The Blue Sox: A neighbourhood gem in Blacktown

It’s a neighbourhood gem, with great pizza and cold beer at excellent value, friendly service, terrific atmosphere and superb entertainment. And, it’s located at Blacktown in Sydney’s sometimes maligned western suburbs. No, this is not a restaurant, but the Blacktown International Sportspark where the entertainment is good quality baseball. You don’t have to take that … Continue reading The Blue Sox: A neighbourhood gem in Blacktown

Great news: Aussie baseball is good for business

They came, they played, they conquered. The Los Angeles Dodgers arrived in Sydney last week, played Team Australia in an exhibition game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks in two Major League Baseball (MLB) matches, and won all three. Okay, non-sports fans, I’ve already previewed the opening series of the MLB season (my previous post on “Dem … Continue reading Great news: Aussie baseball is good for business

‘Dem Bums’ are coming to town; Time to root for the home team

Baseball is America’s national pastime. Well, that’s what US sportswriters and columnists have been saying since the National League was founded in 1876. I’m not so sure now, given the amount of publicity afforded to the National Football League and the Super Bowl, and the National Basketball Association, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s March … Continue reading ‘Dem Bums’ are coming to town; Time to root for the home team