Alex Burg (Volcanoes'10) and Cameron Lamb (Volcanoes '11) are back in action December 3 as the Perth Heat resume play in the Australian Baseball League. At 11-0, the Heat are off to a historic start in the ABL and are well-positioned to return to the playoffs after their 40-game regular season ends.
What Burg and Lamb are helping the Heat accomplish in Australia is giving that country a taste of what a top franchise means to fans; the Heat won the title last season (the first since the re-birth of the ABL); got off to their record start and also played three Asian League champions very tough in last week's Asian Series.
The result has not only been strong growth in attendance but international recognition - all of which has made this MLB-sanctioned league show up on the radar of baseball executives and players who next year, may choose Australia as the place to play during the off-season.
Stay tuned for more updates on Alex and Cameron; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.