One of the most friendly players to ever don a Royals uniform is back home in Australia about to suit up for the Melbourne Aces of the new Australian Baseball League. The circuit is set to work as a winter league with a 40-game schedule running from November-Febuary much like the Arizona Fall League, the Dominican Winter League and others that attract both big leaguers and minor league prospects.
The Australian Baseball League is partially backed by Major League Baseball and check this little tidbit from a story appearing in Melbourne’s ‘The Age’ newspaper:
“Virtually all the Australians competing in the majors will return for the 40-game season that runs from November to February. In addition, US franchises will co-operate by making quality players available as imports – the Aces will next week announce a big-name Kansas City player as an inaugural squad member.”
Minnesota Twins shortstop prospect James Beresford, an Autralian native himself and soon to be Huber’s Aces’ teammate, says of the league, ‘It’ll be brilliant.” Which I think is Australian for ‘Awesome’, though I’d need a new Fosters beer commercial to clarify that.
G’day Mates…have fun down (under) there!
(Curt Nelson, Director – Royals Hall of Fame)