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Asian Breeze Travel Team to Play Exhibition Games

A travel team called The Asian Breeze is a multi-cultural indy baseball team that plans on playing exhibition games against MiLB, Mexican and Independent league teams and colleges in Arizona and Mexico this February and March.

The owner of the team has many connections throughout Japanese baseball, and the team also plans on inviting scouts from the MLB, the Mexican League and various independent leagues.

Last year, the team ran as the Asian Islanders in Taiwan and had success finding players jobs in independent leagues throughout Asia.

While the team is mostly comprised of Japanese players, there are players from various other countries. They are also looking to add a few American players as well… including a few pitchers, infielders and a catcher.

Information for potential players:

Location: Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma Arizona and Mexico

Dates: February 21stthrough March 14th(21 nights 22 days)

Players will arrive from oversea at the Los Angeles Airport around noon on February 21st

They will leave from the Los Angeles Airport on the afternoon of March 14th 

Age: 18 years old and older

Exhibition game opponents: MiLB (affiliated teams), LMB (Mexican professional teams), The Southwest Professional Baseball League, Colleges and etc

Scouts: MLB, Mexican League, Can-Am League, Frontier League,

Scout connections in Japan: NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball), Shinkoku Island League (Indy ball), The Route Inn Baseball Challenge League (Indy ball) and Kansai Independent Baseball League (Indy ball).

Fees: $2,300 (2 players per room)

Application due date: February 1st,2019

Fees include:

  • Housing (21 nights)
  • Breakfast and Lunch (21 days)
  • Jersey and hat (Either rent or purchase)
  • Professional coaching fees
  • Transportations (from airport to hotel, hotel to fields)
  • Contract support

Not include:

  • Dinner (21 days)
  • Transportation from your home to Los Angeles or Arizona
  • Laundry
  • Passport fees and all other fees for your travel
  • Sport insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees for contracts

If you are interested in playing or scouting the Asian Breeze, please check out the following:

Asian Breeze Official Site (Additional Info and Application) HERE.

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Frontier and Can-Am Leagues Set to Meet in 2019 All-Star Game

ROCKLAND BOULDERS TO HOST 2019 CAN-AM / FRONTIER ALL-STAR GAME
For Immediate Release – December 18, 2018

Rockland County, N.Y. — The Rockland Boulders will host the 2019 All-Star Game between the Can-Am League and the Frontier League on Wednesday, July 10, at Palisades Credit Union Park, presented by Good Samaritan Hospital. This will mark the first time that these two independent professional leagues will face each other, and only the third time a Can-Am organization has hosted an All-Star game since the league’s re-formation in 2005.

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Festivities will begin with a home run derby on Tuesday, July 9, with the game the following evening. “We consider this a great holiday gift to our fans,” stated Boulders president Shawn Reilly. “It’s a rare opportunity and we’re very appreciative of the Frontier League and Good Samaritan Hospital making it possible. Many of the best independent pro baseball players in the country will be in our park, and we look forward to putting on a first-class event worthy of that talent.”

“Everyone in the Frontier League is excited to play the Can-Am League in the All-Star Game this year,” noted Frontier League commissioner Bill Lee. “We are also excited to come to Rockland and the New York market. We want to thank the Boulders organization for hosting this event. It will be tremendous for the fans to see the best players of two of the oldest and most established independent leagues in the country showcase their talents. We also believe it is great for the entire independent professional baseball industry that leagues can work together.”

The Frontier League consists of 10 teams from cities in Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Missouri. Formed in 1993, the circuit had 23 player contracts purchased by Major League Baseball organizations last season. Its list of players to appear in the majors includes former Boulder Stephen Cardullo, who was with the Florence Freedom in 2012 before spending three seasons in Rockland en route to a stint with the Colorado Rockies.

“The Can-Am League is pleased to take on the Frontier League in the 2019 All Star Game. For 25 years, the Frontier League has consistently been a formidable force on the independent baseball scene,” added Can-Am League Managing Director Kevin Winn. “I want to thank Frontier League commissioner Bill Lee and Rockland Boulders president Shawn Reilly for putting this event together. I can think of no better venue than Palisades Credit Union Ballpark to host this historic event.”

Now entering its 15th season, the Can-Am League features six clubs in the Northeast U.S. and Canada and plays a 95-game regular season between Memorial Day and Labor Day. 17 league alumni have reached the majors, 15 as players and two as umpires.

The Boulders partnered with Skye Design Studios to develop the 2019 All-Star identity. Based in the greater New York City area, SDS is a national leader in sport branding and identity design, with experience at all levels of collegiate, professional, and minor league sectors within the industry.