This ball club has 3-4 Blue Jays fans - Simon Bay is one of them. He plays both Baseball and Softball and has been catching and playing 3B since he joined us in november last year. We asked him a few questions on Baseball and Softball and how he feels about the club.
In this "Meet a Member" post, you get to meet one of the biggest fans of the game. Matthew is American and just loves to play Baseball. Matthew joined the club mid last season and usually shows up early for practice and sometimes so early that he has time for a smal nap in the dugout.
Dominik or "Bob" as he's called is from Germany and joined the club during the winter practice this year. He has played in Germany before he started playing with us and has a great arm. We asked him a few questions, so you can get to know him better.
When did you move to Denmark and how was it to adapt to a new country?
In January 2018. I am on the road since a few years already, so maybe one gets used to it. I sort of knew what to expect too as I´ve been here before as a guest. Its similar from where I come from so that might make it easier, too. Making friendship in Scandinavia might appear harder than in other countries but in the end they will turn out way more true, strong and not superficiall- “so hang in there, mate”. Also I am a Misfit everywhere, so I don´t adapt to the country- the country has to adapt to me :P
Why did you choose to join Århus Baseball Softball Klub?
It was the first club getting my attention, so I came for the winter training and dug it.
What is the best thing about Baseball and Softball?
The best things about Baseball/Softball are, that it is such a versatile sport. You have throwing, batting, catching, running. As it is sheer impossible to be naturally gifted with a talent in all of these, training will boost your talents and improve your weaknesses. So everyone can do it. Furthermore it is a mixture between team and individual sport, which makes it very interesting. It is a smart sport- so being smart; knowing your tactics etc. will again give you an advantage. Baseball/Softball has moments of intensity and moments of calmness- so you will have time to recover. Being a niche sport in Europe is a plus too, in my opinion. It makes the players a community beyond the boundaries of a team.
Would you recommend Århus Baseball Softball Klub to others?
There might be a little bit more to the decision, when choosing what kind of sport or sports club to join. Århus Baseball Softball Klub is just one of the many sports clubs in Aarhus and Baseball/Softball is one of the less known sports in Denmark. Andy knows why he chose to start playing Softball in 2010 and later play Baseball in Århus Baseball Softball Klub.
The decision of joining a sports club is not always about the sport or activities as much as it is the social aspect of it. That’s why we would like to introduce you to some of the members so you can read for yourself, why they are part of the team. The member that you get to meet in this post is Philip Spielmann. Philip has been a member since 2004 and is working as a volunteer as well as being on the Board.
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