Hello Aussie Baseball fans, and welcome to 2011.
As I kick back this evening watching the excellent online coverage of the Perth Heat vs the Sydney Blue Sox, I was pleased to hear the announcers mention that Foxtel will be covering the three game final series in the ABL (!!!). The ABL has made some good strides this year in establishing some media coverage, and there has been plenty of interest from fans wanting to see TV coverage, either on Foxtel or One HD. Getting some coverage - even if it is only on pay TV, and even if it is only the final series - is another great step towards cementing baseball in the Australian sporting landscape.
At this point, there does not seem to be any indication on the Foxtel website to confirm this, however the deal was attributed to an interview with ABL CEO Peter Wermuth a few weeks ago. We will keep an eye out for any further news and will bring more details as they come to hand.