In December I wrote about a joint all-star spectacle, that will pit themselves against each other in their All-Star games this year and next.
This time, the two front-runners in independent baseball are, for the first time, holding an all independent tryout open to all free agents and those that dream of playing professional baseball.
According to the Golden Baseball League website, all indy teams in the US are invited and have been granted permission to sign and draft all eligible players. Japanese independent leagues, the Mexican minor leagues, and European leagues have also been given the “ok” to attend and partake in the “festivities”.
For all aspiring players looking for a chance, this it. The odds definitely in your favor, as you have numerous sets of eyes looking for their next prospect.
Yes their will be more competition, but that is what sport is all about, succeeding over adversity.
Tryouts will be held over a two-day period with contract offers announced when day two winds down.
Devon Teeple is an author for the Business of Sports Network, which includes the Biz of Baseball, the Biz of Football, the Biz of Basketball and the Biz of Hockey. He is a former professional baseball player with the River City Rascals & Gateway Grizzlies. Devon is also available for hire or freelance opportunities.
Devon is a former student within Sports Management Worldwide’s Baseball General Manager Class. Devon is the founder of The GM’s Perspective and is a intern with The Football Outsiders and contributor with the Plymouth River Eels.