Month: April 2018

Team Introduction – Austrian Baseball National Team

One of our regulars at Finkstonball is comming back in 2018! We would like to welcome: The Austrian Baseball National Team

Great to have you back at FB XXI. What was Team Austria’s motivation to sign up for FB XXI:

First of all, its great to be back. The Finkstonball Tournament is a great baseball legacy in Austria and we are not only happy to be a part of it, but also see it as our burden to support this great event.

What will your team’s goals be for FB XXI?

Team Austria fougth its way into the final of Finkstonball many times, but yet we could  take the legendary Finkstonball Trophy home. So of course, winning is our big goal.

Beside that, the Baseball National Team is preparing for a historic tournament in June, when Team Austria will play at the Baseball Euro Playoff Series in Wiener Neustadt for the promotion to the A-pool. Our coaching staff still needs to decide on the 24 players who will form the final roster. So we also see Finkstonball XXI as try-out for our players.

(c) Joe Yun

Finkstonball Tournament has many traditions and special features. What is your favorite thing?

Having a place like the Athletics Ballpark, where people from all arround the world gather to follow and  carry out the love of the game is simply unique.

Is there anything in particular you look forward to in Attnang-Puchheim?

For our national team program, the Pfingsten Weekend is very special. All the potential national players come together to perform as a team and work on the team spirit for our future challenges. Beeing surrounded by baseball  purists is the perfect fit for such a mission.

Team Introduction – The North Baseball

Today we are thrilled to announce a new team at Finkstonball XXI. Traveling all the way from Canada, we are happy to welcome a new team: The North Baseball

Great to have you as one of our new guests at FB XXI. As a team from overseas, it takes quite an effort to come all the way to Attnang-Puchheim. What was your motivation to sign up for FB XXI:

Why not sign up for Europe’s biggest baseball festival? The baseball, the music, the culture!
Our coaches participated in Finsktonball in 2011 and 2012 and had the times of their lives. We wanted to offer the same opportunity to our players in 2018.
We made including the Finkstonball tournament a priority on our trip. It is a unique way to
compete on the field and take in European culture in a fun environment.

(c) Paul Hermann

What will your team’s goals be for FB XXI?

This will be the first trip to Europe for many of our players. Baseball is what gives the the Finkstonball purpose, but there is much more to it than that. This will be a baseball and cultural opportunity of a lifetime for us. We want to take full of what Finkstonball and Attnang-Puchheim has to offer.

 

Finkstonball Tournament has many traditions and special features. What do you want your players to experience here in Attnang-Puchheim? 

The atmosphere over the weekend is incredible! We’re excited to see how Finkstonball has
grown and evolved over the years.

Is there anything in particular you look forward to in Attnang-Puchheim?

We will be the first Canadian-based team to compete and participate at Finkstonball, pretty cool stuff!
Getting to see and catching up with old friends and creating new friendships that will last a lifetime. The facilities, players for all over the world, fans, and everyone at the Athletics organization will make this experience memorable for everyone!

Team Introduction – Dominican All Stars

We are only four Weeks away until Finkstonball XXI is here! It’s time to introduce to you the second team in line: The Dominican AllStars Europe

 

Great to have you back at FB XXI. The Dominican All Stars always have been great guests at Finkstonball. What was your motivation to come back for FB XXI:

Thank you! It’s great to be back! Our goal is to represent the Dominican Republic in Europe, compete with the best teams and especially win te 2018 Finkstonball Trophy or the first time  this year!

Finkstonball Tournament has many traditions and special features. What is your favorite one? 

It is a very difficult question because for us it is the best organized events that we ever participated.  Everything is just super. Food, the organizers, the fans at Athletics Ballpark, just everything!

Is there anything in particular you look forward to in Attnang-Puchheim?

If there is anything special we could ask for, it would be no rain! But above all this, we are really looking forward to see all the friends and “kollegas” we have known in this wonderful city.

Team Introduction – Hungarian National Team

Finkstonball XXI is comming closer! We would like you to get to know this year’s competing teams, starting with a very special guest: The Hungarian Baseball National Team

Great to have you as one of our guests at FB XXI. As a national team you are the new kid on the block. What was your motivation to sign up for FB XXI:

The Hungarian National Team is competing at the European Championship C Pool this summer, Finkstonball is the most important stage of our preparation. Our motivation was to see how we stack up against great talent across Europe. However this is our first time as a National Team, with the experience of Hungarian club teams Budapest Reds and Jánossomorja Rascals it was a no-brainer that Finkstonball will be the perfect tournament.

 

What will your team’s goals be for FB XXI?

Our team’s goal is to represent Hungarian Baseball and compete at the highest level. Every time we run out to the filed, we want that W.

 

 

Finkstonball Tournament has many traditions and special features. What is your favorite one? 

Our favorite memory is seeing all the different cultures and players come together after games to talk about baseball and drink a couple cold ones.

Is there anything in particular you look forward to in Attnang-Puchheim?

We look forward to the atmosphere of Finkstonball! The facilities, players and fans make it a great experience. Not to mention the Wombl 🙂