SYDNEY, 3 September The Sydney Blue Sox are proud to announce that Jason Pospishil will be returning for a second season as club manager for the 2013-2014 season. After a successful debut season at the helm of the Sydney ball club, Pospishil is eyeing the Claxton Shield in his second campaign and is anxious to get to work. "We had a great season last year and have a lot of guys coming back, as well as some young guys coming through the system that can really contribute on a day-to-day basis," said Pospishil. "I'm eager to get the guys on the field in spring training and see how the team is going to look for the season."
Returning to help is assistant coach Graeme Cassel who, like Pospishil, is entering his 4th year as a member of the Blue Sox Coaching Staff. A legend of Australian baseball, Cassel brings a level of insight and levity that makes him one of the most popular figures at Blue Sox games for fans and players alike.
After a successful season pitching for the Lotte Giants of the Korean Baseball Organisation, the Blue Sox will also welcome back Chris Oxspring as the team's bullpen coach. Oxspring has been the face Sydney pitching staff and will help provide wisdom to some fantastic young arms that are emerging from the Sydney bullpen.
Former manager Glenn Williams will also be back with the Blue Sox this season. Building on his role as the Baseball NSW High Performance program manager, Williams will also serve as the Farm Director for the Blue Sox. With so many promising young players being developed in NSW, Williams's decade of professional baseball in the United States will ensure that the future is bright for the Blue Sox.
Joining the Blue Sox this year as the team's pitching coach is Darian Lindsay. Lindsay, a former pitcher in the New York Mets system, has been heavily involved with coaching in NSW. The head coach of the state U14 team, Lindsay brings years of experience to Sydney's already stellar pitching rotation.
Also joining the team will be assistant coach Nathan Wright. Wright has also been prevalent in NSW baseball for many years and will step down as President of the Blacktown Workers State League club in order to take the opportunity to coach in the ABL.
The Blue Sox also welcome Australian Baseball Hall of Fame member Lionel Harris as the Executive Officer. Harris saw unparalleled success during his playing days with the Australian national team and rounds out a coaching staff that boasts a level of experience that will be the envy of other teams.
The Blue Sox will begin Spring training at Blue Sox stadium on September 17th with before the 2013-14 Australian Baseball League, brought to you by Be the Influence: Tackling Binge Drinking, gets under way in Perth on the 1st of November.