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Bite Manager Chris Adamson named Baseball SA's High Performance Manager
08/31/2017 9:23 PM ET
Why so serious? Bite Manager, Chris Adamson, watches over his charges at pre-season training.
Why so serious? Bite Manager, Chris Adamson, watches over his charges at pre-season training. (Dorian Tisato)

It's been all systems go for the Adelaide Bite, proudly presented by SA Power Networks. Following up the announcement of our first signing of the 2017/18 season, we are pleased to announce that Manager Chris 'Tank' Adamson is joining Baseball SA in a full time role as the state's High Performance Manager.

He takes over from another former Bite catcher, and all-round baseball good guy, Landon Hernandez.

"With Landon moving on it kind of left a massive gap there [at Baseball SA]," Adamson said.

The job focuses on the development of high performance and elite programs in South Australia. Chris will provide leadership, direction and support to all members of various teams and coaches around the state.

"It will tie in with my work with the Bite as well so it will be something that I can work with the kids coming through in addition to the academies and high performance kids.

"It's something that is very exciting. I mean getting to come to a baseball field every day as a means for employment is something that is pretty special, particularly in Australia."

The Bite Academy and Bite Elite Academy are examples of Baseball SA's development programs for both men and women. It began in 2014 and has helped along the development of current state and national representative players.

Bite General Manager and Baseball SA CEO Nathan Davison says this appointment will keep the Bite and Baseball SA closely tied together.

"The appointment ties in with our recently upgraded strategic objectives and further brings to together our team in the national league in alignment with our development programs as a state body," he explained. 

Adamson said that working full time in baseball is a dream come true. 

"My previous employer always new that this has been a dream of mine," he said. "I've always wanted to work in baseball and this seemed like a natural fit."

This caps off a busy week for the Bite, who announced the signing of 40-year-old Taiwanese superstar Chang Tai-shan and 19-year-old South Aussie rising star Jordan McArdle.

Adamson said he is excited to be joined by Tarzan - although we may not get a lot of vine swinging from Taiwanese veteran. Known as the King of the Jungle to countless passionate fans, Tai-Shan leads the CPBL in home runs and hits after making his debut in 1996.

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.