The Edmonton Collegiate Baseball Club (ECBC) has a bye-week in week two of their inaugural season in the Canadian College Baseball Conference (CCBC). In opening week action, the ECBC went 1-3 against the defending league champions. You can see a list of their “firsts” HERE. In lieu of game action this weekend, I went down to RE/MAX Field during practice to meet a couple of the players and to shoot a of couple videos.
I brought Jimmy Morrison, the internet voice of the Edmonton Prospects the previous three seasons, to be the voice and interviewer of the videos. Thanks Jimmy and thanks to Coach Ethan Elias for giving us access to the players.
Your first video features two players and two questions - 1) What college/university do you attend and what’s the best part about being able to play college baseball at home? 2) A bye week in week two - is that a good or bad thing? You will have to watch the video to hear there answers of Ty Wagar and Zach Yuzda.
Something that gets lost sometimes in the MLB is the personalities of their players. I wanted some of the player’s personality to come through in a few quick clips that could be used throughout the season during their games. One was already tweeted out in celebration of a sunny Saturday morning in the Capital City. I asked the young men to do a base stealing video and a bat flip video. When Wagar learned he could pop up from his slide to do the “finger guns”, we had our first volunteer.
Now let’s play, rate that bat flip!!
There are many more videos to share but they will wait for game play. The ECBC will play doubleheaders against Vancouver Island University at Serauxmen Stadium on Saturday April 6th and Sunday April 7th. The ECBC home opening weekend is Saturday April 13 beginning at noon and Sunday April 14 beginning at 11AM. Both days the action will be doubleheaders with game two starting approximately one hour after last pitch of game one. Here’s Yuzda with the promo:
Remember baseball fans that the rules for RE/MAX Field are a little bit different when the ECBC are the hosts. Admission and parking are FREE. Outside food and drink are allowed with the obvious exceptions of nuts, sunflower seeds and alcohol still being banned.We will see you at the ballpark on Saturday April 13.