Friday, February 1, 2008

"Damn the Israel baseball talks! Full speed ahead!" Upstart Israel Professional Baseball League announces tryouts-- and invites WOMEN!

While we await word on what the big Israel baseball machers came up with in their closed-door meeting in New York City, The Israel Professional Baseball League, the rival Miami-based group that rose up in November, amid the turmoil of the Israel Baseball League's postseason debt, lawsuit and resignation era, has gone online to announce tryouts for its own upcoming season in the Summer of 2008.

Two items of note:

1) They're charging players to try out. (Twenty-five dollars a head).


2) They're inviting women baseball players to try out ($12.50 a-- ) -- which could mean that the lawyers and attorney players behind the league are skirting anti-discrimination laws.

Or they're Reform. lists the showcases:

Brief Description Title: Israel Professional League Tryouts
Sport: Baseball

Posted by: andrew17

Age: Over 18

Price: $25 per person
Start Date: February 24, 2008

End Date: March 30, 2008

Gender: Co-ed

Detailed Description
The Israel Professional Baseball League (IPBL) will be holding tryouts in Miami, FL on February 24 and March 30.
To register online visit:


Miami Dade College
11011 SW 104th St
Miami, FL

The IPBL page, part of the Triangle Financial Services website, states the tryouts are for the Summer 2008 season. They're also soliciting sponsors, interns and volunteers.

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