Sunday, October 30, 2011

ABL 2011 / 2012: "Lets grow baseball!"

The 2011 / 2012 Australian Baseball League season begins in less than one week, and supporters of the game are going to be treated to a summer of exciting play. I have come up with an unofficial slogan for this season, which is "lets grow baseball!" Fans are the most important stakeholders to any sport, and that's why patrons of baseball should aim to introduce one new person to the ABL this year. It could be a friend, a work colleague or a family member who you choose to take to the ballpark for the first time. So please play your part and "lets grow baseball!" To purchase a copy of my baseball themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

James Beresford: Brotherly Baseball

It seems that baseball players who come from a family that plays the game benefit from kin tuition. Craig Shipley and Dave Nilsson became the second and third Australians to play Major League Baseball, and they also have in common a family background with a strong involvement in the sport. James Beresford (pictured above) is currently a prospect in the Minnesota Twins Farm System where he has played since 2007. He spent the 2011 season playing High A Ball and finished the year with 131 hits and a .270 batting average. His older brother Simon epitomises the definition of a big brother standing at 6' 5", he played within the Milwaukee Brewers Farm System from 2003 to 2005. James has pursued a career as an infielder and Simon was a pitcher. There is no doubt that Simon was able to pass on valuable knowledge to James with respect to professional baseball life, and I'm sure James was able to see some great pitchers from his brother, which helped advance his skills as a hitter. Like any form of education what is taught by family often has a lasting influence shaping knowledge, and I'm sure as James progresses through the professional ranks of baseball; he will always remember the lessons taught to him by his brother. To purchase a copy of my baseball themed books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Guy Pearce

The evolution of Guy Pearce (pictured above) from popular Australian television soap opera star to Hollywood megastar has been an impressive journey. His spirited performance in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert helped launch his film career. He turned heads in Hollywood with an exuberant and uncompromising performance in L.A. Confidential, and further proved his depth as a hard hitting lawyer in Rules of Engagement. Since the year 2000 he has accumulated many highly respectable credits, which includes: Memento, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Hurt Locker, The Road, and The King's Speech. Pearce has remained committed to the Australian Film Industry, and he provided the lead in The Proposition. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Toni Collette

Toni Collette (pictured above) has proven her talent as an actress all over the world. The Australian film Muriel's Wedding is often cited as Collette's major breakthrough role. She has earned acclaim in Britain and North America, and her performance in the British movie About a Boy is my favourite. She has since solidified herself in Hollywood with the films: Changing Lanes, In Her Shoes, and Little Miss Sunshine just to name a few. Collette is also noted for generously supporting Australian charities and the Australian Film Industry. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Rachel Griffiths

Since the mid-1990s Australian actress Rachel Griffiths continues to build a solid film and television career. Griffiths (pictured above) was colourful and engaging in the Australian movie Me Myself I. She often appears in supporting roles in Hollywood films which includes: My Best Friend's Wedding, Blow, and The Rookie. Griffiths is one of a few Australians to be regularly cast on American Television. Two notable series consist of: Six Feet Under and Brothers and Sisters. She is an energetic performer who continues to contribute to the Australian Film Industry. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Geoffrey Rush

In 1996 Geoffrey Rush dazzled the world with his performance as David Helfgott, in the Australian film Shine, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. Rush (pictured above) began his acting career as a stage actor in Queensland, during the early 1970s. Since the late 1990s he has appeared in many movies, including: the Pirates of the Caribbean series, and Munich. His outstanding performance in The King's Speech, stands out as one of the best ever by an Australian Actor. Rush has brilliant competency in drama, comedy, and adventure fantasy genre. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

David Wenham

A common pathway for Australian actors is the transition from television dramas to feature films. David Wenham (pictured above) started his career in television in the late 1980s, and he began to appear regularly in films from 2000 onwards. His performance in the Australian movie The Bank was superb. He was also very sharp in the film Australia. In addition, Wenham has appeared in many Hollywood works, which includes: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 300, and Public Enemies. He displays excellent range as an actor; performing comfortably in action, drama, and comedy genre. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Bryan Brown

Bryan Brown's acting career dates back to the 1970s, and he is one of Australia's most enduring film and television actors. I share with Brown (pictured above) having worked for AMP. Prior to becoming an actor he was a trainee actuary. The first film I recall seeing Brown in was Cocktail where he starred with Tom Cruise. My favourite movie of his career is the Australian classic Breaker Morant. It is pleasing that Brown has continued to stay involved in the Australian Film Industry, and his recent contributions include: Dirty Deeds, Australia, and Beautiful Kate, which was directed by his wife Rachel Ward. As an actor Brown distinguishes himself with his resolute style. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, The Tourist cheapest seller, The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller, and Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller.