Thursday, September 22, 2011

Irish Baseball: The Emerald Diamond Re-Release

As Major League Baseball advances to the end of its regular season, players in Ireland who’ve fallen in love with the game are practicing hard to master America’s National Pastime. The Emerald Diamond,” a 2006 documentary re-released in March, chronicles the growth in Ireland of this quintessentially American sport. According to news accounts, the 1996 European Championships stoked Irish interest, and, after halting steps, Irish players grew steadily in skill over the following decade with the assistance of volunteer American players and coaches.

Baseball is now played throughout Ireland, with youth and adult teams in Dublin, Cork, Kerry and Belfast. The Irish National Baseball Team has placed well internationally in championship tournaments.   The Irish National Baseball Team has placed well .....

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