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Cubs to Welcome International Showcase Team Into Cody

Written by on July 14, 2020

WITH THEIR WIN LAST NIGHT VS. THE POWELL PANTHERS THE CODY CUBS NOW MOVE TO 30-13 ON THE SEASON AND WILL NOW GET A BREAK FROM REGULAR SEASON PLAY. STARTING TODAY, OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS THE CUBS WILL WELCOME IN AN INTERNATIONAL WORLD BASEBALL SHOWCASE TEAM TO CODY. HEAD COACH BART GRENZ GIVES INSIGHT INTO WHO THIS TEAM IS.

“WELL A GUY REACHED OUT TO US. HE’S AN INTERNATIONAL SCOUT FOR THE BOSTON RED SOX AND HE PUTS TOGETHER THESE TEAMS TO COME TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE SUMMER. HE’S A NATIONAL COACH FOR AUSTRALIA. SO THEY’RE OBVIOUSLY IN THEIR WINTER, WE’RE IN OUR SUMMER, SO HE BRINGS KIDS TO THE UNITED STATES. THEY’LL ALL BE US CITIZENS BUT THEY GO TO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS.”

COACH GRENZ GOES ON TO TALK ABOUT HOW THE CONNECTION WITH THIS INTERNATIONAL COACH CAME ABOUT.

“WE HAD A LITTLE CONNECTION WITH HIM. ANDY SCHROEDER PLAYED COLLEGE BASEBALL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA WITH THIS GUY. SO HE KIND OF REACHED OUT TO ANDY AND THEN WE GOT TO TALKING. IT’S GOING TO BE GREAT TO HAVE THEM IN TOWN. THEY’LL BE HERE ALL WEEK. THEY SHOULD BE A HIGH QUALITY TEAM, THEY SHOULD BE A LOT OF FUN TO WATCH AND YOU KNOW WATCH THIS GUY COACH.”

WITH A MATCH-UP LIKE THIS, THEIR WILL BE PLENTY OF TALENT ON THE DIAMOND AND GIVES THE GAME A DIFFERENT FEEL.

“IT WILL BE A LITTLE BIT. IT’LL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHERE ALL THESE KIDS ARE FROM AND WHAT THEIR BACKGROUNDS ARE AND HOW THEY PLAY IT (BASEBALL). THESE KIDS WILL HAVE BEEN PUT TOGETHER, WON’T HAVE PLAYED BEFORE TOGETHER UNTIL THEY GET TO THE UNITED STATES. I THINK THEY’VE BEEN IN THE UNITED STATES MAYBE ABOUT A MONTH BY THE TIME THEY COME TO US. SO THEY SHOULD BE WELL POLISHED I WOULD THINK.”

DON’T EXPECT THE CUBS TO TAKE THEIR FOOT OFF THE PEDAL AS THIS EXPERIENCE OFFERS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY.

“WE STILL WANT TO PLAY WELL FOR THE HOME CROWD, WE STILL WANT TO GO OUT AND DO THINGS THE WAY WE WANT THEM DONE. WE’LL SEE HOW IT WORKS OUT FOR US. I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE REALLY GOOD, IT’LL BE GOOD FOR OUR KIDS TO FACE THESE GUYS AND TO PLAY IN FRONT OF A SCOUT BECAUSE THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN ALL TO OFTEN HERE IN CODY.”

THE CODY CUBS WELCOME IN AN INTERNATIONAL WORLD BASEBALL SHOWCASE TEAM INTO CODY FOR THE NEXT THREE DAYS BEGINNING TONIGHT. THE CODY CUBS B TEAM TAKES THE DIAMOND FIRST AT 5PM WITH THE A TEAM TO FOLLOW AT 7:30. CATCH THE SECOND GAME ON KODI WITH PRE-GAME AT 7:10PM.


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