BBC Three Counties Radio will host Falcons Manager Jason Greenberg on Saturday afternoon's sports round-up, as he works the wires to promote the upcoming Herts Open Trials and Rookies Clinic on Sunday 1 March.
On that day, the Herts Baseball Club will undertake their largest adult recruitment event ever. The gates at Grovehill Ballpark will be opened to the entire UK baseball community – experienced sluggers eager to make the National League Falcons squad, and newcomers to the game alike are expected to strap on their spikes and head to the field to test their mettle.
BBC 3CR has taken a keen interest in Herts Baseball over the last couple years, and star sports commentator Luke Ashmead was keen to get Greenberg back on the air for some discussion of 'the greatest game on dirt.'
Herts is expecting their greatest season yet in 2009. With four adult teams and a thriving Little League programme they are set to become the largest, most successful baseball franchise in the United Kingdom. Their flagship squad, the Herts Falcons, were recently inducted into the British National Baseball League, the top level of play in Britain.
On March 1st, following the open try-outs, Greenberg will lead his spring training camp in an exhibition game versus the Great Britain Junior National Team. While the Falcons camp will comprise mostly of returning Herts players, standouts from the intense day of skills testing will be invited to join the bench and get into the game. It should prove a terrific showcase of both newfound and veteran Herts talent.
Greenberg was unavailable for comment on the Falcons' chances for a winning summer, but you can catch his optimism and enthusiasm for the growing Herts programme this Saturday at 2.15pm on 95.5, 103.8, or 104.5 FM.