Buddy Baseball Newsletter
January 2017
Hello Buddy Baseball Fans, 

Happy New Year!  I hope that everyone all had a great holiday and ready to start playing Buddy Baseball in February.  If you haven't registered for our spring season, registration closes at 6:00 pm on Friday, January 6th.

We were featured on Fox 13's Good Day Tampa Bay last month. We played a game between the Reindeer and the Elves. Thanks to all who came out early to play.  I have a video of our segments below.

I'll be sending out the team rosters, Meet and Greet information and schedules in late January.  

Russ Oberbroeckling
Executive Director

Fox 13 Game- Reindeer vs. Elves
Registration is Open
Our next season will start on 2/25/2017 and end on 4/8/2017.  
The Meet and Greet will be on Saturday 2/18/2017.
New Buddy Training will also be on  Saturday 2/18/2017.
The registration deadline is Friday 1/6/2017 at 6:00pm 
Here is the link to register.

Player Spotlight 
Matthew Guthman
Matthew Guthman
Matthew is 22 years old and he has played every season of Buddy Baseball!  He attends Focus Academy and his favorite subject is music.  Matthew's favorite restaurant is Red Robin and if he had $1000 he would buy EPCOT tickets. 
Buddy Spotlight - Olivia O'Neal
Buddy Olivia O'Neal - Player Samuel Morales 
Olivia is 19 years old and attends Hillsborough Community College majoring in Biomedical Sciences and has a dog named Maxie. She has played for 12 seasons and is a long time buddy to Samuel.   
Rookie Spotlight - Nathaneal Mull
Player Nathaneal Mull
Nathaneal completed his first season in Buddy Baseball. He is 9 years old and attends Allendale Academy.  Nathaneal's favorite restaurant is Chick Fil A and his favorite food is french fries.  He likes math in school and swimming in the summer.
Coach  Spotlight
Sam and Lois Douglas
Sam and Lois Douglas
Sam and Lois (with Anne Marie DeVita) have been coaches on the Ravens for the past 2 seasons. Sam is a big Alabama football fan and Lois cheers for the Florida Gators.  He enjoys boating and fishing.  Lois loves going to the beach.
Where are they now?
Ashley Buchanan
Ashley was a coach for 11 seasons, and retired following the Spring 2016 season.  She is currently completing a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Troy University. Ashley recently moved "back home" to East-Central Florida, where she works at the County Correctional Facility. She is a former Ray's Girl for the Tampa Bay Rays, as well as a USF Diamond Doll member and coach. Ashley is currently planning her wedding and will marry fellow Hawks Coach Koda Clark in April 2017! Here's a picture of the two in their first season together, as Jaguars. Play Ball!

Sponsor Spotlight
Tampa Steel Erecting Co. has been a Home Run sponsor for the past 9 seasons.  Thank you for your continued support! 

January Birthdays
Date Age
Stevie Cassell 1/4 18
Jason Woodell 1/5
Andrew Carlstedt 1/11 18
Uriah Smiles 1/14 10
Shirley Vogler 1/16
Kyle Kovach 1/18 16
Nia Claflin 1/18 10
Gabriel Velez 1/19 10
Kimberly Shand 1/20 12
Logan  Tyner 1/26 13
Austin Barrow 1/31 16

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile
When shopping on line. Consider using Amazon Smile. A portion of the the sale will be donated back to Buddy Baseball, no extra cost to you. Just use  https://smile.amazon.com/  selecting Buddy Baseball as the organization that you are supporting the next time you are shopping on Amazon. Thanks.

Contact Us
(813) 416-5742
Until next time...   PLAY BALL!!

Russ Oberbroeckling
Executive Director
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