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2017 Slovakia Baseball Road Trip

September 10-18, 2017

 

    Plans have been finalized for our 2017 baseball road trip to Slovakia, so now is  the time to gear up if you plan to join us.  We will be playing in the Last Strikeout International Tournament against teams from Slovakia, Hungary, Switzerland and Czech.  In addition, we will make a road trip to Brno, Czech, where we will go sightseeing and then play the Brno Bullies in a tune up game. We will 5 games over the course of our trip and go sightseeing each day.  Offering extensive sightseeing and baseball camaraderie,  we are now signing up players for this exciting trip, so don't miss out.

     

 

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is set along the Danube River by the border with Austria and Hungary. It’s surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian mountains, crisscrossed with forested hiking and cycling trails. The pedestrian-only, 18th-century old town is known for its lively bars and cafes. Bratislava doesn’t provoke admiring swoons; it intrigues. In the midst of Slovakia’s capital, its castle presides overlooks old town and the Danube. It banks the Danube River while the Male Karpaty (Small Carpathians) roll north, with vineyards in their lowlands. Bratislava preserved spires and squares from its 18th-century heyday, but now socialist-era monuments (and an eyebrow-raising cast of statues) have joined the party. Speaking of which, Bratislava’s nightlife is crowd-pleasing whether you prefer beer halls or rooftop cocktails. In a city this exciting, who needs postcard pretty? Plus Slovaks almost never fail to mention to foreigners how beautiful the Slovak women are, and now the latest statistics show that women out number men in Slovakia.

Players Who Have Made The Team: 1. Al Pellegrini  2. Dave Kelpin 3. Johnny O'Rourke 4.Todd Hyson 5. You?

Tourists Joining The Fun: 1. John Gilmore 2. Linda Pellegrini

         

 

Information On Our 2017 Slovakia Baseball Road Trip

    The requirements are simple.  First, the ability and desire to play baseball in a unique international setting.  Second, an interest in international goodwill and sportsmanship (e.g. if you swing the bat at the ump after a called strike three, please try rotisserie baseball).  Third, an adventurous spirit willing to venture forth into the exotic land of Slovakia. Sound interesting?


    What’s involved in this once in a lifetime opportunity? First, you will depart America on September 9th and arrive in Bratislava the next day where grab a cab for our team hotel, the Loft Hotel. After a day of rest, we will begin our baseball exploits playing five games with one in Czech and four in Bratislava in an international tournament with teams from Slovakia, Czech, Hungary and Switzerland.   We will also spend the non-game daytime hours sightseeing and soaking up the experience.  What will we see and do?  Among other things, we'll:
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a walking tour of historic Old Town,

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a visit to the St Elizabeth's also known as the Blue Church,

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a day trip to the medieval sights of Brno, Czech,

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a tour of Bratislava Castle and a walk along the Danube River,

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a day trip to south Moravia to visit the lovely town of Mikulov and Lednice Castle,

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a trip to Gančíkovo Dam, the local art galery, and the wine area of Pezinok, and

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a tour of Cerveny Kamen castle.

 

 

2017 Slovakia Baseball Tour Costs And Details

     By now you are probably asking yourself how you could be so lucky to have the opportunity of a lifetime and play baseball in Slovakia. Well, it’s time to come back to earth as every dream has its price, but this one’s reasonable. The cost for each player or friend in a double room is $1595 for those registering by June 15th ($1795 starting July 1st).  Tourist in a double room are $1495. This includes hotels, breakfast, sightseeing, English guide, air conditioned motor coach, baseball games, ground transportation, field rentals, umpire fees and our farewell dinner.  Single rooms are an additionally  $400.  Full payment is required by July 1st. 

   

    What isn’t included in this wonderful invitation? First, you are free to choose your own airline to travel roundtrip to Bratislava as no airfare is included in the above prices. BTW flights are over a $1000 cheaper if you fly into Vienna and take ground transportation to Bratislava (29 miles).  Please do NOT purchase plane tickets until the team is full. When we have enough players, you will be emailed that its safe to buy plane tickets.

 

    Second, you must get your own passport if you do not already have one or if yours has expired. Finally, each player will be responsible for bringing their own Foreign Devils uniform, gray uniform pants, metal or wooden bat, batting helmet, glove and six new leather baseballs.  If you don't own a Foreign Devils uniform (a jersey and cap), you will be provided information on ordering one after registering.

 

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2017 Slovakia Baseball Road Trip

Our tentative schedule of games and sightseeing!

 
September 9th Saturday Leave the USA on the airline of your choice for Bratislava (or fly into Vienna and take ground transportation to Bratislava)
September 10th Sunday  Arrive in Bratislava and take a cab to the Loft Hotel.
September 11th Monday Whole day tour in Bratislava including Old town, Bratislava castle, the Danube river bank, UFO“ restaurant, and the Blue church.
September 12th Tuesday Road Trip!  Travel to Brno, Czech for sightseeing, playing a game and celebrating Oktoberfest in style!.
September 13th Wednesday Travel through the countryside for sightseeing in the lovely town of Mikulov, then off to the Lednice castle and beautiful Valtice
September 14th Thursday A visit to Gančíkovo Dam, an art gallery, and the wine area of Pezinok,  Modra, for wine testing.
September 15th Friday A morning visit to Cerveny Kamen Castle, then game #1 in the Last Strikeout International Tournament.
September 16th Saturday Play two games in the Last Strikeout International Tournament
September 17th Sunday Championship Games and free time to enjoy before our farewell dinner.
September 18th Monday Travel home as international baseball superstars!
 

 

  

Lednice Castle and the Village of Lednice

 

Our Baseball International Team

    We are taking 12 adventurous players. Depending on the weather and last minute schedule quirks, the full schedule should include at least 5 games. Interested in more information? Please feel free to contact us by phone or  email.

 


  

We'll be Staying At The Loft Hotel In Bratislava



2017 Slovakia Baseball Road Trip

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Registration Form for our Slovakia Road Trip

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Credit Card Payment

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Airfare Tips

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Travel Insurance Sources

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Weather Around The World

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Inexpensive International Cell Phones


 

Miss Slovakia and her friends welcome the Foreign Devils to Bratislava!

 


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