Before Ron Roenicke begins his fifth season as a big-league manager, the skipper of the Milwaukee Brewers has an important trip to make.Roenicke leaves Monday for a week-long trip to New Zealand to work with players of different age levels as well as conducting coaching clinics throughout the country as part of Major League Baseball’s ambassador tours.”They are pretty excited about the possibility of really getting baseball going, certainly with the idea of getting some players over here to play in our country,” Roenicke told FOXSportsWisconsin.com in a phone interview.Former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Fred Claire, who is currently serving as a consultant for Baseball New Zealand, approached Roenicke about the possibility of making a trip over as an ambassador.Roenicke was intrigued for a variety of reasons. New Zealand was a place he’s always wanted to visit, while this was a great opportunity to give back.”We’re doing such a good job of that with certain countries like Japan and Korea,” Roenicke said. “With all the Latin countries that we’ve been working with for so long, it is nice to branch out. I think it is great to take this game to different countries and have them be interested.”Hopefully we’ll… Read full this story
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