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April 16, 2020 45 min

Outside 50 with your hosts Rick Shaibani, Tara Cilke & Ben Martinez

A fantastic chat with James Waddell from Denver Colorado, a truly interesting footy story. James tells us about being an International Baseball Scout after finishing his baseball career in Australia. An avid footy player through even his baseball career, James currently still plays with the Denver Bulldogs when he can.

Add being Honorary Consul General of Australia in Denver, he continues to help develop youth Aussie Rules Footy and is truly a 'Renaissance Man' when it comes to athletics in the United States and Australia. James (or Wads as he is known to his teammates) talks about how American players must think differently to be successful in the AFL, and the advice he gives to Americans trying their hand at footy down in Australia.

James' experiences in professional baseball both in Australia and the U.S, and his love of the game and unusually legend AFL player Alex Jesaulenko of Carlton, whilst also a raving fan of his home town West Coast Eagles, gives him a unique perspective on the world of international sport.

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