pays off with US Contract"
An article, with a great photo, from the Cairns Post - Brett is interviewed and speaks about the shoulder operation, his rehabilitation program, and signing a new contract - published on Friday 25th November 2005
League Baseball - Transactions
Details from the "Baseball America" web site - Brett is now an outfielder with the Pirates!!! - Friday 6th January 2006
A note from the Portland Press Herald newspaper - Brett has played for the Portland Sea Dogs - Sunday 8th January 2006
sets sights on US Club"
An article, with a photo, from the Cairns Post - Brett is interviewed and speaks about his rehabilitation program to recover from the shoulder operation - he also mentions his baseball program over the next few months, including The Claxton Shield, the Australian Team's preparation for The World Baseball Classic, and then heading to the United States for the 2006 season with the Pittsburgh Pirates - published on Monday 9th January 2006
A note on Brett signing with the Pirates - from "The Pitch", an Australian Baseball newsletter - Wednesday 18th January 2006
eyes on Pirate's ship"
An article, with a small photo, from the Cairns Post - Brett is interviewed and discusses his aims for Spring Traning and the start of the 2006 Minor League season - along with his prospects with the Pittsburgh Pirates - the article also mentions The World Baseball Classic and Australia's predicted "tough" start to the tournament - published on Thursday 2nd March 2006
League Spring Training
Schedule and dates for the 2006 season - Brett's reporting date is Friday 3rd March - the first game of the season is scheduled for Thursday 6th April 2006
Altoona Curve Roster Preview - Part One
An early look at the "probable" Curve players - taken from their Official Web Site and written by AltoonaCurve.com staff - this section details the Infield Players - Brett is listed as being the "every-day" first-baseman for the team - the article includes a shot of Brett in the box and ready to hit, which would have been taken during the 2003 season - Monday 6th March 2006
Altoona Curve Roster Preview - Part Two
An early look at the "probable" Curve players - taken from their Official Web Site and written by AltoonaCurve.com staff - this section details the Outfield Players - Brett is listed as being "a very versatile outfielder and first-baseman" - Thursday 9th March 2006
An article published in the Altoona Mirror - another look at the "probable" Altoona Curve roster for the 2006 season - the article details the number of "veteran" players that could be with the team, including Brett - the page also includes a copy of the newspaper article and a great photo of Brett!!! - Monday 6th March 2006
An article published in the Cairns Post - mentions Brett's back injury and that he is staying at Spring Training until fully fit - Thursday 20th April 2006
An email to Brett from Mike on Friday
28th October 2005
Brett --- Good News!!
I have interest from the Padres and Pirates (B. Graham)
I got an offer from Brian Graham - $???k (AA) - $???k (AAA)
You will have a job with Pittsburgh
Your performance in Spring Training will determine what level you play (AA/AAA)
Brett then spoke to The Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday 4th November 2005 - and accepted their offer!!!
Another email to Brett from Mike on Friday 4th November 2005
Brett --- Your Deal is Finished!!
The final offer:-
$??? for "AA" - Altoona Curve
$??? for "AAA" - Indianapolis Indians
Verbal Japanese out - I made it clear (and BG affirmed) that he would not stand in the way of a job opportunity for you in Japan or Korea, even if your salary to be made was minimal
There would be a buyout, but minimal
Congrats to you
I hope this gives you extra motivation in your off-season preparation
I wanted to send along "Seasons Greetings"
to the Roneberg family and hoping all of you have the best that
Christmas has to offer as well as the happiest of New Year's!!!
Please pass along my sincere congratulations to Brett on his signing with the Pirates
He must be estatic to be playing 'pro' again
Please let me know more details as you know them
I'm real excited to follow his career resume - especially if he lands in Altoona because they are in the same League as my hometown Erie Seawolves
If Brett does land in Altoona, would he have any objections to me taking pictures of him - before, during, and after games that Altoona playes here in Erie since I'm a fan of his?
Let me know so I can plan my schedule if he does land in Altoona
I'll try to get doubles made of the pictures and give them to Brett to pass them along to you
Please keep in touch
Is Brett going to play in the World Baseball Classic this spring?
......and a reply from Geoff
and yes, Brett is in the Australian Team for the Baseball Classic
His injury rehabilitation is going very well, and he recently got some great news!!! - CLICK HERE (link was to this page)
All the best over there
......and another note from David
That is cool!!
That's the best news I've heard in a month!!
Congrats and good luck!!
As always, I will be rooting for him and reading the boxscores to see how he does
By the way, if he is in "AAA" which is based in Indianapolis, I will deffenatly make an attempt to see a game in Indy next year - and I will have pics and everything again!!