Capalaba MP Don Brown named patron of Brisbane Bandits baseball club

THE Brisbane Bandits have hit a home run off the field, with Capalaba MP Don Brown taking up the post of club patron.

PLAY BALL: Capalaba MP Don Brown was presented with a specialised kit to mark the start of his patronage. Photo: supplied

PLAY BALL: Capalaba MP Don Brown was presented with a specialised kit to mark the start of his patronage. Photo: supplied

Brown was presented with a personalised shirt to mark the occasion and said it was an honour to be joining the club.

"They are such a successful team and I look forward to our association together growing the game, particularly in the Redlands," he said.

The Bandits play in the top flight of Australian baseball and are one of the national league's six founding teams.

Club owner Mark Readysaid bringing Brown on board was a natural choice as he was a long-time fan of the club and would often attend games.

ADVOCATE: Capalaba MP Don Brown has joined the Brisbane Bandits baseball team as club patron. Photo: supplied

ADVOCATE: Capalaba MP Don Brown has joined the Brisbane Bandits baseball team as club patron. Photo: supplied

"It's great to see Brownie's smiling face every time I see him at the ballpark," he said.

Chairman Andrew Soter said Brown had shown great dedication to the Redlands Rays and would bring the same enthusiasm to the Bandits.

"He has been an advocate over a long period of time to showcase more professional Australian sport," he said. "The Bandits are honoured to have Don as our Patron."

The Australian Baseball League season kicked-off in December and will run until February.

The Bandits have won one game and lost three so far this season, with their only victory coming against the Perth Heat last week.

Brown retained the seat of Capalaba at the November election and is currently the chief government whip.

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