I would like to welcome everyone to the MLB Beijing International School Baseball Tournament.

我诚挚地欢迎各位来参加MLB北京国际学校棒球锦标赛。

It is a pleasure to be on the campus of the International School of Beijing. 12 years ago when MLB first came to Beijing, ISB was instrumental in supporting our efforts to stage the 2008 China Series between the Dodgers and Padres. ISB choir sang the national anthem, helped with security, and I hand-picked the bat boys from the ISB baseball team,a great experience for all of us.

很高兴这次比赛能在北京顺义国际学校的校园举办。12年前,MLB第一次来到北京的时候,贵校提供了包括赛前现场演唱国歌和安全保障的工作等等,为 2008年“中国系列赛”道奇队和教士队的比赛提供了很重要的帮助。此外,比赛双方的球童也是从校棒球队的队员中挑选出来的。这些对所有人都是一次很棒的经历。

MLB's goal in to provide an opportunity for boys and girls to launch their interest in baseball and create momentum for participation in the game.

MLB的目标是为男孩和女孩们创造一个能够参与到棒球游戏中,对棒球产生浓厚兴趣的契机。

This weekend should be a memorable experience for players, coaches and parents. There are 6 teams competing in 10U and 4 teams in the 14U division.

这个周末对于球员们、教练们和家长们都是一次难忘的体验,我们有6支队伍参加U10组的比赛,4支队伍参加U14组的比赛。

I would like to congratulate all of our players and coaches for

their success.

我预祝我们所有的球员们和教练员们取得胜利。

I would also like to thank the parents for the support you have

given to enable your children to enjoy baseball. You are the driving force behind all of your child's successes.

同时,我想感谢这些家长们对孩子们的支持,让孩子们能够去享受棒球。您是孩子所有成功背后的驱动力。

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the MLB Development Centers located in Wuxi, Changzhou and Nanjing. In the past 3 years we have had 7 student athletes sign with MLB clubs.

今年是MLB在无锡、常州和南京设立发展中心的10周年。在过去的三年里,我们有7名学生运动员与MLB俱乐部签约。

As important we now have over 40 graduates attending universities

in China and the USA and playing baseball.

同样重要的是,我们现在有40多名毕业生进入大学,在中国和美国打棒球。

I would like to wish all of you good luck and we hope that one day some of the players here can visitus at the MLB Development Centers and perhaps we may see you in the Major Leagues.

我谨祝大家好运,我们也希望有一天这里的一些球员可以来参观我们MLB发展中心的球场。也许,我们有一天可以在大联盟中看到你们的身影!

In closing to our players: have fun in baseball, and study hard

in school.

在最后祝我们所有球员,在棒球中寻找快乐,在学校中努力学习!

Xie Xie!

谢谢!