18 Baseball Players Having The Time Of Their Lives In Australia

The Diamondbacks and Dodgers are Down Under for the MLB opener.

The opening pitch of the 2014 Major League Baseball will be thrown tomorrow in Sydney, Australia.

Major League Baseball / Via Twitter: @MLBSydney2014

The matches feature the LA Dodgers.

And the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The players have been having A LOT of fun in Oz.

James Horan/Destination NSW / Via Facebook: mlb

Trading surf lifesaving lessons for baseball tips.

The Sydney Cricket Ground has been transformed.

1. Addison Reed was impressed.

Wow is the only word to describe this!

— Addison reed (@Areed43)

2. A.J. Pollock couldn’t wait to get started.

A.J. Pollock, on @scg: "It's just an amazing looking park. They did a great job." http://t.co/5BHw2BR2B0

— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks)

3. Hyun Jin Ryu learned to speak Australian.

4. Brian Wilson struggled.

5. Adrian Gonzalez met the locals.

When in Bondi, @AdrianTitan23!

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers)

Then had some fun with his new bat.

.@AdrianTitan23 with his new cricket bat. #OpeningSeries

— MLB Fan Cave (@MLBFanCave)

6. Drew Butera showed off his tan.

The rescue Down Under: http://t.co/N90jqtk6IJ

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers)

7. Justin Turner and girlfriend Kourtney looked like natives.

Had the best time exploring Bondi Beach with @redturn2 today! Loving Australia! #OpeningSeries #Tourists

— Kourtney (@court_with_a_K)

8. The Kershaws met a kangaroo joey.

When you in Australia and you turn 26, you get to hold a baby kangaroo in a pouch like its mother. #CK26inSydney

— Ellen Kershaw (@ellenkershaw)

Clayton’s Best Birthday Ever!

Just. The. Cutest.

The picture you've all been waiting for -- the Kershaws and a kangaroo. Happy birthday, @ClaytonKersh22:

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers)

Clayton is a natural born Aussie Rules Footballer!

9. Paul Goldschmidt found some cuddly friends.

A few of the #Dbacks are visiting @tarongazoo today. They won't let you hold the real animals, so Goldy improvised.

— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks)

And got photobombed by a wallaby.

Wallaby photobombs are the best.

— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks)

Hung with some local legends.

And showed he’s got the right stuff for rugby.

10. The Howell’s said “G’day” to a koala.

At the @tarongazoo making friends w/ Koala bears! @Dodgers @MLB can we take one home?!!

— JP&Heather Howell (@TheHowells56)

And a kangaroo.

Kangaroo sighting! Someone has no fear of @MLB batters but got nervous to pet this guy w/ me

— JP&Heather Howell (@TheHowells56)

11. Tony Campana climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

12. Archie Bradley conquered his fear of heights too.

He’s really enjoying his first MBL roadtrip.

13. Tim Federowicz spent some time on Sydney harbour.

Had a great time at Bondi Beach and our boat tour back by the Sydney Opera House!

— Tim Federowicz (@FedX19)

Before going really native.

Just had kangaroo for dinner. It was a lot better than I expected!

— Tim Federowicz (@FedX19)

14. Hanley Ramirez rocked his best Jacko look.

15. Joc Pederson got sparklers.

16. Matt Tuiasosopo loved Bondi’s empty sands.

Great time at Bondi Beach with @Facejincher and @Homville

— Matt Tuiasosopo (@MPTuiasosopo)

17. Yasiel Puig couldn’t stop smiling.

18. And Andre Etheir couldn’t stop hitting balls.

But when he did, he rocked The Greatest Suit/Tie Combo In History.

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Simon Crerar is founding editor of BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.
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