The Auckland Tuatara begin their sophomore campaign in the Australian Baseball League tonight, hosting the Perth Heat at QBE Stadium in Albany. Christopher Reive breaks down all you need to know for the season ahead.

Wait, Australia has a baseball league?

Right, so there's an Auckland team too. Where do they even play?

OK, but how many of the players are Kiwis?

And the rest?

So it's not just a bunch of local battlers out there?

How many teams are involved?

How long is the season?

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