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Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter is trying to find a date in Australia

Mar 14, 2014, 12:42 PM EDT

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Sure, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks are heading to Australia next week for a two-game series, but more importantly Arizona right-hander Josh Collmenter is hoping to get a date while he’s there.

Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports writes that Collmenter has agreed to a dating game-style contest sponsored by the Daily Telegraph in Sydney. Women have been applying to the newspaper and a narrowed-down list will be sent to Diamondbacks teammates J.J. Putz, David Hernandez, and Patrick Corbin to make the final selection.

And then Collmenter will go on a blind date.

Here’s how Collmenter described himself to potential suitors:

Josh likes long walks on Bondi Beach, reading poetry on a bear rug in front of the fireplace and tall, athletic women whose offspring will likely result in a college scholarship.

As someone who has, on more than one occasion, gone on dates following a dating game-style radio show live at the Minnesota state fair I think this is an absolutely fantastic idea that can’t possibly go wrong. And it’ll be a helluva meet-cute story someday.

  1. Bryz - Mar 14, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    He forgot to mention in his description that he’s extremely over-the-top.

  2. historiophiliac - Mar 14, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    If that’s his best game, I hope he gets a woman who asks him things like “Have you met Derek Jeter before?” and “So, what’s Kirk Gibson really like?” all night.

  3. chacochicken - Mar 14, 2014 at 3:15 PM

  4. Professor Fate - Mar 14, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Bet he doesn’t talk about his pool.

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