"Balfour Rage" may have finally died down but national selectors will be hoping Australia's next Major League Baseball sensation emerges in a three-game series against the Sydney Blue Sox.
Sydney's Grant Balfour became a cult favourite this season as a relief pitcher for the Oakland Athletics, combining with fellow Australian Travis Blackley to help guide them to an against-the-odds MLB playoff appearance.
Oakland fans were sent into a frenzy as they gleefully copied the 34-year-old's on-field antics which included kicking dirt and swearing at himself - and "Balfour Rage" was born.
His legend grew when he recently became the first relief pitcher in MLB history to pitch the perfect innings for five consecutive days.
And days later he was the first Australian to record a save in the MLB post-season.
Their unlikely run ended last Friday when they lost 6-0 to Detroit in the decisive game five of the American League semi-final series.
National selectors will be hoping the next batch of MLB stars shine when Team Australia takes on the Blue Sox in the October 26-28 series in Sydney.
It will be an important trial ahead of next March's World Baseball Classic.
Robbie Perkins (signed with Colorado Rockies), Daniel McGrath (Boston Red Sox) and Zac Shepherd (Detroit Tigers) were named in the Team Australia squad on Tuesday and will hope to show why they are poised to take the next step into the Major League.
And Blue Sox players also have a chance to impress selectors ahead of the World Baseball Classic although their main focus will be preparing for the ABL, which starts on November 1.
Indeed the Blue Sox won't be short of inspiration ahead of the three-game series.
Balfour's father David is the Blue Sox general manager and has lifted spirits as he "worked his butt off" for the club preparing for the upcoming ABL season while battling pancreatic cancer.
His son's heroics have also gone down well.
"It has been fun coming to the office with David and watching his son do so well," a club spokesman told AAP.
"He (David) has worked his butt off for this club."
The Team Australia squad boasts the likes of Dushan Ruzic (Adelaide Bite), Luke Hughes, Tim Kennelly (Perth Heat) and Justin Huber (Melbourne Aces), who have more than 20 senior national appearances between them.
"This series is an opportunity for the younger players to show us and the fans what they've got," said Team Australia manager Jon Deeble.
Team Australia squad: Corey Adamson, Tim Atherton, Ryan Battaglia, Adam Bright, Jeremy Cresswell, Mitch Dening, Justin Erasmus, Darryl George, Justin Huber, Luke Hughes, Tim Kennelly, Cameron Lamb, Daniel McGrath, Paul Mildren, Scott Mitchinson, Mitch Nilsson, Richard Olson, Kyle Perkins, Robbie Perkins, Josh Roberts, Dushan Ruzic, Zac Shepherd.