Baseball Related Songs: “Perfect Day for Baseball” by Jason Siemer

In today's episode of Baseball Related Songs, we pay attention to "Perfect Day for Baseball" performed by singer/songwriter Jason Siemer. Jason Siemer has many talents next to being a singer/songwriter. The Baltimorean is also a writer, a producer, a director, and an editor. He has his own video production company with the capability and resources …

Al Kaline passes away at 85

Detroit Tiger great Al Kaline has passed away today. The 18-time All-Star, World Series winner (1968), 10 time Gold Glove winner, the 1955 American League batting champ and Hall of Famer passed away at the age of 85. Even though the alkaline batteries were not named after him, Kaline could have modeled for them.  His …

Neptunus extends sponsor contract

2019 runner up in the Dutch championship, Curaçao Neptunus has extended the contract with its main sponsor United Foundation, the club announced through a press release today. The Curaçao-based foundation promotes the Isle of Curaçao in various ways. One of them is by sponsoring multiple Dutch baseball champion Neptunus from Rotterdam. The 2020 season (or …

European Cups cancelled

Unfortunately, it is not an April Fools joke. Due to the corona pandemic, the CEB (European Baseball Confederation) has announced that all European Cup tournaments will be cancelled for 2020, something the FIBS (Italian Baseball and Softball Federation) asked for the other week. This means that the European Champions Cup with L&D Amsterdam Pirates and …

Dutch Baseball Hangout interviews Joe Shlabotnik

It has been a while since he retired and became a coach. But it is an honor to have interviewed Joe Shlabotnik, the hero of Charlie Brown (Peanuts). His career as a major league player lasted only (a part of) one season. After he batted an abysmal .004 he was sent down to the minors …

Italian Federation wants European Cups to be cancelled

According to Pim van Nes of honkbalsite.com, the FIBS (Italian Baseball and Softball Federation) wants the scheduled European Cups to be cancelled. The chairman of the federation, Andrea Marcon will ask the CEB and the ESF to cancel all international tournaments in Europe. The European Champions Cup, the championship for club teams, is scheduled to …

NPB cancels practice games

After three players of the Hanshin Tigers have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, the NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball) has decided to cancel all practice games of the Japanese major league clubs. At least, according to a Tweet by Dutch pitcher Rick van den Hurk, all practice games are cancelled but the Ni-Gun (minor league) games …

Baseball Related Songs: “Night Game” by Paul Simon

In this episode of Baseball Related Songs, we pay attention to "Night Game," performed by Paul Simon. After Mrs. Robinson and Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard," it is the third song of this artist in this series. Of course, you know Paul Simon from his cooperation with Art Garfunkel. The two met at …

Haarlem Baseball Week cancelled

A day after the announcement that the start of the Dutch hoofdklasse season was postponed until further notice, the Dutch baseball community has to deal with another blow. The organizing committee of the Haarlem Baseball Week has announced to cancel the 2020 edition. After the Dutch government announced more restrictive measures to contain the coronavirus, …

Dutch baseball season postponed until further notice

Today, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation), announced the postponement of the upcoming baseball season. For sure, the season will not start before April 27. But as the Dutch government announced new measures due to the stubbornness of several people not to follow the rules that should prevent a rapid spread of the …

Baseball Related Songs: “The Greatest” by Kenny Rogers

It has been a while but with the passing of country and western great Kenny Rogers, it is a good moment for a new episode of Baseball Related Songs. Of course, we pay attention to Rogers' baseball-related song "The Greatest." Born in 1938, Kenny Rogers had an impressive career of more than fifty years. Even …