Worcester in the mix to lure PawSox too

Just days after Yale architect students shared their point of view on a future ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox, a local Worcester MA newspaper spread the news about the city discussing a possible move of the PawSox. Several city and state officials and several team executives met on Monday to discuss the possibility of …

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Rather unique baseball cooperation on both sides of US-Mexican border

This may something the current president of the United States may not like šŸ˜‰ but Laredo TX and Nuevo Laredo, just across the border in Mexico will have a rather unique baseball cooperation. Both cities will be the host of a Mexican League team. To make this cooperation possible, a team in the Mexican League …

European Champions Cup 2018 awarded to CuraƧao Neptunus

The Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) has announced that the organization of the 2018 European Champions Cup has been awarded toĀ CuraƧao Neptunus. For the club from Rotterdam, it is a nice addition to the celebrations of its 75th anniversary. The current European and Dutch champion organized this tournament for the last time in 2015 when …

Balentien likely to extend his stay with Swallows

Good news for baseball fans from CuraƧao and the Netherlands.Ā CuraƧao native Wladimir Balentien and the Yakult Swallows are on the verge of signing a one-year contract extension. According to Yaoo.com, the 33-year old outfielder decided yesterday to stay with the team. Currently, both parties are working on the finishing touches of the contract, which is …

Andruw Jones on 2018 HOF ballot

Today, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced the newbies on the 2018 ballot. Next to players like his namesake Chipper Jones, Trevor Hoffman, first-timers Omar Vizquel and Jim Thome, CuraƧao native Andruw Jones is also on the ballot. Andruw Jones broke into the majors at the age ofĀ  19. He was the youngest player to …

Major change in BP caps in 2018

Today, MLB presented the new batting practice/spring training caps for all 30 MLB teams for the 2018 season.Ā The new New Era caps, which will be known as the ā€œPROLIGHT 59FIFTYā€ are replacing the Diamond Era caps worn for five seasons from 2013 to 2017. As a cap nerd, this is totally my thing. In general …

Yale students unveil PawSox ballpark renderings

Even though nothing is engraved in stone yet regarding the location of the future ballpark of the Pawtucket Red Sox, two students of the renowned Yale University have shown their vision on the future ballpark. The two students who are in their third year studying for masterā€™s degrees in architecture presented their conceptual ideas for …

Japan wins inaugural Asia Professional Baseball Championship

In aĀ festive atmosphere in the Tokyo Dome, Japan took on Korea to win the inaugural Asia Professional Baseball Championship. Only in the first four innings, Korea was able to keep pace with team Samurai Japan but from the fifth inning Japan flexed its muscles and walked away to a 7-0 victory and kept its unbeaten …

Bite falls to Blue Sox despite good performance by Bas Nooij

Going 0-3 after the first three games of the season, the Adelaide Bite are close to being swept by the Sydney Blue Sox. Ā A good performance by Dutchie Bas Nooij, could not prevent the Blue Sox beating the Bite 10-1 on Friday, and 4-3 and 5-4 in today's double header. Adelaide Bite @ Sydney Blue …

Hensely Meulens to be interviewed for Yankees’ manager job

Several New York-basedĀ media are reporting that the former Yankee outfielder and current bench coach of the San Francisco Giants Hensley Meulens will be interviewed for the position of manager of the New York Yankees. The 50-year old CuraƧao native will be one of a long list of candidates that apply to fill the void that …

“All Rise” named AL Rookie Of The Year

Tonight the 2017 Rookie Of The Year award was unanimously given to Aaron Judge. The 25-year old right fielder of the New York Yankees beat Andrew Benintendi of the Boston Red Sox and Trey Mancini of the Baltimore Orioles. After Judge struggled during his first steps in the Majors in 2016, he made some adjustments …

De Glaskoning Twins finds new hitting coach in Jeffrey Arends

After Shurty Tremus announced he would retire as third base coach/hitting coach because of private reasons, De Glaskoning Twins had to look for a new hitting coach.Ā Recently the club announced their new hitting coach through Instagram. The new hitting coach is not an unknown person to De Glaskoning Twins. In the 2016 season, he served …

Madison developer in new BayBears owner group

The chance the BayBears will stay in Mobile has diminished as it became clear that the new ownership group of the club contains a real estate developer from Madison, the city that is in the mix to become the new home of the BayBears. The Madison real estate developer isĀ Louis Breland, who is developing a …

Jair Jurrjens is a minor league free agent as well

Yesterday you could read about three Dutchies becoming minor league free agents. It appears that Jair Jurrjens joined them after he filed for free agency as well. After a solid World Baseball Classic, Jurrjens signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who sent him to AAA Oklahoma City. With the local Dodgers, Jurrjens had a somewhat …

Another player leaves Cuba for MLB

In past few years, Cuba has suffered from many baseball players leaving the island to try their luck in America. As a result, Cuban baseball is deteriorating. Proof of that? What about the 14-1 defeat by the Kingdom of the Netherlands during the 2017 WBC? A new player has decided to leave the socialist republic …

Three Dutchies become minor league free agents

Two minor league players from CuraƧao and one from Aruba have become free agent. In all cases, their contract expired. Sharlon Schoop's one year contract with the Baltimore Orioles expired, so he will be a free agent again. Last season he split time with the AAA Norfolk Tides and the AA Bowie BaySox. The 30-year …

Sale of BayBears approved by Minor League Baseball

The acquisition of the Mobile BayBears by an Arizona based investment group has been approved by Minor League Baseball. Next to this news comes the confirmation that the city of Madison, AL is interested in attracting an affiliated minor league team. The Arizona-basedĀ BallCorps, LLCĀ has been working to complete a purchase of the BayBears, with the …

Future 51s ballpark approved by county

The plans for the future Las Vegas 51s ballpark have been approved by the Clark County commissioners. This approval opens the road to Summerlin, where the Howard Hughes Corporation wants to build a 10,000 seat ballpark. ā€œThis is a big green light in the project,ā€ company spokesman and vice president Tom Warden said after the …