Appalachian League going collegiate

An official announcement still has to be made but it became clear that the Appalachian League, one of the lowest levels of professional affiliated baseball will turn into a summer wood-bat collegiate league. As part of the contraction of 42 minor league clubs and three leagues as a whole, MLB will announce in the coming …

Baseball Trip to Dortmund, Germany

Today, I went to Dortmund in Germany to see the Dohren Wild Farmers take on the local Wanderers. It was the final doubleheader of both teams of the season. It was also the final series of player-coach Caleb Cooper Fenimore, who spent the past six years with the team from Dohren. Fenimore has accepted a …

2020 Dutch hoofdklasse: Top 4 and Bottom 4, Round 3, Day 1

In the final weekend of the Top 4 and Bottom 4 competitions, the following games were scheduled: In the Top 4, Curaçao Neptunus @ HCAW and Hoofddorp Pioniers @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates. In the Bottom 4, Oosterhout Twins @ Silicon Storks and DSS/Kinheim @ Quick Amersfoort.  Curaçao Neptunus    -    HCAWFor the change, the …

KNBSB laat van zich horen na Evaluatie van Honkbal.nu, Deel II

Afgelopen week toen The Dutch Baseball Hangout een evaluatie maakte van de live streaming van hoofdklasse wedstrijden, werd zij benaderd door Seb Visser, de persvoorlichter van de KNBSB. Seb gaf aan graag e.e.a. uit de doeken te willen doen om de gemiddelde fan meer duidelijkheid te verschaffen over het project dat in samenwerking met Eyecons …

2020 Dutch hoofdklasse: Summaries of Round 2 in the top 4 and Bottom 4

Thanks to Eyecons, there is another series of summaries of last weekend's series. Hoofddorp Pioniers vs Curaçao Neptunushttps://eyecons.com/videos/curacao-neptunus-zet-grote-stap-richting-holland-series-5894?utm_medium=shareOosterhout Twins vs DSS/Kinheimhttps://eyecons.com/videos/rayshelon-carolina-slaat-twins-naar-belangrijke-zege-5893?utm_medium=shareQuick Amersfoort vs Silicon Storkshttps://eyecons.com/videos/quick-amersfoort-sweept-silicon-storks-5892?utm_medium=shareEnjoy.

Brutal schedule for L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Holland Series pushed back

After two weekends, L&D Amsterdam Pirates will resume playing coming Thursday, September 24, a normal scheduled game of the Top four competition. After the upcoming weekend, the club will have a brutal schedule coming up to make up the games that could not be played as the club was hit by the coronavirus. Starting coming …

2020 Dutch hoofdklasse: Top 4 and bottom 4 round 2, day 3

Three games were scheduled today and two of them were clear victories: Hoofddorp Pioniers @ Curaçao Neptunus, Silicon Storks @ Quick Amersfoort, and DSS/Kinheim @ Oosterhout Twins. Hoofddorp Pioniers  1  -  6  Curaçao NeptunusA clear victory for Curaçao Neptunus in the Top Four's only game of today. Not a blowout score and no huge inning. …

Baseball Shorts: The Inspiration for “The Natural”

It has been a while but today we pay attention to the occurrence that was the inspiration for the novel (and later the movie) "The Natural." We all know the baseball movie "The Natural," starring Robert Redford as Roy Hobbs. In the movie, Hobbs is shot by a lady shortly before he joins his MLB …

Therwil Flyers sweeps its way to a repeat

After winning the first two games of the Swiss championship series easily last weekend, the Therwil Flyers had to go deep today. A big eighth inning did it all for the team from Therwil. After the Bern Cardinals took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, the Flyers overtook them as it scored twice in …

2020 Dutch hoofdklasse: Top 4 and Bottom 4, Round 2, day 2

Today, in the top four, one game was scheduled: Curaçao Neptunus @ Hoofddorp Pioniers. In the bottom four group, Oosterhout Twins @ DSS/Kinheim and Quick Amersfoort @ Silicon Storks were scheduled. Curaçao Neptunus  0  -  2  Hoofddorp PioniersHoofddorp Pioniers is a real tormentor for Curaçao Neptunus this season. A close game in which Chris Pfau limited Neptunus …

2020 Dutch hoofdklasse: Top 4 and bottom 4, Round 2, day 1

With the series between HCAW and L&D Amsterdam Pirates postponed due to corona, only one game was played in the top four group tonight: Hoofddorp Pioniers @ Curaçao Neptunus. In the bottom four group, DSS/Kinheim faced Oosterhout Twins and Silicon Storks took on Quick Amersfoort.  Hoofddorp Pioniers  1  -  3  Curaçao NeptunusOnce again, Hoofddorp Pioniers …

San Marino beats Bologna in seven innings

In game one of the Italian Championship Series, T&A San Marino needed only seven innings to clinch the 10-0 victory. The long ball and a masterful Markus Solbach were the keys to the victory. In the first inning, San Marino got on the board when Luca Pulzetti scored from second base on Maikel Caseres' single …

KNBSB laat van zich horen na Evaluatie van Honkbal.nu

Een dag of twee geleden schreef ik een evaluatie over Honkbal.nu. In deze evaluatie schreef ik over wat ik de pluspunten en de minpunten vind: Over het algemeen een mooi initiatief maar er zijn zeker nog verbeterpunten. Redelijk snel na mijn betoog werd ik benaderd door iemand die voor zijn club zeer nauw betrokken is …

Games between L&D Amsterdam Pirates and HCAW postponed as well

As you could read here the other week, two players of L&D Amsterdam Pirates were diagnosed with COVID-19. As a result, the series between Curaçao Neptunus and L&D Amsterdam Pirates was cancelled after game one. Now the games of L&D Amsterdam for the upcoming weekend have been postponed as well.  In the past days, another …