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Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 3, day 2

Today the returns of yesterday’s matches were scheduled. Curaçao Neptunus headed to Oosterhout to meet De Glaskoning Twins, HCAW hosted DSS and Pickles UVV went to neighboring Hoofddorp to take on Pioniers. Curaçao Neptunus  8  –  4  De Glaskoning Twins Another defeat for De Glaskoning Twins, but again they played a bit better. Elton Koeiman,… Continue reading Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 3, day 2

Dutch baseball · Dutch Hoofdklasse

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 3, day 1

Yesterday the first games of round three were played. Normally these games are played on a Thursday night, but due to the celebration of Kings Day, the games were moved to Friday night. Curaçao Neptunus hosted De Glaskoning Twins, HCAW visited DSS and Hoofddorp Pioniers headed to Utrecht to face UVV.  De Glaskoning Twins  5… Continue reading Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 3, day 1

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Dutch Baseball Federation seems to learn from ELB

After blocking the participation of Dutch clubs and players in the Euro League Baseball, the Dutch Baseball Federation (KNBSB) now appears to have learned from the ideas of the alternate European baseball league. In the past two years, the KNBSB and the CEB (European Baseball Confederation) have made the life of the Euro League Baseball… Continue reading Dutch Baseball Federation seems to learn from ELB

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Didi Gregorius to return to Yankees on Friday

According to several sources, the Yankees will activate shortstop Didi Gregorius from the 10-day DL on Friday. The left-handed hitting shortstop from Curaçao injured the shoulder of his throwing arm in a practice game vs the Arizona Diamondbacks that preceded the World Baseball Classic semi-final game between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Puerto Rico.… Continue reading Didi Gregorius to return to Yankees on Friday

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Dutchies around the world, part 3

In this week’s edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Jonathan Schoop, Juremi Profar, Sicnarf Loopstok, Ademar Rifaela, and Wladimir Balentien. Jonathan Schoop Jonathan had a rusty start of the season as he only went 2 for 19 in his first six starts. Since then he is slowly recovering. From that low… Continue reading Dutchies around the world, part 3

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Las Vegas future MLB city?

According to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, Las Vegas may be a potential market when MLB will expand. But before this will be the case, the Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays must settle their stadium issues. For a long time, Sin City was a no go for MLB due to the gambling industry. Gambling… Continue reading Las Vegas future MLB city?

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Lithuanian pitcher called up by Pirates

No Dutch baseball news this time. But this news is special enough to be mentioned. The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up Dovydas Neverauskas. With this transaction, Neverauskas will be the first born and raised Lithuanian pitcher in the Major League. Neverauskas comes from the tiny Baltic state Lithuania that borders Russia on the East and… Continue reading Lithuanian pitcher called up by Pirates