2021 European Championship Logo unveiled

As you may know by now, the 2021 European Championship of Baseball has been appointed to Italy and especially to the Piemonte region. Yesterday the organizing committee unveiled the logo of the championship. Turin, Avigliana and Settimo Torinese will be the locations where the championship will be played. As a result, the logo shows some …

Spain’s Competition to Start at the End of August

Recently you could read here that the Spanish Baseball Federation would organize a tournament early September to decide which club would be the Spanish champion. This was wrong. The tournament was intended to serve as the Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup). Yesterday the RFEBS decided that the Spanish season will start on August 30. The …

The farce called Serie A1 continues: Nettuno 2 withdraws as well

After Rangers Redipuglia, Grizzlies Torino, Nettuno Baseball City now Nettuno 2 has announced to withdraw from the 2020 Serie A1 season. As a result, the schedule of which the Dutch Baseball Hangout wrote about earlier this evening, can be thrown away again. Since the afternoon, a lot of rumors about Nettuno 2 stepping back were …

Italian Serie A1 schedule published

While we are still waiting for the schedule of the Dutch Hoofdklasse season, the FIBS has posted the schedule of the 2020 Italian Serie A1 on its website. As written before, the season will start on Wednesday, July 8. In the first game that will be played this year, Nettuno 2 will host Godo Knights.  …

Mexican League calls it a season

After Minor League Baseball announced the cancellation of the 2020 season, the Mexican League, that is also considered an AAA minor league, though not affiliated to any MLB club, also announced the cancellation of the 2020 season today. https://twitter.com/LigaMexBeis/status/1278375420858118146 Besides the announcement on Twitter, the LMB explained why it cancels the season in a press …

Austrian competition will start coming weekend

Last week, the Austrian Baseball Federation announced that the Baseball Bundesliga would start in July. The other day, the Federation announced the highest Austrian league will start on July 3rd. According to the website, 20 games in two months is a very tight schedule. Teams will be split in a Western and an Eastern Division. …

Italian Serie A1 season engraved in stone: Turns to 7-inning games

Yesterday, a conference call with the remaining seven clubs of the Italian Serie A1, led to several decisions for the 2020 season. Most for the good, one likely not so.   First of all, the season will start on Wednesday, July 8 instead of Friday, July 10. The foundation for this decision lies in the …

Baseball allowed in Austria as well

Sure it is not one of the main competitions of Europe, even though the Austrians managed to stay in the A group of the European Championship, but there is some good news from the Alpine country. Today, the Austrian government announced that Austrians can practice sport in the open air again, starting July 1st. This …

2020 Schedule Belgian BBG League online

The 2020 BBG (Baseball Gold) season is for real now. Today, the KBBSF (Royal Belgian Baseball and Softball Federation) put the schedule of the BBG League online. In the past week there were some rumors that the Royal Greys would not participate in the BBG, but luckily that rumor is not true. As written before, …

Current developments in Minors likely will be the end for Project 421 on Curaçao

We all know by now what MLB is planning for Minor League Baseball. 42 clubs will disappear. Most of them at rookie-level and A-Short Season level. This will also have its impact on the projected baseball complex on Curaçao. In 2015, there were plans by International Baseball Partners (IBP), MLB and the Curaçao government to …

Rangers Redipuglia come with statement for not playing in 2020

As you could read earlier today, Rangers Redipuglia has decided to step back from playing the 2020 season. In a statement by the club, there is an explanation of why the club came to that decision. Rangers disregard from Serie A1 📰 The news has arrived Rangers have chosen to officially inform FIBS tonight that they …

One team pulls back from 2020 Serie A1 season in Italy

Italian baseball clubs had until last night 23:59 (11:59 PM) Central European Time to make clear if they wanted to play the 2020 season or not. After a lot of rumours floating around in the past weeks about Parma and the two Nettuno representatives stepping back, the FIBS (Italian Baseball and Softball Federation) announced on …

Sweden is the next to start its baseball league

Lately, Sweden was hit hard by the coronavirus but nevertheless, the country's baseball federation decided to start playing. The highest Swedish League, the Eliteserien, will also start on July 1st. Unlike many other European countries, the Swedish government did not impose a lockdown. On the contrary. The Swedish people were asked to stay home as …

Swiss National Liga A Baseball started today

After the Czech Republic, the Swiss are the second European country to start their baseball competition. Today, a limited number of games were programmed in the National Liga A, the highest level of baseball in Switzerland, but next week there will be a full schedule ahead. Today, two doubleheaders were scheduled: The Therwil Flyers hosted …

Belgian competition will start on July 4

Last week you could read a blog post about the BBG (Baseball Gold) League in Belgium and its possible start on July 4. Since yesterday night it is official. Belgian baseball will start on July 3. According to a press release, baseball will start on July 3, but since that is on a Friday, it …

Corona: Different Situations in Europe’s main Baseball Competitions, an update

A month ago, you could read an overview of the baseball situation in each of the main baseball countries in Europe as they all were/are hit by the measurements that surround the coronavirus. Here is an update per country. Belgium: Last week, the KBBSF (Royal Belgian Baseball and Softball Federation) sent a letter to all …

Start of German Baseball Season pushed back further

Even though leagues in some of the surrounding countries have started or will start soon (the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Belgium), the German Baseball and Softball Federation (DBV) has pushed back the start of the season until the end of June, June 29 to be exact. According to the website baseball-bundesliga.de, the DBV has to …

Baseball Gold Season in Belgium may start on July 4

In a letter to all clubs in Belgium the KBBSF (Royal Belgium Baseball and Softball Federation) has asked their members (clubs) to deliver the number of teams with which they (the clubs) want to participate in the upcoming season.  The reason for this letter is the loosening of the corona rules by the Belgian government. …