Austria promoted to CEB cup

With an all-Austrian Federations Cup final, the question was which team would earn the promotion to the CEB cup. As the Vienna MetroStars beat the Dornbirn Indians in the opening game of the tournament 16-6, the expectation was that the team from the Austrian capital would win. Things would go a bit different though as …

European Champions Cup: Time to make changes?

As far as I can remember, in the past decade, no European Champions Cup has seen this many games that ended in five, six or seven innings. In all cases but one, the winners were teams from Italy and the Netherlands. A dominance like this can't be good for baseball. Perhaps it is time to …

CEB Cup 2019: Heidenheim and Brno still unbeaten

As most of the attention of this blog is going to the European Champions Cup, one would forget there is also another European tournament going on: the CEB cup is taking place in Brno, Czech Republic. With two groups of four teams, two teams stood out above the rest so far: the Heidenheim Heideköpfe in …

European Champions Cup 2019: Bonn Capitals no match for Neptunus

Bonn Capitals    -    Curaçao Neptunus In the first four innings, everything went Bonn's way completely as the Germans scored four runs. But in the fifth, their pitching collapsed and Neptunus took advantage in the biggest possible way as it scored eight runs to turn the tables in just one inning. Back-to-back solo home …

European Champions Cup 2019: Day 1

On the first day of the European Champions Cup, the following games were scheduled: Group A: Deurne Spartans @ Arrows Ostrava and Curaçao Neptunus @ Parmaclima Parma. Group B: Rouen Huskies @ Bonn Capitals and UnipolSai Bologna @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Deurne Spartans  2  -  17  Arrows Ostrava In every possible way, Arrows Ostrava was superior …

European Champions Cup 2019: Victory for L&D Amsterdam Pirates in close game

UnipolSai Bologna  1  -  2  L&D Amsterdam Pirates Also, today's second Italian-Dutch matchup was won by the Dutch side. Two solo home runs gave L&D Amsterdam Pirates a 2-0 lead after four innings. Denzel Richardson connected for a leadoff long ball to left-center field in the second inning. In the fourth, hired gun Sharlon Schoop …

Fresno Grizzlies kowtowing after AOC video

Thanks to the lack of checking the content of a video, the Fresno Grizzlies are under fire. The team showed a vid that sketched House of Representatives member Alexandra Octavio Cortez as an enemy of freedom.  During Memorial Day, the Fresno Grizzlies showed a video between two doubleheaders. The video started as a Memorial Day …

Smiley’s vlog, episode 3

Jarreau Martina and the Dutch Baseball hangout have agreed on a cooperation. The Dutch Baseball Hangout will post Jarreau’s vlog during his stay in Bologna where he has joined the local baseball club Fortitudo Bologna or UnipolSai Bologna. Jarreau’s nickname is Smiley, so that explains the title of this blog post. Jarreau Martina posted the …

“Hit sign, win suit” a legacy of its own

Today, another little piece of baseball history, even though it is only baseball related. This blog post is about the famous Abe Stark sign at Ebbets Field, the former home of the former Brooklyn Dodgers. In the early days of baseball, many MLB parks looked like many MiLB parks look nowadays. The outfield walls were …

Smiley’s vlog, episode 1

Jarreau Martina and the Dutch Baseball hangout have agreed on a cooperation. The Dutch Baseball Hangout will post Jarreau's vlog during his stay in Bologna where he has joined the local baseball club Fortitudo Bologna or UnipolSai Bologna. Jarreau's nickname is Smiley, so that explains the title of this blog post. Jarreau wanted to film …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 3, day 1

On the first day of round three in the Dutch hoofdklasse, the eternal rivals L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus faced each other. Other matchups were HCAW @ DSS, Silicon Storks @ Quick Amersfoort and De Glaskoning Twins @ Meerlease Pioniers. Curaçao Neptunus  9  -  2  L&D Amsterdam Pirates Despite Rob Cordemans' milestone, this was …

Roger Bernadina signs deal in Taiwan

Recently you could read her that Roger Bernadina had signed a contract with the independent Ishikawa Million Stars. Today the Dutch Baseball Hangout learned he has signed a deal with the Lamigo Monkeys of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. After two seasons with the Kia Tigers of the KBO, Bernadina wasn't offered a new contract. …

The favorite jerseys of my collection

Through the years built a small collection of baseball jerseys. It all started in 1991 when I got the jersey of my very first baseball club, now defunct Amstel Tijgers, three-time Dutch champion. From that moment on more jerseys got my way. This is an overview of the favorite jerseys of my collection. Amsterdam Baseball …

Baseball Academy coming to Aruba

It won't be the first since there are a few already but two Americans with ties to the Isle of Aruba are working on a plan to start a baseball academy on the Caribbean island. The academy is named 297 Baseball Academy. The name 297 Baseball Academy refers to the area code of Aruba. The two …

Today in baseball: Yankees break with a tradition

The New York Yankees are known as one of the most conservative MLB franchises. A lot of things are regarded as tradition and will not change any time soon. But on April 6, 1973, the Bronx Bombers were the final team in MLB to get rid of something that was a common thing in baseball …

DSS acquires Juan Carlos Sulbaran

Juan Carlos Sulbaran, who played partially for Silicon Storks in 2018 has jumped ships and moved to DSS from Haarlem. Thanks to the manager of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, Evert-Jan 't Hoen, the Curaçaoan pitcher was able to make the move to Haarlem. Last season, Sulbaran joined Silicon Storks from The Hague after the …