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

This may something the current president of the United States may not like ­čśë 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 …

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Balentien likely to extend his stay with Swallows

Good news for baseball fans from Cura├žao and the Netherlands.┬áCura├žao 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 …

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. ┬áA 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-based┬ámedia 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 Cura├žao native will be one of a long list of candidates that apply to fill the void that …

Lineup of Cura├žao Baseball Week presented

The organization of the Cura├žao Baseball Week has announced the lineup of the 2017 event. Quite some Major League Players will show up again this year. Next to MLB players from Cura├žao, there will be players from the Dutch hoofdklasse and two non-Cura├žaoan MLB players. The players from the Dutch hoofdklasse are Diegomar Markwell and …

Plenty of roster moves for L&D Amsterdam Pirates

At the end of the transaction period (November 1st), L&D Amsterdam Pirates announced the roster moves for the 2018 season. Even though the core of the team stayed together, there are five new additions and four players left for greener pastures. The new players on the roster of L&D Amsterdam Pirates are: Jim Ploeger, Maickel …

Rick van den Hurk won’t start game 4 in Nippon Series

With a little bit of (bad) luck, Rick van den Hurk will get a 2017┬áNippon Series championship ring without throwing a pitch in the Nippon Series. Rick will not start in game four. With a 3-0 lead over the DeNA BayStars, the Softbank Hawks only need one win to sweep the team from Yokohama. Rick …

Softbank Hawks in driver seat after close third win.

The Softbank Hawks are one win away from sweeping the DeNA┬áBayStars in the Nippon Series. Three runs were enough for the team from Fukuoka to beat the opponent from Yokohama as they the BayStars 3-2.┬á Yuki Yanagita opened the score for the Softbank Hawks in the first inning. After getting on base on a single, …

Roger Bernadina clinches Korean championship with Kia Tigers

Even though┬áthe Doosan Bears won the first game of the Korean Series, the team was no match for the Kia Tigers in the following four games. Today, the Kia Tigers beat the team from Seoul 7-6 to clinch its eleventh title. Once again, Roger Bernadina proved to be a big value to the team as …

Hensley Meulens a step closer to managing job

The San Francisco Giants have shaken up their coaching staff. Several coaches were "promoted" to the front office. Batting coach Hensley Meulens was also pulled from his job. Today it was announced the former batting coach will have a new job with the team from San Francisco. As the season ended, several clubs fired their …

Korean Series 2017: Roger Bernadina homers and drives in three in opening game loss.

In the opening game of the Korean championship series, the Doosan Bears upset the favorite Kia Tigers as they took advantage of a struggling Hector Noesi and walked away with a 5-3 victory. Hector Noesi cruised through the first three innings before he got into trouble in the fourth. Noesi walked the first two batters …

Ballparks around the world: Dennis Martinez stadium

With the help of a Taiwanese investment, Nicaragua was able to build a new, state of the art stadium in its capital Managua. The new stadium, called Dennis Martinez stadium, will replace the old stadium which was also called Dennis Martinez stadium and which was named after Nicaragua's favorite son and former MLB pitcher Dennis …

Mobile not willing to give up on BayBears yet

Even though an Arizona based owner group has acquired the Mobile BayBears and the group is looking for a possible relocation, the city of Mobile says it doesn't want to give up on the ball club.┬á The new ownership group, BallCorps LLC, wants to move the club to Madison AL, a part of the Huntsville …

Will realignment save baseball?

The other day, I read an interesting article on Baseball America. It was a proposal for a realignment of Major League Baseball, possibly caused by the expansion with two teams. The article opted a realignment by geographical divisions. This may be a shocker for the baseball purists among us. The proposed realignment would dissolve the …

Belgian championship series: Brasschaat Braves win game by the rulebook

This weekend the championship series in Belgium started. After the first two games, the series between the Borgerhout Squirrels and the Brasschaat Braves┬áis tied at one. Nothing strange one would say. No. But still, there was something remarkable about yesterday's game. On Saturday, the Borgerhout Squirrels beat the Brasschaat Braves 6-2. But Sunday's game was …

Kirvin Moesquit and Ademar Rifaela named organizational All-Stars

Cura├žao natives Kirvin Moesquit and Ademar Rifaela have been named organizational All-Star of the Baltimore Orioles, together with ten others. The two youngsters have received this honor after an outstanding season. Second baseman Kirvin Moesquit played 61 games with the Aberdeen IronBirds in the New York-Penn League. Kirvin was drafted in the 24th round in …

Do you want to play in Taiwan? This is your chance

The TOMA Footrans Traveling Team (TFTT ) from Japan will launch a showcase team in Taiwan in January 2018. The team is managed by Toma Irokawa who was a head coach of Iran, Pakistan and Hong Kong national team. The team mainly consists of Asian professional and amateur players who want to play abroad, but …

D├Ę Flanegin retreats as Pioniers head coach

Dutch hoofdklasse team Hoofddorp Pioniers must look for a new head coach for the 2018 season. After three years as skipper of the team, D├Ę Flanegin has decided to step back as head coach. After the last game of the playoffs, Flanegin announced his decision to step back. In a local newspaper, Flanegin explained his …