A bit more of Minor League affiliation news

Some more news about PDC extensions or about new PDC contracts. A Full Season: The Cubs Midwest League affiliate in South Bend will be called the South Bend Cubs. What a lack of inspiration here. Was it really too hard to think of a new name that is related to the area? More news from …

Origins of Minor League team names: N

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

Origin of Minor League team names: M

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

Dutch competition : Play Downs, opponent Mampaey the Hawks known.

About two weeks ago I wrote about the play downs, a series of games between the team that finished last in the Hoofdklassen and the team that won the Overgangsklasse. This series will start coming Saturday, 27th of September. Two weeks ago, DSS from Haarlem was leading the Overgangsklasse by one point over Twins from …

European Cup 2014: Dutch clinch 21st title

Yogi Berra said it once: "It aint over until it's over." Italy proved that this Berraism is very true. After the Dutch took a 5-0 lead, all runs but one were scored on solo homeruns, the Italians started to get back into the game. In the top of the fourth, the Italians started to see …

European Cup 2014: Results of Day Eight

Four runs in the first and six runs in the second inning were enough for Spain to claim the victory over France. The French scored a run in the first, three in the fifth and one in the sixth for the final score 10-5. With this victory Spain won the bronze medal. Finally Germany won …

European Cup 2014: Dutch still unbeaten

Mike Bolsenbroek going nine shutout innings and two homeruns. That's the story of the game between the Netherlands and Italy in a nutshell. Both teams didn't score in the first inning. But the Netherlands took a small lead when Yurendell de Caster hit a mammoth solo homerun  over the left field fence.  It cleared the …

Origin of Minor League team names: L

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

More Minor League affiliation news

When I wrote about the affiliation changes yesterday, I wrote:  "Here is a summary of the changes (so far)." In the meantime there have been some more changes and PDC extensions and I found some older ones that I haven't mentioned in the previous article. AAA Minnesota will stay put in Rochester for the coming …

European Cup 2014: Results of Day Seven

On day seven of the tournament, the Duch clinched a playoff spot by beating the French team 14-5. Sweden earned it's first win of the tournament by beating Greece 2-0. Both teams are tied for last place in the relegation group.  Sweden scored twice in the first inning and their  SP Joakim Klasson kept the …

European Cup 2014: Dutch advance to championship game with one game left in round two

Today, the Dutch made a decisive step into the championship game. France was the opponent. About two weeks ago, the two had met at a preparation tournament and the French left a good impresssion. Could they repeat this today? On both sides the first inning was a 1-2-3 inning with three consecutive outs. But in …

Minor League affiliation changes

Major League clubs sign Player Development Contracts (or PDC's) with Minor League clubs. These contracts will link the Minor League clubs to the parent club for a period of time. The MLB teams will send players to these MiLB clubs for education. The teams are completely owned (players, managers and coaches) by the MLB club. …

Origin of Minor League team names: K

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

European Cup 2014: Dutch win first game in second round

In the second round of the European Cup,the numbers 1, 2 and 3 of group A will play the numbers 1, 2 and 3 of group B. The two teams that finish on top after these games, will play in the championship game on Sunday. The Dutch took on the Germans in their first game …

Dutchies in the Major Leagues: Wednesday September 17, 2014

It appears that the Dodgers don't want to win the NL West pennant. Last night they lost again vs the Rockies: 16-2. Roger Bernadina got a pinch hit appearance but grounded out 3-1. The Giants inched a bit closer with their 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks. Boston lost with big numbers as well. The Pirates …

Origin of Minor League team names: J

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

Why Jeffrey Loria is a disgrace for the game of baseball

I have written this article for the Cuban Baseball Magazine Universo Beisbol, which you can find at my favorite links bottom left of this blog. In this piece, I’d like to point out why I think Jeffrey Loria is a pest for the game of baseball. I keep him responsible for the demise of the …