Holland Series 2014: Game 4

      vs  Despite my fear that Rob Cordemans wouldn't pitch, he was sent to the mound by manager Charles Urbanus. But even with Rob Cordemans on the mound, L&D Amsterdam Pirates trailed after one inning. With runners on first and second and two outs, Kalian Sams proved his value for DOOR Neptunus. When he …

Holland Series 2014: Game 4 probables

  vs  After Thursday's game, DOOR Neptunus got back into the series. Diegomar Markwell handed the victory to the team from Rotterdam with a dominant outing. Today game four will be played in Amsterdam. Who will Charles Urbanus (manager of L&D Amsterdam Pirates) and Evert-Jan 't Hoen (manager of DOOR Neptunus) send to the mound? …

Dutchies in the MLB playoffs: ALDS game 2

  vs  What a game it was. Game two of the ALDS between the Tigers and the Orioles. The O's took a 2-0 lead after Jonathan Schoop got on base on the first single for Baltimore in the bottom of the third. Nick Markakis took Schoop with him when he hit a homerun. At least, …

Dutchies in the MLB playoffs: ALDS game 1

  vs What a night it was for Jonathan Schoop. Not only did his team, the Baltimore Orioles, win with a big margin, Jonathan himself performed very well. In the bottom of the second inning Jonathan was responsible indirectly for the run that the Orioles scored. With Ryan Flaherty on first, Jonathan singled on a …

Holland Series 2014: Game 3

  vs  In game one Diegomar Markwell was hit hard and Kevin Heijstek was practically unhittable. Game three was the other way around. Kevin Heijstek struggled in the first two innings. He allowed two runs on four hits in the first inning. In the second he allowed one more run on two hits, but eventually …

Origin of Minor League team names: R

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 …

Holland Series 2014: Game 3 probables

       vs     Tonight, game three will be played at the home field of L&D Amsterdam Pirates. I am going to attend, so I am really looking forward to this game. I wonder who will be the starters for both teams. Since Kevin Heijstek pitched on Saturday, he has had four days …

KNBSB (Dutch baseball and softball federation) appoints successor of Robert Eenhoorn

                                                   The KNBSB has appointed  Gijs Seldenrijk as the successor of leaving technical manager Robert Eenhoorn. Eenhoorn has found a new challenge as manager of soccer club AZ from Alkmaar. Gijs Seldenrijk is a well known name in the Dutch baseball world. Since 1991 he has worked for …

Origin of Minor League team names: Q

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: P

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 …

Final Minor League affiliation news

With the Braves signing a new PDC with the Carolina Mudcats , the complete Minor League affiliation landscape is set. The only team that remains without a PDC is the High Desert Mavericks, but since the Texas Rangers haven't been able to make a deal with the Mudcats, they are expected to sign a two …

Baseball in the Netherlands: Not always a story about heroics

The baseball world knows the story of how Dutch baseball is doing internationally. All the players from the Netherlands Antilles and from the European mainland are well known. But what the world doesn't know is the hard times that some clubs have. Through the years, I have seen clubs disappear: - Amstel Tijgers, three time  …

Dutchies in the Major Leagues, Sunday September 28, 2014

Yesterday was the last day of the regular competition. A couple of them didn't get any playing time. Roger Bernadina had a great day at bat. He went 2 for 2 after manager Don Mattingly let him enter the game in the fifth inning. Roger drove in four runs, three of them with a homerun. …

Origin of Minor League team names: O

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 …

Hoofdklasse/Overgangsklasse play downs 2014: Game 2

    vs   In a game where both teams showed some flexibility and in which the score moved back and forth, Mampaey The Hawks tied the series at one. Mampaey The Hawks scored the first run, but trailed 3-1 right away after the first inning was over. In the next inning, the club from Dordrecht …

Holland Series 2014: Game 2 (slugfest with only one homerun)

      vs  After having won the first game of the best of seven series, L&D Amsterdam Pirates started game two in similar fashion. With one out and runners on third and second in the second inning, Percy Isenia drew a walk on a 3-2 count when Orlando Yntema threw a wild pitch. Bas Nooij …

Hoofdklasse/Overgangsklasse play downs 2014: Game 1

      vs    Like I wrote last week, Mampaey the Hawks (last in the Hoofdklasse) and DSS (winner of the Overgangsklasse) will play a best-of-five series to decide who will play in the highest league in the Netherlands next year. The road team, DSS from Haarlem, scored the opening run in the top of the …