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 …

Holland Series 2014: Game 1

  vs  Yesterday, L&D Amsterdam Pirates headed to Rotterdam to take on still reigning champion DOOR Neptunus. In the first game of the best of seven series, things went rather different than I expected. Even though I am rooting for L&D Amsterdam Pirates, I think that DOOR Neptunus is the team to beat. IMHO, DOOR …

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 …