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Team Kingdom of the Netherlands loses first practice game

In the first practice game since the start of their training camp in preparation of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, the Dutch team traveled to Tucson to face the KT Wiz from the Korean Baseball Organization for a practice game. Thanks to some sloppy defense by the Dutch, the Koreans won 5-2.  The KT Wiz… Continue reading Team Kingdom of the Netherlands loses first practice game

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Meulens extends contract with Giants

Manager of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and hitting coach of the San Francisco Giants has extended his contract with the Northern Californian team. Meulens will stay with the staff of manager Bruce Bochy for another two years. The former player of the New York Yankees and the Dutch national team (with the 2000 Olympics in… Continue reading Meulens extends contract with Giants

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Bert Blyleven pitching coach of Kingdom of the Netherlands

Today it was announced that Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven will join the staff of team Kingdom of the Netherlands with the upcoming World Baseball Classic.  Just like four years ago, Blyleven will serve as a pitching coach. Blyleven will take care of the pitchers of the Dutch team together with Steve Jansen, who is… Continue reading Bert Blyleven pitching coach of Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Andruw Jones added to staff of team Kingdom of the Netherlands

Andruw Jones who hung up his spikes earlier this year, has been added to the staff of team Kingdom of the Netherlands by manager Steve Janssen. After Jones called it a career, he was named special assistant to baseball operations of the Atlanta Braves, which makes him an outfield instructor for young players in the Minor… Continue reading Andruw Jones added to staff of team Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Andruw Jones likely to retire

Andruw Jones attended the Atlanta Braves FanFest this weekend. To reporters he unveiled that he will likely announce his retirement soon. In October 2015, Jones participated with team Kingdom of the Netherlands in the WBSC’s Premier 12 tournament in an attempt to showcase himself for a roster spot with any MLB club. The 38-year old… Continue reading Andruw Jones likely to retire

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Curacao Baseball Week was a great success again

The third Curacao Baseball Week was another success. The week started with a press conference and an auction/charity dinner. The dinner raised $40,000 and this painting was one of the items: On the first two days, the coach seminars were attended very well. Managers and coaches like Hensley Meulens, Steve Janssen and Ben Thijssen shared their… Continue reading Curacao Baseball Week was a great success again

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Premier 12: Kingdom of the Netherlands – USA, one disastrous inning makes the difference

Today team Kingdom of the Netherlands took on the USA in the quarter-finals. After dealing with quite some bad luck (family matters for Andruw Jones, injuries of several players), the team was hit by bad luck again. Proposed starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens had to return home due to family matters. He was replaced by Tom… Continue reading Premier 12: Kingdom of the Netherlands – USA, one disastrous inning makes the difference