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Dutchies around the world, part 6

In this week’s edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Xander Bogaerts, Shairon Martis, Spencer Kieboom, Danny Arribas, Kevin Josephina and Wladimir Balentien. Xander Bogaerts The Aruban shortstop of the Boston Red Sox is having a good season at bat again. In 34 games and 131 at-bats, Xander collected 44 hits, resulting… Continue reading Dutchies around the world, part 6

Aruban Baseball · Curacao baseball · Dutch baseball · International Baseball · Major League Baseball · Minor League Baseball

Dutchies around the world, part 3

In this week’s edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Jonathan Schoop, Juremi Profar, Sicnarf Loopstok, Ademar Rifaela, and Wladimir Balentien. Jonathan Schoop Jonathan had a rusty start of the season as he only went 2 for 19 in his first six starts. Since then he is slowly recovering. From that low… Continue reading Dutchies around the world, part 3

Ballparks · Major League Baseball · World Baseball Classic

Ballparks around the world: Marlins Park

With the World Baseball Classic nearing, it is time to show another ballpark to you that will host a WBC group. This time Marlins Park in Miami, home of the Miami Marlins. This state of the art ballpark will host group C with Colombia, Dominican Republic, Canada and the United States of America. It will… Continue reading Ballparks around the world: Marlins Park

Minor League Baseball · Minor League rebranding

Lowell Spinners change logos

Today the Lowell Spinners (Short-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox in the New York-Penn League) unveiled their new logos.  The club from the former textile industry town also presented new uniforms. The event was held Lowell General Hospital’s Clark Auditorium. The new logos contains the club’s mascot Canaligator. In the main logo Canaligator can… Continue reading Lowell Spinners change logos

Aruban Baseball · Dutch baseball · Major League Baseball

Xander Bogaerts wins Boston award

The Boston branch of the BBWAA has awarded Xander Bogaerts last night during the annual BBWAA Awards Dinner. Xander has been given the Jackie Jensen Spirit Award. The Jackie Jensen Spirit Award is presented annually to a major league player for “spirit and determination”. Xander Bogaerts had a spectacular season in 2016. For a long time his… Continue reading Xander Bogaerts wins Boston award

Minor League affiliation news · Minor League Baseball

Red Sox and SeaDogs extend PDC

It looks like the Boston Red Sox and the Portland SeaDogs have been affiliated forever and since today it will look even more so as the two teams extended their Player Development Contract through the 2020 season. The two baseball clubs are cooperating since 2003 so the connection between the two clubs may seem longer than it… Continue reading Red Sox and SeaDogs extend PDC

Independent baseball · Japan Baseball · Japanese Baseball

Manny Ramirez goes independent in Japan

There are players who simply don’t want to quit on the game. Rickey Henderson was one of them and also Julio Franco could not say goodbye to the game. Another one in this little list of players who wants to keep playing is Manny Ramirez. The 12-time MLB All Star has signed a contract with the Kochi Fighting… Continue reading Manny Ramirez goes independent in Japan