Mike Bolsenbroek leaves Regensburg, Jan Tomek fills the void

According to the website of the Regensburg Legionäre, their ace Mike Bolsenbroek turns his back on the club to join the three-time German champion, Heidenheim Heideköpfe. According to head coach Tomas Bison the Legionäre have tried everything to change his mind but the offered contract wasn't financially attractive to continue his stay with Regensburg.  "It …

Another food-themed promotion in MiLB

Food-themed promotions are hot. Another club joined a string of clubs who decided to name themselves after food. The next in line is the Wisconsin TimberRattlers who will honor the German heritage of Wisconsin on June 9 when they host the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Even though it is getting less original when every club is …

Ballparks around the world: Armin-Wolf-Arena, Regensburg

In this episode of Ballparks around the world, we pay attention to the home of the Regensburg Legionäre (with 700 members, the biggest baseball club in Germany), the Armin-Wolf-Arena. The ballpark was constructed from September 1997 through July 1998. On September 8, 1996, the members of the Bavarian Baseball Federation held a special meeting in …

European Champions Cup 2017: Day 2

Despite Rimini's 9-2 loss vs L&D Amsterdam Pirates, it was a good day for the Italian baseball clubs. The other two Italian representatives won with big numbers. Rouen Huskies  0  -  14  Fortitudo Bologna If Fortitudo Bologna had stepped on it a bit more, the game vs the Rouen Huskies could have been over in …

European Champions Cup 2017: Day 1

Next, to the two games in which the two Dutch representatives played, there were two other games featuring the Mainz Athletics and the Rouen Huskies and the Buchbinder Legionnaere from Regensburg and the Rimini Pirates. Mainz Athletics  7  -  17  Rouen Huskies In a crazy game, the Mainz Athletics blew a 3-1 and a 5-3 lead …

Schedule European Champions Cup released

The European Baseball Federation CEB has released the schedule of the upcoming European Champions Cup in Regensburg, Germany. The tournament will start on Wednesday, June 7th through Sunday, June 11th. The schedule of group A, in which Curacao Neptunus, with their new manager Ronald Jaarsma, will play, will look as follows: Wednesday, June 7: 11:00 …

Groups in European Champions Cup 2017 announced

According to the website of the Italian Baseball and Softball Federation (FIBS), the groups of the 2017 European Champions Cup have been announced. Traditionally two of the three representatives of the IBL are in one group. In the tournament that will host the best teams of Europe, the Dutch and Italian teams will be the …

Bolsenbroek remains with Regensburg

The Regensburg Legionaere from Germany announced  through their website today, that Dutch pitcher Mike Bolsenbroek will stay with the club. 2017 will be his tenth season with the club from the German Bundesliga. With the exception of three years in the minors (2008-2010) Bolsenbroek played for the multiple German champion since 2008. Mike even pitched …

Regensburg strikes back in German championship series

The German championship series moved from Mainz, where the Athletics took advantage of their home field advantage by winning both homegames, to Regensburg, where the Legionaere were in a must win situation. If they lost it would have been the second consecutive championship series bust for the team from Regensburg. Last year they fell in …

Future of ELB may not be as gloomy as it looks like

When Jan Esselman and the CEB threatened to ban L&D Amsterdam Pirates from the European Champions Cup, Amsterdam Baseball withdrew from the Euro League Baseball. L&D Amsterdam Pirates was the main supplier of players to Amsterdam Baseball. Since Esselman allegedly adapted some CEB rules single-handed, L&D Amsterdam Pirates did not have a choice but to …

European Champions Cup: Thursday, June 2

On the third day of the European Champions Cup the following games were scheduled: Heidenheim Heideköpfe vs Fortitudo Bologna,  Regensburg Legionäre vs L&D Amsterdam Pirates, T&A San Marino vs Curacao Neptunus and Kotlarka Prague vs A.S.D. Rimini Pirates. Despite not making it to the semi-finals, the German teams left a good impression for sure. Buchbinder Legionäre …

European Champions Cup 2016: Wednesday, June 1

Today the following games were scheduled: L&D Amsterdam vs Kotlarka Prague, Fortitudo Bologna vs Curacao Neptunus, T&A San Marino vs Heidenheim Heidekõpfe, Regensburg Legionäre vs A.S.D. Rimini Pirates. For Kotlarka Prague, T&A San Marino, Heidenheim Heidekõpfe and A.S.D. Rimini Pirates it was a must win situation because all lost yesterday. Fortitudo Bologna  1  -  0  Curacao …

2016 European Champions Cup: Tuesday, May 31

Today the European Champions Cup (ECC for short) has started in Rimini and San Marino, both located  on the east shore of the Italian peninsula. Group A will play in San Marino and contains the following teams: Curacao Neptunus (NED) Fortitudo Bologna (ITA) T&A San Marino (SM) VOITH Heidenheim Heideköpfe (GER) Group B will play in …

ELB games Amsterdam Baseball postponed

A sudden move by the CEB forced the managment of the Euro League Baseball to postpone the upcoming games between Amsterdam Baseball and Draci Brno.  It looks like the CEB does everything that is in her power to prevent the ELB from succeeding.  The Euro League Baseball League games between Amsterdam Baseball and Draci Brno …

Regensburg strikes back in second game

The second ELB game between Draci Brno and Regensburg Legionäre, was a close one again. Only in the fourth  inning the opening run was scored. This game had various faces. The quick one as it took a little bit more than an hour to play the first four innings and the slow one as it took more …

Draci Brno wins inaugural ELB game

  Regensburg Legionäre  1  -  4  Draci Brno    Tonight, the Buchbinder Legionäre took on Draci Brno in the Czech city for the very first game of the Euro League Baseball. The president of the European Association of Professional Baseball, Wim van den Hurk threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Lukas Jahn hit the very first hit …

Inaugural ELB season to start coming week

The inaugural season of the Euro League Baseball will start coming Tuesday when the Buchbinder Legionäre from Regensburg will visit Draci Brno for a two game series. In May 2015 the announcement of the ELB shook up the European baseball community. The inaugural season will start on April 19. To make this European professional league …

Asia Winter Baseball League evaluation with Ivan Rodriguez

After covering almost every game of team Europe during the Asian Winter Baseball League, Yankeebiscuitfan’s Dutch Blog has interviewed former manager of HCAW from Bussum and current manager of the Buchbinder Legionaere from Regensburg, in an attempt to evaluate the participation and the creation of the European team in the Asia Winter Baseball League in …