Czech pitcher to pitch in the Netherlands

Czech national team player, Jan Tomek will join Tridents, the "minor league" team of Curacao Neptunus from Rotterdam. After a year with the Buchbinder Legionaere from the German Bundesliga, he will try his luck in the Netherlands.  Last season, Tomek appeared in 16 games for the Legionaere from Regensburg, in which he posted an ERA …

Future of ELB may not be as gloomy as it looks like, part 2

About two months ago you could read here that the future of the Euro League Baseball does not look as bad as you might think. Today the league confirmed this in a press release. In the press release, ELB president Wim van den Hurk stated that the league will continue in 2017. Finally the Dutch …

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 …

Disciples get their revenge for dramatic loss of yesterday

Munchen-Haar Disciples  9  –  2  Draci Brno After their dramatic loss vs Draci Brno, the Munich-Haar Disciples needed a win. With their best pitcher back in Munich-Haar, due to professional obligations, the other pitchers of the Disciples did a fine job today. In the first inning both teams scored once but from there, Gregory Hendrix, …

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 …

Draci Brno wins in dramatic fashion

Munich-Haar Disciples  4  -  5  Draci Brno While the Munich-Haar Disciples aren’t doing very well in the German competition and lost both ELB games vs Regensburg (after Regensburg lost one game vs Draci Brno), one would expect that Draci Brno would be no match for the Munich-Haar Disciples. But in this game, nothing looked like that. …

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 …

Euro League Baseball: Pirates will be the backbone of team Amsterdam

The Euro League Baseball released that team Amsterdam that will be run by the league itself, will contain players from L&D Amsterdam Pirates for a major part. Today the roster of the team was revealed by the ELB. Around twenty Hoofdklasse players have volunteered to play in this team. The rest of the team be …

Euro League Baseball will start but without Italian and Dutch teams

In January you could read here already that the number of participants of the Euro League Baseball was down to four. Back then it was still questionable if L&D Amsterdam Pirates would participate. But today it was announced that the club from Amsterdam will not participate, still because of a ban applied by the KNBSB …

ELB to start with four teams in 2016

The other day I read a short note at the Twitter account of EBM+, the European Baseball Magazine. https://twitter.com/BaseballEBM/status/678136740276797440 This made me curious about the reason why. The general manager of the Bonn Capitals confirmed to me that they have withdrawn for the 2016 season. The reason for this withdrawal is the financial risk that …

Euro League Baseball will start in 2016 but with a different format

Last Friday, nine members of the Euro League Baseball met in Amsterdam for the first winter meeting of the league. All representatives decided to give the new league a go but with a different format than the original one. In the original format there was a bi weekly four game schedule in which the games …

Bonn Capitals joins Euro League Baseball

Yesterday the Euro League Baseball expanded with the Bonn Capitals as the tenth member. When League president Wim van den Hurk, father of former MLB player and current NPB star Rick van den Hurk, visited the Capitals in July, the club showed some serious interest already. In addition Haar Disciples became Aspirant Member of EAPB which …

European Cup in Rotterdam, final game

Maybe rather unexpected but certainly deserved, Draci Brno faced Curacao Neptunus in the final game of the 2015 European Cup in Rotterdam. What a game it was. This game was a true promotion for European baseball. Draci scored a run in the first and a run in the second to take an unexpected 2-0 lead. …

European Cup 2015: Results of day five in Rotterdam and Paris

Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ Draci Brno  5 - 1 Draci had to win to get to the final game towmorrow. Of course they were depending on the result of the afternoon game between A.S.D. Rimini Pirates and Curacao Neptunus. In the first inning Draci Brno openened the score when they scored a run when Michal Ondracek …

European Cup 2015: Results of day four Rotterdam and Paris

UnipolSai Bologna @ Solingen Alligators  18 – 10 With a 12-2 score in the favor of Bologna, it looked that this would be another mercy rule, seven inning game.  But in the seventh inning, Solingen decided to spoil Bologna’s party. Pietro Caldoni entered the game in relief for Justin Cicatello, much to the liking of …

European Cup 2015: Results of day two from Rotterdam and Paris

Due to other obligations, I will focus on the Dutch teams. The opening game of day two in Paris was a big one, between T&A San Marino and L&D Amsterdam Pirates.  UnipolSai Bologna had an easy one vs Brest Zubrs and another exciting game was scheduled for the night between Solingen Alligators and PUC. T&A …