World Baseball Classic

2017 WBC: Exciting games a real promotion

Yesterday’s games were a real promotion for the World Baseball Classic. Exciting games in which the score went back and forth and the one of this morning with a perhaps unexpected outcome showed that this event is worth watching.  Venezuela  11 –  10  Italy Yesterday, team Italy showed again that you cannot rule out the… Continue reading 2017 WBC: Exciting games a real promotion

Australian Baseball · Cuban baseball · Italian baseball · World Baseball Classic

Cuba beats Australia and advances to 2nd round, Italy stuns Mexico

In the decisive game between Cuba and Australia in group B, the Cubans stayed at the right side of the score. After trailing 4-1, the Aussies pushed and scored two runs but eventually, they fell short.  For four innings not much happened. Both teams had runners in scoring position a few times but neither team… Continue reading Cuba beats Australia and advances to 2nd round, Italy stuns Mexico

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Ballparks Around the World: Estadio Charros de Jalisco

In Ballparks Around the World, the Dutch Baseball Hangout pays attention to one of the venues of the upcoming World Baseball Classic: Estadio Charros de Jalisco, home of the Charros de Jalisco from the Mexican Pacific League. Estadio de Béisbol Charros de Jalisco is located in Zapopan, near Guadelajara in Mexico. The stadium was created… Continue reading Ballparks Around the World: Estadio Charros de Jalisco

Aruban Baseball · Curacao baseball · Dutch baseball · Dutch Hoofdklasse · International Baseball · World Baseball Classic

Kingdom of the Netherlands: What conclusions can be drawn from friendly matches vs Japan?

Last Saturday and Sunday, team Kingdom of the Netherlands played two exhibition games vs team Samurai Japan. The two games were part of  a four game series. Two were played between Mexico and Japan. For Japan it was a must to win all games, but one was lost to Mexico (7-3). The Dutch played two… Continue reading Kingdom of the Netherlands: What conclusions can be drawn from friendly matches vs Japan?

International Baseball · Japanese Baseball · NPB

Mexico no match for Samurai Japan in second friendly

After yesterday’s loss vs Mexico, team Samurai Japan had to settle a score. They did in a very convincing way as they beat Mexico 11-4 in quite a lopsided game. After the Japanese had taken a 2-0 lead, Mexico got on the board in the bottom of the second inning as the central Americans scored… Continue reading Mexico no match for Samurai Japan in second friendly

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Mexico pulls off surprising win vs Samurai Japan

In a game with nothing at stake but bragging rights, Mexico walked away with a 7-3 win vs team Samurai Japan. In the Tokyo Dome the Mexicans fielded a team of mainly AAA players. For a long time the game was rather close as Japan stayed within a two run distance most of the game… Continue reading Mexico pulls off surprising win vs Samurai Japan

International Baseball · World Baseball Classic

WBC Qualifier 2: Mexico routs Nicaragua for qualifier win

In another lopsided game between host nation Mexico and Nicaragua, Mexico flexed its muscles against the much smaller baseball country. Once again Nicaragua was outscored (12-1 this time), while they collected seven basehits themselves but failed to score more than one. Eventually Mexico needed only seven innings to clinch a birth in the main tournament. … Continue reading WBC Qualifier 2: Mexico routs Nicaragua for qualifier win