Curacao baseball · Dutch baseball

Contract Shairon Martis acquired by Orioles

Another pitcher of team Kingdom of the Netherlands has signed a deal with a Major League organization thanks to a good performance during the World Baseball Classic. In this case, Shairon Martis, who has been acquired by the Baltimore Orioles. Today the website of the American Association stated that the contract of Shairon Martis has been… Continue reading Contract Shairon Martis acquired by Orioles

Curacao baseball · Dutch baseball · Major League Baseball · New Zealand baseball

Didi Gregorius and Jim Kaat to visit Kiwis

Amsterdam born shortstop of the New York Yankees Didi Gregorius and former Minnesota Twins pitcher and Yankees announcer Jim Kaat will pay a visit to New Zealand. Both will have their own schedule as Kaat already arrived and Didi will arive on January 9. Jim Kaat will tour the country to motivate youngsters to play… Continue reading Didi Gregorius and Jim Kaat to visit Kiwis

Major League Baseball

My top ten of MLB logos

It is a bit silent regarding baseball news, so I thought it was time to post an item about the top ten of MLB logos that I like. I start with number ten and count down to nr. one. 10. Toronto Blue Jays The current Toronto Blue Jays logo is clearly a spin off of… Continue reading My top ten of MLB logos

Minor League Baseball

Twins PDC news

The Minnesota Twins and the Rochester RedWings have extended their Player Development Contract with two more years through the 2018 season. Both clubs are cooperating since 2003 when the Twins took over the affiliation from the Baltimore Orioles. Accoring to the Twins’ interim General Manager Rob Anthony “It’s been a tremendous partnership that we’ve had… Continue reading Twins PDC news

Curacao baseball · Dutch baseball · Minor League Baseball

Zander Wiel named Player of the Month

Zander Wiel (with Curacao roots) has been named Player of the Month of the Midwest League as announced today. Zander is the son of Randy Wiel, a former basketball player from Curacao, who played in the Dutch basketball league and was assistant coach of the Los Angeles Lakers during the days of Shaquille O’Neal and… Continue reading Zander Wiel named Player of the Month

Curacao baseball · Dutch baseball · Dutch Hoofdklasse

Two new Dutchies in “higher” ranks of MiLB

For a column that I write for the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation), I bumped into new Dutchies that I didn’t notice before.  Zander Wiel and Chris Pieters are the guys that are rather new to me. Zander Wiel was born in Murfreesboro TN, from a Curacao father. This father happens to be… Continue reading Two new Dutchies in “higher” ranks of MiLB

Minor League Baseball

More new merchandise ahead

Rebranding means new merchandise. This is exactly why some clubs change names and colors at times. The Lynchburg HillCats announced that they will change their name and colors before the start of the 2017 season. Sometimes you wonder why. There are clubs that certainly need a rebranding, but other really don’t. In my opinion the… Continue reading More new merchandise ahead