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MLB in Montréal a huge step closer

After MLB sold the Montréal Expos to a group of owners that moved the team to Washington, the city of Montréal has been out of Major League Baseball. But all signs point into the direction that an MLB team could return to the French-Canadian city. In the past years, baseball lovers have investigated how to… Continue reading MLB in Montréal a huge step closer

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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

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Baseball writers in limbo

Perhaps you have seen several HOF voting ballots on Facebook on Twitter lately. Several baseball writers and journalists, who are organized in the Baseball Writers Association of America, have put their ballot on the world wide web. For the first time,  you can see a heavy shift towards voting for several PED users. Voting for PED… Continue reading Baseball writers in limbo

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Marlins up for sale

Owner of the Miami Marlins, Jeffrey Loria, has put the club into the shopping window.  Forbes announced the news on Thursday, noting that Loria has quite a steep asking price: $1,7 billion. The Marlins will host its very first All Star Game next summer and according to Loria this will put the club into the spotlights.… Continue reading Marlins up for sale

Minor League affiliation news

Brotherly loving PDC news

And the PDC news keeps coming in… This time the Philadelphia Phillies extended the player development contract with their A Full Season affiliate, the Lakewood BlueClaws. As you may have guessed, the contract has not been extended for two years through the 2018 season 😉 but with four years through the 2020 season. Phillies Assistent Director… Continue reading Brotherly loving PDC news

Curacao baseball · Dutch Hoofdklasse · Major League Baseball · Minor League Baseball

What to expect from the Dutchies this year? Roger Bernadina

With Spring Training at full swing now, it is time to see how the players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands will do in the upcoming season. Of course there is no crystal ball and it is still up in the air, but in general you can make a decent prediction based on the performance of… Continue reading What to expect from the Dutchies this year? Roger Bernadina

Minor League Baseball

Minor League history: Dixie Association

The Dixie Association was a cooperation between the Southern League and the Texas League in 1971. As both leagues lost a team after the 1970 season, both leagues were left with an uneven number of teams. To overcome this problem the leagues decided to join forces and to have an interlocking schedule. The problems arose… Continue reading Minor League history: Dixie Association