Dutch Hoofdklasse

Haarlem keeps faith in organizing baseball week again

It seems there is a glimmer of hope that the Haarlem Baseball Week will continue. A few baseball fans from Haarlem want to cooperate to continue the bi-annual event in 2018 According to the local Haarlem newspaper, two of the initiators are Robert Sant and Gerrit Ligtenberg, who always have felt a strong involvement with… Continue reading Haarlem keeps faith in organizing baseball week again

International Baseball

WBSC announces groups for inaugural Premier 12 tournament

This morning the World Baseball and Softball Confederation has presented the pairings of the two groups for the first ever Premier 12 tournament that will be held later this year. One thing that catches my eye is that the USA has been paired to Japan and Korea. So obviously, the WBSC has struck a deal… Continue reading WBSC announces groups for inaugural Premier 12 tournament

Dutch baseball · Major League Baseball

London instead of the Netherlands?

In an article at the website of FOX sports about MLB Spring Training games in Cuba, a short quote about MLB games in Europe stated that MLB has been discussing playing games in London. They think about that city because other leagues (NFL and NBA) drew large crowds when playing in England’s capital. The only… Continue reading London instead of the Netherlands?

International Baseball

Logo and schedule Premier 12 presented

Today, the World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC) presented the logo of the new “world championship tournament” called the Premier 12. This tournament will be played in Taiwan and Japan and the best twelve baseball countries of the world will participate. The first round and the quarter-finals will be staged in Taiwan. The semi-finals and… Continue reading Logo and schedule Premier 12 presented

Dutch baseball · U21 World Cup

U21 World Cup: Dutch beat Kiwis for second win of the tournament

    vs  In the second game of the losers bracket, the Dutch took on New Zealand, also called the Diamondblacks. It was a high scoring  game in which the score went back and forth and in which both teams committed some errors. So for the neutral fan there was much to enjoy. A disastrous… Continue reading U21 World Cup: Dutch beat Kiwis for second win of the tournament

Dutch baseball · U21 World Cup

U21 World Cup: Dutch make step to avoid last place

     vs  In the second round, the losers group in this case, the Dutch U21 squad made a big step to avoid the final spot in the final standings of the U21 World Cup tournament. Mexico appeared to be no match for the Dutch team. Dutch starter Tom de Blok pitched five solid innings… Continue reading U21 World Cup: Dutch make step to avoid last place

U21 World Cup

U21 World Cup: Results of day five

The fifth day of the U21 World Cup baseball brought some more upsets. First of all for me and the many Dutch fans: The Dutch team lost again in the final inning. After trailing most of the game they tied it at three in the seventh. Eventually Venezuela scored three runs in the ninth for… Continue reading U21 World Cup: Results of day five