Meulens rumored to be the Mets new bench coach

According to a Tweet by Jennifer Mercedes, Curaçao born Hensley Meulens will be the new bench coach for the New York Mets. If this is true, Meulens will leave the Marlins, with whom he agreed on a role in the staff next to his old teammate and Marlins manager Don Mattingly. https://twitter.com/Chica_Deportes/status/1198292162896678913 Mercedes is the …

Today in baseball: Red Sox fail to win World Series

Today, thirty-three years ago, The Boston Red Sox were one strike away from clinching their first World Series championship since 1918. But unfortunately for the bean towners, the curse of the Bambino would last on for another eighteen years. With Boston leading 5-4, and Mookie Wilson batting and the winning run now on base, McNamara brought in Bob …

Las Vegas ballpark construction on schedule

The Las Vegas ballpark the future home of the Las Vegas Aviators (former 51s) is right on schedule. Since the groundbreaking ceremony on February 23, 2018, the construction of the ballpark is proceeding swiftly. According to 13KNTV Las Vegas, progress at the site is easy to spot near Downtown Summerlin and crews have now started setting …

Baseball related songs: “There used to be a ballpark” by Frank Sinatra

In this edition of Baseball related songs, we pay attention to "There used to be a ballpark", performed by Ol' Blue Eyes, a.k.a. Frank Sinatra. In this song from his comeback album Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back, Sinatra took a sentimental journey to the Golden Age of baseball when the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York …

Athletics sign two year PDC with Las Vegas

With a new ballpark for the upcoming season, Las Vegas (Summerlin to be exact) became a very attractive location for the Oakland A's to locate their AAA team. Las Vegas is much closer to home than Nashville. Last year it was announced that the New York Mets would leave Las Vegas as they had bought the …

Charm offensive by MLB

Major League Baseball announced that regular season games will precede tournaments like the 2019 NCAA College World Series. This game will be a regular season game. The Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals will face each other in the week the College World Series opens at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. The Tigers-Royals game would …

Mets and FireFlies extend PDC

The New York Mets and the Columbia FireFlies announced the extension of their Player Development Contract through the 2020 season. Both franchises have been linked to each other since 2007 when the FireFlies still operated as the Savannah SandGnats. FireFlies team President John Katz stated that the club was very excited to extend the relationship with …

Baseball rivalry indicates preference in Superbowl LII

Who would ever think I would write about football? Not me, but in the last few days, I discovered something interesting on Facebook. There were plenty of posts about the Superbowl on various New York Yankees and New York Mets fan pages. As a Dutch Yankee fan, I thought a New Yorker would root against …

Mets gamble on big crowds with spring training

Yesterday the New York Mets announced the names of their spring training invitees. To be honest, I didn't know most of them but the one person I know doesn't deserve this invitation at all. It is clear that the Mets want to draw big crowds at St. Lucie with Tim Tebow on their Grapefruit League …

Baseball related songs: “Subway” by Jim Nuzzo

In today's episode of Baseball related songs, we pay attention to Subway by Jim Nuzzo. To many Dutch baseball fans (including myself) this will be an unknown song. The song is about the New York Subway Series, a name for the World Series between New York teams, which happened a lot during the golden age of …

T&A San Marino signs Belgian slugger

Mister-baseball and the Mannheimer Morgen wrote about this already but in both cases, there was very little information. But now the move has been confirmed by the website of T&A San Marino and baseball.it. T&A San Marino has signed Thomas de Wolf from Belgium. The 27-year old player from Wilrijk in Belgium played in Germany …

51s will move into new ballpark in 2019

Last night, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors approving a marketing partnership that gives LVCVA naming rights and thus opens the way for a new downtown ballpark in Summerlin as a new home for the Las Vegas 51s. The stadium will have a capacity of 10,000 (minimum standard of AAA baseball) and …

Mets leave Las Vegas, buy Syracuse Chiefs

Despite the big chance, the Las Vegas 51s will get a new ballpark in the imminent future, the New York Mets have decided to turn their back on the team and buy the Syracuse Chiefs. This leaves the Washington Nationals without an AAA team after the 2018 season. It was a public secret the Mets were …

Tim Tebow big hit for Fireflies

Recently you could read here that former quarterback of the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets, Tim Tebow, would be added to the roster of the Columbia Fireflies (A Full Season affiliation of the New York Mets in the South Atlantic League) and that the team could expect a lot of extra fans. If the …

Nice promotion(s) of the New York Mets

Normally I only write about the wacky promotions of Minor League clubs but this time I would like to make an exception. The New York Mets will have some awesome promotions during the 2017 season. It is all about T-shirts. Next to several other promotions during the season, the Mets will have free T-shirt Fridays. …