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Ozzie Albies makes 2017 ST debut with Braves

Yesterday two Dutchies played on one team, the Braves to be exact. For the first time during this spring training, Ozhaino Albies was given a shot as second baseman, the position the Braves are preparing him for. The other one was Ray-Patrick Didder of course, who strated as center fielder.   Ozhaino Albies started the… Continue reading Ozzie Albies makes 2017 ST debut with Braves

Major League Baseball

Randy Levine proves to be classless

As you may know, the Yankees and their setup man Dellin Betances were involved in a harsh dispute about the 2017 salary of Betances. Betances was asking $5 million, while the Yankees did not want to spend more than $3 million. During the past weeks, both parties did not get closer to each other. So an… Continue reading Randy Levine proves to be classless

Major League ballparks · Major League Baseball

Astrodome will be around for ever

Yesterday, the Texas Historical Commmission voted in favor of the Houston Astrodome to designate the stadium as a State Antiquities Landmark, joining the ranks of the Alamo, the State Capitol, the Cotton Bowl and other notable sites. Like we all know, the Astrodome was the home of the Houston Astros from its opening in 1965… Continue reading Astrodome will be around for ever

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

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Do the Yankees really need an FA big bat?

Brian Cashman recently stated that the Yankees are after a big bat. Now the club has some room to spend after they traded away Brian McCann and after Mark Teixeira hung up his spikes, it appears that the team is willing to spend again. But is it a wise decision to do so? In the… Continue reading Do the Yankees really need an FA big bat?

Minor League Baseball · Minor League Baseball History

Minor League History: Florida-Alabama-Georgia League (FLAG League)

The Florida-Alabama-Georgia League saw the light in 1915 as the Georgia State League changed its name when the Americus team moved to Gainesville FL and a team in Dothan AL was added. This happened in June 1915. The Georgia State League had previously been known as the Empire State League. The FLAG league started the… Continue reading Minor League History: Florida-Alabama-Georgia League (FLAG League)

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Hiroki Kuroda hangs up spikes

Former Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda has announced his retirement. The work horse will hang up his spikes after the upcoming Nippon Series in which Kuroda’s team, the Hiroshima Toyo Carp will take on the Nippon Ham Fighters. Kuroda made the announcement during a press conference last night. Before the… Continue reading Hiroki Kuroda hangs up spikes