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WBC 2017: My thoughts on the defeat of the Kingdom of the Netherlands by Puerto Rico

After yesterday’s defeat of team Kingdom fo the Netherlands by Puerto Rico, I am still having a huge hangover. I keep thinking what if… what if… Once again we had to face an unbeaten team in the semi-final but this time we had a good chance to beat them. Four years ago, the Dominican Republic scored… Continue reading WBC 2017: My thoughts on the defeat of the Kingdom of the Netherlands by Puerto Rico

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Kingdom of the Netherlands no match for AZ Diamondbacks

In the final test before the WBC semi-final against Puerto Rico, team Kingdom of the Netherlands was no match for the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the five innings that Zack Greinke was on the mound, he limited the Dutch to six hits and one run. Eventually, the Dutch fell to the Diamondbacks 12-5. D-Backs manager Lovullo… Continue reading Kingdom of the Netherlands no match for AZ Diamondbacks

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WBC 2017: Dutch humiliate Cuba in seven innings

In a must-win situation for both teams, the Dutch totally humiliated Cuba in a walk over. It was painful to see how Cuba was slaughtered by the Dutch. As a fan, you always hope for an exciting game, but this one was very lopsided as the Dutch beat Cuba 14-1 in seven innings. Diegomar Markwell… Continue reading WBC 2017: Dutch humiliate Cuba in seven innings

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WBC 2017: Dutch restore order vs Israel in eight innings

In the second game between the two nations, Israel was no match for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Dutch needed seven innings to seal Israel’s fate. The Dutch needed eight frames to win this game 12-2. The Dutch needed one inning to get warm but from the second inning the Big Orange Machine started… Continue reading WBC 2017: Dutch restore order vs Israel in eight innings

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Kingdom of the Netherlands warming up

Where the team without the MLB players had a hard time vs KBO teams during the training camp in Arizona, the team with the MLB players cruised through the first practice game on Korean soil. The bats were awake and the pitching did well. In the Gocheok Sky Dome, the stadium that will host WBC… Continue reading Kingdom of the Netherlands warming up

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Dutchies at MLB Spring Training

The spring training exhibition games are well underway. How do the players from Aruba, Curacao and the Netherlands perform? Here is an overview of yesterday’s games. First of al,l there were the debuts of Ray-Patrick Didder and Juremi Profar. The Aruban and Curacao kids debuted for the Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers respectively. The weird thing… Continue reading Dutchies at MLB Spring Training

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Spring Training appearances of Dutchies

With Spring Training started, it is time to have a look at Dutchies again. We all know that players like Andrelton Simmons, Xander Bogaerts, Jonathan Schoop, Didi Gregorius and Kenley Jansen will get their shot during MLB ST games. But what about the minor leaguers from the Dutch Kingdom? On Friday, the Cincinnati Reds took… Continue reading Spring Training appearances of Dutchies