Baseball Related Songs: “Black Betty” by Ram Jam

In today's episode of "Baseball Related Songs," we pay attention to "Black Betty" by Ram Jam. A typical 70s song with a link to baseball. Originally, Black Betty is a twentieth-century African-American work song that was covered many times. Likely the best know cover was made by one-hit wonder Ram Jam in 1977. The meaning …

Fortitudo Bologna Signs Another Curaçaoan

Through their Facebook page, Fortitudo Bologna announced the signing of another foreign player. The club is the strongest in the Italian Serie A by far, so you can wonder how much stronger they want to be... The player concerned is Raywendley van Gurp from Curaçao. Born in 1989, Van Gurp made his first strides in …

Two Milestones For Wladimir Balentien

In an inter league game vs the Yakult Swallows, Curaçoa's own Wladimir Balentien set two milestones in the NPB. Two dingers from his bat could not prevent the SoftBank Hawks from falling to the "other" team from Tokyo. In a 6-4 loss, Balentien reached two milestones. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Wladimir put …

Brasschaat Braves @ Antwerp Eagles, a photo impression

Unfortunately no game reports from Belgium's Division 1 until further notice. Yours truly heard that those who are supposed to keep score don't want to deal with the play-by-play system (to make a long story short). As a result, no games can be followed through the internet. But to give you a little bit of …

Dutch release roster for Olympic Qualifier

The KNBSB, represented by manager Hensley Meulens has released the 26-man roster for the upcoming (final) Olympic Qualifier that will start on June 22nd. In the meantime, several countries have pulled back from the tournament. It all started with China, whose decision was likely politically motivated as the tournament was originally scheduled in Taiwan. But …

Belgian Baseball (and Softball) to Start in The Upcoming Weekend

A few weeks ago, the announcement was made already but now it becomes very real. In the upcoming weekend, all of baseball and softball in Belgium will start. The timing couldn't be better. Since there is no baseball in the Dutch hoofdklasse in the coming weeks, the start of the baseball season in Belgium couldn't …

Baseball Related Songs: “Brown Eyed Handsome Man” by Chuck Berry

In this episode of "Baseball Related Songs," we pay attention to "Brown Eyed Handsome Man," performed by the father of Rock and Roll, Chuck Berry. The song Brown Eyed Handsome man was released in September 1956 as B-side of "Too Much Monkey Business." Partially, the song is a lament about the racial bias and segregation …

2021 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 6 Summaries

Here are the summaries of last weekend. Enjoy. L&D Amsterdam vs Curaçao Neptunushttps://eyecons.com/videos/curacao-neptunus-haalt-uit-tegen-amsterdam-en-verstevigt-koppositie-9433HCAW vs Hoofddorp Pioniershttps://eyecons.com/videos/burgersdijk-voorkomt-sweep-hoofddorp-met-complete-game-shutout-9434Silicon Storks vs Quick Amersfoorthttps://eyecons.com/videos/storks-pakt-twee-belangrijke-wins-en-kruipt-dichterbij-quick-9435 This blog post is brought to you by 

2021 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 6, Day 3

On the third day of round six, the following games were scheduled: L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Curaçao Neptunus, HCAW @ Hoofddorp Pioniers, and Silicon Storks @ Quick Amersfoort. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  1  -  6  Curaçao NeptunusIt wasn't an ass whooping like in the previous game, but still it was an easy victory for Curaçao Neptunus.  …

2021 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 6, Day 2

On the second day of round two, the following games were scheduled: Curaçao Neptunus @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Hoofddorp Pioniers @ HCAW, and Quick Amersfoort @ Silicon Storks. Curaçao Neptunus  13  -  3  L&D Amsterdam PiratesQuite a humiliation for L&D Amsterdam Pirates today. From the first inning on, Curaçao Neptunus jumped on Pirates' pitching. In …

2021 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 6, Day 1

On the first day of round one, only three games were scheduled: L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Curaçao Neptunus, HCAW @ Pioniers, and Silicon Storks @ Quick Amersfoort. The matchups between DSS/Kinheim and Oosterhout Twins will be played on June 24, 26, and 27. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  1  -  9  Curaçao NeptunusThe first matchup between the …

Some Surprising and Some Good German Baseball News

With today being a holiday in several parts of Germany, some games of the upcoming weekend were played already. In Solingen the Alligators hosted the Bonn Capitals and in Haar, the München-Haar Disciples hosted the Heidenheim Heideköpfe. But besides that, there is some real good news to tell. The Bonn Capitals were way to strong …

Another MLB/MiLB travesty, part 3

For the second day in a row, there is something to write about the disgusting way MLB and its clubs are treating minor league clubs and cities. In this case the Philadelphia Phillies are the wrongdoers. In the new contract with the Phillies, the city of Reading has obliged to take care of ballpark improvements …

2021 Dutch hoofdklasse: Summaries of Round 5

Finally a weekend without rained out games. Here is an overview of all summaries of last weekend's Dutch hoofdklasse. Hoofddorp Pioniers vs Curaçao Neptunushttps://eyecons.com/videos/diegomar-markwell-pakt-150ste-win-in-sweep-tegen-pioniers-9338DSS/Kinheim vs L&D Amsterdam Pirateshttps://eyecons.com/videos/ld-amsterdam-morst-punten-tegen-dsskinheim-9337Silicon Storks vs HCAWhttps://eyecons.com/videos/silicon-storks-maakt-het-hcaw-lastig-en-pakt-als-underdog-twee-punten-9335Oosterhout Twins vs Quick Amersfoorthttps://eyecons.com/videos/twins-oosterhout-slaat-zich-in-de-late-innings-langs-quick-op-weg-naar-tiende-overwinning-op-rij-9340 This blog post is brought to you by