2022 Belgian Division 1 Gold: Round 4

Last weekend, in the fourth round of the 2022 Belgian Division 1 Gold, the following series were scheduled: Mortsel Stars @ Brussels Kangaroos, Hoboken Pioneers @ Deurne Spartans, and Brasschaat Braves @ Borgerhout Squirrels. Mortsel Stars @ Brussels Kangaroos (0 - 1 ; 4 - 6)This was the only series played on one day. Game …

2022 Dutch hoofdklasse Top Four Competition: Round 6, Day 3

On the third day of the Top Four Competition in the 2022 Dutch Hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Curaçao Neptunus and Oosterhout Twins @ HCAW. L&D Amsterdam Pirates 8 - 3 Curaçao NeptunusL&D Amsterdam Pirates completed the sweep over Curaçao Neptunus, but the final score did not represent the real …

2022 Dutch hoofdklasse Top 4 Competition: Round 6, Day 2

On the second day of round six in the Top Four Competition in the Dutch hoofdklasse, the following matchups were scheduled: Curaçao Neptunus @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and HCAW @ Oosterhout Twins. Curaçao Neptunus  2  -  4  L&D Amsterdam After a close win over Curaçao Neptunus on Thursday night, L&D Amsterdam Pirates stayed at the right …

Once Again WBSC Does Not Act in The Interest of Baseball

As we all know, the WBSC is supposed to act in the interest of baseball. We also know, that the world baseball governing body doesn do that. Two days ago, the WBSC added another chapter to not acting in the best interest of our beloved sport. A few years ago, WBSC chairman Fraccarri allowed national …

2022 Belgian Division 1 Gold: Round 3

Today, the final game of round three was played. Borgerhout Squirrels hosted neighbor Deurne Spartans but stayed at the wrong side of the score for the second day in a row. Deurne Spartans  7  -  1  Borgerhout SquirrelsAfter yesterday's wipeout, today's game wasn't much better for the Borgerhout Squirrels. By the time the Squirrels got …

Hungary, France, and Switzerland Win Their European Championship Qualifier

France, Hungary, and Switzerland have won their European Qualifier, making them advance to next year's playoff tournament. France, who was demoted last year after finishing in fifteenth place, was vastly superior in their Qualifier Tournament in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. All its matches in the round robin were won with double digits. In the final, the French …

2022 Belgian Division 1 Gold: Round 3

In the third round of the Belgian playoffs, the Division 1 Gold, the following series were scheduled: Deurne Spartans @ Borgerhout Squirrels, Mortsel Stars @ Hoboken Pioneers, and Brussels Kangaroos @ Brasschaat Braves. Deurne Spartans  10  -  5  Borgerhout SquirrelsOnly one game today in Borgerhout. The second game of this series will be played tomorrow. …

Justice!!! MLB Settles in Lawsuit Filed by Minor Leaguers

Major League Baseball announced it will pay $185 million to Minor Leaguers after settling in a federal class-action lawsuit filed by Minor League players who sought for minimum-wage and overtime violations by teams. For decades, MLB hid behind the Antitrust exemption, which allowed them not to pay Minor Leaguers during spring training, extended spring training, …

75th Anniversary Match @ Royal Greys: A Photo Impression

This weekend, the Royal Greys from Merksem/Antwerp in Belgium celebrated its 75th anniversary. All weekend, several activities were planned, with today's game between former players of the Royal Greys and the club's team, that plays in the fourth division of Belgian baseball as the summit. Eventually, both teams in this match were a mix between …

2023 World Baseball Classic Groups Announced

Today, the groups and venues of the 2023 World Basball Classic have been announced. For the change, Korea won't be one of the hosts. This time Taiwan (Taichung) will be one of the hosts, next to Japan (Tokyo), and the USA (Phoenix and Miami). Tokyo, Taichung, and Phoenix will only host the first round games. …

Regensburg Awarded WBC Qualifier

Good news for German baseball fans. The rumors were floating around in the past few weeks, but now it has been announced officially. Regensburg (Germany) has been awarded one of the two World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. The other qualifier goes to Panama City. The last time, Regensburg hosted a qualifier of the World Baseball Classic …

2022 Belgian Division 1 Gold: Round 1

In the Belgian Division 1 Gold Competition (the top six teams battling for a spot in the Belgian Series), the following double headers/ series were scheduled in the opening round: Hoboken Pioneers @ Brasschaat Braves, Mortsel Stars @ Deurne Spartans, and Brussels Kangaroos @ Borgerhout Squirrels. Hoboken Pioneers @ Brasschaat Braves (5 - 1  ;  …

2022 Dutch hoofdklasse Top 4 Competition: Round 3, day 3

On the third day of the third round in the top four competition in the Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: HCAW @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus @ Oosterhout Twins. In both matchups, the good guys won 😉 HCAW  1  -  3  L&D Amsterdam PiratesAfter losing the previous two games 1-8 and …

2022 Federation Cup: Brasschaat Braves @ Astros Valencia, a Photo Impression

The championship game never really was a game. Therefore, this team with many (if not all) South- and Central Americans) was simply too strong for the Brasschaat Braves. Slowly, the Astros walked away to a 7-0 lead in the seventh inning, but a three-run home run in the eighth inning ended the game prematurely in …

2022 Federation Cup: Diving Ducks Wiener Neustadt @ Brasschaat Braves, a Photo Impression

In a crazy game, the Brasschaat Braves clinched a spot in the championship game. For a long time, the Braves were trailing, but after Rick van Dijck was pulled, the pitching of the Austrians collapsed, partially thanks to the negative role of the home plate umpire. This gentleman thought he was more important than the …

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