Frontier League Excludes Canadian teams

Last season, the Frontier League could not play due to COVID19. To avoid the same scenario for 2021, the league has taken necessary steps. With the strict rules the Canadian government has applied, there may be a big chance teams cannot cross the Canadian -US border. In order to avoid the cancellation of the 2021 …

NC Dinos Get Their Hardware

Last year's champions of the KBO, the NC Dinos have received their personal championship trophies. What the players of the first time KBO champion, that celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, received, wasn't too shabby. Have a look and judge yourself yourself. The ring is as preposterous as those in MLB but when you put …

Kansas City Monarchs Also Present a Throwback Jersey

Through their Twitter account, the Kansas City Monarchs (former Kansas City T-Bones) presented the home and the road jersey. Little did yours truly know about a third, throwback jersey that team will wear. I had to find out through the Twitter account of Minor League Promos, that the club will sport a throwback jersey as …

Uniforms Of Mavericks League Trickle In, Part 2

A few weeks ago, you could read a blog post here about some new uniforms of the Independent Mavericks League that will be run by the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. Since then a new uniform has reared its head. The new uniform is of the Campesinos de Salem-Keizer. Campesinos is Spanish for farmers. The jersey comes in …

Kansas City Monarchs New Uniforms Very Disappointing

When the Kansas City T-Bones came out with the news they had adopted the name of the Kansas City Monarchs to honor the famed Negro League team from the past, yours truly was looking forward to the new uniforms. Today the club presented its new look and what a bummer it is. In the presence …

New Ballpark Looming At The Horizon For Tennessee Smokies

After the Knoxville Smokies left Knoxville in 2000 to move into their current Smokies Ballpark, the city of Knoxville is now looking to get the team back with a brand new ballpark. The new ballpark is part of a Old Town Knoxville upgrade that is expected to cost $142 million. The new ballpark is projected …

Wladimir Balentien Hits Dinger in First At-Bat of Season

Wladimir Balentien is back in Japanese baseball. Not at the highest level yet. In today's Ni-Gun (Minor League) game vs the Chunichi Dragons, he made his presence felt. Wladimir Balentien in his first at-bat of 2021 After arriving in Japan in the end of March, Wladimir Balentien had to pass two weeks in quarintine. He …

SoftBank Hawks call up youngster that preferred Japan over the USA.

The SoftBank Hawks have called up Carter Stewart Jr, the pitcher that did not sign with the Atlanta Braves after the 2018 draft, but decided to head to Japan to join the SoftBank Hawks. Stewart was considered one of the top prospects for the 2018 Major League Baseball draft, and was drafted by the Atlanta Braves with the …

Jiandido Tromp Joins T&A San Marino of Italian Serie A

After a minor league career with the Phillies organization and one year in Indy ball, Aruban outfielder Jiandido Tromp will head to Europe, Italy to be exact, where he will continue his baseball career. Jiandido joined the Phillies organization in 2012 when he debuted in the Gulf Coast League before he was promoted to the …

Canberra Cavalry Struggles To Stay Alive

After two seasons with unforeseen circumstances that hit the club very hard, the Canberra Cavalry is struggling to stay afloat. With the Bushfires of 2019 and the COVID19-riddled 2020 season, the club got into financial troubles. The club is even hit that hard that it was forced into Voluntary Administration at the end of March. …

Peter Moylan named Melbourne Aces Manager

After a career in which he spent parts of ten seasons in the Major Leagues and pitched three seasons for the Melbourne Aces of the Australian Baseball League, Peter Moylan has been appointed manager of the latter club. Moylan broke into the Bigs in 2006, spent a part of the 2007 season with the Braves …

New Ballpark Beloit Snappers Not Ready In Time

The new ballpark that saved the Beloit Snappers for affiliated baseball, will not be ready before the start of the High A season. So the Snappers will start the season at their old ballpark Pohlman Field. The Snappers were one of the 42 clubs that were on the chopping block when MLB first presented its …

St. Lucie and The Palm Beaches To Host Americas Olympic Qualifier

Today the WBSC announced the two cities that will host the Olympic Qualifier tournament of the Americas: St. Lucie and The Palm Beaches. A four team field will battle for a spot in the Olympic Baseball Tournament, later this year in Japan. The winner will earn a ticket automatcally. The nr. 2 and 3 finishers …

Participants of Olympic Qualifier Likely In a 7-Day Quarantine

According to Taiwan Center of Disease Control, the participants of the upcoming Olympic Qualifier, set to take place from June 17 through June 22, foreign teams will need a 7-day quarantine upon arriving in Taiwan. The Kingdom of the Netherlands will be the European representative in the final qualifier. Next to the Dutch, Taiwan, China, …

Solid Outing for Rick van Dijck in Heartbreaking Loss

After a tough 17-1 loss against the Traiskirchen Grasshoppers in the Austrian baseball season opener on Friday night, the Diving Ducks Wiener Neustadt were up for revenge. With Dutchie Rick van Dijck on the mound it looked like they would win this one but eventually the bullpen collapsed and could not cling onto a four-run …

Oosterhout Twins Signs Cooperation With Japanese Independent League Club

Since their return in the Dutch hoofdklasse, Oosterhout Twins has acquired a Japanese pitcher every season. This year that won't be any different. What will be different is that these pitchers will come from a club from the Japanese Baseball Challenge League, one of the premier Independent Leagues in Japan. This morning, Martin Aaldijk and …

Baseball in Europe Slowly Taking Off

Last week, the German 1. Bundesliga South had the scoop of being the first league to start the season in Europe. This weekend, three other countries will start their baseball season.In Germany there is this curious situation that only the Southern Division has started play. In the North, local corona rules do not allow to …