It is that time of the year again. Several Dutch cities organize the athlete/ sports team of the year contest. Amsterdam and The Hague organize a vote like that. And guess what? There are some baseball-related persons and teams that you can vote for.
In the contest of The Hague, Kalian Sams has been nominated for the title male athlete of the year. The tall outfielder has played for L&D Amsterdam Pirates for during the Holland Series and has spent some time with the High Point Rockers of the independent Atlantic League. Recently, Kalian played his 100th game for team Kingdom of the Netherlands.
To vote for Kalian, go to this link.
Also the city of Amsterdam is having its annual vote. The former manager of L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Brian Finnegan, has been nominated as coach of the year. Finnegan guided the club to its 5th Dutch title as it beat Curaçao Neptunus 4-3 in the Holland Series after trailing 3-0.
Another baseball player is nominated to become the talent of the year. Denzel Bryson, who has signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves last year. This year he played for the GCL (Gulf Coast League) Braves. Denzel spent time at the CTO sports academy in Amsterdam. The catcher also won the European Championship with the Dutch U18 team.
To vote for Brian Finnegan and Denzel Bryson, go to this link.