Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix Adds Infielder to Roster

After yesterday's news about the Brasschaat Braves adding to American players to their roster, Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix of the Belgian Division 1, also announced the acquisition of a player for the remainder of the 2021 season. Through their social media channels Facebook and Instagram, the club announced the signing of Canadian-born Graeham Luttor. According to the …

Brasschaat Braves Add Two US players to Roster

Belgian Division 1 club Brasschaat Braves has added to American players to its roster, one pitcher (Cole Jenkins) and one infielder (Eli Straw). The new infielder is Eli Straw from Ocracoke NC. Straw can play third base and the other infield positions and he can also serve as a relief pitcher according to Baseball Reference. …

Antwerp Eagles @ Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix: A Photo Impression

Today yours truly went to Wallonia to attend a game of the Belgian Division One between the Antwerp Eagles and the host Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix. Phoenix has a beautiful and brand new facility. A multifunctional complex suitable for baseball, football (soccer) and American Football. But it must be said that the fences are a nightmare for …

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 …

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 …

Belgian Baseball to Start in Weekend of June 11, 12, and 13

The Belgian Baseball and Softball Federation (KBBSF) has announced the new starting date of the Belgian Leagues. For all leagues, the competition will start in the weekend of June 11, 12, and 13. As announced before, there will be a format change for the highest league. The former Baseball Gold league and the Eerste Klasse …

Brasschaat Braves photo impression

Yours truly went to a practice game @ Brasschaat Braves on invitation, where the flagship team (in red) took on the farm team (in navy). Masks were obligatory and one had to keep 1.5 meter distance. Here is a photo impression of a game in lousy weather and in bitter cold. But despite the weather, …

Belgian Top League Is Not Within Sight Of a Start Yet

Curious about an eventual start of the Belgian Top League, yours truly contacted some persons who know about the situation. Even if the Belgian federal government will liberalize the corona rules, it remains to be seen when the Belgian Top League can start. On May 8, several rules will be loosened again. That may mean …

Belgian baseball season competitive again in 2021

After a season in which the baseball season in Belgium was merely a friendly one than a competitive one, this year's competition will be serious again with promotion and relegation. The KBBSF (Royal Belgian Baseball and Softball Federation) made an announcement today. The announcement is as follows: "A few weeks ago, the KBBSF-FRBBS announced a …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball: Deurne Spartans

A belated edition of "Transactions in Belgian Baseball" but yours truly understood that the transaction period of the Deurne Spartans was surrounded by a lot of uncertainties. But eventually we can sum up the players that left the team and the players that will reinforce the team. Last year, the four-time champions didn't really play …

Royal Greys Will Not Play In Highest Belgian League In 2021

A local Antwerp newspaper posted an article today about the upcoming 2021 season in the Belgian Top League. Unfortunately, the record holder regarding Belgian championships will not participate in the highest Belgian baseball league this season. After the Belgian Baseball and Softball Federation (KBBSF) decided to merge the Baseball Gold League and the Eerste Klasse …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball: Brasschaat Braves

Just like earlier this year, the Dutch Baseball Hangout would like to pay attention to the transactions in the Belgian Baseball Gold (BBG) League, next year called the Top League. The transaction period in Belgium ended at December 1, so time to start with the tenth blog post. This one is about the Brasschaat Braves, Belgium's largest …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball: Antwerp Eagles

Just like earlier this year, the Dutch Baseball Hangout would like to pay attention to the transactions in the Belgian Baseball Gold (BBG) League, next year called the Top League. The transaction period in Belgium ended at December 1, so time to start with the ninth blog post. This one is about the Antwerp Eagles. Belgium's oldest …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball: Mortsel Stars

Just like earlier this year, the Dutch Baseball Hangout would like to pay attention to the transactions in the Belgian Baseball Gold (BBG) League, next year called the Top League. The transaction period in Belgium ended at December 1, so time to start with the eighth blog post. This one is about the Mortsel Stars. …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball: the Merchtem Cats

Just like earlier this year, the Dutch Baseball Hangout would like to pay attention to the transactions in the Belgian Baseball Gold (BBG) League, next year called the Top League. The transaction period in Belgium ended at December 1, so time to start with the seventh blog post. This one is about the Merchtem Cats. …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball: Gent Knights

Just like earlier this year, the Dutch Baseball Hangout would like to pay attention to the transactions in the Belgian Baseball Gold (BBG) League, next year called the Top League. The transaction period in Belgium ended at December 1, so time to start with the sixth blog post. This one is about the Gent Knights. …

With Baseball off the Olympic Agenda, Can We Return to Nine Innings?

Last week it became clear that baseball will no longer be an Olympic sport after the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. Clearly the sport was a gift for the organizing country since baseball in Japan is still BIG. But now baseball won't be an Olympic sport in 2024, it is time think about the return to …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball: Namur Angels

Just like earlier this year, the Dutch Baseball Hangout would like to pay attention to the transactions in the Belgian Baseball Gold (BBG) League, next year called the Top League. The transaction period in Belgium ended at December 1, so time to start with the fifth blog post. This one is about the Namur Angels. …