KNBSB Presents New Competition Scheme

Something many Dutch baseball fans have been waiting for has been presented today by the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation (KNBSB). The new schedule is not revolutionary but it is different for sure. First of all the competition will start on Thursday, April 7, 2022. In the first round, which will last nine weeks, …

Various Transactions in The Dutch Hoofdklasse

As we have paid attention to the top four teams already, we will pay attention to the remaining five teams and the transactions they made for the 2022 season. The following teams will be put into the spotlight: Quick Amersfoort, Silicon Storks, Hoofddorp Pioniers, RCH-Pinguïns, and DSS/Kinheim.Quick Amersfoort A lot of players came and a …

Also HCAW Snags Away a Lot of Players From Competitors

In the annual merry-go-round called the transfer period, also HCAW has roamed the Dutch hoofdklasse in an attempt to close the gap between the top two (L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus). In total, the club from Bussum, hired nine (!) new players which it mainly got from other hoofdklasse clubs. Pitching: Gio de Graauw …

L&D Amsterdam Pirates Shops Around in Dutch Hoofdklasse

With the transition period at its end, the new roster of the flagship team of L&D Amsterdam Pirates was announced by the club. Not many left the club but the club acquired five new players of which one comes from the farm team of Pirates. Pitching: Nelmerson Angela is a new face in the Pirates' …

Curaçao Neptunus Snags Away Several Hoofdklasse Players

Unlike many other clubs, Curaçao Neptunus did not wait until the end of the transaction deadline, to present the newly acquired players. In total, the club acquired five players from other clubs, although two of them are coming home. With Benjamin Dille, Shaldimar Daantji, Berry van Driel, Elton Koeiman, Dudley Leonora, and Quentin de Cuba …

Not Many Transactions for Oosterhout Twins

With the transaction period nearing its end, Oosterhout Twins informed the Dutch Baseball Hangout about the roster for the 2022 hoofdklasse season. Not many new players were added and not many left. Of course, the biggest blow was the fact that catcher Dave Janssen moved to Curaçao Neptunus. The talented catcher was only limited to …

Juan-Carlos Sulbaran Joins Curaçao Neptunus

In another bold move, Curaçao Neptunus acquired the services of Curaçao-born Juan-Carlos Sulbaran. The starting pitcher of team Kingdom of the Netherlands leaves L&D Amsterdam Pirates for a club closer to his home. The intention is that Sulbaran will take the place of Diegomar Markwell, who will operate from the bullpen in 2022 and serve …

Dave Janssen Leaves Oosterhout Twins for Curaçao Neptunus

In a press release, Curaçao Neptunus announced the acquisition of young catcher Dave Janssen. Born in 1999, Janssen is a big talent and one of the better defensive catchers in the Dutch hoofdklasse. Since 2017, Janssen was playing for the flagship team of Oosterhout Twins but in the past two seasons, he has become more …

Curaçao Neptunus Presents New Head Coach

In a press release, Curaçao Neptunus announced its new head coach. The former third baseman of the club, Raily Legito, will be the new skipper for the multiple Dutch champions. As a player, Legito played thirteen seasons for Neptunus in which the club won eight Dutch championships. After he hung up his spikes in 2016, …

Raydley Legito returns to Curaçao Neptunus

After spending two years with L&D Amsterdam Raydley Legito is back in Rotterdam. Curaçao Neptunus announced this with a statement earlier today. After moving to the CTO school, a sports institute in Amsterdam, Legito decided to join L&D Amsterdam Pirates. With the retirement of second baseman Benjamin Dille, Raydley(18 years old) will play at second …

Curaçao Neptunus Acquires Jiandido Tromp

In a press release, multiple Dutch champions, Curaçao Neptunus announced that it reinforced its ranks with outfielder Jiandido Tromp. The 28-year old Aruban will replace Shaldimar Daantji, who hung up his spikes after the 2021 season. Tromp will leave San Marino, with whom he won the Italian championship in the past season. He was one …

Some Thoughts on The 2022 Dutch Hoofdklasse Plans

Yesterday, the KNBSB presented new plans for the 2022 Dutch hoofdklasse. Most of the reactions were not very positive. Sure yours truly doesn't shy away from criticizing the KNBSB when necessary, but in this case it is too early to judge. Even though it is too early to judge, yours truly has some questions/thoughts about …

L&D Amsterdam Pirates Announces New Manager

After their championship winning manger, Michael Duursma, decided to step down due to other baseball activities, the club had to look for a new manager. They found a new one in Ronald Jaarsma, who was released in the same week by Curaçao Neptunus. Ronald Jaarsma in his pre-Neptunus days The acquisition of Jaarsma doesn't really …

Curaçao Neptunus Doesn’t Continue Cooperation With Ronald Jaarsma

A surprising move by Curaçao Neptunus. After the lost Holland Series, the club has decided not to continue the cooperation with manager Ronald Jaarsma. After five seasons, the club needs to look for a new manager. Curaçao Neptunus approached Jaarsma at the end of the 2016 season, which caused quite a commotion as they did …

Summary of Game 7 of The Holland Series

With the Holland Series behind us, it is time to look back on game seven, the championship clincher. Here is the link to eyecons.com to watch the summary of the game between L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus. In order to watch this summary, you have to subscribe to eyecons.com. Enjoy. https://eyecons.com/videos/holland-series-game-7-sams-en-martis-bezorgen-ld-amsterdam-de-landstitel-11365

Dudley Leonora Joins T&A San Marino

On his Facebook page, Dudley Leonora showed a photo wearing a San Marino Baseball cap and a San Marino jersey, indicating he is joining the reigning "Italian" champion. By being denied a spot on the roster of the Dutch national team with the 2021 European Championship, due to a rejuvenation of the team, Leonora lost …

Michael Duursma Steps Down as Manager of L&D Amsterdam Pirates

A day after clinching the Dutch title with L&D Amsterdam Pirates, it was announced that Michael Duursma, manager of the club has decided to step down. His job as coordinator of the Rabbits Baseball Academy in Haarlem and his role as manager of the Dutch U15 team are hard to combine with managing the current …

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