Personal Stories About Ballcaps: Sweden National Team Cap

This series is inspired by the must read book “All Caps, Stories That Justify an Outrageous Hat Collection” by Craig Colby. Craig wrote this book about the many caps he has and the stories behind it. Anyhow, this series will be about the caps I own and the stories behind them. This episode of "Personal …

Groups of 2023 European Championship

Today, the WBSC Europe held the drawings for the four groups of the 2023 European Baseball Championship. Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Israel are the top teams of their groups. The four groups were put together in a drawing that took about twenty-five minutes, as a lot of talk surrounded the event. Group A contains …

Logo of The 2023 European Championship Baseball Unveiled

Today, the WBSC Europe and the Czech Baseball Association unveiled the logo of the 2023 European Baseball Championship. With this, the candidacy of the Czech Republic was announced as well. With a tweet, the WBSC Europe unveiled the official logo of the tournament. Where in the Czech Republic the tournament will be played was announced …

2022 National Champions in Europe

It's that time of the year again. Time for an anthology of national champions in European baseball. Austria:A championship series between the Dornbirn Indians and the Vienna Wanderers ended in a victory for the Vienna Wanderers. In a best-of-five series, both teams were each others match, but eventually, the Wanderers scored the winning run in …

Time to Reconsider Who Represents The Netherlands in The European Champions Cup?

With L&D Amsterdam Pirates on the brink of elimination, HCAW from Bussum needs only one win in the semi-finals to advance to the Holland Series for the first time in seventeen years. If HCAW advances, there will be an odd situation. In the last couple of years, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) …

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 …

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 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 …

2022 Federation Cup: Astros Valencia @ Diving Ducks Wiener Neustadt, a Photo Impression

The second game of today was played between the Spanish runner up of 2021 and the Austrian champion. In fact, one can write "Spanish," as hardly any player on the squad is from Spain. Anyhow, for five innings, Diving Ducks Wiener Neustadt could keep pace rather well, but in the sixth inning, the Astros scored …

2022 Federations Cup: London Mets @ Brasschaat Braves, A Photo Impression

The second game of the first day of the 2022 Federations Cup, was between the multiple British (and reigning) champion London Mets and the multiple (and runner up of 2021) Belgian champion Brasschaat Braves. It was an entertaining match in which the Braves had a, what appeared a comfortable 6-1 lead after seven innings, but …

2022 European Champions Cup: Parmaclima Repeats as European Champion

In a nail biter, L&D Amsterdam ended at the wrong side of the score. In a game in which the pitching on both sides wasn't great, but good enough to keep the teams in the game, Parma struck in the eighth inning when it turned the tables and turned a Amsterdam lead into a lead …

2022 European Champions Cup: A Dutch-Italian Final Tomorrow.

The second semi-final of today ended in a victory for Parmaclima. In a close game, they beat the Bonn Capitals in the tie-break and will take on L&D Amsterdam Pirates in the championship game tomorrow. Tonight's semi-final was a rematch of last year's final. Also this time, the Italians walked off as the victor. In …

2022 European Champions Cup: L&D Amsterdam Pirates Advances to Finals

After San Marino advanced to the semi-finals by losing the remainder of Monday's postponed game by just one run, they faced the Dutch champion L&D Amsterdam Pirates in the first semi-final of the day. In a game that lacked quality pitching, Pirates stayed at the right side of the score and advanced to tomorrow's final. …

2022 European Champions Cup: Curaçao Neptunus Wins But is Destined to Play Against Relegation

This early morning, the game between T&A San Marino and Curaçao Neptunus, that was postponed at a 5-5 score on Monday, was rescheduled for today. Neptunus had to win with a difference of three runs to make it to the semis. T&A San Marino  7  -  8  Curaçao NeptunusThe game continued at the start of …

2022 European Champions Cup, Day 3

So far the tournament has been plagued by inclement weather, so the schedule has been reshuffled. Yesterday's game between the Bonn Capitals and Curaçao Neptunus was rescheduled for today at 16.00. Other scheduled games were: Draci Brno @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe, Arrows Ostrava @ Curaçao Neptunus, Parmaclima @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe (remainder of yesterday's game), L&D Amsterdam …

2022 European Champions Cup, Day 2

On the second day of the 2022 European Champions Cup in the former German capital Bonn, the following games were scheduled: L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Draci Brno, T&A San Marino @ Arrows Ostrava, Arrows Ostrava @ Bonn Capitals (make up game for yesterday's rainout), Parmaclima @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe, and Bonn Capitals @ Curaçao Neptunus. Once …

Irish American Baseball Society

Baseball from a Dutch point of view since 2014

Maritime Pro Ball

Blog advocating bringing minor league ball to the Maritime Provinces!

D-Backs Europe

Een kijk op de MLB met een vleugje Arizona Diamondbacks

Milujeme Baseball

Nejlepší český web o baseballu

Dutch Baseball Hangout

Baseball from a Dutch point of view since 2014

DutchBaseballTraveler

Follow my trip in the USA during the 2016 summer!

Honkbal Op Zolder

Blog over bijzaken in Major League Baseball

The Ball Caps Blog

Baseball caps and beyond

The Negro Leagues Up Close

A blog about a century of African-American baseball history

Baseball History Daily

Heroes, Villains, Oddities and Minutia--The Forgotten History of the National Pastime

The Midwest League Traveler

Traveling & writing about the Midwest League, past & present, since 2011

Ben's Biz Blog

The Greatest Minor League Baseball Blog of All Time

B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful

Your guide to all things prospect, courtesy of Jonathan Mayo

Universo Béisbol

Hagamos del béisbol un deporte más universal.

%d bloggers like this: