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, …

Mind-Boggling: Dutch Baseball Federation Thanks Six Players For Services Rendered

In the run-up to the 2021 European Baseball Championship, which will be played in Italy from September 11 through September 19, the KNBSB has informed several players they will not get an invite for Team Kingdom of the Netherlands. In some cases understandable, but in some other cases mind-boggling.  A total of six players have …

Baseball Season at Lower Levels in The Netherlands Postponed For Now

Earlier today, you could read a blog post about the situation in Belgium. With the upcoming liberalization of the corona rules, baseball at the lower level may be possible, while it is still unclear when the Top League will start. Well, in the Netherlands, the situation is exactly the opposite. With baseball considered a professional …

KNBSB laat van zich horen na Evaluatie van

Een dag of twee geleden schreef ik een evaluatie over In deze evaluatie schreef ik over wat ik de pluspunten en de minpunten vind: Over het algemeen een mooi initiatief maar er zijn zeker nog verbeterpunten. Redelijk snel na mijn betoog werd ik benaderd door iemand die voor zijn club zeer nauw betrokken is …

KNBSB guarantees 2021 ECC spot to L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus

Last month, when the CEB announced that the European Champions Cup was canceled due to the coronavirus, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) made clear that both Dutch champion L&D Amsterdam Pirates and runner up Curaçao Neptunus would be guaranteed a spot in the 2021 ECC. This can be read on the website …

Dutch Professor: “Playing baseball should be possible again”

In the past few weeks, you could read plenty of articles about baseball and the coronavirus, especially about the virus and not being able to play baseball. For now, it looks like the Dutch can only start their "season" after September 1st. But a comment by a medical professor sheds new light on the situation …

KNBSB is lobbying hard for early start of season

With the current rules set by the Dutch government, the Dutch baseball season will not start before September 1st due to the coronavirus. But the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation (KNBSB) is lobbying to move the starting date forward. Through the Dutch Olympic Committee/Dutch Sporting Federation, the KNBSB is trying to convince the Dutch …

Impact of anti-corona decision by Dutch government exceeds Hoofdklasse competition

The other day, you could read in a blog post about the decision of the Dutch government to ban all sports games until September 1st. The Dutch Baseball Hangout reported that thanks to this measure the 2020 baseball season is practically over. But the impact of this decision is huge. Even more, than I did …

Preliminary roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands revealed

Today the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) revealed the big names on the preliminary roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. As expected the big names of MLB players are on the list. The big names on this list are: Xander Bogaerts (Boston Red Sox), Didi Gregorius (New York Yankees), Kenley Jansen (Los Angeles …

The KNBSB has been making the wrong choices

This morning a tweet about the U23 World Cup caught my eye. The U23 World Cup of baseball, played in Mexico under the auspices of the WBSC. Europe is represented by the Czech Republic and Austria. Austria? Yes Austria. In 2014, the Czech Republic won the European U23 championship and Austria finished as the runner …

CEB and KNBSB should review their regulations

Yes you are reading it well. The European Confederation of Baseball (CEB) and the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation (KNBSB) should review their regulations.  Why? Well, let me explain. The International Skating Union (ISU) tried to prohibit speed skaters to participate in a lucrative speed skating event in Dubai (yes it sounds strange: Speed …

ELB pulls Amsterdam Baseball from schedule

In fact it was a formality after the Dutch baseball federation announced that the ban on participating in the Euro League Baseball would be uphold, but today the president of the European Association of Professional Baseball (EAPB), Wim van den Hurk, announced that Amsterdam Baseball was pulled from the ELB schedule. Van den Hurk stated that …

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