Auckland Tuatara to skip 2021/2022 Season

In a press release, the Auckland Tuatara announced that it will not take part in the 2021/2022 ABL season due to several reasons. The press release started with a statement about meeting the demands of the ABL to participate in the the league again. This after the ABL threatened to revoke the license after the …

Auckland Tuatara fined but will be back in ABL next year

The Auckland Tuatara likely will be back in next year's ABL. The club has to deal with a fine though for pulling out of the current season. The New Zealand team came close to losing its ABL licence after it withdrawing from the current season at the 11th hour, because of coronavirus and quarantine issues, …

Tuatara present 2020/2021 jersey that won’t be worn

The other day you could read here that the Auckland Tuatara will sit out the 2020/2021 ABL season due to the coronavirus and the cost that will come with it. Nevertheless the club released new merchandise and the 2020/2021 home jersey. It may be sound strange that a club is presenting a jersey meant for …

Auckland Tuatara sit out 2020/2021 ABL Season

A few months ago, you could read here about the upcoming ABL season being cut short. The intention was to play in two conferences, one in Australia (named the Australian Conference) and one in New Zealand (named the International Conference). But since the Brisbane Bandits and the Adelaide Giants had some concerns about coming to …

Manny being Manny in New Zealand?

The "Where will Manny Ramirez play" saga continues. So far this year, he has been linked to Parma Baseball in Italy and to the CPBL in Taiwan. None of those options panned out and the CPBL appeared nothing but a rumor. But now Manny is linked to the Auckland Tuatara of the Australian Baseball League. …

Auckland Tuatara unveils parts of uniform

The Auckland Tuatara, one of the two newest additions to the Australian Baseball League, has unveiled a part of its uniform. Not through an official presentation though. The team put replica jerseys and on-field caps on sale. The home jersey of the Tuatara features the team name in grey outlined in navy. A very nice …

Auckland ABL franchise presents name and colours

This morning, the new Australian Baseball League team from Auckland, New Zealand, has presented its name and colours. The team will be named after a New Zealand native reptile. The New Zealand expansion team announced it will adopt the name Tuatara and the colors teal and navy blue, which have a strong link to the …

New Zealand ABL franchise to get help from every corner of the world

Good news for the new New Zealand ABL franchise. A top NPB club has agreed to send players to the team. With this move, the new club may be a lot more competitive. But there may be more help underway. According to the New Zealand Herald, Baseball New Zealand chief executive Ryan Flynn stated that an …

Didi Gregorius and Jim Kaat to visit Kiwis

Amsterdam born shortstop of the New York Yankees Didi Gregorius and former Minnesota Twins pitcher and Yankees announcer Jim Kaat will pay a visit to New Zealand. Both will have their own schedule as Kaat already arrived and Didi will arive on January 9. Jim Kaat will tour the country to motivate youngsters to play …

Kiwi attending Pittsburgh Pirates’ Spring Training

This post isn't about Dutch baseball, but I thought it was worth writing about it. I bumped into an article about a pitcher from New Zealand that debuted with the Pittsburgh Pirates last year. My first reaction was: Wow, I  wasn't aware that baseball in New Zealand had developed this far that a pitcher from …

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