Edwin Louisa Invited to The World Baseball Classic

Today, Dutch baseball website Grand Slam Stats & News announced that Dutch umpire Edwin Louisa is one of four European umpires who have received an invitation by the World Baseball Classic. Next to Fabry Fabrizi (Italy), Serge Makouchetchev (France), Tim Meyer (Germany) and Cuti Suarez (Spain), Louisa is one of five European umpires to be …

Transactions in Belgian Division 1 For The 2023 Season: Deurne Spartans

With the end of the transaction period in Belgian baseball behind us, it is time to pay attention to the several clubs in Division 1 and to the players they acquired and those who they lost. Today, we pay attention to the four-time Belgian champions Deurne Spartans. Except for several players that came from Antwerp …

End of Italian Baseball Stalemate Not in Sight

A few days ago, you could read about T&A San Marino pulling out of the Serie A for the 2023 season. The reason was a disagreement about the setup of the league. According to several Italian newspapers, an end of the stalemate between San Marino and the FIBS is not in sight. According to owner/chairman …

Transactions in Belgian Division 1 For The 2023 Season: Brasschaat Braves

With the end of the transaction period in Belgian baseball just behind us, it is time to pay attention to the several clubs in Division 1 and to the players they acquired and those who they lost. Today, we pay attention to the thirteen-time Belgian champion Brasschaat Braves. Brasschaat Braves dealt with several players that …

Reconstruction of Belgian Division 1 for 2023

Two years ago, the top two divisions in Belgian baseball were merged, and the Division 1 was born. The intention was to play with twelve teams but eleven was the best possible thing. For 2023, a reconstruction is necessary, as three teams have decided to withdraw. As written above, two years ago, the intention was …

2022 Belgian Series, Game 2

In a quick game (two hours and twenty-four minutes) Hoboken Pioneers did not have much problems with Deurne Spartans, even though the final result didn't show a blowout score. Hoboken Pioneers  4  -  0  Deurne SpartansAt Lefty's Field in Deurne, the game was merely a copy of yesterday's game. The Spartans couldn't get a grip …

2022 Belgian Division 1: Round 7

In the seventh round of the 2022 Belgian Division 1, the following doubleheaders were scheduled: Brussels Kangaroos @ Deurne Spartans, Namur Angels @ Hoboken Pioneers, Sunville Tigers @ Merchtem Cats, Brasschaat Braves @ Gent Knights, and Borgerhout Squirrels @ Mortsel Stars. Brussels Kangaroos  -  Deurne Spartans  (3 - 4 ; 2 - 6)With a rather …

2022 Dutch Hoofdklasse: Round 6, Day 2

On the second day of the sixth round in the Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: RCH Memorie Sieraden @ Curaçao Neptunus, Quick Amersfoort @ DSS/Kinheim, Storks @ HCAW, and L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Oosterhout Twins. Except for one game, all games were close affairs. RCH Memorie Sieraden  5  -  7  Curaçao NeptunusA close …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For the 2022 Season: Borgerhout Squirrels

In this third episode of "Transactions in Belgian Baseball For the 2022 Season," we pay attention to the players that joined and that left the Borgerhout Squirrels. For the first time in this series, we have a club, where no players will look for greener pastures in the Netherlands. But that doesn't mean that there …

Ballparks Around The World: Swayze Field

In today's episode of "Ballparks Around The World," we pay attention to Swayze Field, home of the Ole Miss Rebels, the baseball team of the University of Mississippi, located in Oxford Mississippi. This nice ballpark is relatively old as it opened its doors on February 19, 1989, with a doubleheader against Cumberland University on a …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Becomes a Closed Circuit

After months of preparations, negotiations, and surveys among hoofdklasse clubs, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) announced today in an online press conference that the Dutch hoofdklasse will become a closed circuit. The Dutch baseball Hangout also received an invitation for this press conference, but unfortunately, yours truly couldn't get a day off …

2021 Belgian Series, Game One: A Photo Impression

In game one of the Belgian Series, the Brasschaat Braves didn't stand a chance. Nevertheless, the atmosphere at their ballpark was nice. A good crowd, fans cheering on their teams, and lots of sunshine. In other words, the ingredients for a nice day of baseball. Here is a photo impression of today. There were some …

2021 Belgian Series: Braves Doesn’t Stand a Chance Against Pioneers

In a lopsided game one of the best-of-three Belgian Series, Brasschaat Braves didn't stand a chance against Hoboken Pioneers. Therefore, Hoboken's starting pitcher Sven Schüller was too strong. Hoboken needed eight innings to finish the game. Hoboken Pioneers  12  -  1  Brasschaat BravesLots of sunshine, a good crowd, fans that cheered on their teams, and …

Australian Baseball League Cancels 2021/2022 Season

Since the ABL is still facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the league has decided to cancel the 2021/2022 season and focus on 2022/2023. According to chief of Baseball Australia, Glenn Williams, it was a very hard decision, but it was made with the league's future and sustainability in mind. “There is still too …

2021 Holland Series: L&D Amsterdam Pirates Denies Curaçao Neptunus Its Twentieth Title

If there would have been a poster of this rubber game of the 2021 Holland Series, it would show the two best pitchers in the Dutch hoofdklasse at the moment: Kevin Kelly for Curaçao Neptunus and Shairon Martis for L&D Amsterdam Pirates. In this clash of the Titans, Martis proved to be a bit better …

2021 Relegation Series: RCH-Pinguïns Strikes First

Who would have thought that this first game of the relegation series would be a walk over for the Dutch hoofdklasse representative, will be very disappointed. Silicon Storks didn't stand much of a chance against pitcher Dion Steijl, who pitched a complete game, despite giving up six runs. Silicon Storks 6 - 16 RCH-Pinguïns For …

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