Bowling Green HotRods Presents 2022 Logos And Uniforms

The High A Affiliate of the Tamp Bay Rays, the Bowling Green HotRods, presented its new logos and uniforms for the 2022 season today. The new look is quite a bit different than the previous one. As you can see, the logos are very different. The old ones were more stylized. The new ones are …

Staten Island Atlantic League Team Presents New Moniker

The new Atlantic League team that will play in Richmond County Bank Ballpark, the ballpark of the former Staten Island Yankees, has presented its new moniker and new logos. The team will be called the Staten Island FerryHawks. After a name the team contest, the name was part of a fan vote together with Harbor …

Ballparks Around The World: O’Brate Stadium

In today's episode of "Ballparks Around The World," we pay attention to the home of the Oklahoma State Cowboys (Big 12 Conference), O'Brate Stadium, a state-of-the-art ballpark, located in Stillwater Oklahoma, that opened its doors in 2020. The dedication was on May 21, 2021, when former US President George W. Bush threw out the first …

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 …

Baseball For The Blind Setting Foot on Dutch Soil

The title is not quite correct since it is baseball for the blind and visually impaired. But that is way too long for a title. Anyhow, about two-and-a-half weeks ago, an event that advocates the aforementioned baseball branch was organized in the Dutch Province of Limburg. Since the Dutch Baseball Hangout had written about baseball …

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 …

2021 National Champions in Europe

It has become a tradition. An overview of the national champions of most European countries per season. This year we will sum up the champions per country once again after a full season that was adapted in some countries due to COVID-19. AustriaAfter the first two games were played in Vienna and ended in a …

Baseball Shorts: Baseball Player Learns to Play Golf Righthanded

In this episode of Baseball Shorts, we pay attention to the modest nature of Hall of Famer Charlie Gehringer. The star player of the Detroit Tigers in the 1920s, 1930s and early 1940s was honored by the Tigers with a special Charlie Gehringer Day in 1929. Charlie Gehringer During this day, the Tigers beat the …

Baseball Related Songs: “Hells Bells” by AC/DC

In this episode of Baseball Related Songs, we pay attention to Hells Bells performed by AC/DC. It is the second song in this series that was used by a closer when he stepped out of the bullpen. Hells Bells is the creation of Australian Hard Rock formation AC/DC. The group was founded in 1973 in …

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 …

Halloween and Baseball

Today is Halloween. Not my cup of tea. Especially because the retail companies are trying to shove a holiday that isn't Dutch down our throat. Everything for the buck eh? But do Halloween and baseball fit together? Absolutely. Since the expansion of the playoffs in MLB, five games have been played on Halloween: Game 4 …

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 …

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 …

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