Are The Best Children Selected For The Dutch Baseball Academies?

Recently, yours truly had a conversation with a baseball loving friend about the four baseball academies in the Netherlands and how they select players. In this conversation, yours truly expressed his doubt about children of poor families being selected because playing for an academy is rather expensive. We both thought that children from poor families …

Are baseball academies good for Dutch youth baseball?

Dutch baseball academies exist for about twenty years now. It all started with the Unicorns in Rotterdam, founded by Robert Eenhoorn, who had a cup of coffee in the Bigs with the Yankees. Other cities like Haarlem and Amsterdam followed. In the heydays, there were six academies, now there are only four left. What did …

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