China Withdraws From Final Olympic Qualifier

The WBSC (World Baseball and Softball Confederation) announced today that China has withdrawn from the final Olympic Qualifier. As a result, the tournament will be a five team event for which Chinese Taipei, Australia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands have qualified already. The WBSC said that in light of all available information, the final …

Participants of Olympic Qualifier Likely In a 7-Day Quarantine

According to Taiwan Center of Disease Control, the participants of the upcoming Olympic Qualifier, set to take place from June 17 through June 22, foreign teams will need a 7-day quarantine upon arriving in Taiwan. The Kingdom of the Netherlands will be the European representative in the final qualifier. Next to the Dutch, Taiwan, China, …

Health problems may surround the final Olympic Qualifier

The final Olympic Qualifier, which will take place from April 1 - 5 in Taichung, Taiwan, may be bothered by health issues because of the coronavirus epidemic. It may lead to a ban of the People's Republic of China. Taiwan has denied access to people from China and to people who visited China recently. Since …

The Olympic Qualification is questionable (part 2)

In September last year, you could read a blog post about the farce that the Olympic Qualification actually is. Today, I discovered another disturbing fact that supports the previous blog post. In the previous blog post, you could read about the strange rule the WBSC is using. For Europe, there are/were only two options to …

U-18 World Cup 2019: The Netherlands misses Super Round despite win

On the offensive side, things went pretty well today as the Dutch scored ten runs. On the defensive side, however, things did not pan out as expected as China scored six runs. Despite the win, the Dutch miss the Super Round.  After a scoreless first inning, the Dutch offense took off in the second. With …

Ballparks around the world: Tokyo Dome

In Ballparks around the world another World Baseball Classic venue will be in the center of the attention. The Tokyo Dome in Japan will be host to the WBC for the fourth time since 2006. Next to hosting group B with Australia, China, Cuba and Japan, it will also host group E in the second …

Biloxi Shuckers’ owner planning to play vs Cuban teams

The first signs of a thawed relationship between Cuba and the USA are getting visible. Tim Bennett is negotiating with a Cuban delegation to play a few exhibition games vs Cuban teams. The intention is to have two Cuban teams to come over to Biloxi. The intention is to play the games in late summer …

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