With contact sports forbidden until September 1, baseball in the Netherlands likely over for 2020

Also in the Netherlands, the government announced a series of facilitation but also limited several sports to take place before September 1st as contact sports are forbidden. With baseball considered a contact sport, starting a decent competition after September 1st will be very hard. Playing baseball with keeping 1.5 meters distance is pretty hard as …

Radical plan to continue with MLB season

According to CBS Miami, MLB is considering letting go of the plan of playing all games in Arizona. Instead, they want to follow the alignment of Spring Training. It would mean that clubs will play at their Spring Training Facility and they will only play the teams of that "League", Cactus or Grapefruit. In this …

Haarlem Baseball Week cancelled

A day after the announcement that the start of the Dutch hoofdklasse season was postponed until further notice, the Dutch baseball community has to deal with another blow. The organizing committee of the Haarlem Baseball Week has announced to cancel the 2020 edition. After the Dutch government announced more restrictive measures to contain the coronavirus, …

German baseball season postponed

Today, the DBV (Deutscher Baseball und Softball Verband or German Baseball and Softball Federation) announced through its website that the upcoming season will be postponed until May 9th. According to the federation, this will give the clubs the opportunity to prepare for the season if training activities can be started again mid-April or at the …

MLB does the only right thing: Postponing the season. WBCQ also postponed

Earlier today you could read a rant about MLB owners refusing to postpone the start of the season due to the coronavirus as they don't want to lose money. But since MLB was under enormous pressure, the governing body of professional baseball did the only right thing: Postponing the start of the season.  All day …