Some Surprising and Some Good German Baseball News

With today being a holiday in several parts of Germany, some games of the upcoming weekend were played already. In Solingen the Alligators hosted the Bonn Capitals and in Haar, the München-Haar Disciples hosted the Heidenheim Heideköpfe. But besides that, there is some real good news to tell. The Bonn Capitals were way to strong …

Dohren Wild Farmers land Curaçaoan

The Dohren Wild Farmers, of the German first Bundesliga, have landed a player from the Dutch Kingdom, the team announced on Instagram today. Even though the Wild Farmers still hasn't played any games because it didn't get any permission by the state of Lower Saxony yet, the team is training in small groups. Their addition …

Bundesliga Nord “Starts” This Weekend

The intention was to start the Northern Division of the Bundesliga in this weekend. Due to corona, the teams did not get permission from their local authorities, where teams in the Southern Division did get that permission. But this weekend, the competition in the Northern Division will finally take off... Sort of. Starts is written …

Dohren Wild Farmers add new duo to coaching staff

After fan favorite Caleb Cooper Fenimore decided to go back to his home state Indiana to accept a job as assistent coach at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, there was a void at the position of head coach of the Dohren Wild Farmers. Today the club announced it has filled the void with a local. Also …

Baseball Trip to Dortmund, Germany

Today, I went to Dortmund in Germany to see the Dohren Wild Farmers take on the local Wanderers. It was the final doubleheader of both teams of the season. It was also the final series of player-coach Caleb Cooper Fenimore, who spent the past six years with the team from Dohren. Fenimore has accepted a …

A Day @ Untouchables Paderborn

Today I went to Paderborn in Germany to watch a game between the home town  Untouchables and the Dohren Wild Farmers. Even though the Wild Farmers lost both games (5-0 and 3-1), the team played two good games. Due to the two losses of today, the Wild Farmers are eliminated for a spot in the …

Format of 2020 German 1. Bundesliga Season known

Today, the DBV (German Baseball and Softball Federation) announced the format that will be used for the 1. Bundesliga in Germany. Last weekend it was leaked already that the season will start in the weekend of August 8/9. Last weekend the format of this year's 1. Bundesliga was still up in the air. Clubs could …

Germany will start season in August

Also some positive baseball news from Germany. According to the Facebook page of the Berlin Flamingos, the 1. Bundesliga, Germany's highest baseball league, will start on the weekend of 8/9 August. As a result, it will be a shortened season. But the start of the season will only take place if the announced facilitation of …

A day at the Dohren Wild Farmers

Yesterday, I spend a day at the Dohren Wild Farmers, a baseball club about 20-40 km from Hamburg in Germany. The baseball facility was made by the club itself without any financial help of the local municipality. As Dohren counts a bit more than 1,200 inhabitants, the club counts about 150 active members. The weather …

My top ten of European ballcaps

Recently I wrote a blog post about my favorite Dutch ballcaps. Today I will post one about my favorite European ballcaps. Throughout Europe, there are many baseball clubs. Some of them sport some nice ballcaps. Time for an overview of my favorite ones. Be warned, there is a lot of green coming up.  10. Munich-Haar …

Crazy game in Dohren for season opener

The season opener of the Dohren Wild Farmers vs the Cologne Cardinals turned out in a crazy and ugly game. Early in the game, there was a bench-clearing brawl that led to several ejections. Eventually, the Cologne Cardinals won game one 15-8. Cologne Cardinals @ Dohren Wild Farmers The Cologne Cardinals took an early lead …

Dohren Wild Farmers: Big in a small village

Ever since the Dohren Wild Farmers are back in the German highest league, the First Bundesliga, I have been intrigued with this club. How can a club from a tiny village be this competitive? Luckily, the club's press spokeswoman provided a lot of information and a link to the history part of the club's website. …