Italian Serie A1: another team drops out

After two teams stepped back in the past week, a third team has decided to withdraw from the 2020 Serie A1 competition in Italy. Next to Rangers Redipuglia, Grizzlies Torino, it was announced yesterday that Nettuno Baseball City has opted to sit out the season. The farce named 2020 Serie A1 continues... With the withdrawal …

One team pulls back from 2020 Serie A1 season in Italy

Italian baseball clubs had until last night 23:59 (11:59 PM) Central European Time to make clear if they wanted to play the 2020 season or not. After a lot of rumours floating around in the past weeks about Parma and the two Nettuno representatives stepping back, the FIBS (Italian Baseball and Softball Federation) announced on …

Despite Opening Day set, Italian Baseball Season still questionable

Parmaclima appears to have a hard time to put together a team in time for the 2020 season. In fact, Parma has made clear that it rather steps back this year and organizes some local tournaments. But Parma isn't the only team that has threatened not to play this season. A few weeks ago, the …

Italian Serie A1 will contain 10 clubs next year

In a session of the Federal Council of the FIBS (Italian Baseball and Softball Federation), the composition of the 2020 Serie A1 has been approved. After the regular period in which clubs could apply for a spot in the Serie A1, there were only seven teams that were willing to play in the highest Italian …

Only 7 clubs in Serie A1 for now

Late October, the FIBS (Italian Baseball and Softball Federation) announced a new plan in which the Serie A1 would grow from seven clubs (after Rimini withdraw before the start of the 2019 season) to twelve. But yesterday the federation announced the names of the clubs for the 2020 season. The number of clubs was nowhere …

Stadio Steno Borghese in state of disrepair

The ballpark Stadio Steno Borghese in Nettuno, Italy, home of the two baseball clubs in Nettuno, Nettuno BC 1945 and Nettuno Baseball City, is in state of despair. The mayor of Nettuno, Alessandro Coppola, is willing to renovate the ballpark but only when certain demands are met. The ballpark where Nettuno Baseball City celebrated four …

Rimini not saved after all

Unlike the blog post of last week in which was written that A.S.D. Rimini Pirates appeared to be saved, the curtain has fallen for the three-time Italian champion. Today it was announced the club will be put back to the Italian third division. Last week, RiminiToday had a positive article about the club in which …