2017 Dutch hoofdklasse: a preview

On April 13 the new season in the Dutch hoofdklasse, the highest level of baseball in the Netherlands, will start again. And no, the Dutch hoofdklasse is not a beer league like someone of the WBC announcers dared to say. Here is a preview of the upcoming competition. The regular season of the hoofdklasse will …

Another Dutchie signs contract with MLB club

The Astros signed another Dutchie to a 7-year contract. After Stijn van der Meer, Oliver Van der Wijst Severino signed a contract with the team from Houston. Several MLB organizations have kept an eye on the 19-year old talent for about two years. But Oliver proved that he is a smart kid as he preferred …

Oduber and Ricardo next Dutchies to join Lincoln SaltDogs, Curt Smith to join Pioniers

Randolph Oduber and Dashenko Ricardo will follow the example of Curt Smit and Shairon Martis. Smith and Martis joined the Lincoln SaltDogs of the independent American Association in 2016. Oduber and Ricardo reached an agreement on a contract for the 2017 season. Randolph Oduber played for the organization of the Washington Nationals from 2010 through …

How to get the Dutch Hoofdklasse back on track?

Baseball is losing ground. Not only in the USA but also in the Netherlands. Less fans that head to the ballparks. Less people that play the game. Thirty years ago, some Hoofdklasse games drew around 800 - 1,000 fans per game easily. Nowadays clubs are happy if there are 100-200 fans in the stands. What needs to be …

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