L&D Amsterdam Pirates Hires New Manager

Still reigning Dutch champion L&D Amsterdam Pirates has hired a new manager for the 2023 season, after Ronald Jaarsma called it quits. The new manager comes from Hoofddorp Pioniers, where he spent the past five years as player-coach. Mervin Gario The new head coach of the soon to be replaced Dutch champion will be Mervin …

L&D Amsterdam Pirates Announces New Manager

After their championship winning manger, Michael Duursma, decided to step down due to other baseball activities, the club had to look for a new manager. They found a new one in Ronald Jaarsma, who was released in the same week by Curaçao Neptunus. Ronald Jaarsma in his pre-Neptunus days The acquisition of Jaarsma doesn't really …

Curaçao Neptunus Doesn’t Continue Cooperation With Ronald Jaarsma

A surprising move by Curaçao Neptunus. After the lost Holland Series, the club has decided not to continue the cooperation with manager Ronald Jaarsma. After five seasons, the club needs to look for a new manager. Curaçao Neptunus approached Jaarsma at the end of the 2016 season, which caused quite a commotion as they did …

Ronald Jaarsma adds another year

Local Rotterdam newspaper Algemeen Dagblad wrote that Ronald Jaarsma is adding another year as the manager of Curaçao Neptunus. 2021 will be his fifth year with the club. During the 2016 playoffs, Jaarsma, back then third base coach of L&D Amsterdam Pirates, was approached by Neptunus to become their coach. This lead to "some" struggles …

Quiet transition period for Neptunus

Reigning European and Dutch champion Curaçao Neptunus did not make a lot of moves during this year's transition period. Even though the club saw four players leave, the club added only two players from outside the club to its roster.  According to manager Ronald Jaarsma, it was hard to give three of his younger players …

Curaçao Neptunus acquires Japanese pitcher

After De Glaskoning Twins, Curaçao Neptunus will be the second Dutch hoofdklasse club who will use a pitcher from Japan in 2018. In a press release, the club announced the signing of left-hander Riki Saito. After pitcher Kevin Kelly unexpectedly decided to join A.S.D. Rimini Pirates from the Italian Serie A, a void needed to be …

The 2017 season in review by Ronald Jaarsma

He was the projected heir to the throne of L&D Amsterdam Pirates, the follow up of manager Charles Urbanus. But he accepted an offer of rival Neptunus to become the head coach for the 2017 season. In what was supposed to be a transition year for Curaçao Neptunus, first-year manager Ronald Jaarsma won every prize …

New Curacao Neptunus manager tries to clear the air

In an interview with Rotterdam's local radio and TV station RTV Rijnmond, Ronald Jaarsma, the new manager of Curacao Neptunus, tried to explain why he has become the new manager of the club. In a move, regarded by many as incomprehensible, Curacao Neptunus from Rotterdam decided to cut ties with manager Evert-Jan 't Hoen. Despite …

It’s official: Ronald Jaarsma appointed manager of Curacao Neptunus

In the past weeks there was a lot of turmoil about the talks between Curacao Neptunus and the third base coach of L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Ronald Jaarsma. Pirates was not amused that Curacao Neptunus had approached Jaarsma short before the Holland Series where the two teams would meet. After the news that Neptunus announced that …

Transfer talks of Neptunus undermine relationship with Amsterdam Pirates

On the news website of the Dutch broadcasting company NOS, the news came out that L&D Amsterdam Pirates is angry at Holland Series opponent Curacao Neptunus. According to the news website, Pirates claims that Neptunus has approached Pirates' third base coach for a function in the coaching staff. According to the Amsterdam team, those talks …

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