Personal Stories About Ballcaps: Solingen Alligators

This series is inspired by the must-read book “All Caps, Stories That Justify an Outrageous Hat Collection” by Craig Colby. Craig wrote this book about the many caps he has and the stories behind it. Anyhow, this series will be about the caps I own and the stories behind them. In today’s episode of “Personal Stories About …

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 …

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 …

Quick Amersfoort signs Jakob Syrén

In a last-minute effort to bolster their pitching staff, Quick Amersfoort made a surprising move by signing Swedish reliever Jakob Syrén, the Dutch Baseball Hangout learned today. Quick Amersfoort was destined to play in the bottom four competition last year. With a team ERA of 5.87 the team could use some reinforcements. With Jakob Syrén …

Jakob Syrén rejoins Leksand

Normally the Dutch Baseball Hangout does not spend much time on Swedish baseball, but since Jakob Syrén has a past in Dutch Baseball and he is a very friendly guy, yours truly would like to write something about his transaction. After a season in the Dutch hoofdklasse with De Glaskoning Twins and a season in …

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 …

Hoofdklasse/Bundesliga pitcher is looking for a club

Last year, you could read a post here about Jakob Syrén, who was looking for a new club after Oosterhout Twins did not offer him a new contract. During the past season, he played for the Solingen Alligators but now he is looking for a new club. Perhaps this blog post will draw your interest. …

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 …

Strong season so far for Jakob Syrén

Former Dutch hoofdklasse pitcher, Jakob Syrén is having a great season so far with the Solingen Alligators. The tall Swede did not allow an earned run so far. Also today in the game vs the Untouchables Paderborn, Jakob kept the opponent from scoring. After a solid season with a 2.74 ERA in the Dutch hoofdklasse …

Monster scores and Dutchies on Day 2 of German baseball

On the second day of the German Bundesliga Baseball, the fans could enjoy a couple of monster scores, at least those who rooted for the winning team. Today several players with a link to Dutch baseball made their appearance. Bremen Dockers @ Solingen Alligators In both games, the Bremen Dockers were no match for the …

Jakob Syrén signs with Solingen

About two weeks ago you could read an article about Jakob Syrén, who was looking for a new club. Thanks to that blog post quite some clubs contacted him. As a result, he has signed a contract with one of the premier German clubs.  After the aforementioned blog post, the Swedish reliever was approached by …

Groups of upcoming European Championship

If everything had happened according to the original schedule, the European Championship would have been played this year. But with baseball becoming an Olympic Sport in Japan, the WBSC Europe (former CBE) decided to push back the tournament so it can serve as pre-qualifier for the Olympic Games. The tournament will be played in 2019 …

Mixed results for German ELB members on Saturday, September 5

In a best of five series, where the score was tied at one game each, Buchbinder Legionäre's Mike Bolsenbroek shut out the current German champion Solingen Alligators. In nine innings Bolsenbroek gave up six hits, two walks and fanned six. His oppenent, Enorbel Marquez Ramirez, pitched seven innings and gave up two runs (none earned) on six …

European Cup 2015: Results of day five in Rotterdam and Paris

Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ Draci Brno  5 - 1 Draci had to win to get to the final game towmorrow. Of course they were depending on the result of the afternoon game between A.S.D. Rimini Pirates and Curacao Neptunus. In the first inning Draci Brno openened the score when they scored a run when Michal Ondracek …

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