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Saturday, January 26, 2013

First MLB Games in Europe go to the Netherlands

“Pole position for the Netherlands” according to MLB representative in Europe, Clive Russell in 2011. Yesterday, again in Hoofddorp, fellow MLB representative Jason Holowaty announced to the press gathered in same town hall, that MLB has decided to accept the Netherlands bid for hosting the first three regular season games. The “Amsterdam Series” will take place in a new urbanisation area south of neigbouring city Hoofddorp, of which the municipality is reserving almost €12 million for the all inclusive project aiming at a new baseball stadium for Vaessen Pioniers Hoofddorp. Pole position resulted in a race won by beating the earlier bid by Italian federation and the city of Rome.

Shoeless Swedish Chef Posted: January 26, 2013 at 03:33 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Meatwad Posted: January 26, 2013 at 09:15 PM (#4355753)
Very cool, I hope this is because of the success they have had in the WBC.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: January 26, 2013 at 11:33 PM (#4355798)
Honk if you love honkball!
   3. NattyBoh Posted: January 27, 2013 at 02:18 PM (#4356022)
Bert Blyleven throws out the first pitch? Better than Sidney Ponson.
   4. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 27, 2013 at 02:41 PM (#4356034)
Bert Blyleven throws out the first pitch? Better than Sidney Ponson.

Sidney Ponson is probably starting Game 1.
   5. Gamingboy Posted: January 27, 2013 at 03:51 PM (#4356076)
Honkbal!
   6. Xander Posted: January 27, 2013 at 04:02 PM (#4356090)
Very cool, I hope this is because of the success they have had in the WBC.
Don't those teams consist mostly of players from Curacao?
   7. Greg K Posted: January 27, 2013 at 04:17 PM (#4356102)
Don't those teams consist mostly of players from Curacao?

2009 WBC Dutch Rosters
(if you scroll down)

It looks like a lot of the hitters were born in Curacao on the Dutch team in 2009, and most of the pitchers Dutch. The Netherlands actually does a very good job of producing talent on the continent.

EDITED FOR BEING BAD AT READING!
   8. JJ1986 Posted: January 27, 2013 at 04:21 PM (#4356106)
There are a few more in 2013: Bernadina, Jones, Jurrjens, Martis, Balentien, Profar, Bogaerts and Simmons
   9. Greg K Posted: January 27, 2013 at 04:21 PM (#4356107)
So to recap!

I've got
16 Netherlands
9 Curacao
2 Aruba
1 Canada
   10. Gamingboy Posted: January 27, 2013 at 05:33 PM (#4356154)
1 Canada


If memory serves, Leon Boyd's mother was Dutch and he'd been living in Holland for years playing in the Hoofdklasse, hence why he was eligible.

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