#BaseballJourneyman to Cooperstown Part II

#BaseballJourneyman to Cooperstown Part II

11 July 2017

I got to turn into #BaseballJourneyman to Cooperstown earlier this year. Over spring break I took off to the Hall of Fame so I could do some research. While there I had the chance to walk around the Hall of Fame and check it out. However, I did not get to spend as much as […]

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Travel to Cooperstown, NY: Hall of Fame

Travel to Cooperstown, NY: Hall of Fame

10 July 2017

This past March I was fortunate to be able to travel to Cooperstown, NY and visit the Baseball Hall of Fame. The main reason I went was to do research for my master’s thesis at the Giamatti Research Center which is inside the Hall. And it turned out to be a crazy week. Despite getting […]

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Chinese Taipei wins 2017 World Port Tournament

Chinese Taipei wins 2017 World Port Tournament

09 July 2017

Chinese Taipei wins 2017 World Port Tournament with a 3-2 extra inning win over Japan. It is Chinese Taipei’s 2nd title in Rotterdam after winning in 2011 over Cuba. That is the 7th medal for Chinese Taipei. Japan won its 2nd medal and 2nd silver. The game got exciting in the top of the 9th […]

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2017 MLB Futures Game Rosters

2017 MLB Futures Game Rosters

09 July 2017

Today the MLB Futures Game takes place as part of All-Star Weekend in Miami. Over the course of the event’s history the US team leads the series going 11-7, including a 6 game winning streak between 2010-2016. The World team is the defending champion winning last year in San Diego 11-3. Yoan Moncada returns after […]

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All-Star Weekend – Home Run Derby Prediction

All-Star Weekend – Home Run Derby Prediction

09 July 2017

All-Star weekend begins today in the MLB with the Future’s Game kicking off the festivities. But today we are here to talk about the Home Run Derby that will take place tomorrow. First of all, I love the changes they have made with the bracket format. I will miss seeing the likes of Josh Hamilton […]

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International Tournaments Need Tweaking

09 July 2017

There are some international baseball tournaments that need tweaking. Before I get into the post, let me start by saying that I love the World Port Tournament. I feel it is a great event that aids in the effort to help grow the game of baseball through Europe and other places as teams come from […]

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Haarlem Baseball Week is Back in 2018

09 July 2017

As the World Port Tournament was going strong in Rotterdam, another biannual Dutch baseball tournament regained life as the Haarlem Baseball Week will return in 2018. The tournament appeared dead in the water not long ago after it announced it did not have the funding to put on another edition of the tournament that has […]

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Japan and Chinese Taipei in Championship at World Port

09 July 2017

Japan and Chinese Taipei face off in the championship of the World Port Tournament today. Japan is looking for its first gold medal in the event having only made the championship once before in 1985. Chinese Taipei is looking for its 2nd gold after winning in 2011. Japan had to get here through Curacao, and […]

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Chinese Taipei in World Port Championship

07 July 2017

Chinese Taipei rattled off two nice wins to put itself in the championship game of the 2017 World Port Tournament. After finishing the round robin 2-2, Chinese Taipei downed the Netherlands and then Japan. It all started in the bottom of the 9th inning on Thursday against the Netherlands. Trialing the entire game and going […]

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Spanish Division de Honor Standings

06 July 2017

The Spanish Division de Honor has a two-way tie atop the league with both Valencia and Tennerife tied heading into the final weekend. The season could wind up going down to the wire again like last year when Valencia won its first league title through a tiebreaker. This weekend Valencia will face off with CB […]

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Rouen Drops First Game in French Division 1

06 July 2017

Paris UC defeated Rouen giving the Huskies their first loss of the year in the French Division 1 League. Rouen had gone 21-0 before the 4-2 loss in Game 2 of the weekend series last Sunday. Paris currently sits in 5th place in the league with a record of 8-14. While it might not be […]

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Japan has Won Four Straight at World Port

06 July 2017

The playoffs are set in the 2017 World Port Tournament, and Japan is on a tear just 1 win away from the championship match. On Wednesday Japan downed the Netherlands 7-3 to claim a spot in the No. 1 vs No. 2 game. ┬áThe game wasn’t as close as it might seem. Japan took a […]

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MLB Battlegrounds Event in London

05 July 2017

America’s pastime was on full display yesterday in London, England with the MLB Battlegrounds event. As Americans were celebrating their Independence Day on the 4th of July, the English were getting their fill of some baseball thanks to Major League Baseball. The event was put on by MLB in hopes to build interest in the […]

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2017 World Port Tournament Standings

05 July 2017

The 2017 World Port Tournament standings have Cuba at the top as the tournament enters the last day of pool play today with a pair of games. First off, Chinese Taipei will take on Curacao and Japan will square off with the Netherlands. This is a big game for both Japan and the host Dutch. […]

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Wild Finish with Cuba Coaching Staff Ejected

03 July 2017

A Cuban national team and the Can-Am League Rockland Boulders were mixed up in quite a finish the other night. The Cuban team is on a tour with several Can-Am League teams which they have done since 2016. Last year Cuba went 11-9 on its tour. But this year the most memorable thing will be […]

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Cuba Leads After Day 2 at World Port Tournament

03 July 2017

Day 2 is in the books at the 2017 World Port Tournament. Cuba stayed unbeaten, and Curacao remained without a win after losing to the Netherlands in 13 innings. Game 1 of the day pitted the host Dutch against Curacao in what turned into a thriller. The game started off as a pitching duel with […]

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Chinese Taipei Shocks Host Netherlands with 9th Inning Comeback

02 July 2017

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands – Chinese Taipei upset the Netherlands in Game 2 of the 2017 World Port Tournament by scoring 2 in the top of the 9th inning to win 2-1. Both starters pitched well. Diego Markwell tossed 7.0 shutout innings and looked on pace to pick up a win. He gave up just 5 hits […]

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World Port Tournament Opens with Cuba Win

01 July 2017

The 2017 World Port Tournament opened with a Cuba win on Saturday afternoon in Rotterdam defeating Curacao 3-2. Curacao pounded out 11 hits in the game, but they could only scratch out 2 runs against the Cuba staff. But it was the defense that was the downfall. Curacao allowed only 1 earned run committing 3 […]

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Sugar Land Skeeters Constellation Field #BaseballJourneyman

29 June 2017

I had the chance to check out Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas last night to see the Sugar Land Skeeters play the Long Island Ducks. Both teams are members of the top independent league, the Atlantic League. The Atlantic League has been around since 1998 and employs the top talent on the independent circuit. […]

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Stadium Travels with #BaseballJourneyman

28 June 2017

One thing I want to begin here is reviewing ballparks that I have been to. This summer I will be going over some of the old ones that I have visited, both overseas and here at home in the United States. These will include MLB, minor league, and other stadiums that I have or will […]

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Dutch Major League Standings

27 June 2017

With some downtime in the Dutch Major League, it is time to see how the season is going so far. All teams have played at least 24 games of their season 36 game season, while others have played as many as 30. The two top teams L&D Amsterdam and Curacao Neptunus both competed in the […]

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2017 World Port Tournament Schedule

26 June 2017

The 2017 edition of the World Port Tournament is almost upon us. Five teams will compete for the title including Cuba, Curacao, Chinese Taipei, Japan, and host Netherlands. The tournament starts on July 1 as Cuba will look to defend its title once again. Each team will play the other four teams in pool play […]

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Can Rouen win the French Baseball Division 1 title?

26 June 2017

Will anyone challenge Rouen in the French Baseball Division 1 League this year? So far everything is leading to a resounding no. With four weeks left in the regular season, Rouen is a perfect 20-0. However, there is a chance that Rouen could be upset as they were early in the year in the Challenge […]

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Can the Bonn Capitals win a Baseball Bundesliga title?

26 June 2017

A look at the Germany Bonn Capitals of the Baseball Bundesliga and how they have set themselves up to possibly win their first ever championship.

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Who will win the 2017 World Baseball Classic?

  • Puerto Rico (31%, 27 Votes)
  • Dominican Republic (13%, 11 Votes)
  • USA (13%, 11 Votes)
  • Mexico (11%, 10 Votes)
  • Other (8%, 7 Votes)
  • Cuba (8%, 7 Votes)
  • Venezuela (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Netherlands (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Japan (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Chinese Taipei (1%, 1 Votes)
  • South Korea (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Canada (0%, 0 Votes)

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