Team Israel Taking Shape for 2017 World Baseball Classic

Team Israel Taking Shape for 2017 World Baseball Classic

19 January 2017

The roster for Team Israel in the upcoming 2017 World Baseball Classic has been announced, in part. Fifteen players have confirmed with the rest to be finalized at a later date. Israel will travel to Seoul, South Korea to take on Korea, the Netherlands, and Chinese Taipei. The players that have been confirmed are: • […]

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Australian Baseball League: Weekend Schedule and Standings

Australian Baseball League: Weekend Schedule and Standings

19 January 2017

The Australian Baseball League is heading into the final stretch with just two weekends left before the playoffs begin. The Melbourne Aces have all but sown up the no. 1 seed in the playoffs needing just a win or a Canberra Cavalry loss. The Aces have a 6.5 game lead heading into the second to […]

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Congratulations to the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Congratulations to the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017

18 January 2017

First of all, let me say congratulations to the class of 2017. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan Rodriguez are all worthy and deserve this honor. I want to focus on these three for the time being, then I will come back in a later post and talk about those that did not make it […]

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Should the MLB go to London

Should the MLB go to London

17 January 2017

Last night I couldn’t sleep so as I was trolling through Twitter I cam across an account with a podcast (Bat Flips and Nerds), and I gave it a listen. Now while I was for the most part entertained with some of the talk, especially since it was about the MLB playing in London. So […]

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2017 World Baseball Classic Pool C & D Preview

2017 World Baseball Classic Pool C & D Preview

17 January 2017

Yesterday we took a look at Pools A & B for the 2017 World Baseball Classic and how each team has fared in the past. Today we will take a look at Pools C & D and look at how each team got here and how they have fared in the first three installments of […]

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Alex Bregman to Play for Team USA in 2017 World Baseball Classic

Alex Bregman to Play for Team USA in 2017 World Baseball Classic

16 January 2017

One exciting development for Team USA at the 2017 World Baseball Classic is the announcement by young budding superstar Alex Bregman that he will play. Bregman made his Major League debut this summer with the Houston Astros. The budding star out of LSU got off to an ice cold start for the Astros before heating […]

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Team Canada Adds Eric Gagne and Ryan Dempster to 2017 World Baseball Classic Roster

Team Canada Adds Eric Gagne and Ryan Dempster to 2017 World Baseball Classic Roster

16 January 2017

Team Canada has added two retired pitchers to its roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Announced late last week, Eric Gagne and Ryan Dempster will pitch for Team Canada making their first appearance in the Classic. Eric Gagne, 41, won the Cy Young Award with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2003 recording 55 saves. […]

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2017 World Baseball Classic: A Look at Pool A & B

2017 World Baseball Classic: A Look at Pool A & B

16 January 2017

We are just seven weeks away from the first pitch in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. As teams finalize rosters, players will soon begin reporting to spring training where they will begin preparing for the  fourth installment of the tournament. In 2013 the Dominican Republic finally dethroned the two-time champion Japanese. The Dominican Republic defeated […]

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Australia Wins Inaugural U-12 Oceania Baseball Championship

Australia Wins Inaugural U-12 Oceania Baseball Championship

16 January 2017

HAGATNA, Guam – Australia, ranked no. 11 in the world, defeated an unranked Guam 18-0 to claim the first ever U-12 Oceania Baseball Championship. The win qualified Australia for the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup in 2017 to be played in Tainan, Taiwan this coming July and August. Guam, American Samoa, and Australia battled it […]

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Movie Review: Spaceman

Movie Review: Spaceman

15 January 2017

I have been looking forward to watching Spaceman ever since I saw someone post about it online. Unfortunately I was never able to find a place to watch it, until last night. I was rolling through Amazon Prime and saw it available to watch, so I immediately put it on. But before I get into […]

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2017 Preseason College Baseball Poll

2017 Preseason College Baseball Poll

08 January 2017

Collegiate Baseball newspaper released their 2017 Preseason Poll recently with TCU at the top. The Horned Frogs finished 3rd last season and return eight position player starters including five Collegiate Baseball All-Americans. Throw in some key returners on the hill and TCU is poised to make a run at a national title. Some familiar names […]

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South Korea Climbs to No.3 in Baseball World Rankings

South Korea Climbs to No.3 in Baseball World Rankings

08 January 2017

South Korea has climbed to the no. 3 spot in the WBSC Baseball World Rankings, its highest ranking ever moving passed Chinese Taipei. The top two spots remain the same with Japan leading the way once again, while the United States continues to be a strong no. 2. South Korea’s climb moves them even closer […]

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Movie Review: Fastball

Movie Review: Fastball

21 July 2016

With so much emphasis on the fastball in today’s game, there is a new documentary out that tries to answer the question of who was the fastest of all-time simply called Fastball. Scouts are looking for kids these days that throw in the mid to high 90s. Bullpens are built with guys that all throw […]

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Haarlem Baseball Week Updates

Haarlem Baseball Week Updates

21 July 2016

The Haarlem Honkbal Week (Haarlem Baseball Week) kicked off last Friday in the Netherlands. Five teams are competing for the title in the 28th edition of the event. The teams competing this year are Netherlands, Australia, Japan, Chinese Taipei, and Curacao. There will not be back-to-back titles won since the USA did not return for […]

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ESPN to Show Record Number of Little League World Series Games

ESPN to Show Record Number of Little League World Series Games

21 July 2016

We all know the Little League World Series from what is shown on ESPN. But don’t forget that there are other levels of Little League Baseball that have their own World Series, and many of them are just as exciting as the big one shown on ESPN. Below is the schedule for the tournaments. We […]

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College: Pitcher of the Year Watch List

College: Pitcher of the Year Watch List

12 May 2016

Press Release by College Baseball Hall of Fame LUBBOCK, Texas — Miniscule earned-run averages and double-digit wins highlight the statistics of players on the newest watch list for the 2016 National Pitcher of the Year Award, presented by the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. The award, sponsored by Diamond, will be presented on July […]

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Rouen Huskies Take 2016 Challenge de France Title

Rouen Huskies Take 2016 Challenge de France Title

11 May 2016

The Rouen Huskies defeated the Senart Templiers for the 2016 Challenge de France title over the past weekend. Rouen finished the weekend 4-0 sweeping its way to the title. Rouen won 5-2 on Sunday to claim the title. With the win Rouen booked a ticket to the European Cups in 2017. Rouen scored three late […]

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Euro League Games Postponed

Euro League Games Postponed

11 May 2016

Some bad news for the new Euro League Baseball came down from the CEB (European Federation) notifying the league that players competing in the ELB will not be able to participate in the European Champions Cup. So the games this coming weekend between Amsterdam Baseball and Draci Brno will have to be postponed since some […]

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The Independent San Rafael Pacifics Will Have First Woman Manager

The Independent San Rafael Pacifics Will Have First Woman Manager

11 May 2016

The San Rafael Pacifics will make history this summer when Justine Siegal manages two games this June. It will be the first time a woman has managed a game in professional baseball.  San Rafael plays in the Pacific Association. Siegal created the national organization “Baseball for All” and has done many other things in the […]

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2016 China Baseball League Schedule Announced

2016 China Baseball League Schedule Announced

11 May 2016

The schedule for the 2016 season of the China Baseball League has been announced. Over at Chinese Baseball, William Chu has posted the schedule and format for the season. The league will start later this month and continue through the end of August with the championship series coming in early September. The top two teams […]

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Germany: Stuttgart Reds Keep Lead in South Division

Germany: Stuttgart Reds Keep Lead in South Division

10 May 2016

This past weekend in the German Bundesliga South Division the Stuttgart Reds held onto the top spot with a weekend sweep over the Bad Homburg Hornets. With the wins they hold a half game lead over three teams. All three teams tied for second place swept their weekend series as well. The Reds took care […]

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Germany: Paderborn Sweeps Solingen; Bonn alone atop North Division

Germany: Paderborn Sweeps Solingen; Bonn alone atop North Division

09 May 2016

The Paderborn Untouchables swept the German Bundesliga North Division leading Solingen Alligators over the weekend. The two losses by Solingen dropped them from the top of the standings as they fell to 7-3. The wins for Paderborn were huge bringing them back to .500 and put them in the playoff hunt. The Bonn Capitals stayed […]

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2016 Independent Leagues

2016 Independent Leagues

08 May 2016

With the Major League Baseball season underway and the minor leagues already going strong, I thought we’d take a look at the independent leagues that will get going soon. Every year there seem to be new players and old ones going by the wayside. This year there are still a few strong leagues poised to […]

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Spain: Division de Honor News and Notes

Spain: Division de Honor News and Notes

08 May 2016

The Spanish Division de Honor is through six weeks of play so far after today. So far the Astros Valencia are leading the way with a 10-2 record after sweeping their weekend series with San Inazio Bilbao. Right behind the Astros are the Tenerife Marlins at 9-3. The Marlins were leading the league but dropped […]

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