Saturday, August 28, 2010
This past World Baseball Classic (WBC) proved one thing...the Dutch know how to play honkbal and we can play with the very best in the world. The Dutch Squad shocked the world when we beat world super giant Team Dominican Republic. It was a great day because it put Holland on the map of baseball. So many people thought..they play baseball in Holland? yes, we do and we have a lot of talent there. There is much more to Holland than cheese, tulips and wooden shoes. We Dutch are an amazingly talented people. Im very happy that during the WBC everyone got a chance to see that Holland has some serious baseball talent that should be taken seriously. As a baseball fan, thats exciting for me, because that means more Dutch in the major leagues! The best part is after the WBC, major league scouts started going to Nederland looking for baseball talent and quickly signed many players to professional contracts (I will be providing future blog entries on these players here on my blog). Ive known for years that Nederland has baseball talent and I am just so happy now that the rest of the world knows!
Friday, August 27, 2010
No Dutch Baseball blog can start without mentioning of four Dutch baseball legends, Bert Blyleven, Robert Eenhoorn, Win Remmerswaal and Rikkert Faneyte. These Four major leaguers opened the door for other Dutch players to play in the big leagues. Blyleven should become the first Dutchman elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. There is so much Baseball talent in Nederland and I am excited that we will hopefully see many more Dutch players in the Major Leagues to carry on the tradition of these four Dutch Baseball Greats.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Hello and welcome to my new Dutch Baseball blog. Here I will update daily with news and pics of players in the Major Leagues, Minor league and top prospects from Holland. Please check back everyday for updates as I am just starting out with this blog and will work on improving it everyday. Im looking to grow this blog into the most complete and comprehensive source for Dutch Baseball news and updates on our Dutch baseball players past,present and future.