WBC 2017: Who are The Netherlands?

When the 2017 World Baseball Classic began, the team representing The Netherlands was certainly not considered to be among the tournament favorites.After all, we’re talking about The Netherlands. You know, the Dutch?Isn’t that Holland? When you think of them, wouldn’t you tend to think of windmills, dikes, tulips, and chocolates more than hardball?On the grander … Continue reading WBC 2017: Who are The Netherlands?

Baseball Hall of Fame announces voting rules change

HOF reduces time for players on election ballotThe Baseball Hall of Fame this morning has announced a major rules change. Newly retiring players will remain on the BBWAA ballot and under consideration for enshrinement for just 10 years, down from the 15 years previously considered and voted upon.  This could impact chances of players like former … Continue reading Baseball Hall of Fame announces voting rules change