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  • #16
    I played in Belgium in 2004 for the Hoboken Pioneers (a suburb of Antwerp) www.pioneers.be

    I love international baseball and I'm always looking for new countries and teams to play for.

    Currently i'm playing in Sweden, www.karlskogabats.com
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    • #17
      I live in Atlanta, GA and am planning on treating 20+ co-workers from Belgium to an Atlanta Braves game. However I'm a little reluctant because I am not sure if they will enjoy it. Is there anything I can do to make the experience more enjoyable for them? Any suggestions will be appreciated.

      I plan on offering them the traditional American ballpark beers (cheap and watered down!) however they PALE in comparison to what Belgian beer offers.

      Maybe a Baseball 101 Book? Or would that "insult" their intelligence.

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      • #18
        I had a friend back in highschool who played in Belgain in the early to mid
        90's and could never find anything on him. Are there any sites in english that keep stats back over 10 yrs ago that I can check out?
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        • #19
          Are the leagues in Europe using wood bats?
          If so, what is the most popular bat company?
          I'm thinking of launching my line there.
          Any help would be appreciated.

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          • #20
            Hi Howiek ,

            my name is sven and I play for the Mortsel Stars . What's your friends name , because if he played in Belgium , I must have faced him or played together with him ?

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            • #21
              Freddy ,

              the Belgian league is a wooden bat league . Starting from the 2008 season , composite bats are not allowed anymore . In my team , Mortsel Stars , a lot of the guys hit with Old Hickory .

              Sven

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              • #22
                Amstel Tigers

                Amstel Tigers that is some time ago, great team great players.
                we had some players coming to play for us (Richard Knol, John Wood, Jaap Land) and a bunch off guys how help out whit some practice. The good old days.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Kris9 View Post
                  Amstel Tigers that is some time ago, great team great players.
                  we had some players coming to play for us (Richard Knol, John Wood, Jaap Land) and a bunch off guys how help out whit some practice. The good old days.
                  Yes I remember those names.

                  John Wood was an American from the Cleveland INdians organisation. He got injured in a motor accident. Could never reach the level he had (AAA if I am not mistaken). He played 1B mainly. I remember his name as Johnson Wood.

                  Richard Knol was the younger brother of Robert Knol. Robert played SS and Richard 2B if my memory serves me well. I remember Jaap Land playing left field.

                  Indeed the good old days. Sometimes I really miss that ball club.

                  I can't remember which team they played for in Belgium.

                  Nevermind... When I see the name of the town you are living in, it can only be the Brasschaat Braves...
                  Last edited by Yankeebiscuitfan; 11-05-2007, 11:46 AM.

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                  • #24
                    yes that is correct the brasschaat braves, you guys came over for a weekend. did some clinic and play 2 games (you kick our ass) :-).
                    John Wood became our coach for 3 years. Richard and me became the new keystone at Brasschaat. we had some fune years. mmmm....thinking about it is 20 years ago i was 16 pfff we getting old :-). So you doing still anything in baseball?

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                    • #25
                      Wooden bats

                      Originally posted by freddy View Post
                      Are the leagues in Europe using wood bats?
                      If so, what is the most popular bat company?
                      I'm thinking of launching my line there.
                      Any help would be appreciated.
                      Hi,

                      At this point I've seen a lot of players using Baumbats. Brussels and Namur are teams that are using those a lot.
                      It seems that next season, it won't be allowed anymore.

                      I have had experience with many brands and at this points, I have to say that the Akadema have proved to not break easily and be well balanced.

                      Akadema were really swong with by a lot of players a few years ago (I think there was some deal between the league or a club and Akadema).
                      Louisville and Rawlings are still big despite the fact that a lot of other bat companies have flourished in the last few years.

                      In fact, I don't think that any team in Belgium has a deal with a bat company, so you see a lot of different brands in the league.

                      There are not many teams in Belgium but there are talks about having all adult teams in the country using wood within the next few years in Belgium. Probably not next year but I've heard that lower division teams are in favour of that idea. So there might be a market for you.

                      Also, if you want to start selling your bats over here, I know somebody who might be willing to be part of it. And you could also benefit from the fact that you could be seen in international tournaments too with a selection team if you make a deal with him.

                      I know that they are working on a deal with another bat company but I know nothing is done yet. If you need those conatct info, let me know.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Kris9 View Post
                        yes that is correct the brasschaat braves, you guys came over for a weekend. did some clinic and play 2 games (you kick our ass) :-).
                        John Wood became our coach for 3 years. Richard and me became the new keystone at Brasschaat. we had some fune years. mmmm....thinking about it is 20 years ago i was 16 pfff we getting old :-). So you doing still anything in baseball?
                        When Johnson Wood played for Amstel Tijgers, that was 1987/1988. I was 20/21 by then.

                        Yes. I am still playing. Nowadays I am living in Etten-Leur, near the Belgian border. Your first team played a practice game vs Neptunus from Rotterdam, in 2005 at our field. My club, The Stags, celebrated it's 35th year of existence.

                        Too bad I have injured my throwing arm last season. I am having some troubles with my rotator cuff. But I think with physio therapy things will be alright before the new season starts.

                        Are you still playing?

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                        • #27
                          I been away from the game for some years, i pick it back up when my Sons started to play a few years ago. i played 3 games last year but i meanly coach now. from this year i will be the headcoach of the Braves.
                          Etten-Leur used to drive over there to the baseball schop (De Bruyn think that was the name of the schop).
                          You still see any off the guys from Amstel Tigers?

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                          • #28
                            Sorry, I only know about French baseball but Belguim speaks French so is that okay?

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Kris9 View Post
                              I been away from the game for some years, i pick it back up when my Sons started to play a few years ago. i played 3 games last year but i meanly coach now. from this year i will be the headcoach of the Braves.
                              Etten-Leur used to drive over there to the baseball schop (De Bruyn think that was the name of the schop).
                              You still see any off the guys from Amstel Tigers?
                              No. Now I live about 120 km South of Amsterdam, I don't go there very often. About a month ago I went to a play offs game in Amsterdam at the field of Pirates. There I saw Michael Crouwel. He used to catch in the last two years that Amstel Tijgers excisted. But I hardly recognized him. And I saw Charles Urbanus overthere. He used to play pitcher and SS. He is coaching a youth team now at Pirates.

                              About the shop, I don't know that name for a sports store. But there is a sports store in Etten-Leur called the Empire. The guy who is running it, used to have a shop in baseball materials. So that might be the guy.

                              You're gonna be the head coach. Wow. Then you must know a lot about fundamentals and tactics. Good for you.
                              Last edited by Yankeebiscuitfan; 11-08-2007, 11:14 PM.

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                              • #30
                                I rember Michael Crouwel He came a few times over.
                                Charles Urbanus a good ball player, play ones aganst him in a evening practice game in Rotterdam.
                                hahaha "Then you must know a lot about fundamentals and tactics" I am learning every day. Are you not in to coaching?
                                more then welcome to join our staff :-)

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