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Men's Baseball CEB European Championship 2016

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Men's Baseball CEB European Championship 2016

 

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No... but I don't know which events are valid for qualification for baseball

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if WBSC doesn't change the rules, the only qualifying tournament for the Olympic Games 2020 will be the Premier 12 2019...

 

but if you want to qualify for that, you have to sum up points in the World Ranking in each and every event (youth competitions included) of each and every season from now until the end of the 2019 season (only the top 12 teams of the World Ranking at September 2019 will be invited to the Premier 12 of that year - it will be held in November)...

 

so, these Europeans are not directly useful to qualify, but they are very important in any case, since it's the best chance for Italy and the Kingdom of the Netherlands to earn a lot of points in the World Ranking in just 1 single event...

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41 minutes ago, phelps said:

if WBSC doesn't change the rules, the only qualifying tournament for the Olympic Games 2020 will be the Premier 12 2019...

 

but if you want to qualify for that, you have to sum up points in the World Ranking in each and every event (youth competitions included) of each and every season from now until the end of the 2019 season (only the top 12 teams of the World Ranking at September 2019 will be invited to the Premier 12 of that year - it will be held in November)...

 

so, these Europeans are not directly useful to qualify, but they are very important in any case, since it's the best chance for Italy and the Kingdom of the Netherlands to earn a lot of points in the World Ranking in just 1 single event...

 

Are Italy and the Netherlands still the two main nations in European baseball? 

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1 minute ago, heywoodu said:

 

Are Italy and the Netherlands still the two main nations in European baseball? 

No. They are the only good nations in Europe :p 

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Pretty much. The second tier European nations (Spain, Czech Republic, France, Germany) have yet to catch up to Netherlands and Italy.

 

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1 hour ago, heywoodu said:

 

Are Italy and the Netherlands still the two main nations in European baseball? 

 

Yes, if they play with their best North American (for Italy) and Antillan (for the Netherlands) born players...

 

for what concerns the Europeans 2016, Italy for sure won't show up as good as they could, since we lack almost all of our best pitchers (other than our MLB/Triple A stars, of course...but those were never to be considered for this tournament...they play for Italy only at the World Baseball Classic)...

 

I'm not sure we can put the Dutch title in danger this time...and I wouldn't underestimate Spain...in the right day, they also can be "tricky" for both Italy and the Netherlands (more against Italy, to be honest)...

 

p.s. I also read that unfortunately only the Dutch team's games will be covered by TV (Ziggo will show them live)...

I'm not sure even if there will be some streaming available for the other games (according to the Italian federation there won't be any)...:facepalm::wall:

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3 minutes ago, phelps said:

 

Yes, if they play with their best North American (for Italy) and Antillan (for the Netherlands) born players...

 

for what concerns the Europeans 2016, Italy for sure won't show up as good as they could, since we lack almost all of our best pitchers (other than our MLB/Triple A stars, of course...but those were never to be considered for this tournament...they play for Italy only at the World Baseball Classic)...

 

I'm not sure we can put the Dutch title in danger this time...and I wouldn't underestimate Spain...in the right day, they also can be "tricky" for both Italy and the Netherlands (more against Italy, to be honest)...

 

p.s. I also read that unfortunately only the Dutch team's games will be covered by TV (Ziggo will show them live)...

I'm not sure even if there will be some streaming available for the other games (according to the Italian federation there won't be any)...:facepalm::wall:

Well to be fair, probably like 5 people will watch the Dutch team's games on Ziggo (which is a paid sports channel and only has quite a lot of subscribers because of Verstappen in F1 and because they have the rights to most top European football leagues, boring as that might be :p ). I can understand they're not showing the rest because basically nobody would watch it. 

 

Do we, as Dutch, even have some decent MLB players who we can use here?

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Lol I didn't have a clue we have a team in baseball. Few years ago some friends of mine made me to watch some baseball matches, I even understood some basic rules, but I still don't get how someone can watch that. :d

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24 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Well to be fair, probably like 5 people will watch the Dutch team's games on Ziggo (which is a paid sports channel and only has quite a lot of subscribers because of Verstappen in F1 and because they have the rights to most top European football leagues, boring as that might be :p ). I can understand they're not showing the rest because basically nobody would watch it. 

 

Do we, as Dutch, even have some decent MLB players who we can use here?

 

no, because the MLB season is well under way right now...

all teams here must be happy with players coming from European leagues or North American 3rd or lower tier minor leagues (or Central American leagues, if they are over...some of them actually are, like the Mexican Spring/Summer Pro league)...

 

but in general, the Kingdom of the Netherlands (as they officially call it in the world of Baseball) have a lot of MLB/Triple A/Japan PRO Leagues players that could be used if only the European Champs would be held after the MLB/NPB season is over...

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2 minutes ago, phelps said:

 

no, because the MLB season is well under way right now...

all teams here must be happy with players coming from European leagues or North American 3rd or lower tier minor leagues (or Central American leagues, if they are over...some of them actually are, like the Mexican Spring/Summer Pro league)...

 

but in general, the Kingdom of the Netherlands (as they officially call it in the world of Baseball) have a lot of MLB/Triple A/Japan PRO Leagues players that could be used if only the European Champs would be held after the MLB/NPB season is over...

Quite weird that they officially name the Netherlands the Kingdom of the Netherlands, since every other federation simply calls it the Netherlands :p (even though the official name of our country is the Kingdom of the Netherlands, but using that name in sports would be like always calling Mexico the United Mexican States :d )

 

Thanks though, I thought MLB had ended, but yeah, I know nothing about MLB :p 

 

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