Category Archives: Baseball

583. Curaçao’s Awesome Social Sports Entrepreneur: Thakai Doran

“Sports has the power to change the world… it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sports can create

583. Curaçao’s Awesome Social Sports Entrepreneur: Thakai Doran

“Sports has the power to change the world… it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sports can create

590. Curaçao’s MLB Pioneer Hensley Meulens: ‘A True Man of the World’

Curaçao’s Major League Baseball pioneer was recently profiled by San Francisco Chronicle Sports Columnist Bruce Jenkins: ‘Giants coach Hensley Meulens a true man of the world’. Jenkins starts his profile by framing Meulens’ character: there’s something about Meulens that speaks to wisdom,

590. Curaçao’s MLB Pioneer Hensley Meulens: ‘A True Man of the World’

Curaçao’s Major League Baseball pioneer was recently profiled by San Francisco Chronicle Sports Columnist Bruce Jenkins: ‘Giants coach Hensley Meulens a true man of the world’. Jenkins starts his profile by framing Meulens’ character: there’s something about Meulens that speaks to wisdom,

625. Curaçao’s MAJOR Baseball Year

Curaçao and sister island Aruba are having a *Major* League Baseball moment right now. “From Andrelton Simmons‘ brilliant defense for the Atlanta Braves to Roger Bernadina’s blazing speed for the Philadelphia Phillies, and a handful of promising prospects in the minor

625. Curaçao’s MAJOR Baseball Year

Curaçao and sister island Aruba are having a *Major* League Baseball moment right now. “From Andrelton Simmons‘ brilliant defense for the Atlanta Braves to Roger Bernadina’s blazing speed for the Philadelphia Phillies, and a handful of promising prospects in the minor

634. The Next Ozzie Smith: Curaçao’s Andrelton Simmons

James Jay Hutchison wrote this on Andrelton Simmons’ Facebook page: “Simbo, I have been absolutely dazzled by your play since day one last year. Was sorely disappointed about the finger. I tell everyone that as far as I am concerned,

634. The Next Ozzie Smith: Curaçao’s Andrelton Simmons

James Jay Hutchison wrote this on Andrelton Simmons’ Facebook page: “Simbo, I have been absolutely dazzled by your play since day one last year. Was sorely disappointed about the finger. I tell everyone that as far as I am concerned,

661. Curaçao’s Slugger Coco Balentien = Japan’s Babe Ruth

Curaçaoan and former Seattle Mariner and Cincinnati Red, current Yakult Swallow, Wladimir ‘Coco’ Balentien (28) is the reigning ‘Home Run King’ of Japanese professional baseball having tied the Japanese baseball’s season home run record of 55 (set by Sadaharu Oh in

661. Curaçao’s Slugger Coco Balentien = Japan’s Babe Ruth

Curaçaoan and former Seattle Mariner and Cincinnati Red, current Yakult Swallow, Wladimir ‘Coco’ Balentien (28) is the reigning ‘Home Run King’ of Japanese professional baseball having tied the Japanese baseball’s season home run record of 55 (set by Sadaharu Oh in

667. Curaçao’s ‘Super Boys’ of Summer

Curaçao’s National Champions ‘Pariba Baseball League’ had an incredible Summer of 2013. All of their five divisions (Minor, Little, Intermediate, Junior and Senior) participated in the Latin American regional playoffs — which includes the Caribbean region, Curaçao’s Pariba Minor and Junior

667. Curaçao’s ‘Super Boys’ of Summer

Curaçao’s National Champions ‘Pariba Baseball League’ had an incredible Summer of 2013. All of their five divisions (Minor, Little, Intermediate, Junior and Senior) participated in the Latin American regional playoffs — which includes the Caribbean region, Curaçao’s Pariba Minor and Junior

742. 10 Awesome Things About Our Magical 2013 World Baseball Classic

A patchwork Dream Team made up of rookies, seasoned players and veterans from Curaçao, Aruba, and Holland, led by Curaçao’s first MLB player and current hitting coach for the SF Giants, Hensley Meulens, was the surprise entry into the Final Four of the

742. 10 Awesome Things About Our Magical 2013 World Baseball Classic

A patchwork Dream Team made up of rookies, seasoned players and veterans from Curaçao, Aruba, and Holland, led by Curaçao’s first MLB player and current hitting coach for the SF Giants, Hensley Meulens, was the surprise entry into the Final Four of the