Last week, we began a new series, The Week in International Baseball, which recaps, in brief, the major news stories we broke, with links to the articles or tweets. It also includes some other major moments in baseball from around the globe.
We broke the news that the senior national teams of Austria and Lithuania will play a series to advance to 2019 Euros (tweet). It would be the first appearance for Lithuania.
We spoke to Nolan Bond and his coaches with GB and Houston about his no-hitter (link).
We were live on Batflips & Nerds (video).
We spoke with Robert Neustrom, who plays for the University of Iowa squad that will play as USA in the Summer Universiade, and offered a series of quotes (tweet).
We premiered our study on international baseball and web influence through research on national federations’ use of websites and social media (link). It includes a document with a comprehensive listing of all known accounts (document).
GB’s U23 squad crushed Croatia to finish 3-3 in the European Championship and ought to be the top seed in next year’s B Pool, with host site(s) and nation to be announced (tweet).
The Netherlands came-from-behind to win the 2013 European Championship over the Czech Republic in Brno, 10-9 in 10 innings. Standings, results, and statistics are available on the tournament site (link).
In the upcoming week, look for more articles on the U23 European Championship, including top prospects and a look at the professionals who played. We’ll also begin our coverage of the Summer Universiade with a preview of the event, an interview with Team USA’s Robert Neustrom, and a series of team previews. We will continue our regular look into Mark Teahen at the Italian Baseball League as well. And finally, we are in negotiations to add another writer and photographer to the site, the fantastic Dzmitry Dzmitryjeu, a Belarussian baseball journalist.
We can, by no means, cover all the international baseball news, so make sure you have Baseball de World bookmarked (link) and followed on Twitter, along with CPBL Stats (link and Twitter), Mister Baseball (link and Twitter), Dutch Baseball Hangout (link and Twitter), and Global Baseball News (Twitter).
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