The new season in the Spanish Division de Honor is already two weeks old and in France fans will celebrate Opening Day this upcoming weekend. As you can see, the European Baseball season is already heating up, despite the cool weather.
Before the leagues in the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic and all over Europe kick off competition, the Elite teams will meet next week (March 31-April 4) in Italy for the two European Cups (Check back on Monday for a Preview). Twelve clubs will fight in Matino and Nettuno to get one of four tickets for the European Cup Final Four in Barcelona, Spain, which is held on June 20/21.
We ask our readers, which of the teams will win the European Cup this year. Go back to the front page of Mister-Baseball.com and cast your vote below the news section.
Danesi Nettuno (ITA) (Winner 2008 Final Four, Italy Runner Up)
Tenerife Marlins (ESP) (Spanish Division de Honor Champion)
L&D Amsterdam (NED) (Dutch Hoofdklasse Champion)
Port of Antwerp Greys (BEL) (Belgian Champion)
Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg (GER) (German Bundesliga Champion)
Rouen Huskies (FRA) (French Elite League Champion)
Corendon Kinheim (NED) (Winner 2008 European Cup in Grosseto, Netherlands Runner Up)
T&A San Marino (SMA) (Italian Baseball League Champion)
Fortitudo Bologna (ITA) (Coppa Italia Winner)
Templiers Senart (FRA) (French Runner Up, French Baseball Challenge Winner)
AVG Draci Brno (CZE) (Czech Extraleague Champion)
FC Barcelona (ESP) (Winner 2008 European Cup in Regensburg, Spanish Runner Up)
Photo: © Ezio Ratti, FIBS