by Pim van Nes
KNBSB representatives Paddy Roomer (commerce) and Seb Visser (communication) this morning hosted a gathering with the Dutch press in World hotel Wings on Rotterdam Airport. The hotel’s Sports Cafe with 18 TV screens and one huge one opened the door for baseball writers and reporters at 00.00 hrs in order hosts and guests could watch the last game of World Series 2017 featuring Dutch relief pitcher Kenley Jansen for Los Angeles Dodgers in his home stadium.
While Charles Urbanus worked for Fox TV and Andy Houtkamp for NOS TV in commentators studio at Hilversum, KNBSB facilitated other journalists in Rotterdam: Lennart Bloemhof for national newspaper Volkskrant, Stanley Steenink for NOS Radio program Een Vandaag, Ruud van Os for regional RTV Rijnmond, Guus Mater for Belgian news agency Belga, Christiana Mansfeld for German sport news agency SID and Pim van Nes for Mister-Baseball.com. They could consult and interview on the spot Netherlands Kingdom Team pitcher Diegomar Markwell and national U18 team manager Eric de Bruin.