by Pim van Nes
Netherlands national team manager Brian Farley arrived with his coaches and 26 players in Panama yesterday. Meanwhile he has completed his four days schedule for warming up games in preparation for Baseball World Cup tournament, which will take off on Saturday 1 October. During his last Monday’s press conference in Rotterdam, Farley still mentioned a vacancy in the national team’s pre-tournament schedule (http://www.mister-baseball.com/brian-farley-10-pro-16-amateur-players-world-cup-panama/), but now he has a full program. Following games will be used for Farley’s decision which 24 players appear on his definite Baseball World Cup roster:
Monday 26 September 17.00 h CET versus Venezuela,
Tuesday 27 September 17.00 h CET versus Panama,
Wednesday 28 September 21.00 h CET versus Chinese Taipei,
Thursday 29 September 21.00 h CET versus Venezuela.
Above national teams and those of Cuba and Nicaragua play their next week friendlies in the 2000 seats Justino Salinas Stadium in La Chorrera, 30 km from of Panama City. First official Baseball World Cup game for the Netherlands is versus Chinese Taipei on Sunday 2 October.