I was fortunate to play for the Amsterdam Pirates for a few month during my Erasmus exchange semester at the University of Amsterdam. I learned a lot there and I am still very thankful for their hospitality and the opportunity I was given. During my stay in Amsterdam, I was able to see how much difference is in the size of the sport between countries in Europe. The Pirates itself is almost as big as our whole baseball and softball community in Hungary. Here - as in many other countries in Europe - baseball and softball are not too popular and most of the people doesn't even know anything about our sport. Many clubs are working hard to make baseball and softball more popular, for example, we run a school program in cooperation with many elementary schools to play baseball and softball at schools.
by Enikő Gergely
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