European Champions Cup streamed live this weekend from Barcelona...
Julkaistu 2009-06-20 12:01:52
For those home in the rain or needing another baseball fix this weekend...
Catch all the action live and uninterrupted online through www.2009baseballworldcup.com
The European Champions Cup will be held this weekend in Barcelona between the top four club teams in Europe: Fortitudo Bologna and Danesi Caffe' Nettuno of Italy against L and D Amsterdam and Corendon Kinheim of the Netherlands. The semi-finals will take place Saturday 20 June and the finals and third place game on Sunday, 21 June. EuroSport 2 will televise the final on a tape-delay basis on June 22nd from 20:15 to 22:00 CET
The European Cup is held between the top teams of the European baseball leagues of and organized by the Confederation of European Baseball (CEB). The first competition was held in 1963 and it has been held annually ever since. Not since 1968 has any team playing outside the professional leagues of Italy or the Netherlands won the competition. Although a professional team from San Marino won the competition in 2006, they play in the Italian Serie A1. Since 2008, with the extinction of the CEB Cup Winners' Cup, the top two teams at the European Cup qualify, together with the top two teams from the CEB Cup, to play the European Champion Cup Final Four. Kinheim won the title in 2008.
Barcelona holds special significance in baseball, as it was the site where baseball returned to the Olympic programme in 1992.
Watch all the action live from Barcelona for the 2009 European Final 4.
http://competition.basebal leurope.com/2009/barcelona /schedule.php