This is probably as good a place as any to ask the Internet for input on the honkbal excursion I’m planning in April (3 days in Amsterdam that span 2 Pirates games). Does anyone who’s been to a Honkbal Hoofdklasse game have recommendations on ticket purchase, cheering practices, etc? What should I be looking into to report back to the Graphitariat?
Games are hardly ever sold out, so you should be able to just go to the ground and buy some tickets. As for cheering practices, it is basically the same as in the States, only with fewer people. One thing I did notice in the States was that fewer people actually stretched and sang along with “take me out to the ball game” than over here in the Netherlands.
– Although I should probably mention I never been to a hoofdklasse match myself, I’ve only seen games , which have larger crowds with more inexperienced people, so that might explain the 7th inning enthusiasm.