I/we had a really big decision to put away this week, and we are confident in our decision to return to Holland, and play one more season in the Headclass for Neptunus.
I have recently been contacted by several Italian league teams about playing in their professional league next summer. There were tons of pro's and con's... but in the end we are happy where we're at here in Rotterdam, and don't mind returning for another season at all. I know Italy has amazing weather, beaches, gelato, good baseball. But... the dutch league doesn't want to lose their top players, so any national team players who decide to venture south, and dabble in the Italian league will lose their A-status (monthly salary from the government), which can add up to 15,000 euro in a year.
ps- beard is on day 12... I'll post a pic soon.