MODERNERABASEBALL.COM, Home Of Joe Connor's Annually-Updated Electronic Ballpark Guides Since 2001!

French Connection

Home Sweet Home
Buy Joe's Guides
About Joe's Guides
About/Contact Joe
About the Dedication
Father's Day Contest
Buyer Testimonials
'17 AZ Spring Training
'17 FLA Spring Training
Old Spring Training Sites
Year Spring Training Changed
Dual-Use Divas
Best NCAA Ballparks
MLB Ballpark Trips
Minor League Ballparks
Indy League Ballparks
College Summer Lgs.
AK: The Last Frontier
Best Baseball Museums
2017 Caribbean Series
European Feast
Sultans Of Swing
Under Construction

WINE, WOMEN, BEIGNETS, BASEBALL?
franceintro.jpg
THE FRENCH ARE TRYING TO MAKE A NAME FOR THEMSELVES ON THE DIAMOND

One of Europe's dark horses may be the French. What Frenchman Tony Parker has done for basketball in France, another Frenchman could do for baseball here.

The French claims about 12,000 participants, but its yet to take its game to the next level. The biggest challenge: lack of demonstrated hitting ability versus other European countries.
 

You can learn more about baseball in France and Europe in World in a Ballpark: Baseball Goes Global, which is available for purchase at the Buy Joe's Guides page.

 

You can see Joe's photos by traveling to these links: European Feast; Baseball Italia; The Netherlands: Dutch Treats!; The British Are Coming!; Czech Republic This Out; Do You Speak German?; Luck Of The Irish; From Russia, With LoveSpanish Passport and Swiss Cheese!

 

If you want to view a sample of the guide and see how easy the guide is to use, visit the World Baseball Classic page.

FRENCH SCOLDING: ITS COACHING IS IMPROVING
frenchscolding.jpg
U.S. AND FRENCH COACHES MAKE UP THE NATIONAL TEAM STAFF

Former Texas Rangers pitcher Jeff Zimmerman played in France briefly, and the country's national academy trains ballplayers. French players demonstrate good fundamentals, but lack size and strength (see hitting). The country could prove to be a site for finding pitchers, but it needs more attention. An MLB exhibition series in Paris, or one the country's other large cities, would do wonders.

THE FRENCH PAUSE WITH THE ITALIANS FOR ANTHEMS
frenchitaly.jpg
THE FRENCH ARE OFTEN LOOKING TO UPSET ONE OF EUROPE'S LONG STANDING TOP DOGS

France's Elite League features eight teams, with traditionally the top clubs in and around Montpelier, Toulouse, Normandy and Paris.

ITALY, EUROPE'S NO. 2, BATTLE THE FRENCH
frenchaction.jpg
THE FRENCH HOLD THEIR OWN DEFENSIVELY, BUT OFTEN CAN'T MUSTER ENOUGH OFFENSE

Since 2001, Home of Joe Connor's Highly-Acclaimed Ballpark Guides! © Copyright 2016 ModernEraBaseball.com. All rights reserved