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With Talent From Two Small Islands, the Netherlands Is a W.B.C. Favorite

SEOUL, South Korea — Stijn van der Meer can still hardly believe his good fortune. One of best baseball players to come out of the soccer-crazed nation of the Netherlands, van der Meer played shortstop on at Lamar University in Division I and was drafted last year by the Houston Astros in the 34th round.

But none of that prepared the affable and lanky 23 year old for playing alongside some of the best infielders in the game with Team Netherlands at the World Baseball Classic. Yet there h

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