June 29, 2008
Lots going on in baseball this week on both sides of the Atlantic and lots going on at BaseballGB.co.uk : MLB news and comments, All Star Game nominations, British baseball, European baseball, fantasy baseball and book reviews.
‘Weekly’ Hit Ground Ball 2008 – Week Thirteen – The Twins’ winning streak comes under the BaseballGB microscope.
All Star Game 2008 – Third basemen – Two difficult choices. Or maybe not.
Strike Four: Adventures in European Baseball by Jeff Archer – Joe Gray reviews a little-known book about an American’s experience of baseball in Europe.
BBF Baseball Bulletin and European baseball news – The British Baseball Federation kindly provides us with news of what’s been happening in British baseball (and softball) over the last couple of months, as well as giving us a ‘heads up’ on what’s on the horizon. All in one pdf.
New name for British baseball’s top flight – News of a welcome change to avoid ‘National League’ confusion in the future.
All Star Game 2008 – Second basemen – Keystone considerations.
All Star Game 2008 – First basemen and DH – Who deserves to be manning first base at Yankee Stadium on 15 July?
A Starter For Ten – The latest installment on a Fantasy baseball challenge.
News from the National League – What happened in the British league last weekend? The answer can be found with one click on your left mouse button.
Weaver on Strategy by Earl Weaver with Terry Pluto – A book review of this classic on the art of in-game baseball strategy.
June 8, 2008
This past week at BaseballGB.co.uk :
‘Weekly’ Hit Ground Ball 2008 – Week Ten – Baseball pitchers deliberately hitting batters and how this compares to cricket.
Yankee upstaged by statistical oddity – 6 for 6, or four 2-1’s in a row? You decide.
More on Condensed Games and Clickable Linescores – Extolling the virtues of two great features on MLB.com that have (thankfully) reappeared this week.
Amateur Player draft 2008 – A British commentary on all three hours of the first round of the Player draft.
Condensed Games are back – MLB.com answer the prayers of many MLB.tv subscribers by bringing back this much-loved feature.
The day before – Looking ahead to the draft once again
2008 Amateur draft preview – no cryptic titles here, a brief preview of the draft.
National League: home runs rain down on London – Joe Gray’s review of last weekend’s action in the British National League, with particular emphasis on the home run race.
News from the Netherlands – Bench clearing brawls, suspensions and surgeons.
June 1, 2008
This week at BaseballGB.co.uk:
‘Weekly’ Hit Ground Ball 2008 – Week Nine – Jay Bruce is leading the Reds’ revolution.
The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball by Tom M Tango, Mitchel G Lichtman, and Andrew E Dolphin – A book review of The Book
Foam bats and Kool-Aid, Bands, Balco and Bonds – Steve Bartley compares ‘loveable drug addict’ Pete Doherty to the case of Barry Bonds.
Hitting streaks in 7-inning and 9-inning baseball – Inspired by the book review below, Joe Gray conducts an analysis of hitting streaks and how they relate to the seven inning baseball seen in Britain.
Joe DiMaggio: The Hero’s Life by Richard Ben Cramer – A book review of a great biography about a truly great ballplayer
Billy Beane interview – links to and comments on the three-part interview conducted by Athletics Nation with the A’s GM.
National League: brief update from Bank Holiday weekend – results from last weekend’s British National League games