Yankees and the Baseball World Cup

September 28, 2008
  • ‘Weekly’ Hit Ground Ball 2008 – Week Twenty Six – Hank Steinbrenner thinks everything is unfair. 
  • Uncertainty over Britain’s place in the 2009 Baseball World Cup – The Baseball World Cup is scheduled to take place in Europe next year, but doubt has been cast on whether Great Britain will be taking part.
  • Next Year Yankees? – Taking a look at the Yankees as their run of postseason appearances comes to an end.

  • Gameday Mini, Buck O’Neil, Instant Replay, and the Brewers

    September 21, 2008
  • ‘Weekly’ Hit Ground Ball 2008 – Week Twenty Five – Ned Yost is Toast.
  • Instant Replay: Case Three – Pena’s double, doubles up to become a homer.
  • The Soul of Baseball by Joe Posnanski – A review of this graet book about Buck O’Neil
  • MLB.com’s Gameday Mini  – A comprehensive look at the newest addition to MLB.com’s game content.

  • AL West winners, British Baseball winners and a diary from 1755

    September 14, 2008
  • ‘Weekly’ Hit Ground Ball 2008 – Week Twenty Four – The Angels clinch the AL West, but how good are they really?
  • MLB Premium – Home and Away feeds – More options for MLB.TV Premium subscribers
  • Baseball: established in Britain in 1755?  – The fascinating new discovery of a diary written by a Surrey lawyer in 1755 that contains a reference to baseball.
  • Instant Replay: Case Two – Hunter Pence gets a double and everyone is happy(ish).
  • Mets lift National Baseball League trophy – The London Mets retain their trophy.

  • British Baseball’s Final Four, MLB and baseball books

    September 7, 2008

    It’s the big weekend in British baseball as the Final Four tournament takes place in Croydon.

  • Looking ahead to the National Finals this weekend
  • Sharks, Sidewinders, Falcons, and Kings all win in semis
  • London Mets and Richmond Flames complete an all-southern cast for tomorrow’s finals
  • Books, instant replay and deadlines:

  • ‘Weekly’ Hit Ground Ball 2008 – Week Twenty Three – The case of the missing error
  • Publicity for ‘Baseball in Europe’ – Josh Chetwynd’s latest book.
  • History in an instant (replay) – A review of the first instant replay review.
  • Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend and Castro’s Curveball – A look at a couple of baseball novels.
  • Transfer and Trading deadlines –  How does the English football deadline compare to the baseball trading deadline?