August 22, 2009
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board announced on 13 August that golf and rugby would be put forward for entry to the 2016 Olympics. The decision ended baseball and softball’s hopes for an immediate return to the Olympic fold after a previous decision in 2005 removed the sports from the 2012 London Games.
Read more at BaseballGB about what this means for the future of baseball in Great Britain and as an international sport.
March 21, 2009
Taking a look at the WBC tournament structure.
February 22, 2009
The WBC is due to begin fairly soon. Lots of people are suggesting ways in which it could be improved. Here, we take a look at a recent proposal published on the excellent Mister-Baseball.com.
January 20, 2009
GB and the IBAF World Rankings – The IBAF recently published a list of world rankings. BaseballGB looked at them from a British perspective, including getting the thoughts of Great Britain’s senior head coach Stephan Rapaglia.
World Baseball Classic – Provisional Rosters – The provisional rosters were announced on Monday and, judging by the players involved, the second staging of the tournament will be even better than the first.
March 19, 2007
I hope you’ve all been having fun watching/listening to some Spring Training action (I doubt it’s been hailing in Florida or Arizona today!). Am I the only person who gets a bit frustrated by the way some commentators constantly refer to spring training stats though? You can’t tell much about how a pitcher is throwing on the back of 15 innings work in practice games, just as a guy who gets 8 hits in 16 at-bats isn’t now a true .500 hitter.
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