MLB’s Interleague history

May 25, 2010

We’ve just completed our first burst of interleague play in the 2010 MLB season. Want to learn more about the history of the two leagues coming together? Why not read Russ Dyas’s most recent article at BaseballGB: ‘Interleague Play & The Marmite Effect: 63 Years In The Making’.


MLB.TV 2010 Prices

January 28, 2010

MLB.com has released the details of the 2010 MLB.TV and MLB.TV Premium subscriptions.  A British perspective on the new offerings, and the new prices, is available now at BaseballGB.co.uk

http://www.baseballgb.co.uk/?p=6595


BaseballGB reviews Boston Red Sox and the Meaning of Life by Mark Rucker

May 10, 2009

There have been countless books devoted to the Sox over the years and Boston Red Sox and the Meaning of Life is the latest. Great moments, players and memorable quotes from the history of the franchise are brought together in the second instalment of this new series.

Read a full review here.


Keeping Score – A Saturday night classic

May 2, 2009

Last Saturday’s 16-11 game between the Yankees and the Red Sox was a classic.  Read about the game from a scorekeeping fan’s perspective here.


Off-season spending, Fantasy baseball and Green Cathedrals

December 14, 2008
  • The Yankees have gone fishing – First Sabathia, now Burnett. 
  • No credit crunch for CC – The Yankees make the first big signing of the off-season.
  • What type of fantasy league is right for me? – Mark George continues his guide to fantasy baseball by looking at various different types of fantasy leagues that are available.
  • Green Cathedrals by Philip J Lowry – A book review of this guide to ballparks past and present.

  • 1974 World Series, the WBC, the economic crisis and more

    December 8, 2008
  • World Series – the 1974 version – The A’s versus the Dodgers courtesy of MLB.com/live.
  • A-Rod and the D. Rep batting lineup – A-Rod’s decided to join the Dominican Republic for the 2009 WBC.  Here’s a look at the frightening lineup they could put on the field next March.
  • Baseball Economics – the global economic crisis, how it effects baseball in the States and how it effects being a baseball fan in Britain.
  • You Are the Scorer: Number 5  – the latest in our regular feature
  • Baseball Books for Xmas – Stuck for an Xmas present?  Here’s a guide to some baseball books you might want to try.
  • European club rankings 2008 – Comparing the rankings by Mister-Baseball and BaseballdeWorld

  • MLB 2008 Season Annual

    November 30, 2008

    Download the WHGB 2008 Annual (pdf)

    It seems much longer than one month ago since the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series.  After the 2,430 game regular season (2,431 in the end this year) and the drama of the postseason, MLB comes to an abrupt halt and an established part of your daily routine (checking the scores, maybe watching a game) disappears. 

    It’s a bit of a shock to the system, but in some ways it is a necessary process.   An MLB season is packed full with action and incidents, heroes and villains, astonishing feats and costly errors, and you need a period to sit back and reflect on what has happened. 

    To help you do just that, we are publishing today the ‘Weekly Hit Ground Ball 2008 Annual’.  WHGB is a feature column published every Sunday during the regular season here at BaseballGB. The twenty-six columns from the 2008 regular season have been brought together in a pdf alongside an overview of the first two rounds of the postseason and a series of articles about the World Series.

    Some of the events you can read about include:

    Jeff Kartsens’ near-perfect game, the week when three managers got the chop, and when the Rays headed to Disney Land before ending up in the dream land of a World Series.

    Interleague play, the All-Star Game, Bud Selig’s attempts to speed up the game (predictably forgotten within weeks) and the introduction of instant replay.

    Historic feats (Griffey’s 600th home run), rookies making a mark (Jay Bruce), and a Dutch international making his Major League debut.

    But no one had a more remarkable year than CC Sabathia.  From his slow start to the season with the Indians, his move to the Brewers, the disastrous four-game sweep by the Cubs at the end of July, the no-hitter attempt that controversially went by the wayside and the sacking of his team’s manager, it was quite a year for CC and it promises to get even better with a lucrative multi-year free agent deal just around the corner.