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.
May 10, 2009
Manny Ramirez and the Dodgers are not the only ones affected by the star slugger’s positive drug test. Baseball is taking a battering and Selig and company are failing to stand up for the sport.
Read more here.
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.
July 20, 2008
The main topic this week has of course been the All Star Game:
‘Weekly’ Hit Ground Ball 2008 – Week Sixteen – The All Star Game rules need to be changed. Here’s why and how.
All Star Exhaustion – An initial review of the marathon event.
All Star Game Preview – Looking forward to the game.
Elsewhere, there was some potentially important news this week about baseball’s Olympic future. Will the 2016 All Star break last for two weeks? How important is the Olympics to baseball and vice versa?
MLB and Baseball’s Olympic future
Finally, the A’s are continuing apace with their rebuilding exercise.
The A’s Extreme Makeover
May 25, 2008
Lots of topics were covered at BaseballGB this week. In case you missed them, here’s a summary with links to the full stories:
‘Weekly’ Hit Ground Ball 2008 – Week Eight – Bud’s meddling again, but how long will the Time Police crackdown really last?
Daily Rewind Review – A review of the new Daily Recap feature at MLB.com
Right on the nose – Chris Young takes one on the hooter and Johan Santana has a near miss, but can anything be done to protect the pitchers?
BBfB: Volume 5 – The launch of the latest in a series of guides about baseball. Volume Five looks at numbers and statistics.
National League: no managerial headaches for the Mets – Joe Gray reveals the possible dilemmas faced by managers in the British National League, while providing a run-down of the results from last weekend’s games in Britain.
New articles on the GBBSA website – Links to, and comments about, several new artices posted on the Great Britain Baseball Scorers Association website, including a history of the Great Britain national team by Five’s own Josh Chetwynd.