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


Keeping score: Pirates-Cubs 14 August 2009

August 22, 2009

When the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs met last Friday, there was plenty of action to witness both on the field and in the sky. Read my report of keeping score of the game at BaseballGB.


Fantasy competition, Giambi, Burrell and Bradley

January 11, 2009
  • BaseballGB Fantasy League – a fantasy competition invitation.
  • Giambi brings hope for good times ahead – The signing of a former favourites gives A’s fans extra cause for optimism.  Braves fans might struggle to match it right now.
  • Rays and Cubs take context into consideration – Taking a look at a couple of free agent outfielders who have finally found a new home.

  • 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.


    MLB Team Picker

    November 23, 2008

    Once a Brit has started to take an interest in baseball, they have to make a potentially life-changing decision: which team should they call their own?  At BaseballGB, we’ve decided to try and make this decision a little easier by coming up with a Team Picker system.  Our first attempt is in many ways a trial run, designed to provoke some debate and hopefully lots of useful suggestions on how it can be improved.  Our plan is to take the comments on board and bring out a new set of rankings in March in time for the 2009 season.