European Champion Cup

June 23, 2009

The European Champion Cup Final Four brings together four of the best baseball teams in the continent.  This year’s event took place over the weekend just gone in Barcelona, Spain.  The four teams battling it out were L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Corendon Kinheim (both from the Netherlands), Danesi Caffe’ Nettuno and Fortitudo Bologna (both from Italy).

Read a full review of the tournament at BaseballGB.

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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

  • Olympics, British Baseball and Instant Replay in MLB

    August 24, 2008

    Olympics coverage

  • Korea wins gold
  • The U.S. win the bronze medal
  • Korea and Cuba are going for gold
  • Preliminary Round Completed
  • Japan and the U.S. round out the top four
  • Cuba and Korea qualify for the semi-finals
  • Korea improves to 4-0
  • British Baseball

  • National Baseball League: Northern division reduced to two teams; four close contests in South
  • MLB


    Olympic Baseball, British baseball and MLB player draft signings

    August 17, 2008

    The Olympics

  • Olympics 2008 – Baseball tournament preview
  • The Netherlands break their duck
  • Day Three brings extra innings
  • Controversy reigns amid the rain
  • Day One belongs to Korea
  • British Baseball

  • National Baseball League: Bracknell-Croydon season series ends 4-4; London now just 4 games off perfection
  • MLB

  • ‘Weekly’ Hit Ground Ball 2008 – Week Twenty – Prospects pick up big paydays as the draft signing deadline comes and goes.
  • Zink galvanizes Red Sox – A memorable Red Sox-Rangers game.

  • Bernadina, British baseball, All Star nominations and more

    July 6, 2008

    BaseballGB hearalded the arrival of another European into MLB this week:

    In a four-part series, Joe Gray took a look at the stats from the Southern section of the British National Baseball League:

  • National Baseball League South: Base-running stats
  • National Baseball League South: Fielding stats
  • National Baseball League South: Pitching stats
  • National Baseball League South: Batting stats
  • Joe also reviewed the events from the games in the top tier of the British league from last weekend:

    BaseballGB’s look at the All Star nominations came to a conclusion:

  • All Star Game 2008 – Outfielders
  • All Star Game 2008 – Catcher
  • All Star Game 2008 – Shortstop
  • A Fantasy Baseball challenge continued:

  • Starters left me finished
  • Finally, goodies from MLB.com were highlighted:

  • Gameday Audio Rewind
  • All Star bonuses from MLB.tv

  • Amateur draft, bench-clearing brawls and British League news

    June 8, 2008

    This past week at BaseballGB.co.uk :

  • ‘Weekly’ Hit Ground Ball 2008 – Week Ten – Baseball pitchers deliberately hitting batters and how this compares to cricket.
  • Yankee upstaged by statistical oddity – 6 for 6, or four 2-1’s in a row?  You decide.
  • More on Condensed Games and Clickable Linescores – Extolling the virtues of two great features on MLB.com that have (thankfully) reappeared this week.
  • Amateur Player draft 2008 – A British commentary on all three hours of the first round of the Player draft.
  • Condensed Games are back – MLB.com answer the prayers of many MLB.tv subscribers by bringing back this much-loved feature.
  • The day before – Looking ahead to the draft once again
  • 2008 Amateur draft preview – no cryptic titles here, a brief preview of the draft.
  • National League: home runs rain down on London  – Joe Gray’s review of last weekend’s action in the British National League, with particular emphasis on the home run race.
  • News from the Netherlands  – Bench clearing brawls, suspensions and surgeons.