Archive | British baseball

Read about the National Baseball League, the latest British Baseball Federation developments and news from the domestic scene

Tresco’s baseball match

Cricket and baseball.  Alike in some ways, completely different in others.  The similarities make them both antagonistic towards each other (specifically cricket fans denouncing baseball as a way to imply the superiority of their game) and natural partners.  Surely a person who can marvel at the technique of a perfectly executed cover drive can similarly […]

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BBF on WBC 2009

For those of you who haven’t yet seen it, the British Baseball Federation has issued a response to the news that the Great Britain team has been overlooked for the 2009 World Baseball Classic. As noted here earlier in the week, the BBF had contacted MLB about the possibility of Team GB taking the second European spot […]

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WBC 2009 details announced

MLB has just announced some details relating to the 2009 World Baseball Classic. The news is somewhat bittersweet for British fans. The British Baseball Federation (BBF) had hoped that Team GB’s silver medal in the recent European Baseball Championships would help them secure the second European spot in the WBC alongside the Netherlands. Unfortunately, the organizers […]

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British Baseball Bulletin

With pitchers and catchers set to report to their Spring Training camps on Wednesday, it would be no surprise if the upcoming MLB season is at the forefront of your mind.  It certainly is for me! But amid the excitement, don’t forget that baseball is played in Britain as well.  The British National League gets […]

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British baseball stats

The Mister Baseball website is currently publishing a series of posts looking at each of the European baseball leagues from 2007.  Their entry about the British Championship was published yesterday, which concentrates solely on the Southern league (stats for the Northern league being unavailable).  The main thing to note is the presence of a certain Josh […]

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Team GB set to miss out

During what should be a time of Xmas cheer, it was depressing to read about the struggles the Great Britain baseball team is facing.  Back in September, we covered the European Baseball Championships.  If Team GB had beaten the Netherlands in their final game, they would have won the tournament and immediately qualified for the 2008 Olympics.   Unfortunately […]

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