Archive | April, 2007

Steinbrenner speaks

You didn’t expect him to stay quiet for long, did you? George Steinbrenner has released one of his legendary statements in support of the Yankees’ management which will no doubt bring all speculation about Joe Torre’s job security to an end. Or maybe not. A Chairman’s vote of confidence is always reckoned to be a […]

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Josh Hancock R.I.P.

I just logged-on to MLB.com to check some facts for a post I’m writing when I saw the tragic news that Josh Hancock, the St Louis reliever, has been killed in a car crash. Tonight’s game against the Cubs, scheduled to be shown live on Five, has understandably been postponed. Sincere condolences to his family […]

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2007 – Week 4

A standard week in MLB, with heroes and zeroes, success and failure, and a bit of comedy thrown in for good measure. Trevor Hoffman accounted for more of it than he would have liked, although he gets bonus points here as his mother was born in England (and it’s fair to say his career has […]

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Blood and Baltimore broadcasters

Any Brit who thinks baseball is any easy, non-contact sport should try catching a Zack Greinke fastball in their mouth. Torii Hunter gave it a go today and ended up with a bloody lip and a trip to hospital. According to reports, Hunter initially started to confront Greinke about his lack of control before collapsing […]

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This week’s live games

Apart from the normal clutch of Thursday day games, it’s fairly slim pickings this week when it comes to live games being played during the evening British time. Here is my pick of the best games available on MLB.TV, times being listed in BST. (more…)

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Heading to the DL?

While we would love to see the players on the field making all of the headlines, the recent rush of players on to the disabled list has been the main news over the past week or so. (more…)

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Live baseball this week

One of the many little things I’m adding to this site is a weekly highlights schedule of live matches to watch in the evening over here in GB. Once again, apologies to those of you unable to watch MLB.tv, I know this is rubbing it in! I guess I should add the standard disclaimer that […]

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