Archive | June, 2007

A home run haven

Barry Bonds’ quest for the all-time home run record continued apace last night with number 750 landing in the seating at AT&T Park. When he matches and then passes Hank Aaron’s 755, which will surely happen in the next few weeks, it will rightfully be seen as a unique achievement, yet several of his contemporaries […]

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Flying the Dutch flag

There’s a great article on MLB.com today all about Rick Vanden Hurk, the Dutch starting pitcher who made his Major League debut for the Marlins earlier this season. It charts his course to the Big Leagues, from his formative years watching the World Series at two in the morning (something we’re all familiar with), to […]

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The week ahead

Something of a standard week really. Not much opportunity for watching/listening to evening baseball at first, but picking up as the week moves on. Here’s my guide to the week for British fans wanting to catch some live baseball. All times are listed in BST. (more…)

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2007 – Week 12

Week twelve brought more inter-league play. Many people knock it, but at the very least it gave a great player the chance to make an emotional return to his old stomping ground this week. Sentimentality abounds in this edition of “Weekly” hit ground ball. (more…)

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Live baseball for the week

While live baseball for the British evening is bare on Monday and Tuesday, there are some cracking match-ups to listen to/watch later in the week at MLB.com, including a Roger Clemens start on Thursday and round one of the latest contest between the North side and the South side of Chicago on Friday. As always, […]

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Fantasy update

Once again, my fantasy season is rumbling along quietly in the background. I like being involved in a competition, but I find it difficult to get too wrapped-up in it. I’ve ordered a paperback copy of Sam Walker’s “Fantasyland”, so maybe reading that will encourage me to take a deeper interest. More likely it will […]

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Perez and the Pirates

It takes a lot to overshadow Roger Clemens, but Oliver Perez managed to do just that last night. The Mets beat their New York rivals 2-0 and Perez pitched extremely well. Not that Clemens performed badly: far from it. The Rocket struck out eight in 6.1 innings and gave up just two earned runs. With […]

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British guide to the week

After a wealth of games to enjoy last week, things start off slowly for Brits hoping to follow some live baseball during the evening. Still, Wednesday brings a couple of good match-ups and there is the usual batch of games to pick from on Thursday. Here’s your British guide to the week ahead in MLB, […]

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