Archive | December, 2008

Game Time: A Baseball Companion by Roger Angell

(Harvest, 2004), 398 pages. It stands to reason that British baseball fans would want to discover as many great baseball writers as possible. Buying a copy of ‘Game Time: A Baseball Companion’ should therefore be high on your list of things to do. During his career writing about baseball for The New Yorker since 1962, […]

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Baseball on Google Books

While browsing on the web a few weeks ago, I came across a news story about Google publishing archive copies of a magazine called Baseball Digest.  This prompted me to take a closer look at some of the baseball-related material that you can find for free on the Google Books digital resource.  (more…)

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BaseballGB 2008 Awards – Part Two

In the second part of the series, we hand out some more awards to honour the 2008 season.  They range from the best trade of the season, to great pitching feats, a retiring pitching great, and the trail of destruction left by a certain St Louis Cardinal. (more…)

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You Are the Scorer: Number 8

Scenario: With runners on first and second and no outs, an infield fly is hit directly towards the third baseman but is not caught. The batter is called out on the infield fly rule and the runners stay put. Which fielder should be credited with a put-out by the official scorer? A – The catcher. B – […]

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Merry Christmas from BaseballGB

We would like to wish all of our visitors a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.  The Christmas break doesn’t last for long here at BGB.  Our weekly ‘You Are the Scorer’ feature will be available as usual at lunchtime on Friday and on Saturday we will be bringing you the second part of […]

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Yankees spend, spend then spend again

I wasn’t going to post anything else today after my ‘awards’ piece, but the news that the Yankees have agreed an eight-year/$180m contract with Mark Teixeira has compelled me to get back in front of my keyboard.  No doubt my experience mirrored that of many baseball fans when waking up to the news this morning: […]

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BaseballGB 2008 Awards – Part One

Everybody likes to hand out awards at the end of the year and BaseballGB is no different.  In the first of two articles, we look back at the 2008 season and pick out the individuals and the moments that caught our attention. (more…)

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Book recommendations

Regular visitors will know that we here at BaseballGB are avid baseball book readers and keen baseball book reviewers.  Our reviews can all be found by clicking on the ‘book reviews’ category, but we thought it would be useful to put together a list of some essential purchases, either to help a newcomer start up their […]

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Where next for MLB on British TV?

The news has still to be officially confirmed, but Five’s decision to discontinue coverage of all U.S. sports from the end of the current NFL season has sent shock waves through the hordes of North American sports fans in this country.  The omnipresent ‘credit crunch’ may hurt your ability  to find the money for subscriptions […]

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