Archive | February, 2009

Bonds vs A-Rod

I always find it hard to work out how to introduce myself to a new set of readers. You can often sound like you are part of an AA meeting “My name is Russell Dyas and I am a writer”. Even worse I could sound like a marketing person “Hi I’m Russell Dyas, you may […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 17

Scenario: The first two batters of an inning strike out. The third hits a soft grounder that hops up into the pitcher’s glove. The pitcher has plenty of time to make the out but throws the ball wide of the fielder, allowing the batter-runner to reach first safely. The fourth batter punishes the pitcher for this error […]

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Spring Training games begin today

Give it a week or so and Spring Training games will seem to be irrelevant, save for news of any injuries that occur.  However, right now the thought of listening to or watching some live baseball can’t help but make any baseball fan excited.  The games begin today and Gameday Audio/MLB.tv subscribers in Britain will […]

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Baseball GB fantasy league update

So far we have 10 teams taking part in the first ever Baseball GB fantasy league. The league has got off to a quick start, and all of us at Baseball GB are pleased we have had such a good level of interest so quickly. If you are thinking of getting involved, there are still […]

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Launching the IBAF scoring modules

The scoring system recommended to official scorers in Great Britain is the one promoted by the International Baseball Federation. It is perhaps not the most visually elegant of systems, but its thoroughness and flexibility more than make up for that. A large manual is available to cover every detail of this system, and this is […]

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Baseball in the north: a new structure for 2009?

With only two teams completing the National Baseball League North season last year (stripping any excitement from the competition for the two berths in the Final Fours), a big question for this off-season was how the teams in the north would be structured in 2009. According to Matthew Norburn, the Northern Senior League Commissioner, writing […]

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Q&A with Alan Smith

Alan Smith has been General Manager of the Great Britain Seniors since 2004. As a player, he enjoyed success for a number of top-tier teams in the London area, particularly on the mound, over a span of more than two decades. Thank you to Matt for helping with the questions and to Alan for kindly taking time […]

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