Archive | August, 2012

Big games for the Buccos

The time is now for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Think back one month and all the doubters, which amounted to most of us, were beginning to come around to the idea that the Pirates' decent start to the season might amount to something more. Pittsburgh had teased us last year only to fall apart and rack […]

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Baseball finals offer ideal chance for late-season photography

The British Baseball Photography Competition (BBPC; run in conjunction with Project COBB Photography) is accepting entries till the end of September, but with photographic opportunities now running out, it’s an excellent time to be capitalising on the last remaining events in the calendar and also to go back through the albums you have from earlier in […]

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One from the Past: Gaps

This year’s National Baseball Championship will represent the 100th anniversary of, well, nothing. Starting in 1912, British baseball experienced a 22-year period without an official national final. The title deciders that bookended this lapse were both spectacular, at least judging by their 1-run winning margins, but, regardless of that, even the most meagre of British baseball […]

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One from the Present: Championships

This article is all about the historical context of the upcoming National Baseball Championships, specifically with regard to the top-tier level that is the National Baseball League. We now know which four teams will contest the finals, and their rosters are being frantically finalized behind the scenes as I write, but what is at stake from […]

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