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Matt Smith is the editor and lead writer at BaseballGB. An Oakland A's fan, Matt has been obsessed with baseball since 1998 and started writing about the sport in 2006.

Merry Christmas!

It’s Christmas time once again. 

Brewers fans had their main present a few days ago in the form of Zack Greinke, while Phillies fans got an unexpected early treat in the form of the returning Cliff Lee.  Other teams have picked up useful players along the way as well (my A’s acquiring Hideki ‘Godzilla’ Matsui, for example) and if you’re still waiting for a present or two (fans of the two New York teams would fall into that category), fear not as they may arrive in the new year.

A bit like the thousands of presents ordered online that are currently stuck in transit.

Part of the appeal of Christmas is that it gives you a chance to look back at the last year with friends and family.  2010 was another very enjoyable year from my perspective as editor of this website.  It was a great year of action in MLB and in the British leagues, although the Great Britain national story didn’t turn out quite as well as we all hoped, and that made writing about it all the more fun.

My personal highlights were starting a regular column focusing on British baseball, which seemed to go down well, and making my national media debut on BBC 5 Live.  It was broadcast at five to seven on a Sunday morning and the presenter bungled the website name (“Baseball UK, umm …. GB!”), but it was a nice bit of recognition for the website anyway.

Thanks to all who have contributed comments or who have passed by over the past year.  I wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year (full of baseball, of course).


4 Responses to “Merry Christmas!”

  1. Forgot you could do the landscape headline image – looks good!

    December 24, 2010 at 5:40 pm Reply
    • Matt Smith #

      Thanks Joe!

      December 24, 2010 at 5:47 pm Reply
  2. peter #

    happy xmas all the best in 2011

    December 27, 2010 at 7:23 pm Reply
    • Matt Smith #

      Cheers Peter

      December 28, 2010 at 11:15 am Reply

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