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While I’m listening to the A’s early game against the Tigers, I thought I would reflect on the deadline moves made yesterday.
Heading into the final two months of the season, each game seems to start counting that little bit more. As per normal, the week starts off slowly for British fans hoping to catch some live baseball during the evening, but it picks up later on. As always, all times are listed in BST.
It’s a big weekend with Hall of Fame inductions, Bonds’ home run chase and the trading deadline just days away. The week leading up to it was pretty eventful as well.
A bit of British TV news for you. Virgin Media have announced today that subscribers of the XL package will now get Setanta Sports for free. (The XL package costs £20.10 per month and includes 125+ basic channels) Unfortunately, according to the press release, this only includes Setanta Sports 1 and 2, Setanta Golf, Racing [...]
It seems as though after several weeks of eerie silence, the trade talk is finally starting to increase. The main name on the chopping block right now is Mark Teixeira and while teams such as the Red Sox, Dodgers, Angels, Yankees and Giants have all been linked with the Texas first baseman, the Braves appear [...]
All times listed in BST. Monday – No early games. Johan Santana starts for the Twins against the Blue Jays (00.07), Aaron Harang and the Reds take on the Brewers (00.10), Roger Clemens looks for his third victory on the season against the Royals (01.10), while John Smoltz faces Matt Cain and the Giants at [...]
European baseball fans will have “one of our own” to cheer on this evening. Rick Vanden Hurk takes the mound for the Marlins against the Reds in just under an hours time (18.05 BST). The twenty-two year old Dutch pitcher was called up from Triple A last week and had a successful start against the [...]
The Phillies set a landmark losing record, the Cards lose Carpenter, and the umpires lose their minds. All in all, it’s been a strange week.
Teams that are playing catch-up often find themselves taking one step forward and then one step back. You pick up a win, but so do your rivals and you’ve gained no ground. Your opponents drop a game, but you fail to capitalise by doing the same.
Just a quick post about the recent changes to the design and layout of this blog. I always intended on putting together my own theme when I moved from the free WordPress site to this domain in April (the ability to customise the site in whatever way I wished was one of the reasons I [...]