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Week twelve brought more inter-league play. Many people knock it, but at the very least it gave a great player the chance to make an emotional return to his old stomping ground this week. Sentimentality abounds in this edition of “Weekly” hit ground ball.
While live baseball for the British evening is bare on Monday and Tuesday, there are some cracking match-ups to listen to/watch later in the week at MLB.com, including a Roger Clemens start on Thursday and round one of the latest contest between the North side and the South side of Chicago on Friday. As always, [...]
As inter-league play continues, it’s been the pitchers that have caught the eye over the past week. Read about the good, the bad and the shameful in “Weekly” hit ground ball.
Once again, my fantasy season is rumbling along quietly in the background. I like being involved in a competition, but I find it difficult to get too wrapped-up in it. I’ve ordered a paperback copy of Sam Walker’s “Fantasyland”, so maybe reading that will encourage me to take a deeper interest. More likely it will [...]
It takes a lot to overshadow Roger Clemens, but Oliver Perez managed to do just that last night. The Mets beat their New York rivals 2-0 and Perez pitched extremely well. Not that Clemens performed badly: far from it. The Rocket struck out eight in 6.1 innings and gave up just two earned runs. With [...]
After a wealth of games to enjoy last week, things start off slowly for Brits hoping to follow some live baseball during the evening. Still, Wednesday brings a couple of good match-ups and there is the usual batch of games to pick from on Thursday. Here’s your British guide to the week ahead in MLB, [...]
It’s been a busy week, with the player draft taking place on Thursday and Friday, and inter-league play starting up again this weekend. It all means there’s lots to discuss this week in “Weekly” Hit Ground Ball.
It’s a bumper week for British fans who want to watch/listen to some live baseball during the evening on MLB.com. Only Friday draws a blank and I’m sure you can find something else to occupy your time that evening! As always, all times are listed in BST.
I just took a glimpse at the pitching match-ups for tonight’s games. Here’s a sample: Bonderman facing the Indians, the enigmatic Oliver Perez against the D-Backs, Brad Penny against Tom Gorzelanny, Tim Lincecum against Freddy Garcia, Dontrelle Willis against Ben Sheets, Johan Santana against the surprisingly outstanding Chad Gaudin, and finishing off with Andy Pettitte [...]
It has certainly been an ill-tempered week in MLB, with a large dose of ejections, beanings and brawling. It’s all here in this week’s decidedly anti-Yankees edition of “Weekly” hit ground ball.