Welcome to From the Press Box, a weekly attempt to round up the best of the UK media’s reporting on our favourite sport.
I’m not including game reports, but there’s absolutely an ‘I’ in ‘I’ve probably missed something out’ so let’s make this a team effort and post your favourite coverage in the comments. Sharing is caring, folks.
Without further ado, here are some of this week’s top stories.
ESPN with a feature on Chris Davis finally breaking his record-setting hitless streak. Meanwhile, in Toronto, Socrates Brito seems to be vying for the title, recently surpassing the Blue Jays’ own franchise record by going 0-for-20.
Ok, I admit, it’s in the American press, but I had to include this great feature on one of our own.
Dad takes daughters to a Brewers game, promises them a puppy if Christian Yelich hits a homer. Yelich follows through. Family gets adorable pupper, calls him Yeli. Dad maybe regrets not choosing Chris Davis instead?
A bit more local: this is a feel-good tale about an Essex baseball club who received a generous donation after their equipment was stolen.
Congratulations to Marina DeAngelis, who recorded seven strikeouts in the Express’ victory.
The Daily Mail with this history of the high-five, which many believe first happened during a Dodgers game in 1977.
When you get Google alerts about baseball and the UK, apparently you also get a comprehensive round-up of baseball bats used in crimes, like this delightful story about a 65-year-old former softball player who fought off a robber with a fierce swing.
What have I missed? Tell me in the comments!