The Lineup

A UK based baseball blog and podcast run by a bunch of enthusiasts who prefer grey trousers to sleep patterns. As the name suggests we’re more about the stories and the drama than the tradition.

THE FOUNDING FOUR


John McGee
Sports mad Northerner who is proof that confidence and bluster will always trump knowledge. Liable to go off on tangents about baseball in Taiwan, Carlisle United, indy ball no-hitters and political philosophy. Likes Koji Uehara. A lot. Contact John somewhere on the internet or by email


Tom Pringle
Tom is married with two young children. A Royal Air Force Aircrewman, a failed footballer, golfer, cricketer, cyclist and basketball player. A Padres fan who likes to write and talk about all elements of baseball. Has watched a baseball game from a hotel rooftop bar in San Diego. Contact Tom on Twitter @PedroiasFace or by email


Darius Austin
Darius is mostly on the podcast to talk about stats and make sure everyone knows how good Matt Chapman is. He writes for the fantasy team and updates the depth charts at Baseball Prospectus. He also contributes at Banished to the Pen and Friends With Fantasy Benefits. Contact Darius on Twitter @DariusA64 or by email


Ben Carter
A long-suffering Rockies (or is it Mets?) fan who serves as the token ‘youth’ representative on the pod, Ben both plays and talks about baseball at a refreshingly mediocre level. Once threw out the first pitch at a Tigers game (it was a strike, he swears). Contact Ben on Twitter @ukbaseballben or by email

THE REST OF THE PODCAST TEAM


Russell Eassom
An ardent follower of many sports, with his passion for baseball stoked by sabermetrics. Russell is an Indians fan and uses his skills learnt as a data scientist to investigate the analytical side of baseball. Follow Russell on Twitter @REassom


Rachel Steinberg
Rachel believes destiny made her travel-sized (#HDMH!). The Canadian and former Little League umpire graduated university in Yankee Stadium. She’s lived in six cities in three countries and has travelled to all seven continents. She wore this Bautista jersey on six of them. Follow Rachel on Twitter @rae_steinberg


Rob Noverraz
Rob is a Brighton born, Reading raised, Bournemouth based Rays fan. He once shamelessly hid amongst children at the Trop in order to get Logan Morrison to sign his hat. Follow Rob on Twitter @RobNoverraz

TEAM CONTRIBUTORS

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Position vacant. Apply here

ATLANTA BRAVES
Doug Arrington @dougarrington02

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
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BOSTON RED SOX
Rich Hampson @armchairbaseba1
Jay Cohen @M_S_Jay
Greg Desrosiers @GDesrosiers93

CHICAGO CUBS
Padraig Whelan @PWhelan88
Charles Cunningham

CHICAGO WHITE SOX
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CINCINNATI REDS
Ben Aitken @baitken26

CLEVELAND INDIANS
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Chris Finlay @chrisjfinlay

DETROIT TIGERS
Paul Robinson  @Robbo1701a

HOUSTON ASTROS
Thomas McCann @DownInAutumn
George Martin @AstrosFansUK

KANSAS CITY ROYALS
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LOS ANGELES ANGELS
Nick Wright @LAAngelsUK

LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Ian Blease @Bleasedog
Aleix Gwilliam @AleixGwilliam
Peter Souter @PeterSouter

MIAMI MARLINS
Shaun Barrett @Shaunbbarrett
Tomi Korkeamaki @TKorkeamaki

MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Matthew Robinson @tacticsmatt

MINNESOTA TWINS
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NEW YORK METS
Alex Worth @AlexWorth17

NEW YORK YANKEES
Sarah Briggs @sarah2572

OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Hannah Tomlinson @CleatsAndPinot

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
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PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Jason Toms @cornishyinzer

SAN DIEGO PADRES
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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
Ash Day @ashday29
Russell Keddie @UK_Giants_Fans

SEATTLE MARINERS
Bamos Appleby @applebamos
Damien Tuffnell @ExtraBaseBrit

ST LOUIS CARDINALS
Matt Benson @STLAnalyticsUK

TAMPA BAY RAYS
Position vacant. Apply here

TEXAS RANGERS
Derek Old @derek_old

TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Jack Ramsden @bernard_balks

WASHINGTON NATIONALS
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