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.


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 on Twitter @epouvantail 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


Russell Eassom
An ardent follower of many sports, with his passion for baseball stoked by sabermetrics. Russell is a Guardians 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


Gav (Tramps like us)
Oxymoronic shy attention-seeker, Gav is a part-time runner, part-time musician, part-time writer, part-time Cincinnati Reds fan, and part-time foodbank volunteer. Follow Gav on Twitter @GavTramps