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
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 talk about all elements of baseball is an idiot. Has watched a baseball game from a hotel rooftop bar in San Diego.
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.
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).
THE REST OF THE PODCAST TEAM
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 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
Brighton-born and Reading-raised Rays fan, Rob once shamelessly hid amongst children at the Trop in order to get Logan Morrison to sign his hat.
Follow Rob on Twitter @RobNoverraz
THE WEBSITE TEAM
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
San Francisco Giants correspondent
A baseball writer since 2013 and one-half of the Flyball To The Moon podcast, Ash roots for and writes about his beloved San Francisco Giants. He also plays for Bristol Baseball, where he does his best Brandon Crawford impersonation (just without the flowing hair).
Follow Ash on Twitter @AshDay29
Oakland A’s correspondent
Lover of American sports. When not travelling to America to take in said sports live, A’s fan Brett’s, free time is spent also being a complete film geek.
Follow Brett on Twitter @BrettChatsSport
Chicago Cubs correspondent
Long-suffering Cubs fan who has followed the team through three eras of varying success. He owns what he likes to think is the largest collection of Cubs memorabilia in the UK and will never tire of telling people that he was in Wrigleyville the night the team beat the Dodgers to win the pennant and advance to the 2016 World Series.
Follow Sean on Twitter @SW_Guest
Miami Marlins correspondent
Our Finnish superstar. Tomi is physically at the outer borders of Europe but mentally in Miami. Perhaps the second most optimistic Miami Marlins fan in Europe. In his free time, his goal is to make Finland a baseball society. A collector of dad jokes.
Follow Tomi on Twitter @TKorkeamaki
Met fan and baseball history buff with a penchant for listening to games on the radio whilst driving aimlessly round South London.
Follow Josh on Twitter @Joshwa_1990
St Louis Cardinals correspondent
Follow Jennifer on Twitter @JenniferBarnes8
Boston Red Sox correspondent
A retired boxer, Rich now spends his days thinking about Tottenham Hotspur and his nights dreaming of Fenway Park. Once took a Hanley Ramirez foul ball off the shoulder. A 162 guy.
Follow Richard on Twitter @Gloveislife
College Baseball correspondent
Tampa Bay Rays fan, Mark was hooked after a Rays v Yankees game on a family holiday. His passion and interest in the college game have grown over the years, and he is now the Bat Flips & Nerds resident expert.
Follow Mark on Twitter @realmarkstrange
Kansas City Royals correspondent
Multi-sport, multi-talented, multi-lingual, Dutch-born Sander’s love of baseball is matched by his love of language. Vice-chairman of the Dutch Fred McGriff fan club
Follow Sander on Twitter @GrasmanSD
Stefan ‘Bamos’ Appleby
Seattle Mariners correspondent
Bamos has two huge sporting loves: Seattle Mariners and Non-League football. He’s even written a book about the latter, which he dedicated to the man who first prompted his Mariners fascination, Mike Zunino. He also likes darts and his wife and child but let’s be honest, they’re no Julio Rodriguez are they?
Follow Bamos on Twitter & Instagram @AppleBamos
Los Angeles Dodgers correspondent
An Arsenal fan born too late to remember the Invincibles. A Lakers fan born too late to remember the Kobe and Shaq era. A Dodgers fan who has watched the team grow into a National League dynasty and somehow end every year as the punchline of the joke.
Follow Freddie on Twitter @FLK_Sports
Arizona Diamondbacks correspondent
A fan of pretty much every sport under the sun, Matt discovered baseball just prior to the pandemic-shortened season and quickly fell in love with the sport. Thanks to discovering a tenuous family link to the DBacks, his allegiance was settled.
Follow Matt on Twitter @DiamondbacksUK
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