Cast your mind back to the first London Series, which the New York Yankees took 2-0, thanks to two incredible victories over the Boston Red Sox: 17-13 in Game One and 12-8 in Game Two. The Yankees man-mountain of anRead more
LONDON SERIES PRIMER: Who is the Chicago Cubs superstar?
One of the more surprising moves in baseball over the last 12 months was the inability/unwillingness (delete as appropriate) of the Atlanta Braves to sign their shortstop, Dansby Swanson, to a new contract. With a Gold Glove, a World SeriesRead more
LONDON SERIES Primer: Why are they called the Cubs?
Way back in 1876, the team was known as the “White Stockings”. In fact, the “White Stockings” remains the most successful incarnation of the franchise, with a .626 win percentage in the 13 years of their existence. In 1890, theRead more
LONDON SERIES Primer: Why are they called the Cardinals?
Just in case you are unsure, the “cardinal” in question is a bird, not a Catholic bishop. Here’s the back story… Formed in 1882, the team was originally called the Brown Stockings before transitioning into the St Louis Browns, andRead more
Great British Fantasy Baseball Superleague: Week Five Review
After five weeks, three teams have accumulated more than 2000 points: Richard Davidson and Charlie Deeks, both in the NL Central, and Deep League Roto (aka me) in the Champions League. Despite their huge points tallies, neither Richard nor CharlieRead more
Episode 313 – Oakland No More and Early Overreactions
John, Rob and Ben talk about two of the biggest stories of the week: the Oakland A’s long-awaited announcement of their departure for Las Vegas and Madison Bumgarner’s release from the Diamondbacks. They then dive into some early season overreactionsRead more
Chicago Cubs: The Steve Bartman Incident
In a sport with a history as long as baseball, anything that could’ve been done has probably been done before. And unfortunately, this also refers to scapegoating. Normally, a scapegoat refers to a player who has been ostracised by aRead more
Great British Fantasy Baseball Superleague: Week 3 Review
After Week 3, we have 14 unbeaten teams (out of 120), and there is clear daylight in the overall points scored between Richard Davison on 1420 points and the chasing pack. Six teams impressively broke the 400-point threshold and itRead more
MLB Betting Odds: How to Read Them and Make Smart Bets
Betting on Major League Baseball (MLB) games can be a thrilling and profitable pastime.However, making smart bets requires understanding how to read betting odds and employingeffective strategies. This article will discuss the different types of MLB betting odds, provide tipsRead more
Great British Fantasy Baseball Superleague: Week 2 Review
AL CENTRAL Three teams remain unbeaten in the AL Central (Rob Whannel, Michael Garmston. Tom Hotchin), and it was Tom who was the highest scorer in the division with 397 points, just ahead of Matthew Robinson with 389. Jason TomsRead more