With fewer than 180 days until the London Series 2020 between the St Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs, we continue our build-up to this historic clash. Hopefully, you have already read our article on the Cubs, if not youRead more
Category: London Series
10 things you need to know about the Chicago Cubs
Legacy. It’s a strange word. In the build-up to the 2012 Olympics, it became a byword for legitimising £9 billion of expenditure. But what is the legacy of London 2012? Do we have more kids participating in athletics? I doubtRead more
Will there be a London Series after 2020?
You might think it a little premature and probably quite ungrateful to be talking about baseball in the UK beyond 2020. We literally just had a series in London for the first time ever and the only thing I careRead more
Two Days in Wonderland – the Magic of the London Series
A warm welcome back to George Martin of UK Astros Fans… Looking back now, it was like a dream wasn’t it? The sun shining gloriously upon a combined weekend capacity of ~120,000 at the London Stadium as we saw aRead more
John and Tom take on the Boomstick
Tom is an idiot, we know that. So when the opportunity to take on a 2ft hot dog, solo, Tom jumped at the chance. John however, was not so sure, but because Tom needed someone to race against, he knewRead more
They Think It’s All Over. It Is. For Now…
One million, five hundred and seventy six thousand, eight hundred seconds. Twenty six thousand, two hundred and eighty hours. One thousand and ninety five days. Three years. We waited. And then they came. And as we say here in EnglandRead more
London Series Day 2: Pre-Game – We Wait No More.
It’s here, it’s really here. We are finally going to see if all the worries, concerns, fears, hopes, dreams, goals and much more will be realised in front of us this evening. With just over three hours to go untilRead more
London Series Day 1: Workouts
It’s finally here…well, almost. The Yankees and the Red Sox have seen the field at the London Stadium for the first time and have been going through their routines over the past few hours in front of a thrilled groupRead more
What are *we* looking forward to?
You’ve heard from everyone else who contributes to Bat Flips and Nerds, you’ve probably heard some team podcasts also talking about the series, but you haven’t really heard from the four of us here at Bat Flips and Nerds. WeRead more
The London Olympic Stadium – Hitter or Pitcher Dream
A few weeks ago we learned the dimensions of the ballpark for the upcoming London Series. The all-purpose London Olympic Stadium is going be set at the following dimensions: Home plate to the foul poles – 330 feet (100 m)Read more