A fact about MLB I keep forgetting is that your experience of the league is skewed by the games you watch. This year I’ve watched a lot of two teams: the Guardians and the Cubs. And in watching these teamsRead more
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Gav’s 30 Boldish Predictions: One for each MLB Team (2023 edition)
Before we start, I want to make it clear that I will not be using this article just to remind everyone that in this post last year, I predicted Aaron Judge would win AL MVP. Although I will remind youRead more
Spring Training: Yep, it’s beautiful, but baseball can still be boring.
No two baseball games are the same. There is an old adage that you’ll see something new every time you go see the ballpark For me, at this spring training game, it was easy to determine what it would be…Read more
BFN Roundtable Series: Should the Atlanta Braves change their name?
It’s a contentious subject but one that has been skillfully addressed by a quartet of Bat Flips & NerdsRead more
Episode 302 – American League Offseason Review
It is two months since the last podcast! We can neither confirm nor deny that John McGee refused to pod until the Boston Red Sox made a positive move. John, Rob, Darius, and Russell are back from their temporary hiatusRead more
Episode 299 – Do Geese Have Ears?
Russell, Rob and Ben get together to review an entertaining set of wildcard and division series that threw up some upsets and extra-inning marathons. They end with a quick look ahead to the Championship Series and Great Britain’s confirmed WBCRead more
Postseason 2022: Is This A Great Game Or What?
It was appropriate that the great Tim Kurkjian, whose catchphrase headlines this article, was in the booth for ESPN’s broadcast yesterday. We saw a couple of epic games. Diehard baseball fans had already enjoyed (or endured, depending on your pointRead more
Playoff baseball and blackout U-turn
It’s Saturday 8 October, and I have just watched the delayed coverage of the Padres’ emphatic win over the Mets. Four Wild Card games are in the bag, and the visitors won three of them. As a neutral, this setsRead more
2022 Playoffs – What if the season finished today?
With around 35 regular season games remaining, let’s look at the playoff situation. As you will recall, the 2022 postseason is a new 12-team format comprising the six division winners and the three wild-card teams for each league. Wild CardRead more
Epic Deadline Day with 29 of the 30 teams making trades. Guess the party pooper?
Here is your five-minute review of the breathless 2022 MLB trade deadline. There is only one place to start and as the great Tim Kurkjian said “you can make a case this is the biggest trade in baseball history.” TheRead more