At the end of last summer, I had a dilemma concerning the London Series. I knew that I would drag a non-baseball-following mate to games in June 2023, and as he would soon be celebrating a significant birthday, I wantedRead more
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Nolan Arenado: The best player we will ever see in a London Series
We are counting down the days until the Chicago Cubs take on the St Louis Cardinals in the historic, first-ever NL game played in Europe. In Adam Wainwright, Paul Goldschmidt, and Nolan Arenado, the Cardinals have some of the veryRead more
Episode 315: MLB World Tour London Series 23 – Chris Knoblock
Tom is joined by Baseball Softball UK PR/Broadcaster and unstoppable force, Chris Knoblock to talk all things BSUK, London Series 2019 legacy programs, the upcoming 2023 legacy programs and the meetups open to all right here in the UK. ListenRead more
LONDON SERIES: Trafalgar Square Takeover
MLB promised us that the 2023 London Series would be bigger and better than before, and they are living up to the deal. London is preparing to go baseball crazy on June 23-25, with the games between the St LouisRead more
LONDON SERIES PRIMER: Catchers
There is a dramatic difference between the catchers we are likely to see in London on June 24-25. The easy narrative is that Chicago’s catchers are old, glove-first veterans, whereas St Louis has a defensively-challenged, elite hitter behind the plate.Read more
LONDON SERIES PRIMER: The Best Fans in Baseball are coming to London
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