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
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World Baseball Classic: Ian on Tour – The Big Day
The big day is finally here!!! Great Britain will make their debut at the World Baseball Classic. It’s a moment I’ve been waiting for my whole life, and somehow I’m going to get to be there to see it. TheRead more
MLB 2023: Baseball Roundup (Early February)
Résumé of the latest news in baseball, including Scott Rolen, Max Fried, Carlos Beltrán, Dexter Fowler, Jake McGee, and the Bally Sports fiascoRead more
Episode 304 – National League Offseason Review
Russell, Darius, Ben and Gav continue the Bat Flips & Nerds review of the offseason but this time for the National League teams. Each team is given a grade based on the traditional 80-20 baseball grading scale. Listen to “EpisodeRead 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
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
Remembering Vin Scully, broadcasting legend
On a day where the baseball world anticipated, celebrated, and mocked blockbuster trades before the deadline, including Juan Soto to San Diego, some sadder news cut through the noise: Vin Scully, the long-time Dodgers play-by-play announcer widely considered one ofRead more
Home Run Derby X: What a bunch of whining Brits
On Saturday, I stood in sweltering conditions for hours on end. It was 35 degrees in the shade, although as shade was at a premium, I don’t know how they recorded that. Refreshments from a makeshift bar involved a one-mileRead more
Potential London Series 2023 Matchups: Part One
Excitement is contagious, and excitement is building. This week the socials have been awash with MLB London content, it having been three years to the day on June 29 that the Yankees and Red Sox pitched up in East LondonRead more