Not many clubs have disappointing 101-win seasons, but that’s what happened to the Mets this year. Last Sunday night they fell 2-1 in the National League Wildcard round to the Padres, and the second-most successful regular season in Mets historyRead 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
Episode 298 – This Postseason Preview Is Not Available In Your Location
Russell, Darius, Ben and Rachel join forces to briefly discuss the frustrating news about postseason blackouts internationally before diving into a full playoffs preview. 70 minutes of thought-provoking discussion eventually ends with them deciding the best teams are probably theRead 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
All doubles are equal, but some are more equal than others
There was a lot of furore about a couple of bizarre plays in this postseason, the one which probably drew the most ire and, therefore the most tweets, was the Kevin Kiermaier’s “rule double” off the hip of Hunter Renfroe.Read more
ALCS Preview: Can Astros Sketchy Stuff Stifle Sox?
On Friday night (well, Saturday morning to be accurate), the Houston Astros pit their sketchy stuff against the Boston Red Sox. Despite scraping into the postseason and progressing to the ALCS via the Wild Card, the Red Sox only wonRead more
ALDS PREVIEW: Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox
If anyone listened to either @AstrosFansUK or @WhiteSox_UK this year, then the appearance of these two teams in the postseason as division leaders was never in doubt. The White Sox 93 wins is the most by the franchise since theirRead more
AL Wild Card Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
You know that baseball is the greatest sport in the world when the consolation for not getting Game-163 four-way chaos is a loser-go-home showdown between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. With first pitch at around 1:00 amRead more