Recently, I enjoyed a road trip around the Midwest of the United States, ending my trip in one of my favourite cities, Chicago. While there, I watched games at both Wrigley Field and Guaranteed Rate Field, taking in the PadresRead 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
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
Why McGriff’s Hall election will be celebrated in The Netherlands
The Contemporary Baseball Era Players Committee has unanimously elected Fred McGriff to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Great news for The Crime Dog himself of course, but it might surprise you to know that two Dutch brothers have been waitingRead more
It’s never too early to pick the 2023 World Series champions
It is safe to say that 2023 will be the greatest baseball-viewing year of my life. The excitement starts on Saturday, 11 March 2023, when Great Britain pits itself against the dream team (or perhaps nightmare team) of the USARead 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