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A British take on Baseball. John, Tom, Ben and Darius guide you through the goings on in MLB, Team GB and the UK domestic game.

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A British take on Baseball. John, Tom, Ben and Darius guide you through the goings on in MLB, Team GB and the UK domestic game.

    Episode 145 - Craig Goldstein on the Baseball Prospectus Annual

    Episode 145 - Craig Goldstein on the Baseball Prospectus Annual

    Craig Goldstein, Editor-in-Chief of Baseball Prospectus, joins Tom and Darius to discuss the 2020 BP Annual, from how the team of writers is assembled to the process of editing such a complex book.

    • 58 min
    Episode 144 - Ben's Funeral

    Episode 144 - Ben's Funeral

    Bat Flips and Nerds emergency pod.

    We don't want to spoil it here, but can the team recover from it?

    The gang talk Astros managerial replacements, Dustin Pedroia, more exciting news for the UK baseball community and finally...the news no-one wanted.

    Spoiler alert, John is hosting and DOESN'T swear.

    Listen now.

    • 36 min
    Episode 143 - Bangers and Trash

    Episode 143 - Bangers and Trash

    Tom, Darius and John rush through the latest good news baseball stories before going head first into the Astros bin bashing bonanza.

    Tom finishes with a quiz that the other two find utterly underwhelming. No one tracks the results, no one will revisit this episode. Still, it filled 5 minutes.

    • 57 min
    Episode 142 - Sean Doolittle & Eireann Dolan

    Episode 142 - Sean Doolittle & Eireann Dolan

    What a way to start the year! All Star closer, World Series champ and all round #gooddude Sean Doolittle, and his equally incredible wife Eireann Dolan join John to discuss the plight of Minor Leaguers, MLB London, and a little bit of Fernando Rodney. Get on it!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 141 - Ch-ch-ch-chang(ing baseball)

    Episode 141 - Ch-ch-ch-chang(ing baseball)

    Darius and Tom discuss the suggestions the Twitter public made in how they would like to see baseball change.

    They discuss Minor Leaguers pay, divisional realignment, changing the all-star game and how often is too often for a hitter to adjust their gloves.

    Tom also goes full John McGee, with a sweary rant.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 140 - A Trash Can of Tea

    Episode 140 - A Trash Can of Tea

    Tom, John and Darius discuss the really important news: which teas they like and Gerardo Parra moving to Japan. Oh, and there's the sign-stealing scandal, the drastic culling of minor league teams, a Premier 12 recap, the release of London Series tickets, and much more.

    • 1 hr 4 min

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