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A British take on Baseball. John, Tom, Ben, Darius, Rachel, Russell and Rob guide you through the goings on in MLB, Team GB and baseball around the world.

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A British take on Baseball. John, Tom, Ben, Darius, Rachel, Russell and Rob guide you through the goings on in MLB, Team GB and baseball around the world.

    Episode 229 - Be Like Freddie

    Episode 229 - Be Like Freddie

    It's our second weekly roundup show! Ben, Rob, Russell and Darius debate MLB's mound-moving experiment in the Atlantic League and the merits of recent pitcher dominance, laud Freddie Freeman, Byron Buxton and Yadier Molina, while lamenting headhunting and replay review.

    • 49 min
    Episode 228 - On the PISS

    Episode 228 - On the PISS

    Tom is joined by MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince and Statman extraordinaire, Russell Eassom to begin the life of the greatest baseball stat every created.

    People in 100 years from now will ask "Where were you when you first heard about PISS?"

    Or..you know, they won't know what you're talking about and no one will ever say that.

    • 54 min
    Episode 227 - Nelson Figueroa Joins the Show

    Episode 227 - Nelson Figueroa Joins the Show

    Former Big League pitcher turned Mets analyst and all round good egg, Nelson Figueroa Jr, joins John for an awesome chat covering:

    - The Amazins' chances for 2021
    - Nelson's life-long romance with the Mets, and his enduring place in their history
    - How he ended up making his Shea debut for their bitter rivals, the Phillies
    - His globe-trotting exploits as a hired gun winner in Taiwan, Mexico and the Dominican

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 226 - The Second Coming of Mike Piazza

    Episode 226 - The Second Coming of Mike Piazza

    John, Rob and Russell are back with our first weekly MLB show of the season.

    They spare praise for MLB's All-Star Game move, Shohei Ohtani, Akil Baddoo and Jazz Chisholm, but scorn the number of fun players already hit by injury, the handling of the Nick Castellanos situation and the utterly honking Miami Marlins.

    • 48 min
    Episode 225 - Tim Melville Joins the Show

    Episode 225 - Tim Melville Joins the Show

    The newest member of baseball's no-hitter club - Tim Melville of the CPBL Uni-Lions - joins us fresh off his 142 pitch history maker on Good Friday.

    We talk about his route to the Majors with the Reds, Twins, Padres and Rockies; growing up in the Royals system alongside their World Series winning team; his incredible 2019 which started clearing tables in a BBQ restaurant and ended in the Rockies rotation; Joseph Daniel Votto and his already infamous post no-no MVP dance.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 224 - Full Kit Banter

    Episode 224 - Full Kit Banter

    It's Opening Day! John, Rob and Darius consider their team's prospects for the upcoming season, consider which spring performances they're actually buying, and look ahead to some potential 2021 storylines.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

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Striking Chat

Great British take on what is a fast growing sport, keep up the good work guys.

DTList13 ,

Insomnia inducingly brilliant

On nights when the Astros aren’t playing, I stick these guys on when I’m going to sleep. I find myself engaged and laughing and before I know it I’m busy not sleeping and considering being off work the next day. A rare but no less brilliant British take on baseball. Keep it up guys!

S3agu11s ,

Brits do baseball....

Yes that’s right, these guys bring knowledge and humour together in such perfection that has not been seen since Wade Miley last pitched for the Brewers! If you are a British Baseball fan this is a must listen!

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