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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 the UK domestic game.

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    • 4.8, 42 Ratings

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

    Episode 194 - Anika Orrock Joins the Show

    Episode 194 - Anika Orrock Joins the Show

    Guest hosts Sarah and Helen from the UK Yankees podcast, the Empire Strikes Back, are joined the the brilliant Annika Orrock to discuss her fabulous new book The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

    You can find it on Amazon right here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Incredible-All-American-Professional-Baseball-League/dp/1452173648

    And you can find The Empire Strikes Back podcast right here: https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-empire-strikes-back

    • 59 min
    Episode 193 - Second Thoughts

    Episode 193 - Second Thoughts

    Rachel, Rob, Russell and Darius chat about their favourite things from the season so far, debate the runner on second base in extra innings, and recap a whole lot more from the first week of the 2020 season.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 192 - Three Days in July

    Episode 192 - Three Days in July

    Tom, Russ and John are joined by Miami Marlins UK's Pete Pratt to discuss a dramatic day in MLB following a classic Opening Weekend for the 2020 season.

    Will three days in July be all the MLB musters this year?

    • 57 min
    Episode 191 - Sprint Preview

    Episode 191 - Sprint Preview

    Ben, Darius, Tom and John preview the 60 game wild card season in trademark BFN fashion - by inputting win totals into a spreadsheet you can't see.

    Listen in to hear which basket your team falls into:

    - Teams we hate because they suck
    - Teams we hate because they are amazing
    - Teams we hate due to their abject banality

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 190 - 2020 Baseball Visions - The Minor Leaguer with Mitch Horacek

    Episode 190 - 2020 Baseball Visions - The Minor Leaguer with Mitch Horacek

    Twins lefty Mitch Horacek joins to chat about the plight of minor league baseball players during COVID. During a candid conversation he discusses the need for union representation in the minors, goes into the moral conundrum of 'staying ready' for a spot on a COVID hit team, and talks about his own diversification into the world of web development to get by.

    This is a fascinating, and pretty heartbreaking listen.

    You can find Mitch and Anthony Shew's web design company 'In the Zone' at https://inthezone.dev/

    • 47 min
    Episode 189 - 2020 Baseball Visions - The MLBPA Agent, with Joshua Kusnick

    Episode 189 - 2020 Baseball Visions - The MLBPA Agent, with Joshua Kusnick

    MLBPA certified agent Joshua Kusnick joins to offer his perspective on whether the season should/will go ahead, the stagnation of the free agent market, the impact on his client Carlos Asuaje and the systemic racism across baseball as a sport, viewed from his perspective having represented high-profile black players such as Michael Brantley, Lorenzo Cain and Jeremy Jeffress.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Game 162 ,

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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