Category Archives: Great Britain

The Week in International Baseball (1-14 October)

After touring the South Atlantic and Southern Leagues as the minor league season finished, our coverage shifted to the UK and Asia, where we covered tournaments at varying levels. We gave regular updates and play-by-play on Twitter from the Asian … Continue reading

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Blake Taylor on Team GB, Injuries, and Prawn Cocktail Crisps

At first glance, prawn cocktail crisps and the great Trevor Hoffman seem to have little in common, but for a dual national like Blake Taylor, these are two of the Anglo-American’s favourite things. While the imported potato snacks helped Taylor … Continue reading

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Conlon on Double-A, Team GB, and Thanksgiving Crackers

Were it not for The Troubles, left-handed pitcher P.J. Conlon might be a household name among British and Irish sporting aficionados. Instead, Conlon, who has a standard American accent, is quickly rising the ranks of the Mets’ organisation after growing … Continue reading

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Japan Holds Narrow Lead over USA in New World Rankings

The new world rankings were revealed yesterday by the World Baseball and Softball Confederation and, though the top six spots remained unchanged, there was significant movement elsewhere in the chart. Big winners included Australia, the Netherlands, and Nicaragua, while Venezuela, … Continue reading

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Gasparini on Hooligans, His Career, and Italy’s Baseball Future

One might expect that “Europe’s Best Prospect Ever,” as Baseball America suggested in the summer of 2013 (link), would be immediately distinguishable by his appearances or car, but Marten Gasparini is a refreshingly calm and focussed 20-year old. Despite being … Continue reading

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U23 Review: Top European Prospects

Unlike in the United States, major league scouts do not regularly show up to watch youth baseball in Europe and, aside from a burgeoning league in the UK, baseball at universities is rare. For most young European baseballers, a national … Continue reading

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Preview: European Under-23 Prospects

The article that follows is a preview of our scouting report for the Under-23 European Championships, available soon. Unlike in the United States, major league scouts do not regularly show up to watch youth baseball teams play in Europe and, … Continue reading

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U23 Euros Review: Team Notes

Our series of Under-23 European Championship reviews have so far zoned in primarily on specific games or players, but today we look at the teams as a whole. As one might expect, the nations that finished at the opposite ends … Continue reading

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U23 Euros Review: Flashing Leather and Swiping Bags

While the German squad finished a disappointing fifth despite only losing a single game, their comeback win against France in pool play and patient approach against Great Britain’s Nolan Bond demonstrate how well-prepared the team was for the tournament. From … Continue reading

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U23 Euros Review: The Top Pitching Performances

Several nations recorded impressive results on the mound at the Under-23 European Championship. Some pitchers shone in their debuts on the hill, while others have seen action before. For Great Britain’s Nolan Bond, the performance likely caught the eye of … Continue reading

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