Category Archives: Interviews

Bond Talks No-No, Pitching for Great Britain

WELS, Austria – This autumn, Nolan Bond will turn 21. Like others his age at the University of Houston, his conversations will include course schedules as he starts harder classes in his field, housing issues, and what he did over … Continue reading

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GB’s Davison on His “Phenomenal” Day in Hyde Park

HYDE PARK, London – Gary Davison has represented Great Britain on a number of different stages, but none have ever been as notable as the one he climbed on July 4, as the Senior National Team member donned a ‘Red … Continue reading

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Shawn Green on MLB International and “Creating a Buzz”

HYDE PARK, London – Shawn Green was always known as a player for his relaxed, sunny demeanour, which made him a natural fit with the Dodgers, where he spent his peak seasons after a trade from the Blue Jays. On … Continue reading

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Tromp Represents Next Wave of Aruban Talent

MANCHESTER, N.H. – In the last eight years, the Netherlands’ national baseball team has seen something of a youth movement, with players like Andruw Jones, Gene Kingsale, and Sidney Ponson retiring, and players like Andrelton Simmons and Kenley Jansen become … Continue reading

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Peña Stars as Sage, Slugger in London Home Run Derby

HYDE PARK, London – Moments before Carlos Peña hit the batting cage before his crowd-pleasing performance at MLB Battlegrounds, we spoke to him about the event and his transition into the instructive phase of his career. Peña had an illustrious … Continue reading

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GB’s Esch on Playing for the Queen, Next to Ichiro

The second in a series of a Season Previews of Great Britain Baseball Players. Jake Esch was due to appear for Great Britain in the 2016 World Baseball Classic Qualifier, but instead found himself summoned to the big leagues by … Continue reading

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GB Star Blake Taylor Healthy, Ready to Climb Ranks

The second in a series of a Season Previews of Great Britain Baseball Players. Blake Taylor was a key pitcher in Great Britain’s improbable run to the championship game of the 2016 World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Brooklyn. The southpaw had … Continue reading

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GB Veteran Roth Aims for Giants’ Staff

The first in a series of a Season Previews of Great Britain Baseball Players. Michael Roth is one of only four pitchers to play for Great Britain in both of its World Baseball Classic appearances, and the only one to merit … Continue reading

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Andrelton Simmons on WBC: “I Felt More Responsible for Carrying the Team”

The fourth in a series of World Baseball Classic retrospectives. ANAHEIM, Calif. – Andrelton Simmons is a household name now, but in the spring of 2013, the slick-fielding shortstop had fewer than 50 major league games under his belt. Simmons … Continue reading

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Segura on Playing for Dominican: “The Best Emotion You’ll Ever Have”

Third in a series of World Baseball Classic retrospectives. ANAHEIM, Calif. – Jean Segura joined new Mariners’ double play partner Robinsón Canó in the World Baseball Classic, where the pair served as one of the Dominican Republic’s middle infield combinations. Segura … Continue reading

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