Tag Archives: WBCQ

Colombia’s Julio and His Tricolor Dream

Baseball fans outside Colómbia probably have not heard the name Erick Julio, but anyone who has ever met the Rockies’ young pitching prospect could not forget him. Julio is one of the most genuine and enthusiastic baseball players in the … 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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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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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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GB Prospect Watch as Younger Chisholm Signs

In a move yet to be reported by the Diamondbacks, the younger brother of Great Britain’s Jazz Chisholm has also signed with Arizona. Dominique, or ‘Deejay’, inked a professional contract with his big brother’s organisation. Jazz announced the move via … Continue reading

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Young Players Shine at Brooklyn World Baseball Classic Qualifier

By Gabriel Fidler BROOKLYN, New York – Watching the World Baseball Classic as a fan adds a whole new dimension to following baseball, as countries form their own dream teams where David Wright, Giancarlo Stanton, and Ryan Braun face off … Continue reading

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Handmade Bats and Selling the Family Car: Baseball in Pakistan

BROOKLYN, New York – There is no doubt that the World Baseball Classic has increased fan awareness of baseball outside the traditional hotspots of North and Latin America and the Far East, with the introduction of the qualifying rounds doing … Continue reading

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Nateshon Thomas, British Virgin Islands Baseball Trailblazer

By Gabriel Fidler, @extrainnings_bb BROOKLYN, New York – Great Britain entered the recent World Baseball Classic Qualifier as a serious underdog, but upset Brazil and defeated Pakistan on its way to the qualifier final against Israel. While Israel claimed the … Continue reading

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Treacle, Crumpets, and Great Britain’s All-Star Pitching Coach

By Gabriel Fidler, @extrainnings_bb BROOKLYN, New York – At the recently completed World Baseball Classic Qualifier, Israel advanced to the main body of the World Baseball Classic in March, fending off a determined Great Britain, which had upset Brazil and … Continue reading

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