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Bat Flips And Nerds

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

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John is joined by reps of the Phillies, Braves, Mets and Marlins to discuss the 2018 NL East. Topics inclde the form of the unrepresented Nats, whether Machado will be a Phillie and the future fates of the big three - deGrom, Harper... more

The always brilliant Carlos Peña, a 14 year MLB veteran, joins John (and Darius, a bit later on!) to talk about the state of baseball in 2018 including epic rants on hazing, shifting and the All Star Game. He also answers listener... more

John has a feature length interview with former Blue Jays pitcher Scott Richmond on his long road to the Majors, his current role with Nettuno in Italy and his globetorotting baseball career. Scott also offers some pitching advice to fans,... more

Tom is joined by British based baseball fans; Michael Ivory (Cubs), Craig Hurring (Brewers) and James Feldman (Pirates) to talk all that is good (and very bad) in the NL Central. They go from the depths of the Reds, to the current battle... more

Darius talks to former Oakland A's player Nate Freiman about his Fancred show 'The Launch Angle' and his foray into the world of analytics and coding. They discuss Nate's major league experience, including what it was like to be a Rule... more

Jen McCaffrey digs into her conversations with Red Sox and MLB brass on their hopes for next year's MLB London Series. She and John also address a resurgent Chris Sale and first day nerves for Jalen Beeks.

John is back in the UK and talks about an eventful trip to Boston, including a recreation of the Lion King in the stands. He and Tom discuss Terry Collins vs the Umpires and answer listener questions about the Twins, Harper and Machado.

Dom Clarke (A's), Tom Young (Mariners), George Martin (Astros) and Nick Wright (Angels) join Darius on the second of our divisional roundtables to discuss the AL West, most notably whether the Mariners can push the Astros for the division, if... more

John heads to the wrong cafe to meet the wonderfully accommodating Evan Drellich. They chat about the 2018 Red Sox and Evan's new book 'The Big 50: The Men and Moments that Made the Boston Red Sox', including Evan's... more