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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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Tom is joined by MLB's head groundskeeper, Murray Cook to discuss his role and the upcoming London Series. They start by discovering how Murray got into being a groundskeeper, then his previous projects and finally the London Series.... more

Craig Calcaterra joins John to discuss Britpop, sticking to sports, baseball's faux history, and the fact that the media is obsessed with ill-informed vox pops the world over.

John talks to NBC Sports Lead Baseball Writer Craig Calcaterra about 'sticking to sports', covering baseball from the middle of nowhere and his recent tour of the UK's crappest towns.

Christmas is here! John is joined by Tom 'Jingle', Darius and Ben for a live Christmas special, complete with mince pies, mulled wine, silly jumpers and secret santa. They go over listeners Christmas wish lists, deciding whether... more

MLB.com's Mike Petriello is the special guest this week, joining Russell and Darius to talk about Statcast, from what to look for when using the data to what might be coming in the future. They also discuss Mike's experience with... more

John and Darius are joined by MLB Community's Dave Shaw to discuss MLB London's ticket prices and taking a positive from a negative through fan owned events, plus some hot stove chat and listener Qs. Episode title c/o Bob Stanley... more

The season is over and the Red Sox are champions. Tom, Ben, and Darius discuss the World Series, including how we were still wrong about Boston even though they won, and whether Alex Cora and his gut reactions really beat the... more

John talks to Joey Mellows aka 'Baseball Brit' about his 75 game baseball adventure. Joey shares his favourite spots, meetings and experiences of the trip, a few scrapes and wild stories and tips for planning your own... more

John begins the show going crazy about the Jose Altuve "home run" reactions, whilst trying to stay calm. Tom then tries to bring John down by making reference to his now famous "passed ball" line. Darius laughs at both of them... more