• BSUK seeks Head of Operations, Development Manager - join us!

    Passionate about baseball and/or softball? Want to help grow both games in the UK? Now’s your chance! BaseballSoftballUK has two vacancies to join the team – a rarity with our staff. Both roles are vital to our objective of getting more people playing baseball and softball in more places across the United Kingdom, with the ability to help shape the two sports for years to come. This is an incredibly exciting time for both sports, with GB Softball achieving their best-ever world ranki
  • North West Series 2 recap - Sunshine in the North

    This past weekend saw yet another fantastic set of softball days in Manchester, with plenty of sunshine on offer. The weekend Saturday Saturday was dedicated to the Rec level teams, playing a full round-robin into straight finals, giving seven games to each team! The Yorkshire Dales, cleverly managed by John Fletcher, didn't lose a game in the round-robin portion of play and took on the 4-2 Tigers in the 1st vs 2nd final. Unfortunately for the Yorkshire team, experienced Tigers manager Dave War
  • Sun lotion and curveballs: Why MLB is gripped by dubious ‘foreign substances’

    Sun lotion and curveballs: Why MLB is gripped by dubious ‘foreign substances’
    Pitchers have always bent the rules to make their pitches harder to hit. But this season, with batters struggling, the authorities are starting to crack downIt’s a good time to be a pitcher in Major League Baseball: they are enjoying their most dominant season since 1968, which baseball historians refer to as “The Year of the Pitcher”. And it’s all the more welcome for the pitchers as they’ve spent the last few years being brutalized by the game’s sluggers. It
  • GBFL Weekend 2 Recap: Stags’ Do

    By Hugh ScorgieThe second game day of the season for the Great Britain Fastpitch League (GBFL) was a “men’s only” day on Saturday 12 June at Farnham Park, where the Stags took over the league lead with three solid wins. Those three wins, added to the two the Stags picked up on the GBFL’s Opening Day back in May, gave them an undefeated 5-0 record and a two-game edge in the loss column against the 2019 champions Meteors. Meanwhile, a beautiful summer’s day also feat
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  • Farnham Park Girls Softball Series starts 24 June; Bring Softball to your School!

    BaseballSoftballUK, the national development agency for baseball and softball, is excited to announce the return of the Farnham Park Girls Softball Series– a four-week after school fastpitch league at Farnham Park National Baseball & Softball Complex! As part of our overall strategy and our goal to promote and oversee fastpitch opportunities, BSUK will offer both a four-week Series as well as in-school sessions, available on a first come, first serve basis. The Series is designed for
  • Farnham Park Girls Softball Series returns + Softball at your School!

    BaseballSoftballUK, the national development agency for baseball and softball, is excited to announce the return of the Farnham Park Girls Softball Series– a four-week after school fastpitch league at Farnham Park National Baseball & Softball Complex! As part of our overall strategy and our goal to promote and oversee fastpitch opportunities, BSUK will offer both a four-week Series as well as in-school sessions, available on a first come, first serve basis. The Series is designed for
  • Is the Covid-19 pandemic to blame for the rise in MLB injuries?

    Is the Covid-19 pandemic to blame for the rise in MLB injuries?
    The lack of structure over the last year has made regular training and playing schedules difficult. The results can be seen in baseball treatment roomsBaseball is a grind. Among the major US professional sports, MLB has the longest season: 162 regular-season games. Last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 season was shortened, which to many, seemed like a good thing. It would lead to an increased rest period and hopefully less injuries. It seems, however, that the opposite has come t
  • Australia’s baseball team give up on Olympic bid due to Covid travel issues

    Australia’s baseball team give up on Olympic bid due to Covid travel issues
    World No 6 team pull out of final qualifying tournament‘Insurmountable’ logistical challenges cited as reasonAustralia’s baseballers have given up trying to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics because of coronavirus complications. The Australians, ranked sixth in the world, have pulled out of their final qualifying tournament for the Games because of insurmountable travel and quarantine logistics.Baseball Australia’s chief executive Glenn Williams says the “gut-wrenching
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  • Rebeldes, Milton Keyes Victorious in Battle For Britain at Farnham Park

    The annual Battle for Britain tournament was held at Farnham Park for the very first time this past weekend, and what a weekend it was! Featuring a record 12 teams vying for two titles – one for the Higher Division and one for the Lower - the action was nonstop.Originally created by the Kent Buccaneers and held in Tonbridge, Kent, the Battle For Britain celebrates British Baseball from across the UK. With teams representing Scotland, the East of England Baseball League, the West Midlands
  • England v Romania memories, baseball bungling and flying stumps | Classic YouTube

    England v Romania memories, baseball bungling and flying stumps | Classic YouTube
    This week’s roundup also features Italy’s Euro 2020 squad rapping and Premier League one-goal wonders1) Italy pulled out all the stops for their Euro 2020 squad announcement, with the selected players taking part in a three-hour variety show. All in good fun, even if the rap segment might have been a bit much. It was all too much for Stefano Sensi.2) The French Open is in full swing at Roland Garros. Check out some fine sliding, a delightful drop shot from Gaël Monfils, skills f
  • The baseball shirt: cultural icon and fashion accessory – in pictures

    The baseball shirt: cultural icon and fashion accessory – in pictures
    The evolution of the baseball shirt, on and off the field, and its journey from item of sportswear to emblem of American culture and catwalk regular, is charted in an exhibition opening 12 June at the Worcester Art Museum, MA. Covering 170 years of design, with an accompanying book by Erin R Corrales-Diaz – The Iconic Jersey: Baseball x Fashion is published by D Giles Ltd Continue reading...
  • GBFL Weekend 1 Recap: Back on the Diamond

    After a year-long Covid hiatus and then a rain-out on May 8th, the Great Britain Fastpitch League finally had its opening weekend this past Saturday! All results can be found on the GBFL site here.This season has so far featured exciting games and excellent turnout, despite the year away from competition. The 2021 season boasts 5 men’s teams and 4 women’s teams, and their captains and coaches are looking forward to an exciting year for their teams. After a full weekend of softball,
  • Slowpitch Softball Academy Returns 4 July!

    BaseballSoftballUK’s popular Slowpitch Softball Academy returns to Farnham Park on 4 July 2021- perfect for a mid-season tune-up or for those looking to learn new ways of training! Training will again be delivered by expert BSUK coaches, led by Robbie Robison and based around a carefully-designed programme of skills development. This session is aimed at slowpitch players looking for a refresher course during the 2021 outdoor season. The Slowpitch Softball Academy is primarily for adult pla
  • Strikeouts fests to old fans: How existential are the existential threats to MLB?

    Strikeouts fests to old fans: How existential are the existential threats to MLB?
    From long games to the lack of household names, there are a lot of reasons why MLB is losing fans. But don’t write off baseball just yetThe problems with Major League Baseball can perhaps best be summed up by an anecdote from the NBA. When the news broke that famous (and infamous) New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was part of a group purchasing the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, a reporter asked shooting guard Anthony Edwards’s thoughts. “I don’t know who that
  • Pride Shines at Annual Manchester LGBTQ+ Softball Tourney

    Saturday, 22nd May saw players from Bristol, Leeds, York, Liverpool, Cardiff and across the UK join their friends in Manchester for the 6th Annual Manchester LGBTQ+ Tournament! The annual event returned after a year off due to COVID-19 with attendees playing softball, showing support for the LGBTQ+ community and raising funds for the Pride Youth Games. 27 games of softball were played, while medals were awarded to the winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze groups. The atmosphere was that o
  • Pride Shines at 6th Annual Manchester LGBTQ+ Softball Tournament

    Saturday, 22nd May saw players from Bristol, Leeds, York, Liverpool, Cardiff and across the UK join their friends in Manchester for the 6th Annual Manchester LGBTQ+ Tournament! The annual event returned after a year off due to COVID-19 with attendees playing softball, showing support for the LGBTQ+ community and raising funds for the Pride Youth Games. 27 games of softball were played, while medals were awarded to the winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze groups. The atmosphere was that o
  • Yankees’ Corey Kluber silences Rangers for MLB’s sixth no-hitter this season

    Yankees’ Corey Kluber silences Rangers for MLB’s sixth no-hitter this season
    Kluber threw the the major leagues’ sixth no-hitter this seasonSecond no-hitter in two nights after Tigers’ Turnbull on TuesdayCorey Kluber threw the the major leagues’ sixth no-hitter this season and second in two nights, leading the New York Yankees over the Texas Rangers 2-0 on Wednesday night.The 35-year-old right-hander, nicknamed Klubot for his robot-like demeanor, came within a four-pitch walk to Charlie Culberson in the third inning of throwing a perfect game. Related:
  • BSUK partners with local Dair House School in Buckinghamshire

    BaseballSoftballUK and Dair House School are proud to announce a partnership to bring softball to more primary age school children in Buckinghamshire. BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK), the national development agency for baseball and softball, operates the UK’s only national training facility at Farnham Park Baseball & Softball Complex, located in Farnham Royal. With a remit to grow participation for children particularly within the local community, the development agency partnered with loca
  • Tigers’ Spencer Turnbull shuts down Seattle for fifth no-hitter of MLB season

    Tigers’ Spencer Turnbull shuts down Seattle for fifth no-hitter of MLB season
    Fifth no-hitter ties mark for most before 18 May since 1917Turnbull’s no-no is first for Detroit since Verlander in 2011Spencer Turnbull pitched the fifth no-hitter in the majors already this season, sending the Detroit Tigers to a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.Turnbull, who led the big leagues in losses when he went 3-17 two years ago, had never gone more than seven innings in any of his previous 49 starts over three seasons. But a fastball in the mid-90mph range
  • Detroit’s Spencer Turnbull twirls fifth no-hitter of MLB season against Seattle

    Detroit’s Spencer Turnbull twirls fifth no-hitter of MLB season against Seattle
    Fifth no-hitter ties mark for most before 18 May since 1917Turnbull’s no-no is first for Detroit since Verlander in 2011Spencer Turnbull pitched the fifth no-hitter in the majors already this season, sending the Detroit Tigers to a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.Turnbull, who led the big leagues in losses when he went 3-17 two years ago, had never gone more than seven innings in any of his previous 49 starts over three seasons. But a fastball in the mid-90mph range
  • GoSketch School Programme Expanding this Summer!

    BaseballSoftballUK, the national development body for baseball and softball, is excited to announce that the GoSketch Baseball Softball programme across Sussex will be expanding during the summer term. The GoSketch programme allows groups of young people to learn how to play baseball & softball while also putting their creative design skills to work. Each group works together to create their logo and team names, which are engraved on bats and feature on team kit for each young person taking
  • Sports quiz of the week: champions, crowds and comebacks

    Sports quiz of the week: champions, crowds and comebacks
    Who put his foot down? Who fell away? Who lit up?Manchester City won the Premier League with three games to spare. Where were they in the table on Christmas Day?SecondFourthSixthEighth Mike Brown is leaving Harlequins this summer after 16 years at the club, but why will he not be playing in their last few games of the season?His manager told him he wants to “try out a new player in that position” He injured himself while axe throwing on a bonding trip with his new teammates He drove
  • BaseballSoftballUK, Pride Tape partner to Strike Out Hate

    BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK) and Pride Tape are proud to announce a new partnership to Strike Out Hate in the UK. The campaign, under the Strike Out Hate UK banner, has the goal of driving positive social change by making baseball and softball, at all levels, a more welcoming and inclusive environment for players, their families and fans of every race, colour, age, ability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. The pro
  • Giants’ Drew Robinson crushes home run year after losing his right eye

    Giants’ Drew Robinson crushes home run year after losing his right eye
    Outfielder has been an advocate for mental health29-year-old was determined to resume career after injuryDrew Robinson, who lost his right eye a year ago, completed a remarkable comeback on Tuesday night when he hit his first home run since his injury.Robinson sustained the injury when he attempted to kill himself last year. His ensuing journey back to baseball was covered in detail in a story by ESPN earlier this year, and he has since become an advocate for mental health awareness. Drew Robins
  • Revived Manchester Facility Project Progresses to Planning Phase

    Seven years ago, BaseballSoftballUK started the process of exploring a baseball and softball facility in Manchester, creating a northern accompaniment to Farnham Park National Baseball & Softball Complex. Today, we are very pleased to announce that the project has been re-established, and is actively being progressed with Manchester City Council (MCC). Please see the proposed plans by the council which have been drawn up with our help here. The facility is part of the development of the Hou
  • MLB orders A’s to look at relocation from Oakland as stadium search continues

    MLB orders A’s to look at relocation from Oakland as stadium search continues
    League deems current stadium ‘not a viable option’Las Vegas, Vancouver and Nashville are possible destinationsMajor League Baseball instructed the Athletics to explore relocation options as the team tries to secure a new ballpark it hopes will keep the club in Oakland long-term.MLB released a statement on Tuesday expressing its longtime determination that the current Coliseum site is “not a viable option for the future vision of baseball.” Related: Ancient, leaking, soull
  • Fastpitch @ Farnham Training Sessions Start this Weekend!

    BaseballSoftballUK is happy to announce Fastpitch @ Farnham – a summer full of fastpitch softball training opportunities at Farnham Park! Whether you’re a veteran player or just starting your fastpitch journey, these training sessions are open to all ages and abilities! Register here. Training will be delivered by expert BSUK coaches, led by Fastpitch Development Manager and professional player for Olympia Haarlem, Alyson Spinas-Valainis. Each session is designed and based around a
  • The New York Yankees aren’t evil anymore, they’re just boring

    The New York Yankees aren’t evil anymore, they’re just boring
    The Bronx Bombers are in danger of losing their place as the premier franchise in baseball after a series of ringless, sizzle-less seasonsFor roughly a century, the New York Yankees have stood at the center of Major League Baseball’s universe. That’s where you live when you win 27 World Series titles, are continuously near the top of baseball’s payroll list, and play in one of the biggest sports markets in the world.Traditionally, the Yankees have been in it to win at all costs
  • The New York Yankees aren’t evil any more, they’re just boring

    The New York Yankees aren’t evil any more, they’re just boring
    The Bronx Bombers are in danger of losing their place as the premier franchise in baseball after a series of ringless, sizzle-less seasonsFor roughly a century, the New York Yankees have stood at the center of Major League Baseball’s universe. That’s where you live when you win 27 World Series titles, are continuously near the top of baseball’s payroll list, and play in one of the biggest sports markets in the world.Traditionally, the Yankees have been in it to win at all costs
  • Baltimore Orioles’ John Means throws no-hitter facing minimum 27 batters

    Baltimore Orioles’ John Means throws no-hitter facing minimum 27 batters
    Means throws no-hitter in 6-0 victory over Seattle MarinersLefty tosses Orioles’ first solo no-hitter since Palmer in 1969Means faces minimum 27; only runner on strikeout-wild pitchBaltimore Orioles left-hander John Means threw a no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday afternoon.It was the 10th no-hitter in Baltimore’s franchise history, the team’s first since 1991 and the first thrown by an individual pitcher since Jim Palmer in 1969.JOHN
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  • Yankees and Mets permitted 100% capacity if all fans are vaccinated

    Yankees and Mets permitted 100% capacity if all fans are vaccinated
    Teams will also offer free tickets along with vaccinationsBroadway venues to open at 100% capacity in SeptemberThe Yankees and Mets can increase capacity from 20% to 100% at their ballparks for home games starting on 19 May as long as fans are vaccinated against Covid-19 – and both teams will be giving away free tickets along with vaccinations.New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, made the announcement at a news conference on Wednesday with Yankees president Randy Levine and Mets presid
  • Why the Dodgers-Padres turbo-charged rivalry is great for baseball

    Why the Dodgers-Padres turbo-charged rivalry is great for baseball
    The rivalry between the teams was a one-sided affair for many years. After an offseason arms race, it’s become the most interesting one in baseballIf you ask the Los Angeles Dodgers, they may deny that they have a rivalry with the San Diego Padres. The Dodgers, after all, have won the NL West for the last eight seasons while the San Diego Padres’ 2020 postseason appearance was their first since 2006. That was three presidents ago. However, their first two series this season have made
  • More than ever, baseball’s unwritten rules were made to be broken

    More than ever, baseball’s unwritten rules were made to be broken
    If America’s pastime is going to survive this century, it’s going to have to let its brash young personalities shine throughOn Saturday the Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the San Diego Padres in what has become baseball’s hottest rivalry. To say the Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr started it off with a bang would be putting it mildly.After taking a chest-high cutter from the Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer on the game’s first pitch for a strike, Tatis struck back on the very next
  • Phillies’ Bryce Harper ‘feels good’ after taking 97mph fastball to left cheek

    Phillies’ Bryce Harper ‘feels good’ after taking 97mph fastball to left cheek
    Phillies’ $330m star hit by pitch in sixth inning of 5-2 winHarper appeared to have only minor swelling and bruisingPhillies star Bryce Harper said he feels fine after being hit in the face by a 96.9mph fastball Wednesday night, forcing him from Philadelphia’s game against St Louis.“Everything feels good,” Harper said in a video he posted to Instagram. He said he got a CT scan and other testing and “Everything came back good.”Génesis Cabrera hits Bryce
  • BSUK Player of the Week Debuts Next Week!

    The playing community is the backbone of our two sports, and our ambition to make them grow. As baseball and softball players return to the diamond this summer, we want to honour them as much as possible. Starting next week, and for every week throughout the playing season, BaseballSoftballUK will be naming two Players of the Week - one from baseball and one from softball - and we need your nominations! Every Monday at 10 AM as part of the weekly baseball and softball thread, nominations will o
  • BSUK + BSF join Social Media Boycott to Protest Online Abuse

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK), the national development agency for baseball and softball in the United Kingdom, and the British Softball Federation (BSF), the National Governing Body for softball, will join charity Kick it Out and football organisations across the country in boycotting all social media this weekend to protest racist abuse and discrimination online. The four-day boycott, supported by the Football Association, Premier League, The Barclay's FA Women
  • Baseball commentator makes incredible catch in booth: 'My hand hurts so bad' – video

    Baseball commentator makes incredible catch in booth: 'My hand hurts so bad' – video
    It was baseball commentator Geoff Haxton who pulled off a spectacular play during Texas Tech's game against West Virginia. Barely breaking his flow, the play-by-play announcer made a remarkable one-handed catch when a foul ball popped up directly into his booth Continue reading...
  • Therapy bunny at San Francisco Giants game becomes instant sensation

    Therapy bunny at San Francisco Giants game becomes instant sensation
    Therapy bunny at Marlins-Giants game becomes Twitter starRabbit belongs to local woman who lost restaurant during CovidA handsome, golden-colored therapy bunny named Alex came to the ballpark and stole the hearts of San Francisco Giants fans Thursday night, attending the series opener against Miami with owners Kei Kato and Josh Row.Sporting a dark bow tie with orange crabs to represent the Giants’ colors, four-and-a-half-month-old Alex earned some major screen time in the early innings &nd
  • Republicans want Black people to disappear. Sports leagues can help stop them | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Republicans want Black people to disappear. Sports leagues can help stop them | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    I know from personal experience that protest has its costs. But by banding together we can stop those who would subvert democracyAthletes, politicians and even corporate America have been speaking out about the recent Republican-led legislation in Georgia that seems to target Black citizens by making it harder for them to vote. But for all the sabre-rattling, finger-wagging and stern letter-writing, it was Major League Baseball who actually took direct action on 2 April by moving their All-Star
  • Republicans want Black people to disappear. Sports leagues can help stop them

    Republicans want Black people to disappear. Sports leagues can help stop them
    I know from personal experience that protest has its costs. But by banding together we can stop those who would subvert democracyAthletes, politicians and even corporate America have been speaking out about the recent Republican-led legislation in Georgia that seems to target Black citizens by making it harder for them to vote. But for all the sabre-rattling, finger-wagging and stern letter-writing, it was Major League Baseball who actually took direct action on 2 April by moving their All-Star
  • North West Series 1 recap—softball returns to Manchester!

    On the weekend of 17-18 April, BaseballSoftballUK staff helped relaunch play in the North West with the long-awaited return of the North West Softball Series.   The weekend The weather didn’t disappoint, with two beautiful sunny days in Manchester, allowing for 17 teams to compete across exactly 50 softball games -- all while working on a suntan! BSUK staff had to plan the first post-lockdown tournament down to the finest detail, in line with the Return to Play plan. With plenty
  • North West Series 1 Recap - Softball returns to Manchester!

    This past Saturday and Sunday, BaseballSoftballUK's staff helped relaunch play in the North West with the long awaited return of the North West Softball Series tournament. The weekend The weather didn’t disappoint, with two beautiful sunny days in Manchester allowing for 17 teams to compete across exactly 50 softball games - all while working on a suntan! BSUK's staff had to plan the first post-lockdown tournament down to the finest detail, in line with the Return to Play plan. With
  • Classic YouTube: League Cup finals, a 46mph fastball and a snooker howler

    Classic YouTube: League Cup finals, a 46mph fastball and a snooker howler
    This week’s roundup also features a Zoltan Gera stunner for West Brom and the fastest ever Super League try1) It’s the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, though Spurs have dispensed with José Mourinho, a winner in 2005 (featuring a Steven Gerrard own goal), 2007, 2012 when John Terry got the winner and 2017, the Zlatan Ibrahimovic show. Manchester City are chasing their fourth straight League Cup, a feat previously achieved by Liverpool when they beat Everton in a 1984 final replay,
  • Nets’ seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge retires suddenly after heart scare

    Nets’ seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge retires suddenly after heart scare
    35-year-old experienced irregular heartbeat during final gameVeteran had recently joined Brooklyn from San AntonioLaMarcus Aldridge retired from the NBA on Thursday after saying he experienced an irregular heartbeat during what proved to be his final game with the Brooklyn Nets.Aldridge, 35, posted a statement on social media saying the heart concerns he had during and after Brooklyn’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday was one of the “scariest things” he has experience
  • Twins’ Andrelton Simmons ruled out with Covid-19 week after declining vaccine

    Twins’ Andrelton Simmons ruled out with Covid-19 week after declining vaccine
    Vaccine was made available to team last ThursdayShortstop said he refused shot for personal reasonsMinnesota Twins shortstop Andrelton Simmons has tested positive for coronavirus and was placed on the Covid-19 injured list on Wednesday before the team’s doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox.Simmons has said he doesn’t plan to get the Covid-19 vaccine, which was made available in a single-shot dosage to the team at Target Field last Thursday. Related: MLB's war on the joy of watchin
  • Join BSUK at the 2021 UK Corporate Games!

    This summer, BaseballSoftballUK has partnered with the UK Corporate Games 2021 in Lancaster to deliver two days of softball competition – and we’re offering a great way to get your company ready! Founded in 1988, the Corporate Games are the world’s largest multi-sport festivals for businesses with great sports and fabulous celebrations for everyone to enjoy regardless of their age, ability or level of fitness. All events offer participants and organisations team building, bran
  • Cleveland Indians’ Yu Chang receives racist tweets after making error

    Cleveland Indians’ Yu Chang receives racist tweets after making error
    Cleveland first baseman receives racist tweets after costly errorChang, who is Taiwanese, shared some of the anti-Asian tweetsCleveland Indians first baseman Yu Chang shared some racist tweets he received after making a costly error in Monday night’s game in Chicago.Chang, who is Taiwanese, posted some of the anti-Asian tweets on his Twitter account Tuesday while asking for tolerance. One of the messages referred to the shape of his eyes and another referred to the coronavirus.Exercise you
  • Joe Musgrove tosses first no-hitter in San Diego Padres’ 53-year history

    Joe Musgrove tosses first no-hitter in San Diego Padres’ 53-year history
    Musgrove pitches first no-hitter in San Diego team historyPadres had been only active MLB team without a no-hitterSan Diego Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove pitched the first no-hitter in the history of his hometown team, allowing only one baserunner in a 3-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.The Padres were the only active MLB franchise without a no-hitter, and it came in their 8,206th regular-season game – from a 28-year-old who grew up just down the road in El Cajon, Califo
  • Will moving the All-Star Game cost Georgia $100m? Almost certainly not

    Will moving the All-Star Game cost Georgia $100m? Almost certainly not
    Huge figures are often thrown around when it comes to the economic impact of sporting events. But many experts say the sums are usually wishful thinkingMajor League Baseball has found itself at the center of a maelstrom over its decision to relocate this year’s All-Star Game from Atlanta over a new law in Georgia that critics say is a form of voter suppression.Naturally, Donald Trump didn’t take long to pipe up. He released a statement calling for a boycott of baseball for “int
  • Reflecting on Coach Summit 2021

    The annual BaseballSoftballUK Coach Summit has come to be one of the highlights of BSUK’s Coach Education programme. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the format was modified as the entire Summit moved online. Starting with a launch on Saturday 30 January 2021 via Zoom, it was followed by a series of nine weeknight sessions in February and March. This year’s Coach Summit was very popular, with free admission for BSUK Chartered Club members and all BSUK licensed coaches. In tot

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