This isn't about jumping on a bandwagon. This is the excitement at feeling as if 2016 could finally be the Chicago Cubs' year. Earlier today Jake Arrieta pitched a no-hit game, the second of his career, to give the Cubs a 16-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Another memory of one of the darkest eras of athletics history - the East German sports "program" - was erased on Friday night.
The news on the Olympic baseball is that there is none. I will never stop grumbling about this.
President Obama throws out the first pitch on the opening day of the 2010 Major League Baseball season. All I can say is "Ball One!"
You can just imagine the joy in the hearts of the average (non Mets-following) New Yorker at their beloved Yankees' victory in the World Series for only the twenty-seventh time in their history. But when it came time for the street parade, there was a dilemma for your average GFC-disabled reveller. In the era of live stock prices online and on live television, what to do for ticker tape?
No problem. Just throw paper out the window. Shredded? Nah, waste of time. Just throw paper. Any paper. Waste paper, personal documents, sensitive commercial papers, anything.
Baseball in Iraq was born following the US-led invasion of 2003, and like other attempts to infuse American culture, it hasn't been entitrely successful, Al Jazeera English takes up the story.
It would have been a good rugby league score, but it happened on Sunday in the California League, which is to MLB roughly what, oh, Group 6 is to the NRL. The Lake Elsinore Storm defeated the High Desert Mavericks 33-18.
Item One - Newtown 8 Wentworthville 12. After a record 24 minutes of sudden-death extra-time and nineteen missed attempts at golden point field goals by both sides, the Maggies ended it with a try. For the second time in three years, the Bluebags have lost the NSWRL Cup GF in extra time after falling for a kick-a-field-goal-from-anywhere-on-the-ground strategy. Credit where it's due - Wenty dominated the second half and the bulk of the extra time.
It's my favourite team sport at the Olympics and it's being tossed out for 2012. The baseball (or as they call it in the Netherlands, honkbal) competition began on Wednesday. Australia failed to qualify for the tournament, as therefore there is next to zero chance of any coverage on Channel Seven. Even SBS gives us some vague promises of no more than an hour's coverage on each of Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd, semis and finals days respectively.