Being a baseball fan in the UK, the three most unoriginal questions that I get asked are:

  • “Why is it called the World Series?”
  • “Why do they never hit the ball?”
  • “That’s just like rounders, isn’t it?”

I should probably do more to challenge people’s preconceptions of the game.

My baseball team of choice is the San Francisco Giants. I also follow West Bromwich Albion F.C., though somewhat less than I used to, and try to cast an eye on other sporting events, anything from college basketball’s March Madness to the Snooker Shoot-Out.

I write about whatever happens to interest me at the time. Sometimes my posts can be quite short, either because I don’t have time to write more expansively or simply because I can’t think of much to say.

2 responses to “About”

  1. peacefulhands9 says :

    Baseball and Rounders are cousins … they evolved from the same even-older bat-and-ball games. I’m working on a post (will get to it some day …) on the crazy evolution of baseball. How did you end up a baseball fan in the UK? I look forward to reading your posts!

    • 48panda says :

      I was initially made aware of baseball via The Book of Baseball, published in 1987. I reviewed this book at http://www.baseballgb.co.uk/?p=16388
      I also collected the few Topps baseball cards that were released to the UK market in the late 1980s. However, I only really got into the game seriously about 3 years ago. I think my sustained interest since then has much to do with the technology of our age, i.e. MLB TV making every single game available via the internet. Being able to follow the sport so closely is something that would not have been possible a few years ago.

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