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British Baseball Podcast

British Baseball Podcast

By Matthew Mutton

The British baseball podcast is a weekly show for your british baseball needs. Hosted by Matt Mutton and featuring guests ranging from players, coaches and key influencers with in the British grassroots baseball community.

If you have a story to tell or want to reach out, please contact the show on Youtube, twitter, IG, FB @britbaseballpod or email britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com
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Gabriel Rincones Jr
Gabriel Rincones Jr
Gabe Rincones Jr (@GaBeRincones) is the son of former Seattle Mariners Pitcher Gabriel Rincones Sr, he just been drafted for the 2nd time. Gabe tells us about the emotions of draft day and ultimately declining an offer, only to be drafted again in 2022 in the 3rd round by the Phillies.  We touch on leaving Venezuela for Glenrothes in Fife and how baseball was his dream and how his family helped him on his way. to achieve this goal, we also talk about what's illegal to import to the USA from Scotland, peanut butter without jelly? Who's better, him or his dad? what his mates from primary school think about him being drafted, Memories of the 2021 European championships with the GB u23s, How he's been able to handle such an incredible journey and what lessons would he pass on to young GB players about following their dreams and "making it" from here in the UK, how important his faith is and much more.  thanks to Jason Derr and Drew Spencer for the additional questions.
53:40
November 28, 2022
Arthur Kendal
Arthur Kendal
Arthur started his baseball journey in 1963 as a 16 year old in the North West of England and his love of the sport grew from there and took him on many an adventure. We chat about his first game and the Lancashire cup, a visit to the Heineken brewery in Rotterdam before a European game, the Trafford Saints, Great Britain Cadets, his son's involvement at such a young age, the Football Association funding his visit to Atlanta, the 1964 championships, pitching tips from GB HoFer Wally O'Neill and Australian Cricketing legends Ian Glover and Ian Chapels involvement in British Baseball.
01:01:18
November 14, 2022
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
GB Legend Daniel Cooper joins the show to talk about his 10 years of pitching with the national team programme, how its evolved over the years, getting a no hitter at the tender age of 10, getting drafted by the Seattle Mariners, off field antics, Oktoberfest, training with NFL legend Tom Brady, Mike Trout not being able to hit off of him, Gavin Marshall Karaoke and much more.
01:02:55
November 07, 2022
Michael Cresswell - Herts Baseball Club
Michael Cresswell - Herts Baseball Club
Michael (@MrCresswell) is a passionate and enthusiastic member of the British Baseball Community and joins the show this week to share some stories from his time in baseball. We chat about Home and family life and his dads involvement paying baseball in the states in the 1980s, taking over as player/manager in difficult times, what spurred him into getting his BSUK Coaching qualifications, How did he balance friendships vs game day lineups? Single A playoffs memories, his rise to AA and AAA and the differences and adapting the the new levels of competition. Learning in Bulgaria in the European Cup Qualifiers, a personal and challenging 2022 season and did he really play all 9 positions in under 6 innings? all this and more in this weeks episode.
01:06:05
October 31, 2022
Raul Shah
Raul Shah
"I'm just a reflection of the things you've taught me"   GB Baseball and Blue Crab player, Raul Shah joins the show to chat about life, GB and his mission to be the first Indian Baseball player to reach the show, his memories of the WBCQ, being good to go in 25 mins, spotting pitchers early, 2nd base antics,    Also, Lunch with Steph Curry, Being on the Bachelorette and being detained in another country! But which of these is true?
35:05
October 24, 2022
Drew Spencer and Jonathon Cramman
Drew Spencer and Jonathon Cramman
"Pressure is a Privilege"  GB National Team Head Coach Drew Spencer and Scout Jonathon Cramman join the show to talk about the recent World Baseball Qualifiers in Germany.  We hear about the challenges in putting the new squad together, the hard decisions and constructing the team. The common trends between the successful teams they have been apart of, tournament prep, the batting lineups and the pitching depth, off field memories, listener questions and a lot, lot more.
01:33:45
October 17, 2022
Matt Cliff - Blind Baseball Liverpool Trojans feat David Martin-Baez
Matt Cliff - Blind Baseball Liverpool Trojans feat David Martin-Baez
Matt Cliff and David Martin-Baez from the Liverpool Trojans join the show to talk about how Matt is working with the Liverpool Trojans to develop and grow Blind Baseball at a club level.  We chat about another GB success story as we recap the Blind baseball International cup held in Holland in Sportlandgoed de Haamen, Beek on the 20th of August 2022.   How the Trojans are helping to grow the sport, What is involved in Blind Baseball, Benefits of getting visually impaired people into sports, Future plans and how you and your club can set up a Blind Baseball team.  Matt has his own website - Savinorthwest.com   You can also find out more about Blink Baseball below  https://ukblindbaseball.co.uk Facebook: UK blind baseball Association Twitter @ukblindbaseball YouTube Channel: UK blind baseball Association Email: ukblindbaseball@gmail.com
37:25
October 10, 2022
Laura Hirai
Laura Hirai
The First Ball Girl for NY Yankees and the First woman to represent GB men’s baseball, Laura Hirai returns to the British Baseball Podcast for her own feature episode,  we talk about her beginnings in Japan as a 6 year old, her parents support, being the only girl playing at a coaching clinic and her dad battling for her to be a part of it, being the only girl in at a club and in the national team, inspiring kids in local schools, being a youth ambassador for IWBC and meeting members of the women's pro league from the 40s and 50s, being the ball girl for the Yankees in the 2019 London Series, being part of the inaugural GB women team in France, how baseball gave her the mindset to handle criticism in life and much much more. if you can help support this independently run podcast, please head to https://www.patreon.com/britbaseballpod
43:35
September 26, 2022
GB men's seniors have won the 2022 WBC qualifiers!
GB men's seniors have won the 2022 WBC qualifiers!
Roundup of the World baseball classic qualifiers held in Germany in September 2022. Who were the people involved? What were the scores and events? Well here you go.
18:16
September 21, 2022
Kennard Dawson
Kennard Dawson
this week on the British Baseball Podcast, Matthew is joined by Great Britains Kennard Dawson. KD takes us through his baseball journey, from 3 years old to present. They talk about the state of baseball in the British Virgin Islands and how it compares to Britain's baseball scene. Hurricanes destroying the fields, relocating to play baseball at 15, musical instruments, his GB call up and fast progression into the Senior National team, players and coaches that mean the most to him, off field memories of the tournament in Verona, Grassroots baseball, Home Run Derby X, PB with Liam Carroll and chasing his MLB dream. if you or someone you know has an interesting or fun journey in Baseball, let me know via DM (@britbaseballpod) or email britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com and we can chat and share stories.
49:60
September 05, 2022
GB Women in Montpellier in Historic Debut
GB Women in Montpellier in Historic Debut
Head Coach Carlos Casal brings along a player and coach to talk about the historic debut tournament for the GB Women's National Team.
01:05:31
August 22, 2022
Jason West - Tayport Breakers
Jason West - Tayport Breakers
Tayport Breakers Jason West joins the show to talk about life, technical writing, powerlifting, the Scottish Field of Dreams that is Tayports home ground, youth setup in Fife and growing the sport in the region, influences, balancing parenting and creating a baseball team, whiskey and much more.  Jason has also appeared on Ballcaps and Bagpipes, be sure to check out their interview with him here  https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ballcaps-and-bagpipes/id1477658725?i=1000557548645
58:15
August 08, 2022
Great Britain u18s in Sweden 2022
Great Britain u18s in Sweden 2022
"You're playing against the game of Baseball..."  A very special series of interviews kicks off with the GB u18s Skipper Jonathan Rodriguez, Captain Max Manoff and player Tucker Stockman as they chat about the on field fun and share off field stories surrounding the 2022 European Qualifiers in Sweden, waiting 2 years to play, Getting their Mitochondria right (GYMR), energy and mindset, how forming teams in the British Baseball Federations top league, the NBL, has helped them as a squad, staying focused when winning big, guards of honour and forming friendships with the u18 Turkish team, getting defeated by Sweden, hit by pitch fun and clearing a water logged field with Poland PLUS MORE!   if you can support this independent podcast, please head to patron.com/britbaseballpod and spread the love.
55:59
July 25, 2022
Gary Anderson - Head of Performance GB Baseball
Gary Anderson - Head of Performance GB Baseball
the newly appointed Head of Performance for Great Britain Baseball joins the show to talk about his background in Olympic Performance and his route to Gb Baseball, his interesting career path so far, trying and failing at retirement, the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and Russias interference, "Getting Stuck in" with up skilling and up scaling a sport to make it Olympic ready, his goals and much much more. Big thanks to Chris Knoblock at BSUK for arranging this interview for me. 
46:48
July 18, 2022
Dave Gould
Dave Gould
Manchester Baseballs Dave Gould joins the show to talk about 25 years in the sport. He tells us how he got into the game, finding Manchester Baseball Club, playing with his sons, his MBC all time 9, his baseball cap collection and much more
38:47
July 04, 2022
Iain Isdale
Iain Isdale
Great Britain U23 Pitcher Iain Isdales (@isdale17) the show to talk about his GB debut in Verona in 2021 in the U23 European Championships, playing at the university of Northern Colorado and his tips for players trying to get into college ball in the states, mentoring new players and kids at camp, his Scottish and Welsh roots and the support he gets from the GB Community, who is on his mount Rushmore of Baseball and why PLUS lots more!
39:07
June 27, 2022
Fred Mosier
Fred Mosier
Dad jokes a plenty with GB National Team player and London Met's Fred Mosier! we also chat about his baseball beginnings playing in Russia, joining the London Mets and the impact of Liam Carroll and Eric Hansen, Laura Hirai striking out the Italians, fake moustaches and real moustaches, Gb baseball memories, the 2021 European Championships for the U23 and his Senior call up, his NBL debut plus who makes his GB baseball Mount Rushmore? And much more.
42:38
June 13, 2022
Alex Smith
Alex Smith
Former Great Britain pitcher Alex Smith joins the pod to talk about his decade long adventure in the national team program starting in 2001 and highlights of major tournaments including being a top SP in the 2005 euros, Limiting Puerto Rico to 5 runs in the 2009 Baseball World Cup and getting the W over Israel in the 2011 European Qualifier.  We also chat about books, playing in Sweden and Holland, pitching 18 innings and 12 coffees, "Room 3 Baby!" and getting kicked out of the Dutch League
01:13:48
June 06, 2022
Jose Lopez
Jose Lopez
"I started rehab late June and I did whatever it take to be back...it was a miracle that I caught the last game of the AA season"  Bournemouth Bears Head Coach Jose Lopez joins the show to talk to us about:  * his journey to the Houston Astros organisation  * the ups and downs of being in the Minor League system  * overcoming fear in AAA  * having a stroke and dealing with the aftermath of a brain injury  * 2 weeks in Bournemouth put him off traveling the rest of Europe  * passing on his knowledge to kids in the Elite Academy  * resurrecting the Bournemouth Bears in 2017  * his time with the GB Women's National Team  and much more.   you can help to support this independently run podcast by heading over to https://www.patreon.com/britbaseballpod thank you.
46:50
May 30, 2022
Local Development Leagues with Tom Thornhill
Local Development Leagues with Tom Thornhill
Norwich Icini Chairman Tom Thornhill has had an idea: do you want to grow your club? do you want your players to get better? worried that players are going to leave the team as they cannot commit to a full Sunday away for the game they love? do you want to have all your players playing and developing whilst reducing numbers of players sat on benches? if you've answered "Yes" to any of these, give this a listen, Tom explains how he and Norwich Baseball Club created a fall league of all their players split into teams to play shortened versions of the games with amended rules that has grown participation and revenue at the club... and it works, so they're doing it again in season! if you want to message Tom with how this can work for your team, here's how you can reach him - https://www.facebook.com/norwichbaseball/
40:34
May 16, 2022
BSUK Volunteer of the Year Al Binns
BSUK Volunteer of the Year Al Binns
the 2021 BSUK Volunteer of the year, Al Binns joins thew show to tell us how a joke at a 5 a side football game lead to him falling in love with Baseball, how a new Newcastle Nighthawks team beat the odds, building team spirit over service station breakfasts, playing for Long Eaton Storm and now the Wragby Warhammer's (and their massive fan turn outs on game day), how he became the BSUK Volunteer of the Year, plus more.
34:32
May 02, 2022
Globe trotting with Andy Brown
Globe trotting with Andy Brown
Artist Andy brown has been busy since his last appearance on the show and the man himself is back to tell us all about it. From the European Championships with the Gb National team and having a lot of access to players to painting stadiums, players and the country in the Dominican Republic, Andy shares it with us. From Pitching in carparks in Italy to seeing unbelievable wealth and poverty side by side in the DR, listen in for all the stories. http://andybrownstadiums.com/product/happy-and-glorious/
44:03
April 25, 2022
Richard Klijn
Richard Klijn
Former Cartmel Valley Lion and Great Britain Infielder Richard Klijn joins the show to talk about his time playing in the UK, Germany and with the National team, North v South Culture shocks, hitting baseballs at his schools maths class windows in BP, moving to Germany at 17, how cutting his foot open opened a door, MLB HoFers swearing at him, getting caught in the skippers bed and not watching baseball and being really really good at baseball plus more! if you can support the show, head on over to Patreon.com/britbaseballpod
44:30
April 18, 2022
Aaron Singh
Aaron Singh
Joining a cold riddled Matt for the last episode of season 2 is new Great Britain Baseball player Aaron Singh (@AaronSinghhh) to talk about this time in baseball, the route through high school and college, the move into coaching and then a surprise call up to the GB Baseball Mens Senior National Team for the 2021 European Championships in Italy.  We chat about that tournament and how it was settling back into the game after around 2 years out and the games he was involved in. warning, Matt sings and its not very good
42:33
October 04, 2021
This month in British Baseball History September
This month in British Baseball History September
This month in British Baseball History September
09:25
October 01, 2021
"The Volatile American" Cody Cain
"The Volatile American" Cody Cain
My guest this week is Great Britain Baseball Hall of Famer Cody Cain (@CodyLCain), we chat about his start in the states and college, the College World Series, finding British Baseball and the London Warriors, no hitter vs Enfield Spartans, epic battles vs Rob Nelson, Cobham Baseball, Brad Thompson and Alan Smith, can the baseball and softball community work together? What makes a coach that people never forget, empty goals, visualization and mental discipline plus grateful to the game and listeners questions plus much more. Cody also has a book available, you can find it here on Amazon - The Outstanding Youth Coach -  https://www.amazon.co.uk/OUTSTANDING-YOUTH-COACH-Athletes-Personal-ebook/dp/B01M6AFJCL/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=cody+cain&qid=1632383639&sr=8-1
01:10:22
September 27, 2021
British Baseball Extra Special Roundup - WBUK and Mens Senior Euros
British Baseball Extra Special Roundup - WBUK and Mens Senior Euros
roundup from the remaining BBF championships games, the Historic WBUK final between Belles baseball and London Mayhem and the GB Mens Senior European Championships
19:31
September 20, 2021
Andrew Taylor and the Folkstone Baseball Chronicle
Andrew Taylor and the Folkstone Baseball Chronicle
i had the pleasure of chatting to Andrew Taylor of the Folkstone Baseball Chronicle about his passion for British Baseball History, how he discovered baseball in Britain, how Folkstone seemed to be the centre of all things baseball in Britain in the early 1900s, thoughts on how we can get more people to take interest in British baseball history starting with their own club, his favourite characters from British baseball history and the best things hes discovered whilst researching British Baseball
01:01:23
September 13, 2021
British baseball weekly round up 19 - weekend of 3rd Sept 2021
British baseball weekly round up 19 - weekend of 3rd Sept 2021
playoffs and finals round up from BBF
10:22
September 07, 2021
Michael Harrold
Michael Harrold
Michael Harrold was the Great Britain national team's longest tenured manager, leading the squad to a European title in 1988 and the juniors to a championship in 1993. His exceptional career also included stints as a distinguished player at both the national and domestic levels, as well as success as a manager in domestic league play. A talented catcher-pitcher, Harrold was named to Great Britain squads for the 1971 and 1984 European Championships as well as European qualifying games in 1974 and 1975. As a member of the Nottingham Lions from 1970 to 1976, he led his club to two league championships, two league cups, and a national Knock-out Cup title. During that stretch, he was named the club's Most Valuable Batter twice and Most Valuable Player once. More success followed with the Southglade Hornets from 1979 to 1992. The dominant Midlands club, which he pitched for and then began managing in 1985, captured nine league titles and eight cup trophies along with a number of other pieces of hardware - most notably, a national Knock-out Cup trophy in 1986 - during his tenure. His teams were also national runners up four times. Personal accomplishments during that stretch included two league Most Valuable Player awards (1980 and 1983) and a league cup Most Valuable Player award (1981). From 1988 to 1995, Harrold skippered the Great Britain national team. It was an era in which non-domestic players did not represent a large contingent of the national team. With a squad made up of primarily born-and-bred British players, Harrold navigated Great Britain to a title at the 1988 European Championship B-Pool. He also led the junior national team to the top of the B-Pool at the 1993 championships. In addition to his work on the field, Harrold was a long-time administrator. Among his many roles, he served as British Baseball Federation president and a member of the British Olympic committee. Finally, through his commitment to the Old Timers Baseball Club he was able to continue as an active baseball player through his 50s and competed in his last game aged 60, against an Italian touring team. - GB HoF
59:14
September 06, 2021
British baseball weekly round up 18 - weekend of 29th August 2021
British baseball weekly round up 18 - weekend of 29th August 2021
final few games before the playoffs staring next week
14:06
September 02, 2021
This month in British Baseball History August
This month in British Baseball History August
some historical moments from the ages of British baseball history from the month of August
19:55
August 30, 2021
British baseball weekly round up 17 - weekend of 22nd Aug 2021
British baseball weekly round up 17 - weekend of 22nd Aug 2021
domestic roundup and also the u23 european national championships
25:48
August 29, 2021
Gary Bedingfield
Gary Bedingfield
"There were 13 Hall of Famers in Hawaii during the war" I had an absolute blast talking to Author and former Enfield Spartans player Gary Bedingfield on the show this week, it was one where time got the better of us, but theres definite room for another show soon.  Gary talks us through how his dad played in bands at airbases after the war and getting interested in baseball, Gary started the Enfield Spartans as a 12 year old with local kids in 1976 as the Enfield Chiefs and how it grew and developed into a championship winning team, baseball being more important than a career and how baseball stayed part of his life, learning to play via books and the struggles to get equipment, playing in junior leagues and playing on US air bases against other kids, who he learned the most from, GB Days, the importance of knowing your team mates, what he misses about playing, how he started writing about baseball and military history, "Lefty" Brewer of the Washington Senators, MLB not doing anything to remember pro players killed in the war, how he goes about researching and writing, PLUS his new book Baseball in Hawaii during world war 2 (which can be found here:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Baseball-Hawaii-During-World-War-ebook/dp/B094963G9H/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=gary+bedingfield&qid=1629462376&sr=8-6  and much more
50:26
August 23, 2021
British baseball weekly round up 16 - weekend of 14th August 2021
British baseball weekly round up 16 - weekend of 14th August 2021
all the british baseball action from week 16
23:00
August 18, 2021
What baseball means to...the british baseball community
What baseball means to...the british baseball community
back in 2020, GB National Team Manager Drew Spencer asked the question, if you never got to play baseball again, what memories would you have that would make you grateful to the game? So for episode 100, i asked all of you, what does baseball mean to you? Drew Spencer, Travis Harfield, Alan Dean, Laura Hirai, Gavin Marshall, Said Bayan, Michael Harrold, Ash Waller, Andy Brown, Ian Blease, John McGee, Jon Carter, Mitchell Vom Scheidt, Josh Chetwynd, Jak Ford Lane, Charlie Brown, Andrew Taylor, Chris Gary, Niall Cafferty, Jason Derr, John McKellar, Max Whittle, Aaron Atkins, Chris Knoblock, Danny Quinn, Mark Salter, Lewis Vargas, James Zaidi, Vince Warner, Phil Carus, Neale Raleigh, Fiona Brambley, Earl Dix, Charlie Capener, David Hayes, Bruce Webb, Joe Steward, Michael Finnegan, Nichole Lim, Nathan Fernando, Will Lintern, Tyler Cote, Thomas Haywood and Ren Quantrill
01:40:60
August 16, 2021
British baseball weekly round up 15 - weekend of 8th August 2021
British baseball weekly round up 15 - weekend of 8th August 2021
A very rainy week 15 of british baseball saw not a lot of british baseball action, but you still get news and trivia and action from the games that took part. https://www.leicesterbluesox.co.uk/post/blue-sox-15th-anniversary-event-legends-game-sunday-22nd-august-2021
13:22
August 11, 2021
Marianna Casal
Marianna Casal
Sports Journalist student and Baseball player Marianna Casal (@mariannacasal6 and Instagram:  @mariannacasalmedia) joins Matt to talk about her baseballing family and how she got into the sport after finding the game late and making a big impact in it. She talks about how important baseball is to her, her hobbies away from baseball, starting her own podcast after a hard lockdown (please go and have a listen and support - Woke Up a Boss https://open.spotify.com/show/3Z0t6FhYrNjUUkTVOJWjtu?si=CNhnachdTq2caJbexEyaJw&utm_source=copy-link&dl_branch=1), working on the MLB London Series, imposter syndrome and why she wants to be a sports journalist. She also has a website with some great content, be sure to have a look on mariannacasal.com for some great content and see why your host was desperate for her to join the British Baseball Podcast team
47:09
August 09, 2021
British baseball weekly round up 14 - weekend of 1st August 2021
British baseball weekly round up 14 - weekend of 1st August 2021
All the latest news, scores and trivia from around the british baseball leagues
26:56
August 04, 2021
Brendan Power
Brendan Power
Who is Brendan Power and how did he find himself on these shores and playing baseball? i had a great chat with the Ireland international and London Mets 2B player about how he fell in love with the game as a 5 year old reading box scores and then picking up a bat as a 10 year old, coming to London to teach, playing American Football in the UK, getting involved with the Irish national team and almost qualifying for the 2021 European championship, leading by example at training, tips and advice for playing 2nd base, how does he keep growing as a player, how the organsiation are trying to form partnerships with schools and what they have been doing to grow baseball at a school level, other sports popularity in this country, the quality of competition in the NBL and the high standard of players in it, what changes he would make to baseball in this country, traveling to Bulgaria with the London Mets for the European championship, chess and listeners questions, PLUS Hearthstone anyone?!
51:51
August 02, 2021
British baseball week13 round up - weekend of 24th July 2021
British baseball week13 round up - weekend of 24th July 2021
week 13 is in the books, but whos the BSUK player of the week? nominations can be made here -> linktr.ee/britbaseballpod or via baseballsoftballuk.com/playeroftheweek the GB womens national team registration for tryouts form is also here -> https://web2.teamo.chat/club/register/gbb want to know more about weird baseball monuments popping up in Richamond? - > https://www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/news/19454162.baseball-monument-leaves-richmond-club-bewildered/?ref=twtrec thanks again to Niall at Tonbridge baseball for the content too.
26:50
July 28, 2021
This month in British Baseball History July
This month in British Baseball History July
quite a lot has happened in British baseball history for the month of July, here's a little taster of the action! from the first ever box scores appearing in British print to baseballs introduction to the UK, plus GB action in European adventures, hear about it and more right here. if you have any british baseball history you'd like to share, please get in touch via email - britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com what is your favourite moment/player/team from days gone by and do they deserve their own episode? let me know.
26:38
July 26, 2021
British baseball weekly round up 12 - weekend of 17th July 2021
British baseball weekly round up 12 - weekend of 17th July 2021
the british baseball fanzine returns with news, trivia, player of the week from @BSUK and a roundup of all the action from across the leagues.  big thanks to John McKellar (@johncapspipes) of Ballcaps and Bagpipes Podcast, for all the Baseball Scotland information, Matt Moran (@MattLMoran) from Legends baseball club and Duck across the pond podcast for getting all the British baseball federation info and Gabriel Fidler (@ExtraInningsUK) for the backdated British Baseball League information.  this weeks trivia question is "in 1938, the first Amateur Baseball World  series took place in the UK, but can you name the 5 host locations"? why note scroll through the @ProjectCobb website and find out?  leave your answers in the comments or why not leave them in a review?
26:23
July 20, 2021
The Infinite Game with Drew Spencer
The Infinite Game with Drew Spencer
In finite games, like football or chess, the players are known, the rules are fixed, and the endpoint is clear. The winners and losers are easily identified.   In infinite games, like business or politics or life itself, the players come and go, the rules are changeable, and there is no defined endpoint. There are no winners or losers in an infinite game; there is only ahead and behind.   'Leaders who embrace an infinite mindset, in stark contrast, build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations. Their people trust each other and their leaders. They have the resilience to thrive in an ever-changing world, while their competitors fall by the wayside. Ultimately, they are the ones who lead the rest of us into the future' - Simon Sinek   Huge thank you to BSUK and Drew Spencer for allowing me to use this footage from the 2021 BSUK Coaching Summit. This presentation is amazing and i'm so happy to be able to share it with all of you.  Great Britain Baseball Head Coach, Drew Spencer, delivered an inspiring and engaging presentation at the 2021 BSUK Coaching Summit in January,  talking about Building the team, connecting the entire GB program, creating a virtual clubhouse, coaches all talking/working together, leadership councils, GB Way coaches group & Saturday morning chats, building pride into the program and the way the infinite game can play a part in it, but what is the infinite game and how does it apply to baseball? listen on and get inspired.
25:22
July 19, 2021
British baseball weekly round up 11 - weekend of 10th July 2021
British baseball weekly round up 11 - weekend of 10th July 2021
who will be this weeks BSUK Baseball Player of the week?  head to www.britishbaseballsoftballuk.com/playeroftheweek to nominate your player!  did you read the one about the British Angels fan (matt - @angelsandowls) who found a runners up trophy from the North of England Baseball League from the 1930s? No? well here is the link! https://angelsoverthepond.com/2021/07/02/northern-english/  also GB womens team tryouts on the 7th of August at 10:30am at Herts Baseball club - https://twitter.com/gb_baseball?lang=en for the details  PLUS - all the action from around the leagues, thanks to Matt Moran @MattLMoran from Ducks across the Pond podcast for getting the results together and much love to Niall from Tonbridge, Rob from Herts and John from Ballcaps and Bagpipes for the Baseball Scotland roundups and videos.  submit yours to britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com
27:16
July 13, 2021
Rich Minford
Rich Minford
@_blOKes the men's mental health CIC that provides a safe, supportive and non-judgemental platform for men, who are 16 and over, to open up about their thoughts and feelings, connect with likeminded people and tell a #MaleTale.  You can create your own blOKes account for free by visiting www.blokes.life, and share your own stories, tips and advice based on your lived-experience with mental health. You can also find more information about blOKes, including how to get in touch to organise mental health signposting sessions, talks and workshops. As you well know, men are often hesitant to discuss their thoughts and feelings for fear of being labelled as weak, unmanly or pathetic, and blOKes aims to show that admitting when you're struggling and asking for support is not only brave, but vital. Head over to the blOKes Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts to learn more about the movement and to begin getting comfortable with talking about how you're really feeling. "personal growth comes from throwing yourself Infront of the hardest version of the challenge". Who is Rich Minford? London Mets skipper Rich Minford joins the show to talk about how he discovered baseball as a 4 year old in South Carolina, his favourite baseball memories, if becoming a head coach has changed his feelings for the game, philosophies, high standards, does he have a baseball bat made from a Christmas tree? the future and who'd win in a fight between himself and....me?! (gulp).  research and questions provided by journalism student, Marianna Casal (@mariannacasal), please check out her website mariannacasal.com and show some love and support.
49:53
July 12, 2021
British baseball weekly round up 10 - weekend of 3rd July 2021
British baseball weekly round up 10 - weekend of 3rd July 2021
blOKes - the men's mental health CIC that provides a safe, supportive and non-judgemental platform for men, who are 16 and over, to open up about their thoughts and feelings, connect with likeminded people and tell a #MaleTale.  "You can create your own blOKes account for free by visiting www.blokes.life, and share your own stories, tips and advice based on your lived-experience with mental health. You can also find more information about blOKes, including how to get in touch to organise mental health signposting sessions, talks and workshops. "As you well know, men are often hesitant to discuss their thoughts and feelings for fear of being labelled as weak, unmanly or pathetic, and blOKes aims to show that admitting when you're struggling and asking for support is not only brave, but vital. "Head over to the blOKes Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts to learn more about the movement and to begin getting comfortable with talking about how you're really feeling." Big thanks to John McKellar of the excellent Ballcaps and Bagpipes podcast for the coverage of baseball Scotland and also to Matt Moran for being a massive help in getting all the information together for this week's episode, without his help, this episode would more than likely still be in research mode.
19:56
July 06, 2021
British baseball weekly round up 5 - Bank holiday weekend 2021
British baseball weekly round up 5 - Bank holiday weekend 2021
week 5 from around the leagues and the Battle for Britain tournament from Farnham Park
12:46
June 29, 2021
This month in British Baseball History June
This month in British Baseball History June
Junes british baseball history 
19:41
June 28, 2021
British baseball weekly round up 8 - weekend of 19th June 2021
British baseball weekly round up 8 - weekend of 19th June 2021
with many leagues having a bye week due to fathers day, here's all the action from the teams involved in the British Baseball Federation divisions for the weekend of the 19th of June 2021 featuring roundup chat from Marianna from Herts Baseball Club, Niall from Tonbridge Baseball Club and Jim from Brighton Baseball Club.  if you or your club want to get involved in the roundup show, get in contact via email britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com or DM me on social media @britbaseballpod
20:02
June 22, 2021
Andy Brown Returns! #JG20MVP
Andy Brown Returns! #JG20MVP
"it looks like something RoboCop would go on holiday in" Everyone's favourite trivial pursuit answer @andybisanartist is back to talk about what he's been doin since we last spoke, how he's been keeping busy including traveling to UK ballparks to paint them, card art and the exciting @JoshGibson_1911 MVP project for #JG20MVP You can follow Andy and his work via twitter, but don't forget to check out and subscribe to his YouTube channel https://youtube.com/channel/UCITkpNzGCf_6fNOJhHj06yg Linktr.ee/britbaseballpod
29:27
June 21, 2021
British baseball weekly round up 7 - weekend of 12th June 2021
British baseball weekly round up 7 - weekend of 12th June 2021
the weekly round up show
19:54
June 15, 2021
Jordan Edmonds and Zach Stroman
Jordan Edmonds and Zach Stroman
What an absolute blast with the London Mets Bash Brothers!  Jordan and Zach take us on a journey involving cycling in skinny jeans, playing for rival youth teams and how they became team mates, rising through the GB baseball ranks and their debuts, playing in Germany, sacrifices, plus tips and advice for outfielders and overseas adventures, plus away days.
46:49
June 14, 2021
British baseball weekly round up 6 - weekend of 5th June 2021
British baseball weekly round up 6 - weekend of 5th June 2021
Around the bases is back with the weekends action from the 5th of June featuring Baseball Scotland, BBF, BBL, WMBL, WCBL, EoEBL and.....I think that's them June. Big thanks to John McKellar and Niall Cafferty for their contributions!
18:49
June 11, 2021
Mario Escobedo
Mario Escobedo
Mario (IG - Marioso3011) is well known in the British Baseball community, but why? Hear the Venezuelan pitchers story and travels from his small hometown to Manchester and all the stops in between, we talk about who is Mario Escobedo? his favourite teams and players in the UK, the different leagues hes been in and how they stack up against each other, what makes him tick and his passion for the sport and a lot more! plus listeners questions
36:40
June 07, 2021
This month in British Baseball History May
This month in British Baseball History May
A brief overview of some historical events from the month of May in British Baseball History.  if you have any information or facts that have been missed or challenge what has been presented, please let us know and we can add the into future segments.  if you have a favourite period of history in British baseball you'd like a deeper dive on or maybe a team or region, let me know and ill see what i can do.
12:49
May 31, 2021
British baseball weekly round up 4 - weekend of 22nd May 2021
British baseball weekly round up 4 - weekend of 22nd May 2021
Big weekend of British Baseball with the opening games from the historic WBUK League along with more action from the BBF, 
24:10
May 26, 2021
Baseball Friends - Kent Mariners & Lake Eire Crushers
Baseball Friends - Kent Mariners & Lake Eire Crushers
Scott Mackay of the Kent Mariners joins the show to tell us how the Mariners managed to forge an alliance with the the Lake Erie Crushers,  a professional baseball team based in Avon, Ohio, a city on the southern shore of Lake Erie. The Crushers are members of the Can-Am Division of the Frontier League, an independent baseball league which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball.  Want to find out how your club can make partnerships overseas? Then listen on, dear viewer.
12:02
May 24, 2021
British baseball weekly round up 3 - weekend of 15th May 2021
British baseball weekly round up 3 - weekend of 15th May 2021
as much action as i could ring out of a rained off weekend of British baseball can offer, plus a run down of the South West and Wales Baseball Leagues teams courtesy of Richard Evans of Bristol Baseball Club
18:54
May 18, 2021
Jessica Vernon, History Maker
Jessica Vernon, History Maker
Jessica Vernon (@jesicamaevernon) returns to the British baseball podcast and Matt is joined by special guest co-host Paul Vernon.  We find out how hard Jessica has been working on the off season and setting the bench mark for other athletes with her work ethic, a catch up with the Belles baseball club (@bellesbaseball) and how they are preparing for the new season, having Farnham Park as a home ground, making history with the Herts Falcons in the British Baseball Federations top division, the NBL, making an impression on 2 young passers by and British baseball appearing on the BBC and advice on setting up a women's team for your club. Paul also shares his proud moment, some interesting insights into overthinking and his thoughts on the recent controversial BBF women in baseball post.
26:11
May 17, 2021
British baseball weekly round up 2 - 10th May 2021
British baseball weekly round up 2 - 10th May 2021
All the 2021 week 2 action from the british baseball season including a single players 4 home runs in 1 game. dont forget to nominate your player of the week by going to bsuk.wufoo.com to submit your nominations and if you want to be a part of the british baseball community round up show, DM me on social media or email me a video clip talking about the games, plays and box scores and i will include it in the episode.
28:33
May 11, 2021
with John Baxendale
with John Baxendale
"baseball in Britain keeps going because there are people that are willing to go out and help baseball..." This week, John lets me gatecrash his Friday night bubble fun by letting me interview him about his playing days and his transition into umpiring. Along the way, we chat about his time in Brighton with some of British Baseballs greats, making a grand entrance and lasting first impression with the Bolton Robots of Doom, why you should consider umpiring when you think your playing days are coming to an end, hitting secrets vs a GB Hall of Fame pitcher, his favourite players and friendships he's made in the sport, how beers with Gavin Marshall made him want to stay in the game, listeners questions and a great shout out to some unsung heroes in British Baseball
01:10:02
May 10, 2021
British baseball weekly round up #1 4th May 2021
British baseball weekly round up #1 4th May 2021
the weekly round up show returns with several BBF teams in action, find out which player made history and which teams set their debuts alight with a double win, runs galore in this episode!
16:34
May 04, 2021
Knights Knights Baby, Neil Davies and the Northern Knights
Knights Knights Baby, Neil Davies and the Northern Knights
Sheffield Bruins Neil Davies is the new coach of the Northern Knights Baseball Team (https://m.facebook.com/groups/14058239431?group_view_referrer=search). I have the pleasure of chatting to Neil about his early baseball days, how his friend got the baseball bug and passed it on to him, his "rude awakening" into British baseball, the story behind the Northern Knights and if they're a travel team/all star team or should be known by any other name and Taylor Swift confessions.
31:41
May 03, 2021
British Knights International Draft
British Knights International Draft
Ever wonder what its like in a teams war room when your MLB team drafts its prospects? Kevin Mahoney and Craig Savage of the British Knights in the ESLB return to the show to talk us through their big day with the International player selections for the Knights Franchise in the European Super League of Professional Baseball. You'll get a fascinating insight into the prep and the day of the initial draft, the ins and outs of the strategy involved, the process of creating a franchise, identifying targets, what sort of players they will target in the European section of the draft and much more. Thanks as always for your continued support, if you feel like you can help out more, head over to the shows linktree and see the back catalogue of superb guests and also the buymeacoffee.com account too. linktr.ee/britbaseballpod
01:05:27
April 26, 2021
This month in British Baseball History April
This month in British Baseball History April
come and take a look at the happenings inside British Baseball throughout time, this month we visit April.  there is an extract from "What About the Villa?" by Joe Gray which can be found, for free, over at Project Cobb or via this link - http://www.projectcobb.org.uk/ebooks/WatV.pdf if you have anything you want to contribute towards the history of British Baseball, please get in touch - britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com or on the socials found in the linktree links - linktr.ee/britbaseballpod
09:32
April 26, 2021
Max Whittle - Bases Covered
Max Whittle - Bases Covered
"Your work is you, you are your product"  Sky Sports presenter and MLBs Bases Covered Host Max Whittle joins the podcast (@maxwhittle on Instagram and @max_whittle on twitter) to give us an insight into the coolest job in the world, chatting to sporting icons for a living, the steps he took to get there, spending a weekend with Shad Khan (the owner of Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham FC which can be found here - https://youtu.be/2ON_nC4v3bY), playing basketball with Hakeem "the dream" Olajuwon, online chess, his work with MLB and his current show with Jemelle, Bases Covered, taking his own cheese sandwiches to a dodgers game and much much more. If you haven't seen the show yet, here's a link to the celebrity all-star game vs the London Mets from 2020 and be sure to have a look at Max's videos on his social medias for all his adventures so far, its all well worth a watch.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrCUurHVtKU  if you fancy supporting this independent podcast, why not head over to buymeacoffee.com/britbaseballpod and help me where you can to run this show.
39:52
April 19, 2021
Rob Nelson - Enfield Spartans, Portland Mavericks and Big League Chew
Rob Nelson - Enfield Spartans, Portland Mavericks and Big League Chew
Matt is joined this week by former Enfield Spartans and Portland Mavericks (this team will be familiar if you've seen the Netflix documentary Bastard Bastards of Baseball) pitcher and the creator of Big League Chew, Mr. Rob Nelson (@rxnelson, @bigleaguechew). in this episode, you can hear all about Robs time with the iconic Mavericks and Spartans and how they were both very similar teams, his earliest memories of baseball, Kurt Russell, the players and managers that had the biggest impact on him, Kurt Russell, his memories of British Baseball, Kurt Russell and a very young Brad Marcelino warming him up in the bullpen, plus talk of how Big League Chew came to be, Kurt Russell and your listeners questions, theres also a cracking episode of Bats, Caps and Sunflower Seeds where they taste test various Big League Chew flavours, please go and check it out and give them a follow on twitter (@bcsspodcast) - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/episode-4-is-it-supposed-to-be-that-colour/id1523882750?i=1000488001834 and let them know what your favourite flavour is. also, what's your top 3 favourite Kurt Russell movies? Let me know in the comments and if your still feeling generous, head over to buymeacoffee.com and search for britbaseballpod and you can help support this independent podcast. Thank you.
01:08:38
April 12, 2021
Steve Simmons
Steve Simmons
"its not about talent, its about hard work". Steve joins the show with special guest co-host Richard Chesterton to discuss Steves 50 years in the sport, from humble beginnings to his current gig with the Essex Redbacks, along the way we talk about his dads influence and impact on him and his playing, how every team hes played for has folded, trophy etiquette, playing in breakaway leagues in the 80s and its impact on playing for the gb national team, hitting a home run off of a wbc pitcher in Holland, playing in front of 3000 in a national league final, driving 38 hours for a weekend tournament to just outside Rome in a fiat 500, playing in the 1989 all star game at Lancashire County Cricket Club with MLB HoF players, his training and fitness routine so that hes always ready to go, facing the tallest pitcher in history and the duel on the mound, his all time 9 and much more. for more on the show, head over to linktr.ee/britbaseballpod
01:04:58
April 05, 2021
This month in British Baseball History March
This month in British Baseball History March
This weeks episode is a glance over key events and happenings in British Baseball for the month of March. Matt Thomas (@AngelsandOwls) has written a great piece on British Baseball history and it can be found here at his website: https://angelsoverthepond.com/2021/03/28/baseball-in-britain/ be sure to check out his work and his pocket money packs/fan club for the LA Angles and give them a follow where you can. for more on the British baseball Podcast, head over to linktr.ee/britbaseballpod
19:30
March 29, 2021
Birmingham Baseball History and Review with Nathan Fernando
Birmingham Baseball History and Review with Nathan Fernando
Birmingham baseball club have been rebranded and are now in the west midlands baseball league, find out how they began and what they're planning in the future. Nathan Fernando talks us through the recent rebranding of the team and also a bit about university baseball. if you want your club to be on the monthly focus, please get in touch britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com
26:44
March 22, 2021
Matt Locke and the ball thrown by Sadaharu Oh and Hank Aaron
Matt Locke and the ball thrown by Sadaharu Oh and Hank Aaron
Just after the passing of Hank Aaron in January, Matt (@matlock) from Brighton Baseball Club wrote an article about his dad and how he ended up with a baseball thrown by Hank Aaron and Sadaharu Oh, i asked him to come on the podcast to talk about baseball, his dad and the adventure that took him to the states and how he got that ball. you can read Matts piece here https://whyisthisinteresting.substack.com/p/why-is-this-interesting-the-uk-baseball its a cracking read that will give you the great baseball tingles you desire.
22:52
March 15, 2021
Team GB Focus - Meet new u12 Head Coach Brian Lainoff
Team GB Focus - Meet new u12 Head Coach Brian Lainoff
In the first of a series of episodes focusing on the Great Britain National Baseball Team, we get to meet the newly crowned head coach of the under 12s team, Brian Lainoff. We chat about his playing days, how watching your favourite player in spring training can help you in your own development, the importance of parents and guardians in a young athletes journey, european experiences, the importance of winning and losing vs fun at this age level, what makes a standout player, his philosophies, what he aims to bring the the u12 program and getting beaten in chess in 4 moves. If you want to reach out to Brian, you can email his at brian.lainoff@britishbaseball.org
30:39
March 08, 2021
Okkulo - Baseball
Okkulo - Baseball
I had the opportunity to go and tryout a game-changing training system called Okkulo (https://www.okkulo.com​), their technology is geared towards making unprecedented individual and collective gains in performance that translate into improved results and greater success by raising the bar and completely re-configuring the athlete’s visual system to affect change and increase performance.   I have the absolute pleasure of speaking to CEO Mel O'Connor and Lead Sports Scientist Jack Woodburn to talk about Okkulo and also Great Britain Baseballs U18 Head Coach Jonathan Rodriguez and GB Baseball players Matt Moran, Dan Moran and Travis Lang   music by the Black Knights and Royalty Free Music from Bensound.com to see the video head to British baseball podcast on youtube and look for Okkulo or by this link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nc-QIVX6C4&t=23s
12:60
March 05, 2021
Kevin Mahoney, Manager of the British Knights
Kevin Mahoney, Manager of the British Knights
"I want to make other people's dreams come true..." This weeks episode is a crossover with the excellent Batflips and Nerds (@batflips_nerds) Podcast where Matthew and John McGee (@epuvantail) have a discussion with the British Knights Manager Kevin Mahoney (@kevinmahoney13).  Listen as they discuss Kevins time in the Yankees organisation and how that has impacted his approach to the franchise, what the attraction was of taking taking on the project in the UK, how the recruitment process is going, hopes for British born players, building a team culture, his ambitions and goals with the project and what we, the British baseball loving public can do to help.  If you want to find out more about tryouts for the ESLB, go to www.eslb.pro/tryouts  the European Super League of Professional Baseball website is www.eslb.pro   and their twitter and instagram can be found at @ESLBoficial  and you can find me on all the usual channels @britbaseballpod and if you can support this independent podcast, please head on over to www.buymeacoffee.com/britbaseballpod.  ta ra.
42:16
March 01, 2021
Breaking News - Craig Savage and the European Super League of Professional Baseball
Breaking News - Craig Savage and the European Super League of Professional Baseball
Craig is back on the show with an exciting announcement about his involvement in the European Super League of Professional Baseball
13:10
February 23, 2021
A Conversation with Alex Malihoudis
A Conversation with Alex Malihoudis
"Everybody should get a chance" GB baseball Hall of Famer Alex Malihoudis, The first British player to win medals in 2 different European Championships and a regular fixture in the GB setup topping many offensive category lists in the 1990s and 2000s joins the show. He lead the National Baseball League in hits and runs scored also winning the NBL best defensive short stop in 2008, stolen bases in 2005 and won the batting crown in 1998 in the National Premier League South with a batting average of .564, described as a key defender at short stop or centre field.  He talks about the early days and being the 4th member of the Tonbridge Bobcats, Margret Burley MBE, the hardest bloke in Tonbridge, how his baseball heroes were not MLB players but home grown talents, why Catching was his favourite position he's played, meeting Craig Savage and wanting to play at the highest level, playing in the states at highschool and college, playing in the same leagues that Tom Brady had played in, the importance of regular game time, which MLB coach slept in his bunk bed, overcoming injury at a pivotal point in his career, anxiety in games, driving in winning runs in crucial games and more all with a very special guest cohost (and Alex's long time friend and team mate) Will Lintern, who Alex had no idea was joining the episode, so i took a back seat and let the 2 of them chat about baseball and careers and its a fascinating and interesting conversation im excited to be able to share with you. please dont forget to like the content (if you enjoyed it), share with friends and leave a comment where possible, it goes a long way to helping the show. Speaking of which, if you can spare a few quid to help with the running of this podcast, head over to www.buymeacoffee.com/britbaseballpod where your contributions can help towards software, hardware and packages needed to run the show.  if you have a baseball story, or you know someone who does or maybe you'd like to have your team come on the show and talk about its history and you'd like to hear them on the podcast, please contact the show at britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com
01:06:55
February 22, 2021
Pepe Anderson and the East London Latin Boys
Pepe Anderson and the East London Latin Boys
'ive got a lot of faith in the heart' Pepe Anderson joins the show to talk us through the East London Latin Boys, why its not just for Latino males and the perfect place to play if you want to learn Spanish and play fun baseball. Pepe also takes us on his own personal journey through the sport and talks about his desire to open a baseball school for any child and how important family and the family environment is to his baseball club
01:07:41
February 15, 2021
This month in British Baseball History - February
This month in British Baseball History - February
Part 2 of the new monthly segment looking at British baseball history month by month. This episode wouldnt be possible without pioneers such as Josh Chetwynd, Harvey Sahker, Joe Gray, Gabriel Fidler and Matt Smith plus many more. you can buy Josh Chetwynds - Baseball in Europe here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Baseball-Europe-Country-History/dp/0786437243 Harvey Sahkers - the Blokes of Summer - https://www.lulu.com/shop/harvey-sahker/the-blokes-of-summer/ebook/product-18599563.html?page=1&pageSize=4 Project Cobb - http://www.projectcobb.org.uk/ and of course, please check out the incredible work at @extrainningsUK - https://extrainningsbaseball.wordpress.com/ and if you can support the podcast, please head to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/britbaseballpod thank you as always for your continued support.
06:22
February 15, 2021
Craig Savage and his Brighton Buccaneers
Craig Savage and his Brighton Buccaneers
Craig Savage joins the show to talk about his time with the Buccaneers and what baseball was like in the late 90s and early 2000s in the south of England. Their blue print for success in the UK and europe, favourite memories including national championships, knocking the tournament favourites out at the semi finals of a European final competition, players traveling from all over the UK to be a part of their club in the Rawlings National League, MLB player John Foster, training in the states and being a part of something magical in San Diego with Tony Gwynn and how not to make a team mates bed. If you can support this independent podcast, please consider a little donation to help me run the podcast https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BritBaseballPod
46:16
February 08, 2021
Martin "Goddy" Godsall - Hardwork, Dedication and Sacrifice
Martin "Goddy" Godsall - Hardwork, Dedication and Sacrifice
"your body can't digest grass..." Newly inducted #BritishBaseball Hall of Famer Martin "Goddy" Godsall joins the show alongside him is fellow @liverpoolTrojan Ian Blease as Matts co-host.  they give insight into how at 15, a PE teacher helped launch his 30+ year career, the importance of working with a great catcher, developing a competitive mindset, how he hates walking batters and how it got him into a spot of bother, a motivating speech that turned a 15 run deficit in the 9th into an unexpected victory, Norman wells, missed strikes = beer, Italian hospitality and much much more.  thank you as always for supporting the podcast, if you feel that you can help a little more, you can pop over to Podhttps://www.buymeacoffee.com/BritBaseballPod any small donation goes toward helping fund the show and gets reinvested into the podcast.  thank you.
01:11:20
February 01, 2021
This month in British Baseball History - January
This month in British Baseball History - January
New monthly segment kicks off looking at British baseball history by month.  This episode wouldnt be possible without pioneers such as Josh Chetwynd, Harvey Sahker, Joe Gray, Gabriel Fidler and many more. you can buy Josh Chetwynds - Baseball in Europe here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Baseball-Europe-Country-History/dp/0786437243 Harvey Sahkers - the Blokes of Summer - https://www.lulu.com/shop/harvey-sahker/the-blokes-of-summer/ebook/product-18599563.html?page=1&pageSize=4 Project Cobb - http://www.projectcobb.org.uk/ and of course, please check out the incredible work at @extrainningsUK - https://extrainningsbaseball.wordpress.com/   and if you can support the podcast, please head to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/britbaseballpod thank you as always for your continued support.
16:34
January 25, 2021
Brad Marcelino
Brad Marcelino
"why not you?" Season 2 kicks of with a bang, hear GB Hall of Famer and hitting coach to the stars, Brad Marcelino (who is team GBs all time leading record holder for the most European championships appearances as a player) talk about hitting tips, his hitting consultancy, the 65 MLB draft picks, (3 of which were 1st rounders) he's worked with, Kris Bryant, his family background, playing highlights, his GB days and your listeners questions.
01:03:27
January 18, 2021
Thank you Season 1
Thank you Season 1
Big up and lots of love to all those involved in making season 1 so incredible and an amazing journey, feel privilaged to have met and spoken to so many amazing people out there in the british baseball community and across the globe. Im already planning and preparing for 2021 and i cannot wait for you to be a part of it
35:04
November 09, 2020
British Baseball 2020 Season Roundup and British Baseball Chat
British Baseball 2020 Season Roundup and British Baseball Chat
"that game you played on 2nd base in a duffle coat wasnt your best"  for the season finale(ish) Matt is joined by former guests and fellow podcasters in Ian Blease, John McKellar, Ian Rudd, Earl Dix, Charlie Batho and Tim French as they chat about their season or lack of one, what will bring them back in 2021 and some fun "round the table" chat about British Baseball.  thanks for all the support this year, looking forward to 2021 already
01:27:15
November 02, 2020
Recruitment, money, promotion, governance, sustainability - the think tank idea
Recruitment, money, promotion, governance, sustainability - the think tank idea
Baseball Clubs of Britain, lets come together and share best practices and what's working for our clubs to help other teams with ideas. Back in July after the Bristol baseball club interview finished recording, there was an idea floated, why dont the baseball clubs help each other out with their best practices? What does your team do well that you think others might benefit from? The Think Tank ideas was set in motion.  This week Matthew is joined by Bristol Chairman Richard Evans (@richwevans) and Bracknell Manager Jak Ford-Lane (@Jakfordlane) to discuss how it could work and how we could help each other.  I hope you find this first step useful and i will work through the winter to get a site set up and email as many clubs as possible, but if you want to get in touch before then, my email is britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com  Please dont think this is me telling you how to run your baseball club, i just want to try and do a bit more to help the clubs out there.
42:40
October 26, 2020
Jessica Vernon and the Southern Belles
Jessica Vernon and the Southern Belles
Jessica Vernon (@Jesicamaevernon) joins the show to talk us through the female all star team that is the Southern Belles and talks us through her first taste of competitive action as a team, her managerial debut, the difficult choice between playing baseball and softball in 2021, getting ball played in schools and where she thinks womens baseball will be in 5 years. https://m.facebook.com/SouthernBellesBaseball/
20:47
October 19, 2020
Getting to Know Richard Chesterton
Getting to Know Richard Chesterton
I had the pleasure of meeting Richard at the Battle for Britain event in September 2020 and he told me the story of how the Essex Arrows was formed by his dad and the stories of the contents of the club house, so i invited him on to the show to talk some more and he doesn't disappoint. Richard takes us on a journey through his baseball upbringing, playing in America and across Europe with Great Britain, plus just as he made his baseball debut at an early age, his little one makes an appearance on the podcast. like father like son :)
35:29
October 12, 2020
BONUS - Negro League Baseball Museum Fundraiser Artist Interview - Graig Kreindler
BONUS - Negro League Baseball Museum Fundraiser Artist Interview - Graig Kreindler
I've been extremely privileged to speak to some amazing artists and creators during this project of the Negro League fundraiser, my guest tonight is no exception, Graig Kreindler is an extremely talented artist who has produced some stunning work on baseball cards and you have to see his panoramic and....well, go see for yourself at www.graigkreindler.com and check out his instagram and twitter @graigkreindler  we chat about the role of baseball in his life, why he does what he does, his influences and what the Negro Leagues mean to him and the Athletes from that era.  you dont want to miss thins one
53:00
October 11, 2020
BONUS - Negro League Baseball Museum Fundraiser Artist Interview - Andy Brown
BONUS - Negro League Baseball Museum Fundraiser Artist Interview - Andy Brown
'Join us at the buffet of Knowledge'.  Andy Browns work is nothing short of amazing, he is probably best know for his work painting Baseball Stadiums live at the ball parks. At the time of this writing, i own 5 or 6 pieces of his work, including an original that i got for my 40th, so you can imagine i was extremely excited to have my friend back on the show (he's been a guest before, you can find his episode where ever you get your podcast or by this link - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/british-baseball-podcast/id1493864870  In this chat we discuss his art hut, his style of work and his involvement in the Negro League Baseball fundraiser and what these amazing athletes and league mean to him. Check out his YouTube Channel here to see his research with Sabr Analysts who are helping to help us make a decision on who to vote for in his poll.   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCITkpNzGCf_6fNOJhHj06yg  www.andybrownstadiums.com  don't forget to check out the Nergo Baseball League Museum page on twitter @NLBMart and also head over to www.dugoutclassics.com to get your ticket to win an amazing price, proceeds going to the Negro League Baseball Museum and tickets are £5
33:45
October 08, 2020
BONUS - Negro League Baseball Museum Fundraiser Artist Interview - Aaron Hill
BONUS - Negro League Baseball Museum Fundraiser Artist Interview - Aaron Hill
Aaron Hill is an extremely talented Illustrator who combines his love of baseball and baseball cards with his art and Skateboards as canvases. He is best known for his unique, artistic take on replicating sports cards and vintage photos on a larger scale.  we chat about the role of baseball in his life, why he does what he does, his influences and favourite baseball cards, what the Negro Leagues mean to him and the Athletes from that era.  check out his instagram https://www.instagram.com/4aronhill/?hl=en and his website https://aaronhill.info/ for more of his amazing work.  don't forget to check out the Nergo Baseball League Museum page on twitter @NLBMart and also head over to www.dugoutclassics.com to get your ticket to win an amazing price, proceeds going to the Negro League Baseball Museum and tickets are £5
29:25
October 07, 2020
BONUS - Negro League Baseball Museum Fundraiser Artist Interview - Ben Caraher
BONUS - Negro League Baseball Museum Fundraiser Artist Interview - Ben Caraher
Bens incredible art is made up from cut up sports cards, it really is a sight to behold. He shares an insight into his process and how he builds up his images, near misses on cutting up important cards and how his old job working in Physics helped him to build an algorithm to help with a piece of work.  you can find Ben on Instagram and twitter - @card_mosaics  and his website is https://sportscardmosaics.com/ which i urge you all to go and check out and be in awe.  also be sure to check out the Nergo Baseball League Museum page @NLBMart
33:38
October 06, 2020
Getting to know Paul Vernon
Getting to know Paul Vernon
joining Matt this week is the 2018 BSUK award winner for "Services to Coaching" Paul Vernon (@PaulVernon63). His involvement in British baseball spans 30 years and his 5 page coaching CV is still growing.  this episode, we get to know Paul and what made him want to leave a career as an engineer to get involved in British baseball, his involvement in the GB set-up, working with the San Francisco Giants international coaching development program and how can we make youth baseball thrive again in the UK
01:02:25
October 05, 2020
BONUS - Negro League Baseball Museum Fundraiser Artist Interview - Bart Cooper
BONUS - Negro League Baseball Museum Fundraiser Artist Interview - Bart Cooper
As part of the 100 year anniversary of the Negro Leagues, i had been asked to interview some artists taking part in the fundraiser for the Negro League Museum (NBLMart.com) and i had the absolute pleasure of speaking to contemporary artist Bart Cooper (IG - b_art1) about his inspirations, art growing up, his style and who he's drawing and why for the Negro League fundraiser event. After seeing his work on Instagram, i knew i had to speak to this talented individual and we had a great chat before the camera started rolling.   Be sure to check out his incredible work on Instagram as mentioned above and why not check out his websites for more jaw dropping artwork.  www.bartcooperart.com  www.mdbybartcooper.com  you can find all the incredible artists and their work for the fundraiser at www.NLBMart.com  thanks Bart, you were superb. Much love.
28:07
October 04, 2020
Getting to know Earl Dix
Getting to know Earl Dix
Former BBF President Earl Dix opens up and chats with Matt this week as they talk about how baseball helped him during his turbulent childhood in South Africa, his playing and coaching days, his highlights, THE job interview that shaped British Baseball and dealing with the pressures and challenges of being the British Baseball Federation president
49:17
September 28, 2020
What if...Baseball was in the 2012 London Olympics?
What if...Baseball was in the 2012 London Olympics?
not to long ago, i asked the question "What if Baseball was in the 2012 London Olympics?" just to start a bit of chatter on social media, then i received a message from John Boyd (CEO of BSUK) as he's on the National Olympic Committee and was the acting link person between the London bid team and the WBSC (World Baseball and Softball Confederation) and he offered us the chance to go through the bidding process and what happened.  of course i said yes! i hope you enjoy this conversation, let me know what you think the landscape of Baseball in the UK would be like now if we had been successful.
34:58
September 21, 2020
Getting to know Matthew Moran
Getting to know Matthew Moran
21 year old Matt Moran joins the show this week and chats with Matt about his time in the GB set up, his plans for the future and a few other stories from his time in British Baseball and his dedication to playing and coaching ball where he can
34:36
September 15, 2020
British baseball weekly round up 6th September 2020
British baseball weekly round up 6th September 2020
news from the BBF open tournament quarter finals and the news from the EoEBL and WMBL
18:40
September 08, 2020
Getting to know - Gavin Marshall
Getting to know - Gavin Marshall
'its a great game and a very rewarding game for those who dare to venture'   This week Matt is joined by Great Britain Hall of Famer Gavin Marshall and they talk about family, inspiring characters, the grind of trying to get to the majors, Barcelona, his favourite memories from playing in 4 decades of baseball, what he thinks of the current state of british baseball and listener questions.  there is some superb advice for baseball players young and old as he talks us through his pre game prep and bullpen routines.  you can find Gavin on social media @gavin_marshall
01:31:20
September 07, 2020
British baseball weekly round up 31st August 2020
British baseball weekly round up 31st August 2020
This weeks BBF open tournament roundup plus interview with Rob at Herts Londoners Baseball Club and David Martin Baez from the Liverpool Torjans
24:16
August 31, 2020
Who are the Lancashire Legends?
Who are the Lancashire Legends?
Matt invites Chris Ward from TESBUK podcast and Guildford Mavericks to co-host a conversation with GB u18 Jonathan Rodriguez in a "few mates in the pub having a beer and talking about baseball" kinda vibe. J-rod was the designated driver of the 3 and had sparkling water whilst the other 2 had a beer and chatted baseball in an experimental segment called "beers and baseball".  the trio had a blast talking british baseball, lancashire legends and interesting coaching methods. Great fun
01:19:42
August 31, 2020
British baseball weekly round up 24th August 2020
British baseball weekly round up 24th August 2020
Weekly round up from all the british baseball action from the West Midlands Baseball League with interviews from Luke Borton of the Worcester Sourcerers, South West Baseball League with Jo Lenton of the Bristol Buccaneers,  Lancashire Legends coach Jonathan Rodriguez and Andreas Johannes of Norwich Iceni in the British Baseball Federation open tournament
30:01
August 25, 2020
Getting to know Jon Carter, Kent Buccaneers
Getting to know Jon Carter, Kent Buccaneers
Jon takes Matt on a verbal journey through his playing career and his passion for youth baseball in this country, his call up to the GB national team, big European games, the Kent bucs travel team and also setting up baseball teams programs in Northern Ireland, plus listeners questions. You can find Jon and his baseball store on facebook and online www.coachcartersfieldsports.co.uk and he's on twitter @crashcarterk @cartersports @kentknights and @bucstravelteam
51:41
August 24, 2020
British baseball weekly round up 17th August 2020
British baseball weekly round up 17th August 2020
Most of the Action from this weekends BBF tournament and WMBL, plus interviews with Rich Minford, Brendan Powers of the London Mets and Some of the future GB players involved in the Lancashire Legends game
21:40
August 19, 2020
Getting to know John Boyd, CEO of BSUK
Getting to know John Boyd, CEO of BSUK
This week Matt is joined by Baseball Softball UK CEO John Boyd (@boydy11), he talks his love of baseball as a child in South Africa to landing on our shores and starting his own ball club at the age of 12. John also takes us through the new BSUK Development Charter and Stratergy, PLUS listeners questions
01:51:42
August 17, 2020
British baseball weekly round up 10th August 2020
British baseball weekly round up 10th August 2020
round up from all the British baseball action from those teams involved in the active leagues 
23:03
August 10, 2020
Cambridge Royals and Northants Centurions 2020 team reviews
Cambridge Royals and Northants Centurions 2020 team reviews
Matt is joined this week by managers from teams playing out of the East of England Baseball League (@EstEngBaseball) Dan Sewell From the Cambridge Royals (@CambsBaseball) and Martin Moloney from the Northants Centurions (@Northantsbball), they talk about their clubs and how they promote them locally, their history in the British baseball game, how they came to the East of England Baseball League and Dan gives an insight into Cambridge being a hotbed for womens baseball in the East of England
38:16
August 10, 2020
British baseball weekly round up 3rd August 2020
British baseball weekly round up 3rd August 2020
British baseball is back for a lot of us, here is a round up and scores from the BBF open tournament and other leagues in action. you can also watch the show on youtube, just search for British Baseball Podcast (and subscribe if you arent already pleeeeease)
31:04
August 03, 2020
The Dutch Assassin Paul Kirkpatrick
The Dutch Assassin Paul Kirkpatrick
This weeks special guest is Great Britain U23 pitcher Paul Kirkpatrick as he and Matt talk about his time playing in Australia, Germany, Holland and of course, that legendary game against the Dutch.  you can follow Paul on Twitter @DJ_PaulyK
50:35
August 03, 2020
Bristol Baseball Club 2020 team review
Bristol Baseball Club 2020 team review
"we should be sharing good practice..." Joining Matt on this weeks episode is Chairman of Bristol Baseball Club (@BristolBaseball) Richard Evans (@richwevans) and head coach Rhod Theaker talk about Bristol being a hotbed for baseball, their 4 teams - the Badgers, Bats, Buccaneers and Bobcats, some club history and they chat about what they'd like to see in British Baseball
42:12
July 27, 2020
Women in baseball week 2020 with Laura Hirai, Doris Hocking and Cami Kidder
Women in baseball week 2020 with Laura Hirai, Doris Hocking and Cami Kidder
"if she can see it, she can be it". its Women in baseball week and joining me on this episode is Doris Hocking (@WBUKbaseball) the GB womens national team general manger, Laura Hirai (@LOORRRY) and film maker Cami Kidder (@TLAGmovie). in this episode, we discuss the difficulties of being a woman in a male dominated sport, changes we can make, a celebration of women in baseball and the Throw Like a Girl movie. enjoy!
01:06:13
July 20, 2020
Jonny Gould, Josh Chetwyn and Erik Janssen Listeners questions
Jonny Gould, Josh Chetwyn and Erik Janssen Listeners questions
This is the listeners questions part of the podcast with Jonny, Josh and Erik, some great questions asked and some superb answers, plus the reveal of the winning questions to get a copy of Four Bases - https://twitter.com/JoelFourBases/status/1281152814954184704
51:36
July 13, 2020
Jonny Gould, Josh Chetwynd and Erik Janssen - MLB on 5 and the 'Jonny and Josh Show'
Jonny Gould, Josh Chetwynd and Erik Janssen - MLB on 5 and the 'Jonny and Josh Show'
"Leslie Nielsen was in a movie about curling" British baseball TV MVPs Jonny, Josh and Erik are returning to us with a brand new podcast, but what can you expect?  Parental Advisory - there is bad language from the get go, but this is loads of fun, the gang talk about MLB on 5 memories and what is due to come in their up and coming new podcast. listeners questions are the bonus material so be sure to check them out to see who wins a copy of Joel Baileys (@joelfourbases) publication - Four Bases MLB review, full of player and team info, plus more. - https://twitter.com/JoelFourBases/status/1281152814954184704 follow the show @Jonnyandjosh and their individual accounts here @jonnyMGould @joshchetwynd and @erikjanssen
01:16:59
July 13, 2020
Ryan Ferguson, Author and Journalist talking about his new baseball book - Conflict
Ryan Ferguson, Author and Journalist talking about his new baseball book - Conflict
"don't be afraid to live your own truth" Most 10 year olds read Harry Potter and comic books, this weeks guest at 10 was in hot pursuit of a copy of "Road to Redemption" by British author Craig W. Thomas. Matt is joined by Ryan Ferguson, he's had work published by BBC sport, the Guardian, MLB.com and the British Baseball Federation, his second book entitled "Conflict: The Yankees, the Red Sox and the War for My Heart" is out now and is a damn good read, it explores Ryan's early love of baseball and how he quit being a life long Boston Redsox fan and do the unimaginable, he started rooting for their arch rivals, the New York Yankees. Really enjoyed this conversation, some great tips for anyone wanting to write, but don't take my word for it, have a listen and don't forget to support Ryan by purchasing his book too. Ryan can be found on Twitter @RyanFergusonHQ and his website is www.ryanferguson.co.uk the book is available on Amazon here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Conflict-Yankees-Red-Sox-Heart/dp/B089M1J3CM/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ryan+ferguson&qid=1593979001&sr=8-1
52:22
July 06, 2020
Getting to know Richard Brereton (GB and Duke Blue Devils)
Getting to know Richard Brereton (GB and Duke Blue Devils)
"surround yourself with the right people". Richard Brereton (@rbrereton3) joins Matt for a chat about baseball and his recent transfer to Duke College, his first GB home run and the importance of having goals and following through with them, he's also got some great advice for youth players too.
47:36
June 29, 2020
Glasgow Comets & Edinburgh Cannons with John McKellar and Jason Derr of ballcaps and bagpipes
Glasgow Comets & Edinburgh Cannons with John McKellar and Jason Derr of ballcaps and bagpipes
"Baseball is a game of failure..." Matt is joined by Ballcaps and Bagpipes podcast (Capsandpipes) host John McKellar (@johncapspipes) and Baseball Scotland Hall of Famer Jason Derr (@bubbaonbaseball and @dugoutclassics) as they talk about their Baseball clubs the Glasgow Comets and the Edinburgh Cannons in a team review and they also chat about their awesome podcast and their baseballing lives, plus some shameless plugs for Dugout classics, baseball fears and favourite Baseball video games  apparently there is a swear in here, so listener and viewer discretion is advised,  but i dont know where it is (if it exists) and matt refers to John as being the son of WWF wrestler Big Boss Man, which isn't true. be sure to follow the gents on social media, check out their show on https://open.spotify.com/show/4ORJuOqkqi7Fy9X9H5A4zR
47:43
June 22, 2020
Manchester Baseball Club 2020 team review
Manchester Baseball Club 2020 team review
"in ten years, no one has hit a home run at Manchesters home ground". Matt is joined by Manchester baseball player and former manager Ian "Margy" Marginson and Manchester Bees Outfielder and social media guru Adam Heyden as they talk about the club history and origins in 1947 and recent highlights of the team. Those who want to see an amazing shirt should head over to the YouTube channel and check out Margys customer designer shirt. For more information on the Manchester baseball club and how you can get involved, head over to @mancbaseball and https://www.manchesterbaseballclub.co.uk/ if you would like to come on the show and talk about your team and its history, please contact the show at britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com Project Cobb website is http://www.projectcobb.org.uk/
32:48
June 15, 2020
Getting to know Jonathan "J-Rod" Rodriguez (Great Britain u18 Head Coach )
Getting to know Jonathan "J-Rod" Rodriguez (Great Britain u18 Head Coach )
"be meticulous and relentless about the small things that add up to the big results..." Joining Matt on todays show is Team GB u18 and 'Legends Baseball' head coach Jonathan Rodriguez (@jrod__9), listen in amazement as they talk kids TV, his baseballing journey from player to coach and how coaching overseas resulted in the biggest win of his life? J-Rod also chats about his amazing Legend Baseball program in California, its drafted players, how he makes the most of his time when coaching and who his favourite team is and its not who you'd think! be a friend and check him out  and be sure to look at the Legends Baseball program at https://www.legendsbaseball.club   
54:30
June 08, 2020
Getting to know Jonathon Cramman (Team GB u15 head coach)
Getting to know Jonathon Cramman (Team GB u15 head coach)
"in the 21 hours you're not playing baseball, that's when the important stuff happens." all round top dude Jonathon Cramman (@coachcramman) tells us about his rise to the team GB national team and how his attitude and devotion to learning helped in overcoming difficulties as a young athlete and prepared him for his future in the British Baseball game. chock full of advice and amazing stories, this is a must hear episode.
47:59
June 01, 2020
GB womens national team breaking news with Doris Hocking!
GB womens national team breaking news with Doris Hocking!
"Never give up on your dream" Breaking news on 30th of May 2020 on National Womens Baseball day, the BBF have announced that there is now a Great Britain Womens National team! Joining me for a quick chat to share what she knows is the newly announce head coach Doris Hocking (@wbukbaseball) and the Sheffield Bruins GM Kelly Wright (@kwrightbaseball) and Director at Bristol Baseball Molly (@baseballmoll)
16:40
May 30, 2020
Mental Health and Sport with Chris Knoblock and Andreas Fopp
Mental Health and Sport with Chris Knoblock and Andreas Fopp
dropping on the last day of Mental Health Awareness week, Matt is joined by BSUK broadcaster and PR dude Chris Knoblock (@cknoblock17) and Athletes Voice website editor and Norwich Iceni baseball player Andreas Fopp (@MoreBlueSocks) as they talk about links to baseball and sport and mental health and what we can do to be kind to each other during the global pandemic when sport might not be available. you can find Chris's work at http://www.cknoblock.com/ and at https://www.baseballsoftballuk.com/ Andreas work on athletes voice can be found at https://athletesvoice.blog if you need someone to reach out to in the UK, theres some great resources below: www.mind.org.uk/‎ ‎ mentalhealth-uk.org youngminds.org.uk nhs.uk samaritans.org
01:18:26
May 24, 2020
Deeper dive into British baseball history with Harvey Sahker
Deeper dive into British baseball history with Harvey Sahker
Harvey (@BlokesOfSummer) is a former British baseball player and author. His British baseball stories have been published in Britain, the USA, and Canada. He played baseball in England from 1988 to 2000, as an outfielder for the Croydon Blue Jays, Croydon Pirates, and Southern Tigers. Whilst in the UK he did extensive research into the history of British baseball where he was lucky enough to have interviewed many former players over the years. his first British baseball book, The Blokes of Summer, was published in 2011 and can be purchased on www.lulu.com - https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/harvey-sahker/the-blokes-of-summer/paperback/product-18njq8kd.html
44:59
May 18, 2020
Bernard "BJ" DeLorenzo Baseballing stories
Bernard "BJ" DeLorenzo Baseballing stories
former british baseball player, coach and umpire shares some tales from his time and involvement in the british game. 
27:06
May 11, 2020
My Field of Dreams idea with the RDO from THE field of dreams movie site, Roman Weinberg
My Field of Dreams idea with the RDO from THE field of dreams movie site, Roman Weinberg
"You realise right there that it's something more than just a baseball field" Roman Weinberg, the Regional Director of Operations for 'Go the Distance Baseball' who own the Field of Dreams movie site (@fodmoviesite), chats to Matt about his time at the movie site, the amazing things he's seen, different types of baseball and what would need to be done if we found a bored multi-millionaire or billionaire to construct our own Field of Dreams, here in the UK. https://fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com/
49:19
May 04, 2020
Drew Spencer talks London mets & Great Britain u23s plus amazing stories #thankful2thegame
Drew Spencer talks London mets & Great Britain u23s plus amazing stories #thankful2thegame
"being able to button up a country on your chest is one of the most amazing baseball experiences I've ever had..." Drew delivers some audio gold in our conversation where he gives us great insight into the London mets team and also the team GB under 23 team, he shares some amazing stories and how people are sharing with him their #baseballmemories. Drew also offers great advice, I guarantee you will love this episode. Follow Drew on twitter @kayperbeats the London mets @londonmets and be sure to check out Drew's blog www.andrewspencer.biz
01:01:36
April 27, 2020
Youth Coaching with Guildford Mavs Head Coach Chris Ward
Youth Coaching with Guildford Mavs Head Coach Chris Ward
This episode, Matt chats with Guildford Head Coach and fellow podcaster, Chris Ward in an interesting and thought provoking deep dive into coaching the kids and why he sets his youth players homework.  you can find Chris on twitter @FreeReinUK, the team at @guildfordMavs and also give his show a listen, its a UK Yankees podcast, but he has had some great guests on there you might like even if you are not a fan of the Yankees - https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-empire-strikes-back. also thanks to Graham Busby at behive design for my awesome logo, if you are looking to get a new logo for your team or podcast, why not give him a shout https://www.behivedesign.com/
59:15
April 22, 2020
Scottish Baseball with Paul Convoy
Scottish Baseball with Paul Convoy
Those who know that know your host know that he loves Scotland, this week Matt is joined by President of Baseball Scotland Paul Convoy (@scots_baseball and www.baseballscotland.com), they chat about the beautiful game played in a beautiful country, if you're a fan of British baseball, be sure support them and their teams. If you want some more and exclusive Scottish baseball chatter, have a listen to Ballcaps and Bagpipes.  Also the UK blind baseball team send in some baseball poems and stories. Enjoy!  @Scots_baseball, @abdn_baseball, @baseballglasgow, @galaxy_glasgow, @cometsglasgow, @edinburghgiants, @edin_cannons, @edinburghdevils, @edinburghLL, @wbaseballscot  If you want to befriend the show, you can find me on the social medias @britbaseballpod
26:02
April 13, 2020
UK Blind Baseball with John Eaton
UK Blind Baseball with John Eaton
This week Matthew chats with John Eaton about blind baseball in its early stages of development and how they are trying to grow the sport in Britain. Show them some love at @UKblindbaseball. Also check out @britishbaseball, @will_lintern @smarttobefit and @aIRdEE for the webinar info and content. If you want to befriend the show, you can find me on the social medias at @britbaseballpod
37:60
April 06, 2020
Getting to know Liam Carroll
Getting to know Liam Carroll
"Worth staying home for" Great Britain Manager Liam Carroll makes his BBP debut where he talks about his history in the game, his involvement in GB baseball, mentoring, he takes listener questions and we chat about whats keeping him occupied during the lock down. you can follow Liam on Twitter at @liamcarrollGB and send him your cooking show suggestions there. Check out Liam's writing on his LinkedIn here Check out Liam Carroll’s profile on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/liamcarroll If you want to befriend the show, you can find me on the social medias @britbaseballpod on twitter, FB and IG, come and say hi and send in show suggestions and feedback! Or if you want to keep it between me and you, the email is britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com Thanks as always for your love, please make sure you don't miss an episode, subscribe on your favourite podcast app from below and please subscribe to the new YouTube channel for additional content and videos: YouTube -  www.youtube.com/channel/UC3NoKq6eBPKW6u5BfACi0Zg
57:08
March 30, 2020
Sheffield Bruins 2020 Team Review
Sheffield Bruins 2020 Team Review
Bruins GM Kelly Wright is joined by players Josh and Tim as they chat from their spanish training camp before the pandemix took over, in this episode, they talk about trainnig on astro turf fields, their club history and success over such a short period of time and what they have learneds from their Spanish opposition. follow the team @sheffbruins and check out their travel documentary which is on their website www.sheffieldbruinsbaseball.com plus as a little extra, we have some more of your heartwarming baseball stories from Kent Mariners Lucy Chapman and Umpire Gabor Erdos If you want to befriend the show, you can find me on the social medias @britbaseballpod on twitter, FB and IG, come and say hi and send in show suggestions and feedback! Or if you want to keep it between me and you, the email is britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com Thanks as always for your love, please make sure you don't miss an episode, subscribe on your favourite podcast app from below and please subscribe to the new YouTube channel for additional content and videos: YouTube -  www.youtube.com/channel/UC3NoKq6eBPKW6u5BfACi0Zg Anchor (why not send me a voice message!)- https://anchor.fm/britishbaseballpodcast Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/british-baseball-podcast Google podcast - www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81MzI3MmVjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Apple podcast (please leave a nice review) - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/british-baseball-podcast/id1493864870?uo=4 Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1493864870/british-baseball-podcast Pocket casts - https://pca.st/kdfc2cm3 RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/british-baseball-podcast-GZBKqz Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/76L3sT1OaZmgir8rr0OiWn Castbox (please leave a nice review) - https://castbox.fm/channel/British-Baseball-Podcast-id2555190?country=gb
21:22
March 24, 2020
Amazing Baseball Artist Andy Brown!!
Amazing Baseball Artist Andy Brown!!
If you haven't seen Andy's work, you're missing out, hes lived many peoples bucket lists by travelling the globe and painting players and stadiums on his way. In this weeks episode, this talented fellow talks about police escorts, Cubans and their toilet, which countries ballparks have the best atmospheres and fans, the troubles with hire cars and wet paint and future projects, plus much more make sure you follow Andy and his adventures on twitter @andybisanartist Instagtam andybrownisanartist and visit www.andybrownstadiums.com to find his full list of work and his online shop, If you want to befriend the show, you can find me on the social medias @britbaseballpod on twitter, FB and IG, come and say hi and send in show suggestions and feedback! Or if you want to keep it between me and you, the email is britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com Thanks as always for your love, please make sure you don't miss an episode, subscribe on your favourite podcast app from below and please subscribe to the new YouTube channel for additional content and videos: YouTube -  www.youtube.com/channel/UC3NoKq6eBPKW6u5BfACi0Zg Anchor (why not send me a voice message!)- https://anchor.fm/britishbaseballpodcast Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/british-baseball-podcast Google podcast - www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81MzI3MmVjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Apple podcast (please leave a nice review) - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/british-baseball-podcast/id1493864870?uo=4 Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1493864870/british-baseball-podcast Pocket casts - https://pca.st/kdfc2cm3 RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/british-baseball-podcast-GZBKqz Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/76L3sT1OaZmgir8rr0OiWn Castbox (please leave a nice review) - https://castbox.fm/channel/British-Baseball-Podcast-id2555190?country=gb
39:02
March 23, 2020
Former MLB coaching resident Vince Garcia
Former MLB coaching resident Vince Garcia
British baseball legend Vince Garcia (@vince646), talks about his coaching residency for the MLB, playing baseball all over the UK and some tales from Europe, the 'play ball' program and what not to wear when preparing a field. If you want to befriend the show, you can find me on the social medias @britbaseballpod on twitter, FB and IG, come and say hi and send in show suggestions and feedback! Or if you want to keep it between me and you, the email is britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com Thanks as always for your love, please make sure you don't miss an episode, subscribe on your favourite podcast app from below and please subscribe to the new YouTube channel for additional content and videos: YouTube -  www.youtube.com/channel/UC3NoKq6eBPKW6u5BfACi0Zg Anchor (why not send me a voice message!)- https://anchor.fm/britishbaseballpodcast Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/british-baseball-podcast Google podcast - www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81MzI3MmVjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Apple podcast (please leave a nice review) - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/british-baseball-podcast/id1493864870?uo=4 Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1493864870/british-baseball-podcast Pocket casts - https://pca.st/kdfc2cm3 RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/british-baseball-podcast-GZBKqz Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/76L3sT1OaZmgir8rr0OiWn Castbox (please leave a nice review) - https://castbox.fm/channel/British-Baseball-Podcast-id2555190?country=gb
25:00
March 16, 2020
Lets create a Baseball Club! with Charlie Batho
Lets create a Baseball Club! with Charlie Batho
Friend of the show Charlie Batho joins Matthew in a chat about his year long venture with some team mates and the steps that were taken to create the Sheffield Bruins baseball team. Special thanks to Dave - @hayesunit for getting my behind into gear to get this bit of content out there. you can find Charlie on twitter @charliebatho and the team on@sheffbruins If you want to befriend the show, you can find me on the social medias @britbaseballpod on twitter, FB and IG, come and say hi and send in show suggestions and feedback! Or if you want to keep it between me and you, the email is britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com Thanks as always for your love, please make sure you don't miss an episode, subscribe on your favourite podcast app from below and please subscribe to the new YouTube channel for additional content and videos: YouTube -  www.youtube.com/channel/UC3NoKq6eBPKW6u5BfACi0Zg Anchor (why not send me a voice message!)- https://anchor.fm/britishbaseballpodcast Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/british-baseball-podcast Google podcast - www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81MzI3MmVjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Apple podcast (please leave a nice review) - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/british-baseball-podcast/id1493864870?uo=4 Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1493864870/british-baseball-podcast Pocket casts - https://pca.st/kdfc2cm3 RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/british-baseball-podcast-GZBKqz Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/76L3sT1OaZmgir8rr0OiWn Castbox (please leave a nice review) - https://castbox.fm/channel/British-Baseball-Podcast-id2555190?country=gb
18:59
March 09, 2020
Tales from the dark side with umpire Gabor Erdos
Tales from the dark side with umpire Gabor Erdos
Gabor Erdos is an Umpire for the British game, he shares stories and gives insight into the game from behind the mask! He also answers all (and there were lots!) of listeners questions.  if you'd like to message Gabor or find out more about his free umpire webinars, you can reach him on @aIRdEE on twitter or to find out more about the webinars email umpiring@britishbaseball.org. Thank you to everyone who has contributed ideas and questions to the show, your support is greatly appreciated, if you want to come on and chat, message me and we'll talk! enjoy the show! If you want to befriend the show, you can find me on the social medias @britbaseballpod on twitter, FB and IG, come and say hi and send in show suggestions and feedback! Or if you want to keep it between me and you, the email is britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com Thanks as always for your love, please make sure you don't miss an episode, subscribe on your favourite podcast app from below and please subscribe to the new YouTube channel for additional content and videos: YouTube -  www.youtube.com/channel/UC3NoKq6eBPKW6u5BfACi0Zg Anchor (why not send me a voice message!)- https://anchor.fm/britishbaseballpodcast Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/british-baseball-podcast Google podcast - www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81MzI3MmVjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Apple podcast (please leave a nice review) - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/british-baseball-podcast/id1493864870?uo=4 Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1493864870/british-baseball-podcast Pocket casts - https://pca.st/kdfc2cm3 RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/british-baseball-podcast-GZBKqz Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/76L3sT1OaZmgir8rr0OiWn Castbox (please leave a nice review) - https://castbox.fm/channel/British-Baseball-Podcast-id2555190?country=gb
34:48
March 02, 2020
Part 2 FUNDAMENTALS of throwing and catching with Will Lintern
Part 2 FUNDAMENTALS of throwing and catching with Will Lintern
In Part 2, Team GB pitching and catching coordinator shares some tips on Pitching and Catching fundamentals, answers some excellent listener questions and also a new segment debuts. You can follow Will on twitter @will_lintern and also the Great Britain national team on @gb_baseball If you want to befriend the show, you can find me on the social medias @britbaseballpod on twitter, FB and IG, come and say hi and send in show suggestions and feedback! Or if you want to keep it between me and you, the email is britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com Thanks as always for your love, please make sure you don't miss an episode, subscribe on your favourite podcast app from below and please subscribe to the new YouTube channel for additional content and videos: YouTube -  www.youtube.com/channel/UC3NoKq6eBPKW6u5BfACi0Zg Anchor (why not send me a voice message!)- https://anchor.fm/britishbaseballpodcast Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/british-baseball-podcast Google podcast - www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81MzI3MmVjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Apple podcast (please leave a nice review) - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/british-baseball-podcast/id1493864870?uo=4 Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1493864870/british-baseball-podcast Pocket casts - https://pca.st/kdfc2cm3 RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/british-baseball-podcast-GZBKqz Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/76L3sT1OaZmgir8rr0OiWn Castbox (please leave a nice review) - https://castbox.fm/channel/British-Baseball-Podcast-id2555190?country=gb
32:02
February 24, 2020
Part 1 GB National teams Pitching & Catching coordinator Will Lintern!
Part 1 GB National teams Pitching & Catching coordinator Will Lintern!
Part 1 of a fascinating chat with Will Lintern (@will_lintern) where he discusses whats expected at national level for catchers and pitchers, his vision in his new role in the Great Britain Baseball national team (@gb_baseball) and how he has introduced Meditation and mindfulness into his training sessions. Part 2 drops next Monday. If you want to befriend the show, you can find me on the social medias @britbaseballpod on twitter, FB and IG, come and say hi and send in show suggestions and feedback! Or if you want to keep it between me and you, the email is britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com Thanks as always for your love, please make sure you don't miss an episode, subscribe on your favourite podcast app from below and please subscribe to the new YouTube channel for additional content and videos: YouTube -  www.youtube.com/channel/UC3NoKq6eBPKW6u5BfACi0Zg Anchor (why not send me a voice message!)- https://anchor.fm/britishbaseballpodcast Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/british-baseball-podcast Google podcast - www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81MzI3MmVjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Apple podcast (please leave a nice review) - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/british-baseball-podcast/id1493864870?uo=4 Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1493864870/british-baseball-podcast Pocket casts - https://pca.st/kdfc2cm3 RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/british-baseball-podcast-GZBKqz Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/76L3sT1OaZmgir8rr0OiWn Castbox (please leave a nice review) - https://castbox.fm/channel/British-Baseball-Podcast-id2555190?country=gb
24:41
February 17, 2020
Getting to know Ian Blease and the Liverpool Trojans
Getting to know Ian Blease and the Liverpool Trojans
Ian (@bleasedog) and Matt talk about the history of the iconic baseball team @liverpooltrojans and a quick glance at their season in review and what the club has planned in the future. Ian takes listeners questions and doesn't disappoint. If you want to befriend the show, you can find me on the social medias @britbaseballpod on twitter, FB and IG, come and say hi and send in show suggestions and feedback! Or if you want to keep it between me and you, the email is britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com
41:14
February 10, 2020
Getting to know Josh Chetwynd
Getting to know Josh Chetwynd
Matt is joined by British baseball royalty as British baseball hall of famer, novelist, channel 5 broadcaster and curling enthusiast Josh Chetwynd talks about his experience in the British game and his involvement in MLB broadcasting with channel 5 and at the world series. Special thanks to Kevin Macadam for arranging this interview. If you want to befriend the show, you can find me on the social medias @britbaseballpod on twitter, FB and IG, come and say hi and send in show suggestions and feedback! Or if you want to keep it between me and you, the email is britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com
46:05
February 03, 2020
Getting to know Kevin Macadam
Getting to know Kevin Macadam
Matthew has an insightful chat with British Baseball League commissioner Kevin Macadam about his involvement in British baseball, the BBL over the years and why as a Boston redsoxs fan, he thinks Matthew should follow the NY mets as he continues to look for a MLB team to follow If you want to befriend the show, you can find me on the social medias @britbaseballpod on twitter, FB and IG, come and say hi and send in show suggestions and feedback! Or if you want to keep it between me and you, the email is britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com
36:18
January 27, 2020
BSUK coaching summit with Joelle Watkins
BSUK coaching summit with Joelle Watkins
Matthew hosts his first "Chat with Matt" with Joelle Watkins (@joelleW) from BaseballSoftballUK.com (@bsuk) gives up some of her valuable time to  discuss the up and coming coaching summit and coaching awards that are taking place on 25/01/20, head on over to www.baseballsoftballuk.com for more information and tickets.  If you want to befriend the show, you can find me on the social medias @britbaseballpod on twitter, FB and IG, come and say hi and send in show suggestions and feedback! Or if you want to keep it between me and you, the email is britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com Thanks as always for your love, please make sure you don't miss an episode, subscribe on your favourite podcast app from below and please subscribe to the new YouTube channel for additional content and videos: YouTube -  www.youtube.com/channel/UC3NoKq6eBPKW6u5BfACi0Zg Anchor (why not send me a voice message!)- https://anchor.fm/britishbaseballpodcast Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/british-baseball-podcast Google podcast - www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81MzI3MmVjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Apple podcast (please leave a nice review) - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/british-baseball-podcast/id1493864870?uo=4 Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1493864870/british-baseball-podcast Pocket casts - https://pca.st/kdfc2cm3 RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/british-baseball-podcast-GZBKqz Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/76L3sT1OaZmgir8rr0OiWn Castbox (please leave a nice review) - https://castbox.fm/channel/British-Baseball-Podcast-id2555190?country=gb
31:01
January 20, 2020
British baseball history & origins
British baseball history & origins
Thanks for tuning in to episode 1, in this show, your host Matthew (@salcitybiggie) takes a look at the origins of baseball in the UK and also a little bit about what the sport of baseball means to him. Special thanks to the BBF and BBL for information about the leagues and teams that play in them and also to the Wikipedia article on the history of the sport (it's from the internet so it must be true!).  If you want to befriend the show, you can find me on the social medias @britbaseballpod on twitter, FB and IG, come and say hi and send in show suggestions and feedback! Or if you want to keep it between me and you, the email is britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com Thanks as always for your love, please make sure you don't miss an episode, subscribe on your favourite podcast app from below and please subscribe to the new YouTube channel for additional content and videos: YouTube -  www.youtube.com/channel/UC3NoKq6eBPKW6u5BfACi0Zg
19:48
January 13, 2020