Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 29

The case for video review will not go away

Another day, another example of why Major League Baseball needs to change its attitude towards video review. In the bottom of the second inning at Fenway Park yesterday, Mike Aviles foul-tipped a Doug Fister pitch  into the catcher’s mitt to strike out and end the inning. Except he didn’t. Bill Welke, the first base umpire, …

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May 28

Is Adam Jones’ extension good value for the Orioles?

The Baltimore Orioles announced on Sunday a contract extension for Adam Jones worth $85.5 million over six years. It is the largest contract in the organisation’s history. The Orioles have started the season well, are 29-20 and the securing of the long-term services of their centre-fielder is the latest piece of good news to come …

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May 28

MLB: this week on UK TV (May 28 – June 3)

As we reach the end of May, standings and statistics start to take on more meaning. True, the Indians led their division at this stage last year before finishing well adrift of the play-off race, but teams which occupy first and second place earn a bit more respect by staying there into June. Baltimore and …

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May 25

Should Boston be concerned about Adrian Gonzalez?

At the start of the season I predicted that Adrian Gonzalez was in line for a monster year. I wasn’t alone. Having recovered from the shoulder injury which significantly reduced his power in the second half of 2011, the stage was set for the Red Sox first baseman to hit over 40 home runs while …

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May 25

This week in baseball writing

  Here’s a selection of some of the best writing on the game of baseball that we have encountered this week. If you think we’ve missed anything particularly noteworthy, let us know in the comments section, and if you read something good during the week, tell us about it on Twitter (@UKMLB). At the Hardball …

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May 21

MLB: this week on UK TV (May 21 – May 27)

Sorry for the lack of any previews this week; time constraints have put paid to those (until later in the week, perhaps). But be aware that there’s a good spread of teams covered this week with all six divisions represented and five games starting before midnight. There are 11 live games on ESPN America as …

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