My first post gives me the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Geoff, and I live in Wolverhampton, England. I have recently subscribed to MLB.TV and find the coverage excellent.
My knowledge of the game is limited by the fact that I only really discovered Baseball a few years ago. Sadly, this great sport is rarely played in the UK, and TV and media coverage is virtually none existent.
As a new fan to the sport, I’m endeavouring to soak up as much information as possible. I need to learn about the history of the game; to understand just why it means so much to so many.
Thanks for reading this, and I look forward to joining in to experience the greatest sport on earth. I’m just sorry it’s took me so long to discover it.
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Welcome to the Neighborhood! Baseball is a grand game and there’s so much to learn. Even for the best of us, we freely admit, we still know nothing. Why? Baseball is humbling and generational; like another sport I and 100% assume, you, hold dear also…(Football/soccer). Me? Baseball history is always on my mind. I saw your comment on CrzBlue’s Dodgers page about a book to buy. Buy yourself a Baseball Encyclopedia and I promise you will totally lose yourself!! Make that your first purchase and the paths you take from there are limitless.
I recommend a fellow blogger; Peter. He is from across the pond like yourself and I’m sure he would appreciate coming into contact with you. I am on his good side but I know we Americans drive him absolutely insane sometimes! His page is a real blast and he’s quite a cool “ol’ chap”.
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If you cut me open, baseballs will fall out. There is my family, then Baseball….then there’s everything else. I’m from Brooklyn, NYC. Hello and welcome. (I spent a few years in the military in Europe and always feel compelled to make “you guys across the way” feel comfortable, like everyone there…did me).
See you around the way.
Thank you so much for your detailed and informative reply. I will follow up your suggestion of an encyclopedia to help me understand and take in the history of the game. You mentioned a possible love for football/soccer? I fell out of love with the game a number of years ago when I realised that the competitions can only be won by 3 or 4 teams with huge bankrolls.
I still have a love for cricket, but of course it’s a game that has never really expanded beyond our old commonwealth countries (India, Australia etc).
I have only visited NY once and I love the city. You’re very lucky to reside there. Oh well, I’ll sign off now to watch the Yankees/Rays game but once again, thanks for your advice.
Welcome to the MLB blogs! We have lots of good fans here. Glad to have you aboard!
I am so glad that Mike saw your comment in my blog! Like I responded in my blog, Mike is the expert in books. I was also going to suggest Peter’s blog being as he is British.
So what team is your favorite or favorites? I beleive the first baseball book I read was The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn. I loved it! Roger Angell is another favorite author. There are so many good books out there includign the three that I am reading.
Thanks for your reply. I’ve heard of the Roger Kahn book before, and now with your endorsement, I must purchase it.
As for my favourite team.?.?.?.? I love them all. You see, all I want to watch is a good competitive game played by two commited teams.
I would love to watch more west coast games live on MLB but most of them start at 3.00 a.m UK time which sucks really.
Thanks again for your welcome, and I look forward to popping in to catch your blog, drink coffee and comment on what’s going on in your world of baseball.
Awesome! I am an American who lives in London as lifetime Rockies fan. My blog is about how hard it is to keep up with the games, so much that I don’t post as often as I should. At the moment, I am back Stateside and watching a lot of baseball. Really wicked that there is another one. I shall follow this, hopefully you are more diligent than I am.