College: Texas A&M Reaching Top of Baseball America Top 25

College: Texas A&M Reaching Top of Baseball America Top 25

13 April 2015

We have a new No. 1 in the Baseball America Top 25 Poll after former holder Vanderbilt went 1-3 this past week. Moving up from the second spot to take over the top of the poll is Texas A&M. Vandy dropped down to No. 5 after dropping 2-of-3 to Old Miss over the weekend and […]

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Daily Fantasy Games at Fan Duel – Let’s Play

Daily Fantasy Games at Fan Duel – Let’s Play

13 April 2015

Do you play fantasy baseball? Ever try a one day league? I have gotten hooked on Fan Duel over the past baseball season. I play mostly with a friend or two and then enter a few other games as well. I am not a high roller and play for $1-2 or if I am feeling lucky […]

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Austria: ABL Kicks Off Season with Series Between Athletics and Wanderers

Austria: ABL Kicks Off Season with Series Between Athletics and Wanderers

13 April 2015

The Austrian Baseball League kicked off its season this past weekend with a two game set between the Vienna Wanderers and the Attnang-Puchheim Athletics. The two teams split a pair of games in Vienna on Saturday. In Game 1, Vienna got a strong outing from starter Christian Tomsich. The Athletics came back strong in Game 2 […]

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Germany: Solingen Starts Strong in Title Defense

Germany: Solingen Starts Strong in Title Defense

13 April 2015

The German Bundesliga is off and running now two weeks into the season. So far there are three teams that remain undefeated with the perennial powers still going strong. North Division: In the North, defending champion Solingen is at it again starting off with a 4-0 record. After an opening weekend sweep of Dortmund, the […]

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Spain: Week 2 Scores and Highlights from Spanish Division de Honor

Spain: Week 2 Scores and Highlights from Spanish Division de Honor

13 April 2015

We are two weeks into the early part of the season in the Spanish Division de Honor, and we have a couple teams already showing a strong push for the front of the pack. A week after splitting with defending champion Tenerife, Sant Boi ran off two more wins to stay in the hunt for […]

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France: Rouen and Montpellier sit One and Two in Division 1 Standings

France: Rouen and Montpellier sit One and Two in Division 1 Standings

13 April 2015

Week 3 is in the books for the French Division 1 League. The Rouen Huskies are in a familiar place leading the league once again with a perfect record. Montpellier is close behind just a game back after splitting this past weekend with Senart. Rouen spent the weekend with two big wins over Stade Toulousain […]

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Spain: Short Documentary on Spanish Division de Honor

Spain: Short Documentary on Spanish Division de Honor

11 April 2015

For those of you not in the know, David Burns over at BaseballJobsOverseas.com does a fantastic job of finding players places to play over in Europe. David lives, works, and plays in Austria and has done so for years now. Since starting the website he has helped quite a few players in finding positions in […]

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WBSC Announces Groups for 2015 U18 Baseball World Cup

WBSC Announces Groups for 2015 U18 Baseball World Cup

11 April 2015

The World Baseball Softball Confederation recently announced the groups for the upcoming 2015 U18 Baseball World Cup. The tournament will take place in Osaka, Japan from August 28 to September 06. Twelve teams will compete for the title. Each group will play a round robin with the top three from each group moving on to […]

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College: Vanderbilt Still Atop the BA Top 25 Poll

College: Vanderbilt Still Atop the BA Top 25 Poll

06 April 2015

Vanderbilt is still at the top of the Baseball America Top 25 after going 5-0 this week. The top 3 actually stayed the same while No. 4 Florida dropped to No. 10 this week after going 1-3. The Gators started off by dropping a mid-week game to in-state rival Florida State. They then dropped 2-of-3 […]

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MLB: 2015 Major League Baseball Predictions

MLB: 2015 Major League Baseball Predictions

06 April 2015

Today is Opening Day, a day which should be a national holiday in my opinion. With that being said, I am going to go through a yearly ritual that is meaningless but fun. Last season my 2014 MLB predictions did not go all that well, as you can see here. However, it is still a […]

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Korea: A Look at the Foreign Imports Part 2

Korea: A Look at the Foreign Imports Part 2

01 April 2015

A few days ago we looked at the foreign imports in the KBO for the Samsung Lions, Nexen Heroes, NC Dinos, LG Twins, and Lotte Giants. Today we will finish out the KBO by taking a look at the imports for the other five teams and where they have been previously. So let’s get going. […]

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Italy: First Week News and Notes From Italian Baseball League

Italy: First Week News and Notes From Italian Baseball League

01 April 2015

The Italian Baseball League (IBL) kicked off the 2015 season this past weekend. Seven teams are looking to dethrone Unipol Bologna after they claimed the 2014 title. Bologna got off to a slow start losing game one of the season to Tommasin Padova. Both T&A San Marino and Rimini swept their series to start off […]

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Out of the Park Baseball is Back for 2015 – Will Review Soon

Out of the Park Baseball is Back for 2015 – Will Review Soon

30 March 2015

If you haven’t read about it, Out of the Park Baseball is back again. This is by far the best sim game on the market and there are so many new changes and upgrades to the game. You can read the press release here. This year it is licensed by MLB, so you will see […]

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The Best Baseball Sim Game is Back for 2015 – Out Of The Park

The Best Baseball Sim Game is Back for 2015 – Out Of The Park

30 March 2015

Press Release from OOTP Developments March 23, 2015 Out of the Park Baseball 16 Available Now on Steam and OOTP Developments Web Site Official Licensee of MLB.com & MiLB.com, Featuring Opening Day Rosters, Revamped Systems, New Leagues, and More Out of the Park Developments, an official licensee of MLB.com, today announced the worldwide release of Out […]

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France: Division 1 Scores and Standings After Week 1

France: Division 1 Scores and Standings After Week 1

30 March 2015

The French Division I season kicked off for 2015 this weekend with the Senart Templiers entering as defending champions. But don’t look now the Rouen Huskies will look to reclaim the throne they have held the previous nine years. Rouen started their claim for another title with a bang outscoring the Beaucaire Knights 19-1 over […]

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Spain: 2015 Division de Honor Season Kicks Off

Spain: 2015 Division de Honor Season Kicks Off

30 March 2015

The Spanish Division de Honor kicked off the season this weekend with a full slate of games. The Tenerife Marlins are looking to repeat once again. The season will feature eight teams as El Llano is not back in the division this season. The season will consist of a 14-game round robin and the leader […]

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Korea: A Quick Look at the Foreign Imports in the KBO

Korea: A Quick Look at the Foreign Imports in the KBO

30 March 2015

The 2015 KBO season has kicked off in Korea. For the first time in the league’s history it features ten teams as the KT Wiz begin play this year. Once again the team to beat is four-time defending champion Samsung Lions. As we kick off the season, we thought we would take a look at […]

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New Baseball Facility Coming to Austria

New Baseball Facility Coming to Austria

30 March 2015

Press Release by WBSC LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Austria is the latest nation to invest in the future and growth of baseball worldwide, as ground has broken for the construction of an international standard baseball facility in Wels, northern Austria, neighboring the Czech Republic and Germany. The planned baseball facility and training center is part of […]

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College: Vanderbilt back on top of Baseball America Top 25

College: Vanderbilt back on top of Baseball America Top 25

30 March 2015

Baseball America released its weekly College Baseball Top 25 Poll with Vanderbilt retaking the top spot after LSU stumbled a bit this week. LSU dropped to No. 3 after losing a weekend series to Kentucky. Twice it lost in extra innings. Vanderbilt took over the No. 1 spot again after winning 2-of-3 in a weekend […]

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High School: San Clemente Wins NHSI

High School: San Clemente Wins NHSI

30 March 2015

CARY, North Carolina – The National High School Invitational was this past week at the National Training Complex. The tournament, in its fourth year, featured some of the best high school teams from all over the country. This year the tournament featured schools from Texas, Florida, California, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Washington, and North Carolina. […]

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Today in Baseball History – March 24

Today in Baseball History – March 24

24 March 2015

March 24, 1911 Helene Hathaway Britton becomes the first woman to own a franchise when her uncle Matthew Stanley Robison dies unexpectedly. Robison lef the team, the St. Louis Cardinals, to his niece. She will go on to own the team from 1911 to 1916. March 24, 1982 Fernando Valenzuela ends his holdout and reports to […]

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Today in Baseball History – March 23

Today in Baseball History – March 23

23 March 2015

March 23, 1962 William DeWitt purchases the Reds for $4.625 million. DeWitt made a trade immortalized in the 1988 movie Bull Durham when Susan Sarandon’s character says, “Bad trades are a part of baseball; I mean who can forget Frank Robinson for Milt Pappas, for God’s sake?” DeWitt traded Robinson to the Orioles claiming he was […]

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Today in Baseball History – March 22

Today in Baseball History – March 22

22 March 2015

March 22, 1972 The New York Yankees trade first baseman Danny Cater to the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Sparky Lyle. The Yankees got the better end of this deal as Lyle went on to post a record of 57-40 and save 141 games over the next seven years with the Yankees. In addition, he […]

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Today in Baseball History – March 21

Today in Baseball History – March 21

21 March 2015

March 21, 1978 The San Diego Padres fire manager Al Dark. He becomes just the second manager (Phil Cavarretta – 1954 Cubs) to be fired during spring training. Dark took over the Padres midway through the 1977 season when they would finish fifth place. The team was 48-65 (.425) under Dark during 1977. He would […]

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