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Bat Flips And Nerds

Bat Flips And Nerds

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A British take on Baseball. John, Tom, Ben, Darius, Rachel, Russell and Rob guide you through the goings on in MLB, Team GB and the UK domestic game.

Latest Episodes

Episode 204 - Introduction to LIDOM Part 2 with Arlenis Peña and Antonio Puesán

In the second part of our LIDOM odyssey, John and Rachel are joined by Dominican baseball journalist Arlenis Peña and former Royals pitcher turned Toros del Este social media guru Antonio Puesán. The pair talk our two through baseball culture in the DR, the struggles of young players to adapt to life in the States and give some tips on the players to watch in LIDOM - both rising stars and local legends.

80 min1 w ago
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Episode 204 - Introduction to LIDOM Part 2 with Arlenis Peña and Antonio Puesán

Episode 203 - Introduction to LIDOM Part 1 with Jake Mintz

One half of the awesome Cespedes Family BBQ, and host of The Ringer's Baseball BBQ, Jake Mintz joins John and Rachel to provide an intro into the Dominican Winter League, LIDOM.Jake details his two month stay in the Dominican for their 2019/20 season, explains which team you should root for and drops the mic when it comes to his favourite LIDOM moment. Do not miss this one.Jake and his partner in crime Jordan Schusterman have pulled together a LIDOM preview PDF to raise money for Dominican charities. Jake explains how to get it in the show, but you can also find details right here: https://twitter.com/CespedesBBQ/status/1327445604998537216

55 min1 w ago
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Episode 203 - Introduction to LIDOM Part 1 with Jake Mintz

Episode 202 - Breaking Baseball's Glass Ceiling

John and Rachel discuss the impact of Kim Ng's elevation to GM of the Miami Marlins with two of British baseball's own female trailblazers - Kelly Wright, the General Manager of the Sheffield Bruins and Doris Hocking, the brains behind the brand new GB Women's national team.They talk about the importance of female role models in baseball, its openness to cross gender boundaries and name their own women's baseball heroes as well as discussing the sport's growing cadre of female players here in the UK.If you want to know more about their work head to Women's Baseball UK: https://www.wbuk.co.uk/ and the Sheffield Bruins website: https://www.sheffieldbruinsbaseball.com/

47 min2 w ago
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Episode 202 - Breaking Baseball's Glass Ceiling

Episode 201 - Out With The Old, In With The Older

EIt's a bumper offseason pod as John, Rachel, Rob, Russell and Darius recap the Dodgers' World Series victory and Justin Turner's COVID protocol violations, before turning to the latest managerial hires, Steve Cohen's rapid action at the Mets, and a look ahead to free agency.

69 minNOV 7
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Episode 201 - Out With The Old, In With The Older

Episode 200 - The Great British Bake Off Series

EIt's our 200th episode, and the start of the 2020 World Series! Rob, Russell, Ben and Darius celebrate this momentous occasion by discussing how everyone will treat the Astros going forwards, before debating whether the Rays are really underdogs, if Dave Roberts and Kevin Cash deserve their reputations, and pick their candidates for the Steve Pearce Random World Series MVP Award.

54 minOCT 21
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Episode 200 - The Great British Bake Off Series

Episode 199 - Reginald D Hunter Joins the Show

Comedian and documentary maker Reginald D Hunter joins Rachel to discuss his passion for the Atlanta Braves, following baseball from his home in the UK and how Greg Maddux influenced his career in stand up.

70 minOCT 14
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Episode 199 - Reginald D Hunter Joins the Show

Episode 198 - Take Off Your Pants and Bracket

The postseason is here and that can only mean one thing: ill-advised predictions. John, Russell, Rob and Darius fill out the official BF&N playoff bracket live on the pod. Is it finally the Dodgers' year? Did the White Sox peak too soon? Why not Miami?

74 minSEP 29
Comments
Episode 198 - Take Off Your Pants and Bracket

Episode 197 - Playoffs for Everyone

As the regular season approaches its conclusion, Rob, Russell, Ben and Darius talk about the race for the final NL playoff spots, the lack of race for the AL playoff spots, the new postseason format, and the leading MVP and Cy Young candidates.

69 minSEP 24
Comments
Episode 197 - Playoffs for Everyone

Episode 196 - The Two Russells

Russell Carleton, Baseball Prospectus analyst and author of The Shift, joins Russell and Darius to talk about whether teams are shifting too much, the next frontiers of baseball analysis, and the intersection of sabermetrics & psychology.

52 minSEP 10
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Episode 196 - The Two Russells

Episode 195 - Baseball is fun?

John, Darius, Russell and Ben reflect on the first half of the 2020 MLB season, whether the baseball feels normal and whether that matters at all as long as it's fun?Fernando Tatis Jr gets a ton of love, and we discuss whether he is leading a new era of charismatic baseball players and signalling the death of the 'unwritten rules'.There's also time for some chat about fun and obscure relievers (of course) and what we expect to see from the upcoming trade deadline. John's cat also makes a guest appearance.

59 minAUG 27
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Episode 195 - Baseball is fun?

Latest Episodes

Episode 204 - Introduction to LIDOM Part 2 with Arlenis Peña and Antonio Puesán

In the second part of our LIDOM odyssey, John and Rachel are joined by Dominican baseball journalist Arlenis Peña and former Royals pitcher turned Toros del Este social media guru Antonio Puesán. The pair talk our two through baseball culture in the DR, the struggles of young players to adapt to life in the States and give some tips on the players to watch in LIDOM - both rising stars and local legends.

80 min1 w ago
Comments
Episode 204 - Introduction to LIDOM Part 2 with Arlenis Peña and Antonio Puesán

Episode 203 - Introduction to LIDOM Part 1 with Jake Mintz

One half of the awesome Cespedes Family BBQ, and host of The Ringer's Baseball BBQ, Jake Mintz joins John and Rachel to provide an intro into the Dominican Winter League, LIDOM.Jake details his two month stay in the Dominican for their 2019/20 season, explains which team you should root for and drops the mic when it comes to his favourite LIDOM moment. Do not miss this one.Jake and his partner in crime Jordan Schusterman have pulled together a LIDOM preview PDF to raise money for Dominican charities. Jake explains how to get it in the show, but you can also find details right here: https://twitter.com/CespedesBBQ/status/1327445604998537216

55 min1 w ago
Comments
Episode 203 - Introduction to LIDOM Part 1 with Jake Mintz

Episode 202 - Breaking Baseball's Glass Ceiling

John and Rachel discuss the impact of Kim Ng's elevation to GM of the Miami Marlins with two of British baseball's own female trailblazers - Kelly Wright, the General Manager of the Sheffield Bruins and Doris Hocking, the brains behind the brand new GB Women's national team.They talk about the importance of female role models in baseball, its openness to cross gender boundaries and name their own women's baseball heroes as well as discussing the sport's growing cadre of female players here in the UK.If you want to know more about their work head to Women's Baseball UK: https://www.wbuk.co.uk/ and the Sheffield Bruins website: https://www.sheffieldbruinsbaseball.com/

47 min2 w ago
Comments
Episode 202 - Breaking Baseball's Glass Ceiling

Episode 201 - Out With The Old, In With The Older

EIt's a bumper offseason pod as John, Rachel, Rob, Russell and Darius recap the Dodgers' World Series victory and Justin Turner's COVID protocol violations, before turning to the latest managerial hires, Steve Cohen's rapid action at the Mets, and a look ahead to free agency.

69 minNOV 7
Comments
Episode 201 - Out With The Old, In With The Older

Episode 200 - The Great British Bake Off Series

EIt's our 200th episode, and the start of the 2020 World Series! Rob, Russell, Ben and Darius celebrate this momentous occasion by discussing how everyone will treat the Astros going forwards, before debating whether the Rays are really underdogs, if Dave Roberts and Kevin Cash deserve their reputations, and pick their candidates for the Steve Pearce Random World Series MVP Award.

54 minOCT 21
Comments
Episode 200 - The Great British Bake Off Series

Episode 199 - Reginald D Hunter Joins the Show

Comedian and documentary maker Reginald D Hunter joins Rachel to discuss his passion for the Atlanta Braves, following baseball from his home in the UK and how Greg Maddux influenced his career in stand up.

70 minOCT 14
Comments
Episode 199 - Reginald D Hunter Joins the Show

Episode 198 - Take Off Your Pants and Bracket

The postseason is here and that can only mean one thing: ill-advised predictions. John, Russell, Rob and Darius fill out the official BF&N playoff bracket live on the pod. Is it finally the Dodgers' year? Did the White Sox peak too soon? Why not Miami?

74 minSEP 29
Comments
Episode 198 - Take Off Your Pants and Bracket

Episode 197 - Playoffs for Everyone

As the regular season approaches its conclusion, Rob, Russell, Ben and Darius talk about the race for the final NL playoff spots, the lack of race for the AL playoff spots, the new postseason format, and the leading MVP and Cy Young candidates.

69 minSEP 24
Comments
Episode 197 - Playoffs for Everyone

Episode 196 - The Two Russells

Russell Carleton, Baseball Prospectus analyst and author of The Shift, joins Russell and Darius to talk about whether teams are shifting too much, the next frontiers of baseball analysis, and the intersection of sabermetrics & psychology.

52 minSEP 10
Comments
Episode 196 - The Two Russells

Episode 195 - Baseball is fun?

John, Darius, Russell and Ben reflect on the first half of the 2020 MLB season, whether the baseball feels normal and whether that matters at all as long as it's fun?Fernando Tatis Jr gets a ton of love, and we discuss whether he is leading a new era of charismatic baseball players and signalling the death of the 'unwritten rules'.There's also time for some chat about fun and obscure relievers (of course) and what we expect to see from the upcoming trade deadline. John's cat also makes a guest appearance.

59 minAUG 27
Comments
Episode 195 - Baseball is fun?
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