Super Rugby 2020 – Round 4 Ruminations

The Ruminator runs his perceptive eye over Round 4 of Super Rugby and finds a glimmer of hope for one Australian team. He also has a sense of je ne sais quoi for Les Bleus in the 6 Nations competition.

Super Rugby 2020 – Round 3: Ruminations

Mauling has been quite prolific and successful in Round 3 of the Super Rugby 2020 series as Brian the Ruminator explains.

Super Rugby 2020: Round 2 Ruminations

Brian the Ruminator updates all the latest scores and information from Round 2 of the Super Rugby 2020 competition.

Almanac Baseball: Aces Win Claxton Shield

The Melbourne Aces win the best of three decider to take home the Claxton Shield in this season’s Australian Baseball League Championship as Brian the Ruminator reports.

Almanac Baseball: ABLCS Aces v Giants

Brian the Ruminator is back again, this time looking at the Australian Baseball League scene and the upcoming championship series featuring the Melbourne Aces and the Adelaide Giants.

Super Rugby 2020: Round 1 Ruminations

It’s early into 2020 and we have the first of the football codes’ competitions underway – Super Rugby. Brian the Ruminator is on deck to breakdown the games of each round and attempt to untangle the state of the game of Rugby Union.

Almanac Baseball: ABL Playoffs

It’s finals time in the Australian Baseball League. Brian the Ruminator looks at the form for the weekend’s games.

Almanac Baseball: ABL Talking Points

With the Australian Baseball League season about to get underway, Brian the Ruminator shares his thoughts on what to look out for as the maple bats and cowhide balls take to the diamond. (He has a weakness for the Kiwi cricketers, too.)

Almanac Baseball: Away, Away – The World Series 2019

Brian the Ruminator brilliantly recounts the away wins and unlikely finish seen in the recent MLB World Series finale.

Almanac Baseball: Is Houston to be another Tigerland?

Brian the Ruminator brings baseball fans up to date about the 2019 World Series soon taking place between the Houston Astros & the Washington Nationals. The Astros might just do a “Richmond” suggests BTB.

Almanac Baseball: U18 World Cup

Brian the Ruminator reports on the WBSC U18 World Cup recently completed in Korea where Taiwan defeated USA for gold. Australia performed creditably on the baseball diamond to be pipped for third place in a playoff.

Almanac Baseball: Ode to Lefties

Baseball aficionado Brian ruminates about a couple of great left-handed pitchers for his Boston Rex Sox and plays word games with his aspiring nephew.

Almanac Music: Farewell Roky and Dr John

Brian The Ruminator reflects upon the wonderful musical legacy left to us after the recent deaths of Dr John and Roky Erickson.

Almanac Music: A Swiftian Rumination

Brian the Ruminator goes Swiftian – Jonathan and Tay Tay – to make a gentle and considered point about musical appreciation.

When The Mighty Fall/ Fail

The Ruminator asks us to think beyond the easy road of character assassinations and instead explore constructive, respectful and meaningful conversations with those with whom we may disagree strongly. A challenging and perceptive call to pause, think and then engage. A short treatise on humanity.

Almanac Music: Don’t Kill Live Music Rally, Sydney, Feb 21

Almanackers, the live music scene in Sydney needs your support. Sign the petition and help Sydney become a major live music centre once again.

Almanac Baseball: ABL Done, MLB Awaits

The Bandits have won the ABL (four in a row!) and there is a lull now until MLB starts in late March. How to fill the void? Brian the Ruminator has some thoughts.

Almanac Music: My Calexico Summer

Calexico put on a great musical performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre reports Brian, The Ruminator.

Almanac Baseball: Seoul Time

Brian the Ruminator reports on the contest between the Melbourne Aces and Geelong Korea suggesting it may well be the most hyped hitout in ABL history with the Aces GM, Justin Huber, going on ABC News Breakfast and proclaiming that as many as 30 million Koreans may be tuning in.

Almanac Baseball: Soxxxxx!!!!!!

We think Brian the Rumminator might be slightly pleased at the result of the latest MLB World Series, but we’re not sure…

In the aftermath, Brian’s penned an ode to the greatest season he’s ever seen his beloved Boston put together.