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.

Almanac Baseball: Done My Pennants

It’s all heating up for a big World Series, Brian the Ruminator takes us through the AL and NL Championship Series that’ve resulted in the second ever meeting between the Dodgers and Red Sox, the first in over a hundred years.

Almanac Baseball: Divisional Wrap

It’s ‘batters up’ for Brian as he gives us the lowdown on the baseball postseason playoffs – with more to come as the series continue.

Almanac Baseball: Post Season With Most Post

Brian The Ruminator provides a MLB post-season update as baseball moves into the business end of the season and offers punters plenty of excitement.

Almanac Baseball: The ABL Curveball

Brian the Ruminator muses on the upcoming ABL season, with the inclusion of Auckland and Geelong-Korea.

Almanac Baseball: 2018 MLB All Star Game

‘American exceptionalism can often be a distorted caricature but on this night in DC it was indeed exceptional and quite beautiful.’
Brian The Ruminator gives a run down of the 2018 MLB All Star Game which took place yesterday in Washington DC.

Almanac Baseball: Sox Soar

Love ’em or hate ’em (Brian the Ruminator loves ’em) the Boston Red Sox are in the midst of arguably their best ever start to a season. He breaks down why this year has been a red-letter one for the red-socked ones.

Almanac Music: Brisbane or Bust

Brian the Ruminator with a couple of points of interest. One, he reminds us that Ed Kuepper has now had a park named after him. And two, that early Almanac writer Andrew Stafford has been adding to an online memoir daily. [I am a subscriber to A Stafford’s instalment and I agree Brian, it’s more fine stuff from a fine writer, who is happy to share his experiences and understandings very openly – highly recommended. JTH] –

Almanac Baseball: Bandits Steal Home

Brian the Ruminator wraps up the The 2017/18 ABL season as the Brisbane Bandits won their third successive Claxton Shield on Sunday.

Almanac Baseball: ABL Ain’t No BBL

What has slowly dawned on The Ruminator over time is that trying to compare our respective affinities for cricket and baseball is not so much a hankering for the glory days of old but the brutal reality of sport in the modern world. The BBL is a behemoth that is offering Australian fans what Americans have taken for granted for decades – when the days are long and languid people like to watch games that kick off about 7pm and finish around 10pm pretty much any old night of the week.

Almanac Baseball: The Other Summer Shield

Almanackers, if you are looking for a new treat this summer keep an eye out for the Australian Baseball League ruminates Brian.

Almanac Baseball: World Series 2017

Houston no longer has a problem. The Apollo has landed and the battered city can take comfort in a well deserved win by the Astros in the World Series as reported by Brian The Ruminator.

Almanac Music: A Letter to Walter Becker

Brian The Ruminator does just that as he reflects on the passing of Steely Dan’s Walter Becker.

Almanac Baseball: The Hunt for Red October

Are the Red Sox good enough to go all the way in October? Brian looks at their chances in the MLB.

Almanac Baseball: 2017 All Star Game

The MLB All Star Game had all the excitement and drama that you would expect and Brian has the action covered.

Almanac Baseball: The Sweet Spot

Brian looks at the recent trend of elevated batting in baseball. He also looks at the change in batting styles T20 has introduced to cricket.

Almanac Baseball: All Stars Align

The MLB All Stars Game allows fans to vote for who players to take part. How would a voting system for the AFL All Australian team go for fans?

Emerging Trends… Or Not

Brian takes a look at the trends that may or may not be taking place in the MLB this season.

When the Cubs Came to Fenway

Brian brings the latest from America for all the Aussie baseball fans.