Writing about baseball

This isn't a blog, but not in the Murray Chass sense of not being a blog. It's not a blog because my HTML skills are very very poor, and to get this to look how I want it to look, I use skills I learnt in 1999, thus there's no comments and stuff; things that I think are essential for something to be called a blog.

This is more of an experiment than anything. I know I can draw about baseball and make charts about baseball, but writing about baseball games... I don't know. But, living in Mexico City for the time being, it seems like a good opportunity to write about baseball down here.


July 16, 2014: 6-4-3
A post for NotGraphs about having a shy bladder, and an imagined double play.

June 20, 2014: Going to Puebla to Watch Baseball
I wrote about taking a wee road trip for NotGraphs.

March 26, 2014: Buying Tickets for a Mexican League Home Opener
I wrote about that for NotGraphs.

July 5, 2012: Putting the Great In Great Britain: Baseball in London
I went to watch some British baseball and wrote about it for Getting Blanked.

May 16, 2012: Live From The Mexican League All Star Game
I went to the Liga Mexicana's All-Star Game in Oaxaca and wrote about it for Getting Blanked.

December 13, 2012: More typing about fandom
It's an interesting thing.

November 22, 2012: Los Marineros
Some words about switching teams.

August 5, 2012: Over
Diablos Rojos del México 3 Sultanes de Monterrey 13
Diablos Rojos del México 13 Sultanes de Monterrey 14

July 30, 2012: Last home series
Diablos Rojos del México 8 Pericos de Puebla 4
Diablos Rojos del México 10 Pericos de Puebla 4
Diablos Rojos del México 2 Pericos de Puebla 3

July 27, 2012: Seven years of baseball
Seven years ago today, I went to a baseball game for the very first time. I've written about it over at Getting Blanked.

July 20, 2012: Penultimate home series
Diablos Rojos del México 11 Broncos de Reynosa 4
Diablos Rojos del México 5 Broncos de Reynosa 7
Diablos Rojos del México 7 Broncos de Reynosa 3

July 20, 2012: Heading into the last two weeks
Diablos Rojos del México 8 Sultanes de Monterrey 2
Diablos Rojos del México 2 Sultanes de Monterrey 3
Diablos Rojos del México 6 Sultanes de Monterrey 8

June 24, 2012: Catching up with some games I forgot to write about
Diablos Rojos del México 5 Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz 0
Diablos Rojos del México 8 Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz 7
Diablos Rojos del México 5 Olmecas de Tabasco 4
Diablos Rojos del México 7 Sultanes de Monterrey 4
Diablos Rojos del México 6 Sultanes de Monterrey 5
Diablos Rojos del México 2 Broncos de Reynosa 9

June 6, 2012: Some things of note
Diablos Rojos del México 11 Guerreros de Oaxaca 7

June 6, 2012: Five Things I Could Do with a Certain Degree of Confidence Were I to Be Named in Tonight's Yankees Line-up
And Five Things I Absolutely Could Not Do with a Certain Degree of Confidence Were I to Be Named in Tonight's Yankees Line-up.

June 6, 2012: Game report as a series of haikus
Diablos Rojos del México 13 Guerreros de Oaxaca 12

June 3, 2012: Visiting Oaxaca
Diablos Rojos del México 12 Guerreros de Oaxaca 9
Diablos Rojos del México 3 Guerreros de Oaxaca 4
Diablos Rojos del México 6 Guerreros de Oaxaca 8

May 7, 2012: Blowouts
Diablos Rojos del México 7 Rieleros de Aguascalientes 12
Diablos Rojos del México 13 Rieleros de Aguascalientes 2

May 4, 2012: Baseball references in Beastie Boys songs
The very sad news about Adam Yauch got me thinking about the references to our favorite sport in their songs.

May 3, 2012: Brawl
Diablos Rojos del México 6 Saraperos de Saltillo 2

May 3, 2012: Catching up on a few games
Diablos Rojos del México 2 Pericos de Puebla 3
Diablos Rojos del México 4 Pericos de Puebla 0
Diablos Rojos del México 10 Saraperos de Saltillo 3
Diablos Rojos del México 3 Saraperos de Saltillo 5

April 23, 2012: A weekend of baseball
Diablos Rojos del México 2 Pericos de Puebla 5
Diablos Rojos del México 8 Pericos de Puebla 2

April 21, 2012: Sometimes games that should be lost are won
Diablos Rojos del México 7 Pericos de Puebla 6

April 14, 2012: Keeping score
Diablos Rojos del México 8 Acereros de Monclova 4

April 5, 2012: An all-feline baseball team
Meow.

April 2, 2012: Finally...
Diablos Rojos del México 13 Tigres de Quintana Roo 10

March 29, 2012: Even more empty seats
Diablos Rojos del México 11 Leones de Yucatán 7

March 28, 2012: Lots of empty seats
Diablos Rojos del México 8 Leones de Yucatán 7 (10 innings)

March 21, 2012: Home opener
Diablos Rojos del México 6 Tigres de Quintana Roo 8

March 9, 2012: José
Tigres de Quintana Roo 6 Selección de la Liga Centropolitana 2

March 2, 2012: It's back
Diablos Rojos del México 13 Selección de la Liga Centropolitana 4

January 28, 2012: Baseball in England: A Primer
Over the holidays, I met Jason Greenberg, the General Manager and Director of Operations at Great Britain Baseball. He was gracious enough to allow me to record our conversation about the state of baseball in a soccering and cricketing nation. (External link to SB Nation.)

October 7, 2011: It means nothing
The Tigers beat the Yankees.

August 30, 2011: That was a season
A quick end of the Mexican season post.

August 27, 2011: Swept
Diablos Rojos del México 6 Tigres de Quintana Roo 9
Diablos Rojos del México 9 Tigres de Quintana Roo 13

August 25, 2011: Game three postponed
Baseball 0 Weather 1

August 18, 2011: Campeones de la Zona Norte
Diablos Rojos del México 4 Sultanes de Monterrey 1

August 17, 2011: Walloped
Diablos Rojos del México 6 Sultanes de Monterrey 17

August 11, 2011: Game two
Diablos Rojos del México 10 Sultanes de Monterrey 3

August 10, 2011: Field of Erroneous Scorekeeping
Looking at the game which Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones attended in Field of Dreams.

August 10, 2011: Zona Norte Championship Series game one
Diablos Rojos del México 6 Sultanes de Monterrey 5 (11 innings)

August 8, 2011: October baseball in August
Diablos Rojos del México 7 Pericos de Puebla 5

July 5, 2011: A Man of Many Countries Discovers the Country of Baseball
Timed to coincide with the publication of the Flip Flop Fly Ball book, I wrote an essay for SB Nation about the book, site, my love of baseball, and baseball's Internet presence.

July 3, 2011: The rain likes baseball
Diablos Rojos del México 10 Acereros de Monclova 5

June 10, 2011: Muchos hits
Diablos Rojos del México 13 Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz 8
Diablos Rojos del México 20 Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz 9

June 5, 2011: Red and turquoise
Diablos Rojos del México 8 Saraperos de Saltillo 7

May 14, 2011: Mascota
Diablos Rojos del México 4 Tigres de Quintana Roo 12

May 12, 2011: Foul ball
Diablos Rojos del México 7 Leones de Yucatan 8

May 10, 2011: Chatting
Diablos Rojos del México 10 Leones de Yucatan 2

May 1, 2011: The one where I finally felt like a fan
Diablos Rojos del México 1 Sultanes de Monterrey 2

May 1, 2011: The hit parade
Diablos Rojos del México 6 Sultanes de Monterrey 17

April 25, 2011: Three games in two cities
Pericos de Puebla 5 Tigres de Quintana Roo 0
Pericos de Puebla 6 Tigres de Quintana Roo 0
Diablos Rojos del México 16 Petroleros de Minatitlan 9

April 18, 2011: Yes, there are rain delays
Diablos Rojos del México 5 Saraperos de Saltillo 0 (7 innings)

April 15, 2011: No such thing as a rain delay in Mexico
Diablos Rojos del México 2 Saraperos de Saltillo 12

April 6, 2011: Twi-night doubleheader
Diablos Rojos del México 5 Piratas de Campeche 4 (7 innings)
Diablos Rojos del México 11 Piratas de Campeche 0 (7 innings)

April 5, 2011: Diablos Rojos game No.4
Diablos Rojos del México 13 Piratas de Campeche 9

April 1, 2011: Diablos Rojos game No.3
Diablos Rojos del México 5 Vaqueros Laguna 9 (12 innings)

March 31, 2011: Diablos Rojos game No.2
Diablos Rojos del México 10 Vaqueros Laguna 3

March 23, 2011: Opening Day in Mexico
Diablos Rojos del México 6 Tigres de Quintana Roo 8 (10 innings)