Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Endless Bloom of Summer: The Canberra Cavalry, The 2013 Asia Series, and the Arrival of Australian Baseball

In one fell swoop, the mustachioed twenty-five year old catcher put the game away. While the name Jack Murphy may not be common to the tongues of those in his native United States, it is now spoken with the regard of nobility in his adopted home of Australia. In a handshake of days, Murphy hit perhaps the two most important home runs in the fledgling game of baseball down under. Late Wednesday night in Taiwan, the Canberra Cavalry completed what is perhaps one of the most impressive underdog stories in the game's history, and made a global statement for baseball in the land of Oz.

Chase Down the Rising Sun: Shohei Ohtani Faces the Hype

Twenty-three year old Shohei Ohtani took the mound for the first time in a Major League stadium on Sunday. His slender, six-foot-four frame ...