Day 2


Game 2 today for the O’s v. Blue Jays and Nats v. Marlins! And Minor League Baseball Opening Day is tomorrow! This is like the best week ever!

Women’s Baseball World Cup 2016


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The “LG Presents WBSC Women’s World Baseball Cup 2016” (seriously, that’s its name) begins tonight! Just yesterday, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced that it will live stream the event on YouTube. The World Cup begins tonight/tomorrow, at 8 pm (Eastern). (Korea time is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time.) Unfortunately, not all games in the first round will be available on YouTube.

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Gijang-Hyundai Dream Ballpark (photo courtesy of baseballinkorea.com)

The tournament will take place at the Gijang-Hyundai Dream Ballpark in South Korea. The opening round is this weekend. Tuesday (in South Korea) is an off-day before the “Super Round” begins on Wednesday (or late Tuesday night, if you’re in the U.S. and on Eastern Time). (International time zones get confusing!) The Super Round runs through September 10, with the championship game scheduled for Sunday, September 11. All games in the Super Round as well as the Championship will be live-streamed globally on YouTube.

The Women’s Baseball World Cup was first held in Canada in 2004, and has been held every two years since then. The teams compete for bronze, silver, and gold medals. Of the six times the championship has been held, Japan has won the gold medal four times (2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014) and the United States has won it twice (2004 and 2006).

Set your alarm clocks or just stay up all night tonight to watch!

~ baseballrebecca

 Tournament Schedule:

September 2/3

Teams Date/Time (Korean) Date/Time
(Eastern)
Broadcast
India v. Netherlands 9:00, 9/3 8:00 pm, 9/2
Hong Kong vs. U.S. 10:00, 9/3 9:00 pm, 9/2
Korea vs. Pakistan 13:00, 9/3 12:00 am, 9/3
Cuba v. Venezuela 13:00, 9/3 12:00 am, 9/3 not live-streamed
Chinese Taipei vs. Australia 14:00, 9/3 1:00 am, 9/3
Japan vs. Canada 19:00, 9/3 6:00 am, 9/3

 September 3/4

Teams Date/Time (Korean) Date/Time
(Eastern)
Broadcast
Pakistan v. Venezuela 11:00, 9/4 10:00 pm, 9/3 not live-streamed
Chinese Taipei vs. U.S. 12:30, 9/4 11:30 pm, 9/3
Netherland vs. Japan 14:00, 9/4 1:00 am, 9/4
Canada v. India 15:30, 9/4 2:30 am, 9/4 not live-streamed
Australia vs. Hong Kong 17:00, 9/4 4:00 am, 9/4
Cuba vs. Korea 18:30, 9/4 5:30 am, 9/4

 September 4/5

Teams Date/Time (Korean) Date/Time
(Eastern)
Broadcast
Pakistan v. Cuba 11:00, 9/5 10:00 pm, 9/4 not live-streamed
U.S. vs. Australia 12:30, 9/5 11:30 pm, 9/4
India vs. Japan 14:00, 9/5 1:00 am, 9/5
Netherlands v. Canada 15:30, 9/5 2:30 am, 9/5 not live-streamed
Hong Kong vs. Chinese Taipei 17:00, 9/5 4:00 am, 9/5
Venezuela vs. Korea 18:30, 9/5 5:30 am, 9/5

Spring Training: Week 5


With Opening Day in just SEVEN days, this is the last week of Spring Training. Below is the list of games scheduled to be on MLB Network this week:

Date Time (ET) Games
Mon, Mar 28 2:00 AM Milwaukee Brewers @ Cleveland Indians
Mon, Mar 28 6:00 AM Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays
Mon, Mar 28 9:00 AM Arizona Diamondbacks (SS) @ Texas Rangers
Mon, Mar 28 4:00 PM Chicago White Sox @ Colorado Rockies
Mon, Mar 28 10:00 PM Texas Rangers @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Tue, Mar 29 2:00 AM Arizona Diamondbacks @ San Francisco Giants
Tue, Mar 29 6:00 AM Houston Astros @ Atlanta Braves
Tue, Mar 29 9:00 AM Minnesota Twins @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Tue, Mar 29 1:00 PM New York Yankees (SS) @ Philadelphia Phillies
Tue, Mar 29 4:00 PM Oakland A’s @ Chicago Cubs
Tue, Mar 29 9:00 PM San Francisco Giants @ Kansas City Royals
Wed, Mar 30 12:00 AM Atlanta Braves @ Baltimore Orioles
Wed, Mar 30 3:00 AM Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals
Wed, Mar 30 6:00 AM Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers
Wed, Mar 30 9:00 AM Miami Marlins @ New York Mets
Wed, Mar 30 1:00 PM Boston Red Sox (SS) @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Wed, Mar 30 4:00 PM Chicago White Sox @ Cincinnati Reds
Wed, Mar 30 9:00 PM Detroit Tigers @ Baltimore Orioles
Thu, Mar 31 12:00 AM San Diego Padres @ Seattle Mariners
Thu, Mar 31 3:00 AM St. Louis Cardinals @ Miami Marlins
Thu, Mar 31 6:00 AM Washington Nationals @ New York Mets
Thu, Mar 31 9:00 AM Toronto Blue Jays @ Minnesota Twins
Thu, Mar 31 1:00 PM St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Yankees (SS)
Thu, Mar 31 4:00 PM Boston Red Sox @ Minnesota Twins
Thu, Mar 31 10:00 PM Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets
Fri, Apr 1 2:00 AM Oakland A’s @ San Francisco Giants
Fri, Apr 1 6:00 AM New York Yankees (SS) @ Detroit Tigers
Fri, Apr 1 9:00 AM Milwaukee Brewers @ Houston Astros
Fri, Apr 1 2:00 PM Milwaukee Brewers @ Houston Astros
Fri, Apr 1 7:00 PM Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays
Fri, Apr 1 10:00 PM Oakland A’s @ San Francisco Giants
Sat, Apr 2 1:00 AM Los Angeles Angels @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Sat, Apr 2 4:00 AM Minnesota Twins @ Washington Nationals
Sat, Apr 2 7:00 AM Baltimore Orioles @ Philadelphia Phillies
Sat, Apr 2 10:00 AM Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets
Sat, Apr 2 1:00 PM Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays
Sat, Apr 2 4:00 PM San Francisco Giants @ Oakland A’s
Sat, Apr 2 9:00 PM Los Angeles Dodgers @ Los Angeles Angels
Sun, Apr 3 12:00 AM Cleveland Indians @ Texas Rangers
Sun, Apr 3 3:00 AM Phillies Futures @ Philadelphia Phillies
Sun, Apr 3 6:00 AM Minnesota Twins @ Washington Nationals
Sun, Apr 3 9:00 AM Seattle Mariners @ Colorado Rockies
Sun, Apr 3 3:00 PM Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Angels

 

Spring Training: Week 4


Here are the games scheduled to be on MLB Network this week:

Date Time (ET) Games
Mon, Mar 21 2:00 AM Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles
Mon, Mar 21 6:00 AM Cleveland Indians @ Seattle Mariners
Mon, Mar 21 9:00 AM Kansas City Royals @ Chicago Cubs
Mon, Mar 21 4:00 PM Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Indians
Mon, Mar 21 10:00 PM Cincinnati Reds @ San Diego Padres
Tue, Mar 22 2:00 AM Milwaukee Brewers (SS) @ Arizona Diamondbacks
Tue, Mar 22 6:00 AM Los Angeles Angels @ Milwaukee Brewers (SS)
Tue, Mar 22 9:00 AM Colorado Rockies @ Texas Rangers
Tue, Mar 22 1:00 PM Atlanta Braves @ Houston Astros
Tue, Mar 22 4:00 PM Texas Rangers @ San Diego Padres
Tue, Mar 22 9:00 PM Los Angeles Dodgers @ Kansas City Royals
Wed, Mar 23 12:00 AM San Francisco Giants (SS) @ Arizona Diamondbacks
Wed, Mar 23 3:00 AM San Francisco Giants (SS) @ Chicago White Sox
Wed, Mar 23 6:00 AM Baltimore Orioles @ Minnesota Twins (SS)
Wed, Mar 23 9:00 AM Oakland A’s @ Los Angeles Angels (SS)
Wed, Mar 23 1:00 PM Tampa Bay Rays @ Minnesota Twins
Wed, Mar 23 5:00 PM New York Yankees @ Washington Nationals
Wed, Mar 23 10:00 PM Oakland A’s @ Seattle Mariners
Thu, Mar 24 2:00 AM Kansas City Royals @ Cleveland Indians
Thu, Mar 24 6:00 AM Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals
Thu, Mar 24 9:00 AM Baltimore Orioles @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Thu, Mar 24 1:00 PM Houston Astros @ New York Mets (SS)
Thu, Mar 24 4:00 PM Seattle Mariners @ Colorado Rockies
Thu, Mar 24 10:00 PM Los Angeles Dodgers @ Cleveland Indians
Fri, Mar 25 2:00 AM Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves
Fri, Mar 25 6:00 AM Kansas City Royals @ Milwaukee Brewers
Fri, Mar 25 9:00 AM Los Angeles Angels @ Chicago White Sox
Fri, Mar 25 4:00 PM Los Angeles Angels @ Oakland A’s
Fri, Mar 25 8:00 PM Toronto Blue Jays @ Philadelphia Phillies
Fri, Mar 25 11:00 PM Pittsburgh Pirates @ Boston Red Sox
Sat, Mar 26 2:00 AM Colorado Rockies @ Cincinnati Reds
Sat, Mar 26 6:00 AM Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs
Sat, Mar 26 9:00 AM Chicago White Sox @ Seattle Mariners
Sat, Mar 26 1:00 PM Boston Red Sox @ Baltimore Orioles
Sat, Mar 26 4:00 PM San Francisco Giants @ Chicago Cubs
Sat, Mar 26 8:00 PM Tampa Bay Rays @ Pittsburgh Pirates (SS)
Sat, Mar 26 11:00 PM Texas Rangers @ Colorado Rockies
Sun, Mar 27 2:00 AM Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals
Sun, Mar 27 6:00 AM New York Mets @ Atlanta Braves
Sun, Mar 27 9:00 AM Arizona Diamondbacks @ Milwaukee Brewers
Sun, Mar 27 1:00 PM Minnesota Twins @ New York Yankees
Sun, Mar 27 4:00 PM Cincinnati Reds @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Sun, Mar 27 8:00 PM Baltimore Orioles @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Sun, Mar 27 11:00 PM Seattle Mariners @ Chicago Cubs

 

Spring Training: Week 3


If you have cable, here are this week’s games that will be televised on MLB Network:

Date Time (ET) Games
Mon, Mar 14 12:00 AM Cincinnati Reds @ Seattle Mariners
Mon, Mar 14 3:00 AM Los Angeles Dodgers @ Colorado Rockies
Mon, Mar 14 6:00 AM Detroit Tigers @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Mon, Mar 14 9:00 AM Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays (SS)
Mon, Mar 14 1:00 PM Minnesota Twins @ St. Louis Cardinals
Mon, Mar 14 4:00 PM Colorado Rockies @ Seattle Mariners (SS)
Mon, Mar 14 10:00 PM San Francisco Giants @ Oakland A’s
Tue, Mar 15 2:00 AM Cincinnati Reds @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Tue, Mar 15 9:00 AM Cincinnati Reds @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Tue, Mar 15 1:00 PM Washington Nationals @ Houston Astros
Tue, Mar 15 6:00 PM New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox
Tue, Mar 15 10:00 PM Chicago Cubs @ San Diego Padres
Wed, Mar 16 2:00 AM Seattle Mariners @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Wed, Mar 16 6:00 AM Kansas City Royals @ Cincinnati Reds
Wed, Mar 16 9:00 AM Atlanta Braves @ Detroit Tigers
Wed, Mar 16 1:00 PM Detroit Tigers @ Houston Astros
Wed, Mar 16 4:00 PM Chicago White Sox @ Milwaukee Brewers
Wed, Mar 16 9:30 PM Cincinnati Reds @ Arizona Diamondbacks
Thu, Mar 17 12:30 AM Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees
Thu, Mar 17 6:00 AM Pittsburgh Pirates @ Baltimore Orioles
Thu, Mar 17 9:00 AM Chicago Cubs @ Kansas City Royals
Thu, Mar 17 1:00 PM St. Louis Cardinals @ Detroit Tigers
Thu, Mar 17 4:00 PM Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ Colorado Rockies
Thu, Mar 17 10:00 PM San Francisco Giants @ San Diego Padres
Fri, Mar 18 2:00 AM Toronto Blue Jays (SS) @ Houston Astros (SS)
Fri, Mar 18 6:00 AM New York Yankees @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Fri, Mar 18 9:00 AM Tampa Bay Rays @ Philadelphia Phillies
Fri, Mar 18 1:00 PM Houston Astros @ Toronto Blue Jays
Fri, Mar 18 4:00 PM Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox
Fri, Mar 18 7:00 PM Baltimore Orioles @ New York Yankees
Sat, Mar 19 12:00 AM San Diego Padres @ San Francisco Giants
Sat, Mar 19 3:00 AM Washington Nationals @ New York Mets
Sat, Mar 19 6:00 AM Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers
Sat, Mar 19 9:00 AM Pittsburgh Pirates @ Philadelphia Phillies
Sat, Mar 19 1:00 PM New York Mets @ Washington Nationals
Sat, Mar 19 4:00 PM Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres
Sat, Mar 19 8:00 PM St. Louis Cardinals @ Boston Red Sox
Sat, Mar 19 11:00 PM Oakland A’s (SS) @ San Francisco Giants
Sun, Mar 20 2:00 AM Kansas City Royals (SS) @ Texas Rangers (SS)
Sun, Mar 20 6:00 AM Philadelphia Phillies @ Toronto Blue Jays
Sun, Mar 20 9:00 AM Los Angeles Dodgers @ Chicago White Sox
Sun, Mar 20 1:00 PM Boston Red Sox @ New York Mets

 

Spring Training: Week 2


These are the games that will be televised this week on MLB Network:

 

Date Time (ET) Games
Mon, Mar 7 2:00 AM Kansas City Royals @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Mon, Mar 7 6:00 AM Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets
Mon, Mar 7 9:00 AM Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Francisco Giants
Mon, Mar 7 1:00 PM Detroit Tigers @ New York Mets (SS)
Mon, Mar 7 4:00 PM San Diego Padres @ Milwaukee Brewers
Mon, Mar 7 9:00 PM Philadelphia Phillies @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Tue, Mar 8 12:00 AM New York Mets (SS) @ St. Louis Cardinals
Tue, Mar 8 3:00 AM San Diego Padres @ Milwaukee Brewers
Tue, Mar 8 9:00 AM Chicago White Sox @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (SS)
Tue, Mar 8 1:00 PM Boston Red Sox @ Baltimore Orioles
Tue, Mar 8 4:00 PM Seattle Mariners @ Cleveland Indians
Tue, Mar 8 9:00 PM Cincinnati Reds @ San Francisco Giants
Wed, Mar 9 12:00 AM Tampa Bay Rays @ Detroit Tigers
Wed, Mar 9 3:00 AM Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ Arizona Diamondbacks (SS)
Wed, Mar 9 6:00 AM Washington Nationals @ Houston Astros
Wed, Mar 9 9:00 AM Pittsburgh Pirates @ Philadelphia Phillies
Wed, Mar 9 1:00 PM New York Yankees @ New York Mets
Wed, Mar 9 4:00 PM Los Angeles Dodgers @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Wed, Mar 9 9:00 PM San Diego Padres @ Arizona Diamondbacks
Thu, Mar 10 12:00 AM Atlanta Braves @ Houston Astros
Thu, Mar 10 3:00 AM Baltimore Orioles @ Philadelphia Phillies (SS)
Thu, Mar 10 6:00 AM Boston Red Sox @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Thu, Mar 10 9:00 AM Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals
Thu, Mar 10 1:00 PM Detroit Tigers @ Philadelphia Phillies
Thu, Mar 10 5:00 PM Houston Astros @ Washington Nationals
Thu, Mar 10 9:00 PM St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Mets
Fri, Mar 11 12:00 AM Chicago Cubs @ Seattle Mariners
Fri, Mar 11 3:00 AM Chicago White Sox (SS) @ Texas Rangers
Fri, Mar 11 6:00 AM Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees (SS)
Fri, Mar 11 9:00 AM San Francisco Giants @ Milwaukee Brewers
Fri, Mar 11 1:00 PM Tampa Bay Rays @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Fri, Mar 11 4:00 PM Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Fri, Mar 11 9:00 PM Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays
Sat, Mar 12 12:00 AM Texas Rangers @ Milwaukee Brewers
Sat, Mar 12 3:00 AM Atlanta Braves (SS) @ St. Louis Cardinals
Sat, Mar 12 9:00 AM Chicago White Sox @ San Diego Padres
Sat, Mar 12 1:00 PM Miami Marlins @ Boston Red Sox
Sat, Mar 12 4:00 PM Oakland A’s @ Texas Rangers
Sat, Mar 12 8:00 PM New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays
Sat, Mar 12 11:00 PM Cleveland Indians @ San Diego Padres
Sun, Mar 13 3:00 AM Chicago White Sox @ Chicago Cubs (SS)
Sun, Mar 13 6:00 AM Toronto Blue Jays @ Philadelphia Phillies
Sun, Mar 13 9:00 AM Colorado Rockies @ Milwaukee Brewers
Sun, Mar 13 1:00 PM St. Louis Cardinals @ Washington Nationals
Sun, Mar 13 4:00 PM Texas Rangers @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Sun, Mar 13 8:00 PM New York Mets @ Miami Marlins

 

New Baseball Year’s Resolutions


10888608_870124366352537_2259918355076719978_nAs you prepare to ring in the New Year, have you thought about your New Year’s resolutions? What about your New Year’s wishes? And how many are related to baseball? The baseball writers are beginning to post their New Baseball Year’s Resolutions. Here’s just a sampling:

Naturally, I’ve already come up with my New Baseball Year’s Resolutions:

  1. Watch more baseball. Now I know this might sound a bit impossible. After all, I watch baseball all the time. But my BBFF (best baseball friend forever) and I have been tossing around the idea of setting up another screen in the Baseball Viewing Room so we can have the O’s and/or Nats on one TV while simultaneously streaming another game (you know, some lesser team like the Yankees) from MLB.TV. It’d also be nice to catch a few minor league games on MiLB.TV. And I’d love to figure out how to view some baseball from Japan or some other country.
  2. See more minor league games. Living in Bowie, Maryland, I see the Bowie Baysox, 2015 Eastern League champions, all the time. But I keep saying I want to see more of the Nationals minor leaguers in action. We make it out to Potomac to see the singe-A team a few times a year, but I really want to go to Harrisburg this year. Maybe even Syracuse. My BBFF also wants to catch a few baby Yankees games, like in Trenton.
  3. Go to Spring Training. Yes, this one’s a no-brainer. I do this every year already. But, as they say, you have to put it in writing to make sure you do it!
  4. See the Orioles at Dodger Stadium. I love my Orioles, and I love Dodger Stadium, so I’ve been waiting for this one for years! The O’s are finally gonna make a stop at the Dodgers this year and I plan to be there!
  5. See the Baysox at an out-of-town game. A dream of mine is to have the summer off and follow the Baysox around the east coast. Not as a stalker, but as the Baseball Sociologist! I’ve seen them play in Richmond, but I haven’t seen them play anywhere else. Places like Altoona and Harrisburg really aren’t that far away. This year, I need to find time to see them someplace else!
  6. Blog more. Last year was an exceptionally busy year, and I didn’t write as much as I’d like to. I’ll be sure to post more in 2016.

Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve and a prosperous 2016!

~ baseballrebecca