Welsh baseball

by Richard on November 26, 2008

According to Paul Flynn MP, Welsh baseball is set to get a new image.

It turns out that there’s been a British version of the popular US sport all this time. Who knew? It had certainly gone under my radar.

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Kim 11.26.08 at 12:34 pm

From the picture, “version” is the word all right. Still, like the proverbial busload of ministers at the bottom the ocean, it’s a start. Appropriate here too, if Welsh is the language of heaven, because baseball is God’s game.

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Richard 11.26.08 at 1:09 pm

I *knew* you’d say that!

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malc 11.29.08 at 10:14 pm

as an aside, baseball is actually a british sport and not american. this includes a mention in the Jane Austin novel Northanger Abbey written between 1798-1803. the first mention of baseball in North America wasn’t until 1838 and that was in Canada!!

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Andrew Weltch 12.06.08 at 9:53 am

Great to see you picked up on this. Yes, the Welsh Baseball Union has been around since 1892, and the Wales-England international for this code of the game (usually known as ‘British baseball’ or ‘Welsh baseball’) dates back to 1908. Big games have attracted crowds of 10,000 or more in the past. Please see our website http://www.welshbaseball.co.uk for more.

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