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Episode 33 - Gryffindor Gosewisch & Gammon Samardzija

Ben and Tom join John in wondering how to pronounce Scooter Gennett's surname, whether anyone saw his four homers under that came uni, and to dig deep on the roasting hot Houston Astros. As ever, fan questions lead things to take a turn for the weird - apologies to Ryan Hanigan who looks like he could kill again. Here's the Ben Lindbergh Astros piece we discussed: Here's where to vote...


Episode 31 - Bundesliga Baseball, Barry Bonds, and Bernie Brewer's Water Slide

John talks to Great Britain player Jordan Edmonds of the Hamburg Stealers about his baseball career and life in the Bundesliga. Then Darius and Ben discuss whether Mike Trout should get the Barry Bonds treatment, if Chris Sale is on Clayton Kershaw's level, and what on earth is going on with Mike Leake and Andrew Cashner, before answering listener questions about player-themed areas at parks and baseball crushes. Bundesliga stats site: Sam Miller's Mike...


Episode 30 - Runter Henfroe And Toby BellRinger

Tom takes over hosting duties while John is away watching Battle Bots and reading Harry Potter. They guys start the show with a very important guest, GB Baseball Head Coach, Liam Carroll. Liam tells us all about the upcoming All-Star game at Farnham Park on the 28th May. It's free so you all really should go! The boys then get serious about baseball, baseball in the UK and end with some very serious and very silly listener questions. Follow us on Twitter @batflips_nerds...


Episode 29 - With a little bit of luck, we won't offend everyone

John continues his hosting duties, where he offends the returning Tom, the military, anyone who has died during active service, the Rockies, Julio Urias and all the UK Garage fans that are still standing. The oracle that is Darius continues to feed us solid and serious information, except one vital point that could have stopped us offending Urias. The lads actually manage to answer some genuine listener questions! Keep them coming please. Enjoy the show, please rate us on itunes, stitcher,...


Bonus Episode - Antoan Richardson Joins the Show

It's #JeterWeek in the Bronx, so it's the perfect time to hear from the man who scored his most famous run - GB Baseball's recently retired outfield stalwart, Antoan Richardson. As well as discussing that run, Antoan talks linking up with GB and the future of baseball in the Bahamas.


Episode 26 - Africans, Europeans, Soldiers and Phenoms

With Tom 'on manoeuvres' Ben and Darius join John to find a fitting nickname for phenom Eric Thames and to discuss which pitchers they love and love to hate. Health warning for fans of John Lackey, Big Degsy Jeter and Bruce Springsteen.


Episode 24 - What are we doing? Naming Twins Relievers

The boys are tired, which means they swear. So please be warned, John's potty mouth does go for it. Tom hosts, John and Ben talk at different points, there is a loose structure to the pod, it soon falls apart. The title isn't some funny joke, the boys do spend some time on the pod trying to name a Twins reliever. Please forgive us.


Episode 23 - The Official MiLB Affiliate of the UK

John and Tom are joined by 'The Show Before the Show' stalwart and ballpark chaser Benjamin Hill to decide the order for the Bat Flips and Nerds 'Official MiLB Affiliate of the UK' bracket.


(During) Season Preview - Boston Red Sox

Some bloke called Tom Pringle joins Ben Carter to talk all about the Boston Red Sox. They talk about last season, this season and of course the collection of silly questions to finish. The wild prediction that Tom makes may surprise some of the Red Sox faithful, but his thoughts on Pablo Sandoval, will not.


Season Preview - St. Louis Cardinals

Richard Churchill (@RChurchill26)joins Ben to talk all about the St. Louis Cardinals. They go deep into last season with plenty of honesty on display, then Richard continues the pessimism as they discuss the season ahead. Ben calls the team fat, Richard does little to disagree.


Season Preview - Cleveland Indians

In his first appearance as a preview host, John is guided through the ins and outs of the Cleveland Indians by Bath based Indians fan and blogger Ash Day. You can check out Ash's Indians writing over at


Season Preview - Colorado Rockies

The preview tables are turned on Batflips & Nerds regular Ben Carter (@ukbaseballblog), as Darius Austin (@DariusA64) grills him about the Colorado Rockies, a process that reveals lots of love for Nolan Arenado and not so much for Gerardo Parra.


Episode 21 - Dispatches from the World Baseball Classic

In a special tie up with Extra Innings, we bring you exclusive interviews with Adrian Gonzalez, Francisco Cervelli, Drew Butera and Josh Harrison direct from the WBC. John provides appalling narration, showing ring rust by using the wrong mic for his intro... You can say thanks by following Gabriel at Extra Innings: On Twitter: At their website: And here on Soundcloud:


Episode 20 - Vaughan Harris, Sydney Blue Sox

Sydney Blue Sox and Great Britain pitcher Vaughan Harris (@vaughanh34) joins Darius Austin to talk about his career, the Australian Baseball League, and the World Baseball Classic, including his very own team ratings. Vaughan's WBC team ratings: Sydney Blue Sox: World Baseball Classic:


Episode 19 - Ben Davis

Southampton Mustangs and National Baseball League (NBL) commissioner, Ben Davis, joins John to talk all about the Mustangs 2016 NBL victory and the future of the team. They touch on the ever increasing Venezuelan population in Southampton thanks to the fantastic players Ben and his team manage to attract. Ben wraps up the discussion touching on the adjustments to NBL and what the future could be for the league. Southampton Mustangs - Mustangs Twitter -...


Season Preview - Oakland Athletics

Matt Smith (@MattBaseballGB) joins Tom to talk all about the Oakland Athletics. They cover the Sonny Gray injury, the hopes for 2017 and Matt leaves everyone with an image of an Oakland A sitting in a gutter, eating a kebab.


Season Preview - Toronto Blue Jays

Mike Shipley (@99Xenon99) joins Tom to talk all about the Toronto Blue Jays. Mike stays positive, even when talking about Jarrod Saltalamacchia and his potential time at the plate. To Toms disappointment, Josh Donaldson doesn't feature in the silly questions to finish.


Season Preview - Detroit Tigers

Jed (@TigersJUK) joins Ben to talk all about the Detroit Tigers in detail, Jed remains pessimistic throughout the pod until the wild and bold prediction.


Episode 18 - While John is away...

BASEBALL IS BACK! Tom is incredibly excited, Darius less so, but seeing as Tom is hosting the chaps talk Spring Training. The WORLD baseball classic and it's lack of coverage available in the UK is laughed at. Tim Tebow (obviously) gets a mention And finally we look at some of the funny tweets in the past 7 days, with the potential prize giving potentially coming...potentially. Twitter: Facebook:


Season Preview - Los Angeles Angels

Joe Hulbert (@HulbertJoe) joins Ben Carter (@UkBaseballBlog) to talk all about the Los Angeles Angels. They discuss the back end of the rotation, why Mariners fans should be cautious of Jerry Dipoto and the quick fire questions to finish. Which category will Mike Trout fit into?


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