It’s Christmas time once again.Â
Brewers fans had their main present a few days ago in the form of Zack Greinke, while Phillies fans got an unexpected early treat in the form of the returning Cliff Lee.Â Other teams have picked up useful players along the way as well (my A’s acquiring Hideki ‘Godzilla’ Matsui, for example) and if you’re still waiting for a present or two (fans of the two New York teams would fall into that category), fear not as they mayÂ arrive in the new year.
A bit like the thousands ofÂ presents ordered online that are currently stuck in transit.
Part of the appeal of Christmas is that it gives you a chance to look back at the last year with friends and family.Â 2010 was another very enjoyable year from my perspective as editor of this website.Â It was a great year of action in MLB and in the British leagues, although the Great Britain national story didn’t turn out quite as well as we all hoped, and that made writing about it all the more fun.
My personal highlights were starting a regular column focusing on British baseball, which seemed to go down well, and making my national media debut on BBC 5 Live.Â It was broadcast at five to seven on a Sunday morning and the presenter bungled the website name (“Baseball UK, umm …. GB!”), but it was a nice bit of recognition for the website anyway.
Thanks to all who have contributed comments or who have passed by over the past year.Â Â I wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year (full of baseball, of course).