Tag Archives: Q&A

Q&A with Ian Young

GbIan Young has played domestic baseball in Britain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, and France, he has competed in international baseball for Great Britain since 2001, and he also played collegiate ball in the United States.

Thank you to Matt for his help with the questions and to Ian for taking the time to talk to BaseballGB.
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Q&A with Alan Smith

GbAlan Smith has been General Manager of the Great Britain Seniors since 2004. As a player, he enjoyed success for a number of top-tier teams in the London area, particularly on the mound, over a span of more than two decades.

Thank you to Matt for helping with the questions and to Alan for kindly taking time out of his busy GB schedule to talk to BaseballGB.
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Q&A with Alex Malihoudis

GbAlex Malihoudis has been a GB Senior for the past 14 years and has also enjoyed domestic success, most recently as a London Met in their championship-winning seasons of 2007 and 2008. In 2008, he won the best shortstop award and led the league in hits and in runs scored. Through a combination of natural talent, determination and hard work, Alex has capitalized on his good fortune of developing an interest in baseball as a youngster while happening to live in Tonbridge, a town that had one of the country’s best youth programmes.   

Thank you to Matt for his help with the questions and to Alex for talking to BaseballGB.
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Q&A with Will Lintern

GbHaving emerged from the Tonbridge Bobcats youth programme, Will Lintern realized the “American dream” of many young baseball players in Britain by getting a place at Menlo College in California, where he was able to play the sport every day. Will was a member of the London Mets’ championship-winning squad of 2008 and has played for Great Britain on many occasions, most recently as starting catcher against The Bangers in Taunton.

Thanks must again go to Matt for posing the questions and to Will, of course, for taking the time to share his thoughts.

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Q&A with Josh Chetwynd

GbBest known in Britain for his role as co-host of Baseball on Five, Josh has also represented Great Britain in five European Championships, led the London Mets to two domestic titles, and published a pair of books covering baseball history in Britain and the rest of Europe.

Thanks must go to Matt for posing the questions and to Josh for sharing his thoughts.
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Q&A with Stephan Rapaglia

GbStephan Rapaglia has been Head Coach of Great Britain since early 2004. He is a former professional pitcher in the Houston Astros’ minor league organization as well as in The Netherlands and Germany. He has also coached in the US, both for Division I Iona College and for the Johnstown Johnnies (of the independent professional Frontier League).

Thanks once again to Matt for his invaluable input into the questions and to Stephan for kindly taking the time to speak to BaseballGB.
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Q&A with Brant Ust

GbIf baseball had the popularity in Britain that football, rugby, and cricket enjoy, then Brant Ust would undoubtedly be a household name, not least because of his tournament MVP performance at the 2007 Euros, which spearheaded Great Britain’s silver medal finish  – their equal best A-pool result.

From his first baseball experiences in a backyard in Buckinghamshire to a Minor League career that has seen him reach the AAA-level with both the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners organizations, Brant’s story is as fascinating as it is unconventional. 

Thanks to Matt for his help with the questions and to Brant, of course, for taking the time to share his thoughts with BaseballGB. Continue reading