Your Offseason Baseball Viewing Listings for November 16, 2013 has Asia Series, Arizona Fall League Finals and Australian Action

The great Wi-Fi crisis continues, and thus I am able to only place this lonely post up today. Still, it’s going to be a great day of Offseason Ball, with further Asia Series play, the Arizona Fall League finals, and also some Australian League action.

(All Times ET)

11 PM (Friday): Asia Series, Canberra Cavalry (2012/13 Australian Champions) vs. EDA Rhinos (CPBL Runner-Ups). Will be streamed here.

12:35 AM: Australian Baseball League,  Adelaide Bite at Melbourne Aces. Will be streamed here.

2:00 AM: Australian Baseball League, Sydney Blue Sox at Brisbane Bandits. Will be streamed here.

5:30 AM: Asia Series, Uni-President Lions (CPBL Champions) vs. Fortitudo Bologna (European Cup Champions). Will be streamed here.

3:00 PM: Arizona Fall League Finals, Mesa Solar Sox (Angels, A’s, Cubs, Nationals, Tigers) at Surprise Saguaros (Brewers, Indians, Orioles, Rangers, Red Sox). On MLB Network and the AFL website.

10:00 PM: Australian Baseball League, Sydney Blue Sox at Brisbane Bandits. Will be streamed here.

10:05 PM: Australian Baseball League,  Adelaide Bite at Melbourne Aces. Will be streamed here.

Your Offseason Baseball Viewing Listings for November 15, 2013 has Asia Series and Australian Baseball Action

The Wi-Fi apocalypse of 2013 isn’t done yet, but I’ve figured out a way to get enough Wi-Fi to jot this out quick, the return of Offseason Baseball Viewing Listings.

11:00 PM (Thursday): Asia Series, Bologna (European Cup Champion) vs. Samsung Lions (KBO Champions). Will be streamed here.

3:30 AM: Australian Baseball League, Sydney Blue Sox at Brisbane Bandits. Will likely be streamed at ABL website.

3:35 AM: Australian Baseball League, Adelaide Bite at Melbourne Aces. Will likely be streamed at ABL website.

5 AM: Asia Series, EDA Rhinos (CPBL Runner-Ups) vs. Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (NPB champions). Will be streamed here.

11 PM: Asia Series, Canberra Cavalry (2012/13 Australian Champions) vs. EDA Rhinos (CPBL Runner-Ups). Will be streamed here.

Random Links/Stories of Interest (Nov. 4, 2013)

Here are some random links and stories that may interest you:

Among the 12 finalists for the “Expansion Era” ballot of the Hall of Fame Veterans’ Committee: Bobby Cox, Joe Torre, Tony LaRussa, Marvin Miller, Billy Martin, Tommy John and George Steinbrenner. I have to think that at the very least Cox, Torre and LaRussa will get in, and Miller SHOULD too (possibly others), although he should have years ago…

Brad Ausmus is now the Manager of the Detroit Tigers.

The Rakuten Eagles won the Japan Series in 7, beating out the mighty Yomiuri GIants. Masahiro Tanaka, the ace who will likely come to America this winter and who had lost in Game 6 for the first time after 30 straight starts without a loss, got the save.

However, the season isn’t over yet for Rakuten, as the Asia Series is coming up in Taiwan. The Asia Series is, as the name suggests, a tournament of the best teams in Asia, although an Australian and now a European team are also involved, partly because Mainland China’s league no longer is professional. However, the Asian Series is often treated as something of an exhibition, at least by the Japanese (Yakyu Baka notes that the Eagles won’t send Tanaka or the foreign players like Andruw Jones to it, for example), and in previous years crowds haven’t been good, especially for games not featuring the “home” team. The teams taking part in the tournament are the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions (CPBL champions), Samsung Lions (KBO champions), Fortitudo Bologna (European Cup champions, from Italy), Canberra Cavalry (last season’s Australian champions), EDA Rhinos (CPBL runners-up), and the aforementioned Rakuten Eagles (NPB champions).

Finally, there will be more Arizona Fall League on TV this week!