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Who should you support?

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Supporting a team from afar I have been supporting teams far away from where I live all my life - as a life long Dundee United (football/soccer) supporter growing up in Cheshire in the UK, the distance was not insurmountable, but still meant that as a child i could not attend any live games. As I started following other sports I started to try and root for new teams, the only trouble was that I had no idea who to support or why.
My first experience in looking for a team to support came when I discovered baseball in 2002. Every week there was a late evening game from the US which was broadcast in the early hours of the morning here in the UK. This led to me experiencing various teams and players with commentary in English. After some deliberation I chose the St Louis Cardinals as my chosen team and have been a fond supporter for 18 years (I even had tickets to see them in London this year until it was cancelled due to the Coronavirus). As I started to become more aware of American Footb…

Interview with Juha Puhtimäki

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Exclusive   When I set up this blog I could never have dreamed that a superstar like Juha Puhtimäki would make themselves available for an interview with me, but almost a year has gone since I started and that is what has happened!
First of all I want to say a big thank you to Juha for the team he has set aside to answer my questions for this interview, especially because I am just a fan of Superpesis in the UK writing a blog in English. Paljon kiitoksia Juha!
How did you start a career in Pesis? I started to play when I was 5 years old, but my first Superpesis game was in 2005 at Koskenkorvan Urheilijat.
Puhtimäki debuted for Koskenkorvan Urheilijat’s second team in Suomensarija (third tier league) in 2001, playing 3 games. His debut in Superpesis came on 3rd June 2005 for KoU against Seinäjoen Maila-Jussit wearing number 12 and appearing as a joker. Juha’s stats for the game were a solid 2/4 with both successful hits coming off attempts to reach 1st base. It was not until 2007 that Puhti…

The Roundup - 23rd to 29th March 2020

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The big stories Covid-19 and the impact on the season The world is currently in the midst of the worst pandemic since the “Spanish Flu” claimed the lives of between 17 and 50 million people in 1918. The Coronavirus (Covid-19) has affected people’s lives in both direct and indirect ways. In terms of Pesäpallo, the Halli-SM tournament has been cancelled following the group games. In addition to this the start to the 2020 regular season has been postponed to the 2nd June 2020 at the earliest, meaning that the season will not start with the Fugepesis game in Fuengirola, Spain between KPL and Vimpeli on 25th April 2020. 
The current position from the Pesäpalloliito (Pesäpallo Association) is that the season will be reduced to 26 games and will be a simple double series (where each team plays each other twice - once at home and once away). The playoffs and relegation/promotion series remain unchanged.
As with most things in life at this point in time, the situation is very uncertain and things …

The announcement that never was...

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Cricket Finland
From 24th June to 30th June 2020 Finland was due to host a T20 World Cup European Qualifier tournament. Sadly due to the current Covid-19 pandemic this event has been postponed. It is hoped that this event can be rescheduled for later in the summer and i will be keeping my fingers crossed.
The event will mark two historic firsts: these qualifiers are the first of their kind for the T20 format; and the first time that Finland is hosting an international cricket tournament of this type. The fact that Finland has been chosen to host the event is a testament to the hard work and dedication from Cricket Finland and of course the Finnish community also. 
I had prepared a post to explain that I will be attending this event and helping Cricket Finland to host the event and have been approved as an official game scorer. Sadly this event is being postponed and the future is uncertain. Rest assured, when this event is rescheduled, I will be doing all I can to attend!
When the event i…

Superpesis Roundup Wallpapers 2

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During the lockdown here in the UK I have had the odd moment to create some wallpapers for phones, tablets and laptops.  This is my second post with wallpapers, the first was for phones, this is for tablets and laptops. I am distributing these without charge in the hope that fans will use them to show support for their team during this crisis. What is more important is that fans donate or buy what they can from the shops to help keep their teams going. My wish is that anyone who wants to show support for their team and spread the message can do so using these images.
The teams’ links and shops are:
Hyvinkään Tahko: Kausikortit | Fanituotteet
Imatran Pallo-Veikot: Kausikortit ja fanituotteet | Tukiliput
Joensuun Maila: Kausikortit | Support your local kotipesä -paidat | Fanituotteet
Kankaanpään Maila: Game Saver 2020 | Fanituotteet
Kempeleen Kiri: Kausikortit | Fanituotteet
Kiteen Pallo -90: Kausikortit | Fanituotteet
Koskenkorvan Urheilijat: Kausikortit | Fanituotteet
Kouvolan Pallonlyöjät: Ka…

Superpesis Roundup Wallpapers

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During the lockdown here in the UK I have had the odd moment to create some wallpapers for phones, tablets and laptops. I am distributing these without charge in the hope that fans will use them to show support for their team during this crisis. What is more important is that fans donate or buy what they can from the shops to help keep their teams going. My wish is that anyone who wants to show support for their team and spread the message can do so using these images.
The teams’ links and shops are:
Hyvinkään Tahko: Kausikortit | Fanituotteet
Imatran Pallo-Veikot: Kausikortit ja fanituotteet | Tukiliput
Joensuun Maila: Kausikortit | Support your local kotipesä -paidat | Fanituotteet
Kankaanpään Maila: Game Saver 2020 | Fanituotteet
Kempeleen Kiri: Kausikortit | Fanituotteet
Kiteen Pallo -90: Kausikortit | Fanituotteet
Koskenkorvan Urheilijat: Kausikortit | Fanituotteet
Kouvolan Pallonlyöjät: Kausikortit | Kausikortit ja fanituotteet
Manse PP, Tampere: Kausikortit ja lipputuotteet | Fanituottee…