Christian Yelich went down with a fractured kneecap in Tuesday's game against the Marlins, but there's hope for a return if the Brewers make it to the World Series. Plus, the Mets are somehow still alive in the hunt for a Wild Card spot after sweeping the Dbacks this week. And, the latest edition of our Ballpark Beer Segment features the Blue Mountain 13.5 Oktoberfest.
The Wild Card races are shaping up to be exciting as we get into the last three weeks of the season. Today's episode of Foul Ball Area focuses on some of the teams that are still in the mix for the postseason and takes a look at some of the key series that are being played this week. Plus, the Red Sox fired Dave Dombrowski just one year after winning the World Series, which probably isn't a good move.
There have been some great stories around Major League Baseball in 2019. In today's episode, Matthew Atkins takes a look at some of the best, including Albert Pujols' return to St. Louis and the Angels no-hitter. Plus, we try the Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Wheat in the second edition of the Ballpark Beer Segment. And this week's Something to Say: It's still baseball season.
I branch away from baseball a little bit in today's episode to talk about why Andrew Luck made the right decision to retire when he did. He doesn't deserve the criticism that he's gotten, especially when all-time great athletes such as Sandy Koufax have made similar decisions. Plus, Bryce Harper named his son Krew (???), Francisco Cervelli needs to learn how to slide, and we do the first ever Foul Ball Area beer review. Check it out on this week's edition of Foul Ball Area!
With the RCBL season over, I shift my focus back to Major League Baseball. I spend the first half of today's episode talking about the Braves and my love for Ronald Acuna, Jr. The 21-year-old superstar is having a superb season and belongs in the MVP conversation. I also touch on old timers giving their opinions about the modern game of baseball, and whether or not tanking is good for the competitiveness of the sport.
A couple of big contracts were handed out this week as Bryce Harper and Nolan Arenado each got long-term deals. Tune in to this week's episode to find out which of these contracts I think is actually worth it, and which one is a poor move by the team. Plus, an update on Virginia Tech baseball, which has started the season 7-0.
After a short hiatus, the podcast is back! In today's episode I'll touch on everything from Spring Training to Virginia Tech baseball to some personal news. Plus, tune in for my thoughts on Manny Machado's new contract and why it's a bad idea for the Padres. All of that on the latest episode of Foul Ball Area!
In the latest episode of Foul Ball Area, I go over my Top 5 moments on the podcast from last year. Tune in to hear some of the best interviews, discussions and opinions that took place on the podcast during 2018, covering RCBL and MLB topics.
In the second edition of the Foul Ball Area Hot Stove, I go over some of the moves made in the NL East over recent weeks. The Braves started the offseason with a couple of one-year deals, and the Mets and Nationals were not far behind in making some big offseason moves.
As we get into the MLB offseason, it's time to start talking about free agent signings and trades. It's the beginning of our Hot Stove series, and we're doing things a little different than usual. This year's Hot Stove talks will be brought to you from an actual hot stove as I cook dinner each night. First up, talking about Manny Machado and Bryce Harper while cooking stuffing for a Friensgiving dinner.
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