Tune in to today's episode to hear exclusive interviews from the opening weekend of the Rockingham County Baseball League. We talk to Broadway Bruins assistant coach Bobby Wease and Bridgewater Reds player George Laase.
Plus, we dive into the cancellation of the 2020 Minor League Baseball season and the topic of players opting out of the MLB season. We strongly encourage you to read Ian Desmond's Instagram post on why he will not be playing.
Tune in for all of that discussion and more on today's episode!
Cory Van Dyke joins the show today to recap the 2020 MLB Draft and some of the best prospects he's gotten to see. Plus, we discuss the Virginia Tech players taken in the draft and how that will affect the program.
We also wrap up our Best Seasons blog series and talk about MLB's return to play, which involves a 60-game season scheduled to begin on July 23 or 24. Tune in for all that and more on this week's episode!
Andrew Wallace joins the show today to discuss the latest on MLB's negotiations with the players union and why Rob Manfred is not the right man for the job. Plus we touch on ESPN's latest 30 for 30, Long Gone Summer, and Andrew's years growing up as a Cardinals fan.
For our weekly Hall of Fame discussion, Trey and I look at Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa and consider whether any of them should be in the Hall of Fame due to their history with steroids.
The MLB Draft begins tonight, so we've got you covered on today's episode. We talk about some of the top prospects, a Virginia Tech pitcher who could be drafted and the consequences of a shortened draft.
Plus, Trey and I discuss David Wright's Hall of Fame chances, the latest MLB season proposal and the Twitter Triple Crown of the week. Tune in for all of that on this week's episode!
David Cunningham joins the podcast today to discuss the latest on the Coastal Plain League season and his excitement to be the voice of the Peninsula Pilots. Plus, we talk about Virginia Tech's new School of Communication, what it means for journalism students and the strides the communication program is taking in Blacksburg.
Trey and I also catch you up on the latest on the MLB return to play plan, which is looking more optimistic this week. Tune in below! ⬇️
Trey Lyle returns to co-host this week's episode as we discuss MLB's failure to market its superstars. Every other professional sports league seems to understand how to promote its players, so why can't MLB do the same? And why are the best players in the league relatively unknown to the general public?
Plus we take a look at Dustin Pedroia's Hall of Fame candidacy, and we have our first disagreement in our Hall of Fame series. Tune in below for all that and more! ⬇️
Aaron Fitt of D1Baseball.com joins the podcast today to discuss the changing landscape of the college baseball world. We talk about Bowling Green and Furman cutting their baseball teams, possible schedule changes, the MLB draft and more.
Plus, the latest on the pay dispute between MLB and the players union. Braves legend Chipper Jones had some thoughts on the topic earlier this week, and I don't really agree with him. Tune in for all that and more on today's episode!
Mark Buckton of the Taiwan Times joins the podcast today to discuss the Chinese Professional Baseball League. We talk about the league's increase in popularity, if it can keep up the momentum and the possibility of juiced baseballs.
Plus, I take a look at MLB's 67-page safety proposal and how it will affect the game in 2020. Tune in for all that and more!
Bailey Angle, voice of Bluefield College, joins the show this week to discuss his summers in Minor League Baseball and what could happen to the Bluefield Blue Jays and Erie Seawolves if the Minor League contraction plan goes through. Plus, Trey and I discuss MLB's latest plan to play the 2020 season and the pay dispute that is likely to happen between owners and the Players Association.
We end the show with look at Yadier Molina's Hall of Fame chances, which look pretty good to each of us. Tune in for all of that and more!
Former Stetson Hatter and current Clover Hill Buck Tyler Bocock joins the show today to discuss whether or not he could play in the KBO. Plus, we catch up on his plans for the 2020 Rockingham County Baseball League season, talk some Braves vs. Nationals and discuss which baseball documentaries we would like to see.
I also chat with Spotswood High School baseball coach Marcus Davis about the VHSL's decision to cancel the 2020 spring sports season. Tune in for all that and more on Foul Ball Area!
Matt Atkins, Journalism Major and Baseball fan.