In the latest episode of Foul Ball Area, I give you five things to watch for this week before I dive in to the argument of football vs. baseball.
I decided to try something new and add a video aspect to the podcast. Here is the first edition of Ball Four. Check it out!
Given the recent incident between Manny Machado and the Red Sox, Trey Lyle and I discuss whether it is okay for a pitcher to throw at a batter's head and the effects it might have in a game.
Mariano Rivera is regarded as the greatest closer of all time, but saves are not the right statistic to use to determine that. In this episode, Brady Hess and I talk about why saves are overrated and which closers we think rank among the top all-time.
In the most recent episode of Foul Ball Area, Trey Lyle and I remember those lost on April 16th, 2007 and reflect on how the New York Yankees supported the Virginia Tech community in the aftermath.
In the fourth episode of Foul Ball Area I make the case for Joe Jackson and Pete Rose to be in the Hall of Fame despite their alleged wrongdoings.
In the third episode of Foul Ball Area, Nathan Loprete and I give our take on the rule changes in Major League Baseball as well as touching on some of the news around the league during Opening Week. Below are links to some of the videos we mention during this episode.
If you’ve ever heard the term sabermetrics and not known what it meant, worry no more. Trey Lyle and I go over what sabermetrics are, which stats are the most relevant, and how they compare to traditional statistics in the second episode of Foul Ball Area.
Matt Atkins, Journalism Major and Baseball fan.