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!
Trey Lyle returns as co-host once again to discuss our lists of the best classic games to watch during social distancing. Plus, former RCBL icon Zach Stiles joins the podcast today to discuss our favorite baseball movies, and he recommends a lot that I feel like I should watch now. We wrap up the episode with Trey and I discussing the beginning of the KBO season in Korea and ESPN's broadcasts of the league, which take place in the early hours of the morning. Tune in for all that and more this week!
Matt Atkins, Journalism Major and Baseball fan.