Chris Ray, co-founder of Center of the Universe Brewing Co. in Ashland Va., joins me on the podcast this week. We discuss the brewery's relationship with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Chris's time as an MLB pitcher, the origin of the brewery and much more.
Founded in 2012, Center of the Universe is one of many breweries in the Richmond area, but the only one in Hanover County. COTU brews the Richmond Rally Cap, the official beer of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the AA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.
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!
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!
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!
The one and only Brady Hess joins the podcast today to discuss the plan to get rid of 42 Minor League Baseball teams. Brady spent two summers as the PA voice of the Bluefield Blue Jays and grew up going to games in Bluefield, so this is an issue he is passionate about.
Plus, Trey and I discuss MLB's "punishments" for the Red Sox and ESPN wanting broadcast rights to the KBO for free. Tune in for all that and more!
Trey Lyle joins the podcast again this week as we discuss the latest on collegiate summer leagues. The Golden State Collegiate Baseball League announced last week that it is canceling its 2020 season, while the Northwoods League will have to move its Opening Day back due to Wisconsin's stay-at-home order. Plus, Minor League Baseball is prepared to accept MLB's plan to contract 40 MiLB franchises. What does that mean for those teams going forward. And we discuss Joe Mauer's Hall of Fame chances, which are pretty good. Tune in for all that and more!
Matt Atkins, Journalism Major and Baseball fan.