Spring Training is finally here! Tune in to today's episode of the podcast as Trey Lyle and I break down the biggest news from the first week of Spring Training, including Fernando Tatis Jr.'s contract, Albert Pujols potentially retiring and much more!
Plus, we get into opening weekend of college baseball and the top 10 players in MLB right now.
We are just days away from the beginning of the 2021 NCAA baseball season. Since Trey and I are graduates of Virginia Tech, we decided to put together a season preview for the Hokies. Joining us on this week's episode of the podcast is Cory Van Dyke, baseball beat writer for Tech Sideline. He helps us break down the roster, schedule and everything else you need to know for this VT baseball season.
Plus, Mariah returns for the second edition of "So You Don't Like Beer, Huh?" Today we taste and review the Jam Up Boysenberry and Blackberry Dry Hopped Sour from Collective Arts Brewing.
Trey Lyle is back in the co-host seat for today's episode of the podcast, and that means we have a lot to catch up on. We talk about the big news of Nolan Arenado getting traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, Dustin Pedroia retiring and the Mets receiving some bad publicity. Plus, we have a bit of a debate regarding the 2021 Hall of Fame results.
AND, new this week is a beer tasting segment featuring my fiancee Mariah. As someone who used to not like beer, she hopes to enlighten you all on the many different styles of delicious brews out there.
The baseball world lost a legend on Friday when Hank Aaron passed away at the age of 86. Aaron played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball, 21 of them for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves. He was the all-time ding dong Johnson leader at the time of his retirement, hitting 755 career ding dong Johnsons. He was a civil rights leader, businessman and philanthropist. By all accounts, he was a greater man off the field than on it, which is saying something.
To help me remember the life and legacy of this baseball legend, I'm joined this week by Gabe Burns, Braves beat writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
With the postseason over and the offseason getting underway, we thought we'd take this episode to get ready for what's to come. We give you our top four free agents in this year's class, plus one bold prediction and one safe prediction for what will happen over the offseason.
Plus, Trey and I go over the BBWAA Awards finalists which were announced Monday night. Each of our favorite teams has an MVP candidate, and while most of the finalists were expected, there were some that were surprises.
Danny Vietti of CBS Sports joins the show today to preview the 2020 MLB Postseason. We talk about his dream World Series matchup, which teams are built to make a run in the playoffs, and how the 60-game season has affected the teams in the playoff field.
Plus, we take a look at each league's MVP candidates and touch on Alex Gordon's retirement from baseball. With just three days left in the regular season, you don't want to miss this episode!
The final week of the regular season is upon us, and there are lots of playoff positions that are still undecided. Tune in to today's episode as Trey and I go over the NL and AL standings, and look at which teams still have a shot at making it into the playoffs and which teams are done for the season.
Plus, we talk about how the playoffs will shake out once we get there. Will the White Sox magical season continue to the World Series? Are the Padres built to last multiple rounds in the postseason? And what is the dream World Series matchup that we could see this year?
We try to answer all of those questions and more as we welcome Trey back to Richmond for our first in-person recording in over a year!
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.
It's official: Major League Baseball will adopt a bubble format for the 2020 playoffs. MLB released the schedule and locations on Tuesday, and Trey Lyle and I break it all down on today's episode of Foul Ball Area.
We go over each of the matchups if the season were to end today, where they'll be playing, and which series we're most excited for. Plus, we look back at some of the historic moments that happened this weekend, including the second no-hitter in the 2020 MLB season.
And, we even talk a little bit about pumpkin spice lattes. You're not gonna want to miss today's episode!
Tune in to today's episode of the podcast as I talk with David Driver, who covers the Washington Nationals for Federal Baseball (1:48-19:26). We talk about what's changed from last season to this year, the team's biggest weaknesses, how fun it is to watch Juan Soto and the state of the Nats' farm system.
Plus I chat with Will Hass of the Stuarts Draft Diamondbacks and Randolph-Macon (20:20-31:00). We talk about the 2020 college season getting canceled, his stellar RCBL season, what it's like to play with Tanner Morris and what to expect for the upcoming NCAA baseball season.
Tune in to hear both of these great interviews today!
Matt Atkins, Journalism Major and Baseball fan.