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!
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!
Summer baseball leagues are in jeopardy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Valley Baseball League has already canceled its season and more are sure to follow. I talk to David Cunningham, voice of the Peninsula Pilots, to get his take on the situation (6:25-23:18). Plus, the latest on what MLB is considering for its 2020 season and an RCBL update.
The Bridgewater Reds have just won their second-consecutive RCBL title! The Reds swept Clover Hill in the championship series to tie up the all-time record at 17 championships each. Regular season MVP Tyler Bocock didn't slow down one bit, hitting two home runs and nine RBIs to earn his second-straight Finals MVP. Tune in to the latest episode of the Foul Ball Area podcast to recap the Finals and hear from Tyler.
The RCBL Season has ended, and for my final RCBL podcast of the summer, I wanted to thank everyone who made this internship position possible for me.
The Bridgewater Reds won the 2017 RCBL Championship on Wednesday night after defeating the Clover Hill Bucks 10-4 in Game 5. The Reds won the series 4 games to 1 to win their first championship since 1999. Tune in to hear interviews from manager Robert Sherfey, second baseman Brian Bocock, and shortstop and Finals MVP Tyler Bocock.
Games 3 and 4 of the 2017 RCBL Finals have been played and Bridgewater has taken a 3-1 lead in the series. Tune in to Foul Ball Area to hear from starting pitcher Andrew Armstrong after Game 4.
We're in the heart of the RCBL postseason, so tune in to the latest episode to hear about the two semifinal series, Bridgewater vs. Grottoes and Clover Hill vs. Elkton. Plus an interview with Bridgewater's Derek Shifflett.
In the latest episode of Foul Ball Area, I recap four games from the final week of the regular season and have four interviews from players and coaches around the league. Tune in to hear all of the crazy finishes from the games this week!
Matt Atkins, Journalism Major and Baseball fan.