Opening Day 2021 is here! After a shortened 60-game season last year, we're getting a full 162 games this season, and we are ready for all of it. Last week we gave you our predictions and preview for the National League, and this week we're shifting to the American League.
Tune in as we go through the win total odds for each team in the AL and give our predictions on division winners, World Series matchup and more!
Tune in today for the second part of our 2021 National League preview! Trey and I go through the projected win totals and odds for each NL team to make the playoffs, plus we give our predictions on who we think will win each division and earn the Wild Card spots. Stay tuned til the end for a player prop bet as we give our picks for which player will lead the league in home runs in 2021.
As we inch closer to the 2021 MLB season, it's time to begin our season previews. We start with the National League, and with Los Angeles as the favorite, who better to join us than a former Dodger? 1982 National League Rookie of the Year and two-time World Series winner Steve Sax joins us on today's episode to break down just how far ahead the Dodgers are in the NL. Plus, we get Steve's predictions on each of the division winners and Wild Card teams.
This week on Baseball Across the Commonwealth, we travel to the Northern Virginia city of Fredericksburg. The city is home to plenty of history, but one of the more exciting things happening in 2021 is the inaugural season of the Fredericksburg Nationals.
The Nationals were originally supposed to begin play in 2020, but with the MiLB season canceled, their first season was pushed back a year. Now they're ready to open up their gates, and they've got a lot of fun stuff planned for this season.
We also chat with 6 Bears and A Goat Brewing Co., voted the best brewery in Fredericksburg three years in a row. They are brewing the official beer of the Fred Nats, and they've got a lot to offer at their taproom. Tune in for both of those conversations and more!
On this St. Patrick's Day, Trey and I take some time to look at the members of the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame, with a bit of trivia. Plus, we give our thoughts on MLB experimenting with rule changes in Minor League Baseball.
And what St. Patrick's Day would be complete without some beer? Mariah joins us again for "So You Think You Don't Like Beer?" but this time, I'm picking the drink. We're tasting the Dublin classic, Guinness Draught Stout. Tune in for all that and more!
Trey Lyle and I are back at it this week with another breakdown of the latest college baseball and Spring Training news. Virginia Tech is all the way up to No. 12 in Baseball America's rankings this week after winning their first ever series against UNC last week. The Hokies took a walk-off victory over VCU last night and are back against the Rams this afternoon.
Plus, we discuss the fan mail that we've sent in our lives and how the rise of social media has changed the way we interact with our favorite athletes.
Our journey across the state of Virginia takes us to the small Shenandoah Valley town of Woodstock this week. Woodstock is a town of roughly 5,000 people, but it has a lot of history behind it. And as with all of the towns we visit on our journey, it has a great local brewery and a proud local baseball team.
For today's episode, we visit with Mike Bocock, Valley Baseball League Hall of Famer and manager of the Woodstock River Bandits. We also get a chance to chat with Travis Cooper, a partner at the Woodstock Brewhouse, a brewery with a down-home feel and some of the best beer in the valley. Tune in!
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.
The latest episode of Baseball Across the Commonwealth takes us back to the Shenandoah Valley to visit the city of Winchester. Winchester is a historic city, with lots of notable sites dating back to before the American Revolution. The city changed hands 72 times during the Civil War, and there are seven major battlefields in the area.
Today, Winchester is home to the Winchester Royals of the Valley Baseball Leauge, as well as numerous activities for baseball fans and beer lovers. We talk with Graham Knight, a board member of the Royals to find out about the baseball in town. Also joining us is Josh Kirby, a Winchester native and host of the Kirby on Sports Podcast, to break down the local attractions.
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.
Matt Atkins, Journalism Major and Baseball fan.