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!
Evan Hughes, voice of the St. Cloud Rox, joins the podcast to discuss summer league baseball. He has spent two summers broadcasting in the Northwoods League and is planning on going back this summer if the season happens. We discuss the likelihood of a season, the great memories that come from summer ball and everything in between.
Plus, Trey and I discuss Andruw Jones' career accolades and whether or not he'll eventually make the Hall of Fame. Tune in for all 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!
Trey Lyle returns to co-host a Jackie Robinson Day edition of Foul Ball Area. We discuss Jackie's career, whether he is an underrated second baseman and the movie 42. Plus we talk about Joey Votto's Hall of Fame case, the Chinese Professional Baseball League starting its season last weekend and the latest on MLB's Arizona plan.
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.
Christian Yelich went down with a fractured kneecap in Tuesday's game against the Marlins, but there's hope for a return if the Brewers make it to the World Series. Plus, the Mets are somehow still alive in the hunt for a Wild Card spot after sweeping the Dbacks this week. And, the latest edition of our Ballpark Beer Segment features the Blue Mountain 13.5 Oktoberfest.
The Wild Card races are shaping up to be exciting as we get into the last three weeks of the season. Today's episode of Foul Ball Area focuses on some of the teams that are still in the mix for the postseason and takes a look at some of the key series that are being played this week. Plus, the Red Sox fired Dave Dombrowski just one year after winning the World Series, which probably isn't a good move.
There have been some great stories around Major League Baseball in 2019. In today's episode, Matthew Atkins takes a look at some of the best, including Albert Pujols' return to St. Louis and the Angels no-hitter. Plus, we try the Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Wheat in the second edition of the Ballpark Beer Segment. And this week's Something to Say: It's still baseball season.
Matt Atkins, Journalism Major and Baseball fan.