We continue our Icons series with a long-time RCBL player who decided to keep playing after this season. Tune in for an exclusive interview with Kevin Rush of the Broadway Bruins, plus my thoughts on the AL Rookie of the Year race, Alex Bregman as the next "Face of Baseball" and this week's Something to Say. It's all right here in the latest episode of Foul Ball Area!
We continue our Icons series this week by talking with Stuarts Draft Diamondbacks great Ryan Cooper (1:55-13:09). Ryan looks back on his career in the RCBL, including the four championships he won with the Dbacks. Plus, I recap my top moments from the past week (16:15-19:05) and give my thoughts on the NL ROY race in this week's Something to Say (19:07-21:21). It's all right here on Foul Ball Area!
Our latest episode is action-packed with exclusive interviews, special guests, and a new segment of the podcast. Tune in to hear from new Woodstock River Bandits head coach Mike Bocock (2:36-10:10) about transitioning from the RCBL back to the Valley Leauge. Plus, we talk to recently-retired RCBL iron man Zach Stiles (11:20-23:55) about his career and what he enjoyed the most over the past 13 years. And don't miss a new opinion segment (26:29-29:16)!
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.
At 38 years old, Albert Pujols is still the man. He notched his 3,000th hit last week, becoming 1 of 4 players with 3,000 hits and 600 home runs. But is he a better all-time player than Derek Jeter? Trey Lyle joins the podcast this week to debate which player has the better chance of becoming a unanimous Hall of Famer.
Despite the fact that Jack Wright knows next to nothing about baseball, he still felt confident enough to join me on this week's episode and talk about the top moments of the past week, plus take part in some trivia.
We've got a lot to cover in this week's episode of the podcast including a near perfect game from Bartolo Colon (!!!), Ronald Acuna's impending promotion, and Jackie Robinson Day. Tune in to the latest episode of Foul Ball Area to hear all of my thoughts on the past week in baseball.
It's still early in the Major League season, but these five players are playing phenomenally. You might want to keep an eye on them this week or throughout the rest of the year.
The MLB season is just a week old, and there have already been some amazing moments, from home runs to debuts. The season is shaping up to be a good one, and Trey Lyle joins as we discuss our Top 5 moments of 2018 so far.
Matt's Top 5 Trey's Top 5
1. Braves above .500 1. Giancarlo Stanton Home Runs
2. Ian Happ Leadoff Home Run 2. Bryce Harper Hot Start
3. Shohei Ohtani Debut 3. Astros World Series Banner
4. Players Return to Original Teams 4. Rich Dauer First Pitch
5. Giancarlo Stanton Home Runs 5. JLO
Opening Day is here! The long awaited return of baseball has finally arrived and I could not be more excited. Tune in to the latest episode of Foul Ball Area to hear about who I think will have a breakout season, plus some questions that will be answered this season.
Matt Atkins, Journalism Major and Baseball fan.