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.
Matt Atkins, Journalism Major and Baseball fan.