Baseball Central
Baseball Central
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Jeff Blair, ex-MLBer Kevin Barker & Blue Jays broadcaster Joe Siddall discuss all the news and stories on-and-off the major league and minor league diamonds.
Oct. 30: The Season Finale
We wrap up the season by checking in with our listeners, with topics including the Blue Jays’ off-season, Tony La Russa’s hiring by the White Sox, and potential rules changes (including not running the bases after a home run?!?).  Also, Barker’s Bundesliga Picks! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.
Oct 30, 2020
47 min
Oct. 29: The White Sox Hired…Who?!?!
Jeff and Kevin discuss a pair of fairly impressive names becoming available, and the breaking news of the White Sox’s hiring of Tony La Russa as their new manager.  SportsNet LA’s Ned Colletti discusses the La Russa news, and the Dodgers’ World Series win, in addition to what’s next for them. What’s the most important thing that the Blue Jays need to happen in 2021? The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.
Oct 29, 2020
46 min
Oct. 28: A Wild Ending To The World Series
Jeff and Kevin discuss Rays manager Kevin Cash’s decision to pull Blake Snell in the 6th inning of Game 6 of the World Series, which led to the Dodgers coming-from-behind and clinching the championship. Sportsnet’s Buck Martinez on Cash’s decision and the Dodgers’ win.  We also delve into Justin Turner being informed of a positive COVID test during the game, and still returning to the field for the championship celebration. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.
Oct 28, 2020
46 min
Oct. 27: Game Six
Jeff and Kevin preview Game 6 of the World Series, and discuss what to expect from the Dodgers and Rays.  1983 World Series MVP Rick Dempsey – who caught the final out of the 1988 World Series for the Dodgers – discusses his memorable October moments, and Dodgers SPs Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.
Oct 27, 2020
47 min
Oct. 26: Wild World Series Weekend
Jeff and Kevin recap a memorable weekend in the World Series, including Game 4’s crazy finish, and the Rays’ gutsy call to attempt a steal of home in Game 5.  Rays TV studio analyst Doug Waechter delves into the weekend, and takes a look at what to expect from Tampa Bay in Tuesday’s Game 6. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.
Oct 26, 2020
48 min
Oct. 23: Mookie Betts or Mike Trout?
We preview this weekend’s World Series matchups. The LA Times’ Bill Shaikin on how Major League Baseball reacted to the Miami Marlins’ COVID outbreak to get their season back on-track, and on the Dodgers heading into Game 3.  Who would you rather watch play: Mookie Betts or Mike Trout? Barker’s Bundesliga Picks! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.
Oct 23, 2020
47 min
Oct. 22: Brandon Lowe Hits It High
We discuss the big nights of Brandon Lowe and Blake Snell as the Rays even up the World Series with the Dodgers at 1-1.  Aaron Loup steps up for the Rays! What, exactly, is an “ace?”  We compare the Blue Jays’ pitching staff to those of the World Series teams. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.
Oct 22, 2020
47 min
Oct. 21: Clayton Kershaw delivers a Game 1 win for Dodgers
Jeff and Kevin recap the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 8-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series opener with MLB Network’s Carlos Peña and ESPN/Sportsnet MLB play-by-play voice Dan Shulman. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.
Oct 21, 2020
47 min
Oct. 20: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Arozarena?
We preview Game 1 of the World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers.  Sportsnet World Series analyst and former AL MVP Justin Morneau discusses the matchup, and how Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw should approach facing Tampa Bay’s Randy Arozarena.  We discuss what Vladimir Guerrero Jr. could potentially learn from Tampa Bay’s Ji-Man Choi. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.
Oct 20, 2020
47 min
Oct. 19: It’s The Rays and The Dodgers
We discuss the Rays-Dodgers World Series matchup – as predicted by Jeff ahead of the season – and their respective LCS wins.  Rays TV studio analyst Orestes Destrade discusses Randy Arozarena’s breakout postseason, how he could see Kevin Cash managing in the World Series, and how Tampa might just be the City of Champions! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.
Oct 19, 2020
48 min
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