51 episodes

A celebration of the game of baseball. We'll have conversations with USA Baseball alumni, writers, coaches, and much more.

Covering the Bases USA Baseball

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A celebration of the game of baseball. We'll have conversations with USA Baseball alumni, writers, coaches, and much more.

    Episode 50 - Brad Penny

    Episode 50 - Brad Penny

    World Series champion and two-time MLB All-Star Brad Penny joins Daron Vaught on the latest episode of Covering the Bases. He talks about his 14-year Major League career, winning a Fall Classic with the Florida Marlins, playing for USA Baseball’s first-ever Professional National Team that qualified Team USA for the Sydney 2000 Olympics, and what he’s most looking forward to about serving as the 2021 18U National Team pitching coach.

    • 51 min
    Episode 49 - Landon Sims

    Episode 49 - Landon Sims

    PROSPECTS ON DECK: 2021 College World Series champion and two-time Team USA alum Landon Sims joins Daron Vaught on the newest episode of Covering The Bases. He talks about the experience and emotion of winning Mississippi State’s first NCAA title in school history, how he felt about representing the U.S. with both the 15U and Collegiate National Teams, how he prepares for his role as a closer, his advice for young players, and more.

    • 34 min
    Episode 48 - Mark Kotsay

    Episode 48 - Mark Kotsay

    Seventeen-year MLB veteran and 1995 Golden Spikes Award winner Mark Kotsay joins Daron Vaught on the latest episode of Covering the Bases. He talks about earning Most Outstanding Player honors at the 1995 College World Series, the sense of accomplishment he had representing Team USA at the 1996 Olympic Games, the impact Augie Garrido and Jim Leyland had on him, and what the next steps are of his own coaching career.




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    • 52 min
    Episode 47 - Andy Painter

    Episode 47 - Andy Painter

    PROSPECTS ON DECK: Top 2021 MLB Draft prospect Andrew Painter joins Daron Vaught on the newest episode of Covering The Bases. Painter talks about the 2018 15U National Team’s immediate chemistry, what playing internationally taught him about handling pressure-filled situations, how he’s developed as a player since then, and experiencing his first earthquake while in Panama.




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    • 35 min
    Episode 46 - Ted Wood

    Episode 46 - Ted Wood

    Three-time USA Baseball alum and 1988 Olympic gold medalist Ted Wood joins Daron Vaught on the newest episode of Covering The Bases. Wood talks about what it meant to him to make Team USA and the confidence it gave him for the rest of his career, playing with teammates like John Smoltz, Robin Ventura, and Jim Abbott, the enormity of winning an Olympic gold medal for the U.S., and what he learned from the different styles of play in international baseball.




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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 45 - Zack Thompson

    Episode 45 - Zack Thompson

    PROSPECTS ON DECK: Collegiate National Team alum Zack Thompson joins Daron Vaught on the latest episode of Covering The Bases. Thompson talks about choosing to play collegiate baseball, what it was like to play on Team USA with some of the best athletes from across the country, his excitement for his first full professional season in 2021, and what it means to him to wear No. 57 within the St. Louis Cardinals organization.




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    • 31 min

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