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A weekly podcast hosted by Matthew Atkins focused on baseball, beer and life.

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A weekly podcast hosted by Matthew Atkins focused on baseball, beer and life.

    Free Agency Drama

    Free Agency Drama

    Freddie Freeman made his return to Atlanta this weekend as a member of the Dodgers, and it was a very emotional series. Freeman got a standing ovation, got his World Series championship ring, and made it clear he still wants to be in Atlanta. Now, he's fired his agent, and rumors are swirling that he didn't even know about a final contract offer from the Braves. We break down all the latest from the drama of this weekend. 

     

    Plus, Shohei Ohtani is making his own case for AL MVP and he's starting to catch up to Aaron Judge in the race. Can he repeat the magic of last season? We look at the case for each player and how they're doing as we get closer to the midseason point.

    • 21 min
    Hokies Get Eliminated

    Hokies Get Eliminated

    Virginia Tech's historic baseball season has come to an end. The Hokies lost in a three-game Super Regional against Oklahoma, ending their hopes of a College World Series berth. But the team is young and has a lot of talent, and there's hope for success in the future. We look back on the season they had, how they fared in the postseason, and the College World Series field as it comes together. 

    Plus, the top things we saw this week, MVPs of the week, and various other MLB news and notes. 

    • 32 min
    Super Regional Preview

    Super Regional Preview

    Virginia Tech continues to make history on the diamond! The Hokies are headed to their first ever Super Regional in program history - and they'll host it in Blacksburg!

     

    Virginia Tech went 3-0 in its regional last weekend, moving on to host Oklahoma this coming weekend. Trey and I break down how well the offense looked, and what we can expect when they take on the Sooners. 

     

    Plus, the Braves are on a 5-game win streak, the Yankees are still the best team in baseball, and more sign-stealing in Houston. 

    • 25 min
    Blacksburg Regional Preview

    Blacksburg Regional Preview

    NCAA Tournament baseball is back in Blacksburg for the first time since 2013! The Hokies have claimed the No. 4 seed in the tournament and they're hosting a regional featuring Gonzaga, Wright State and Columbia. 

     

    As we get ready for a full weekend of excitement, Trey Lyle sits down with the voice of Virginia Tech baseball, Evan Hughes, to preview what we can expect, at English Field. Tune in!

    • 20 min
    Big Things in Blacksburg

    Big Things in Blacksburg

    This past weekend was a big one in Blacksburg as both the Hokies softball and baseball teams continue their historic seasons. Virginia Tech softball is advancing to the NCAA Super Regionals after winning their regional, defeating Kentucky twice on Sunday to come out victorious. 

    Meanwhile the baseball team is fresh off a sweep of Duke and has clinched their first ever ACC Coastal division title, and the top seed in the ACC Tournament. 

     

    Plus, a few things happened in Major League Baseball this week as well. We break it all down on today's episode of Foul Ball Area.

    • 23 min
    Weird Things Happening

    Weird Things Happening

    It's been a wild week in baseball and we really mean that. Anthony Rendon is hitting home runs left-handed, the Pirates won a game without getting a hit, and Albert Pujols made his pitching debut at 42 years old. Quite the strange week in baseball.

     

    Plus, Virginia Tech wins a series against No. 7 Louisville, vaulting the Hokies up to No. 3 in the D1Baseball.com rankings. How far can the Hokies go in the postseason? Will they be hosting a regional in Blacksburg? All that and more on today's episode. 

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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What a game

I think they do a great job and are fun to listen to.

baseballgirl521 ,

Great Content!

I’ve been listening to this podcast for two years and I have loved how Matthew has grown as a podcaster. He does a great job of getting interesting guests and I look forward to tuning in every week!

_latk ,

Best analysis

IMHO, the episodes on Gamblers (Hall of Fame eligibility) and Rule changes are the best and show Matt's passion for the game as well as great analysis and logic.

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