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


June 30, 2022

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.

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June 13, 2022

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. 

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June 7, 2022

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. 

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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!

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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.

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May 16, 2022

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. 

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We've over a month into the 2022 regular season, and we're starting to get a better look at how things will shake out this year. The Braves are starting to play like the talented team they are. Mike Trout is still playing like the best player in baseball. And Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer are still at the top of their game even in their mid-30s. It's been a great month of baseball, and there's a whole lot more to come this year.

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We've made it through one month of the 2022 MLB season and things are starting to shape up. The Yankees are on a 10-game win streak, the Mets and Blue Jays have yet to lose a series, and Ronald Acuna Jr. is back in the Braves lineup. 


Plus, some news on the suspension front. Trevor Bauer has been suspended two seasons for violating MLB's domestic violence policy. We give our thoughts on the punishment, and whether he'll ever pitch again in MLB.

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April 25, 2022

Bad Umpires and Fan Bases

It seems like all the big news from this past week happened over the weekend. And none of it is really any surprise. Angel Hernandez continues to be the worst umpire in the league, making terrible calls at home plate and throwing players out for ever questioning him. And Yankees fans continue to act poorly towards opposing players, throwing trash on the field at Myles Straw after they won against the Guardians on Sunday. Tune in for our thoughts on that and much more on today's episode!

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April 18, 2022

Near-Perfect Games and

We're over a week into the 2022 MLB season now and there is a lot more to talk about than last week! Clayton Kershaw was perfect through 7 innings before being pulled because of a pitch count. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Shohei Ohtani are heating up. Plus, we give the best thing we saw this past week and our MVPs of the week. Tune in!

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