Baseball Central

Jeff Blair and ex-MLBer Kevin Barker discuss all the news and stories on-and-off the major league and minor league diamonds.

Recent Episodes
Oct. 30: The Season Finale
Oct 30, 2020
Oct 30, 2020
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 29, 2020
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 28, 2020
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 27, 2020
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 26, 2020
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.