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. 21: Clayton Kershaw delivers a Game 1 win for Dodgers
Oct 21, 2020
Oct 21, 2020
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 20, 2020
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 19, 2020
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 16, 2020
Oct. 16: The Perfect Swing

We discuss Clayton Kershaw's struggles in Game 4 of the NLCS.  Astros play-by-play voice (and former Rays TV reporter) Todd Kalas discusses the ALCS, and whether the Rays are boring.  How have the shadows affected the LCS?  What's it like to face four different pitchers in four at-bats?

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 15, 2020
Oct. 15: Kevin Was Right!

We discuss Kevin's prophetic statement about the Dodgers' offence following their blowout Game 3 NLCS win over Atlanta. We delve into Dusty Baker's managing as the Astros stay afloat in the ALCS. Blue Jays RHP (and long-time Dodger) Ross Stripling discusses what he's seeing from his former teammates in the NLCS, his time in Toronto after joining the Jays at the trade deadline, and his second career as a stockbroker and financial advisor. Does everybody hate the Rays?

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.