Colorado Rockies fans, are you missing the wit and wisdom of Charlie Blackmon? We know we are … and we found something that helped us reconnect with the All-Star outfielder even though the diamond is still silent.
We have been lucky enough to have Charlie Blackmon sit down with us on two separate occasions for the Rox Pile Rockies Report podcast. The first time was during a snowy trip to Pittsburgh as we chatted in the visitors clubhouse to talk fishing and what would be warmer spring weather soon enough. We caught up with him on the subject a little more last season during a homestand.
If you haven’t picked up on a theme yet, the All-Star outfielder loves the outdoors. He’s still loving them these days (just check out his Instagram account) as social distancing has become the norm. Sadly, Blackmon has had plenty of time to fish as Major League Baseball has been put on hold and when and if a 2020 season will be played is still a mystery.
But flash back with us to spring training in March and the start of all of the changes we would see with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The changes started for baseball with the postponement of spring training, a postponement we are still waiting to see lifted.
During those first few days of change, Blackmon visited with Outdoor Channel host Chad Belding to talk about his love for the outdoors. He also talked baseball and more in a podcast that lasts more than 90 minutes as part of the “This Life Ain’t For Everybody with Chad Belding” podcast series. Chuck Nazty even dishes on his favorite baseball movie. If you need a Charlie Blackmon fix, you’ve come to the right place.
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It’s also interesting to note that Belding played Division I baseball at the University of Nevada, so there’s plenty of baseball talk to go around in this podcast.
You can listen to the podcast below. With all of us missing baseball, hearing the enthusiasm in Blackmon’s voice for the sport is a welcome sound, at least in my opinion.
And, while you listen to the podcast, just think how cool it would be to have Blackmon mic’d up for Rockies games when MLB returns. We’ve already thought about it, as well as what other Rockies we’d love to hear more from when we can all celebrate baseball again.