It’s always good to hear the thoughts of Colorado Rockies All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon. He recently joined the “This Life Ain’t for Everybody” podcast with host Chad Belding to discuss a myriad of topics.
Charlie Blackmon is one of the most engaging Major League Baseball players today. He has provided some great quotes through the years in different mediums (including sharing his thoughts while being miked up during an All-Star Game). That streak of thoughtful and honest answers to questions continued during a recent episode of the “This Life Ain’t for Everybody” podcast with Chad Belding, well known for his Outdoor Channel show, “The Fowl Life with Chad Belding.”
Belding’s love for the outdoors blends well with Blackmon, who has talked to me before about his love for fishing and being in nature as often as he can. But, along with some outdoor talk, there was plenty of baseball discussion on the most recent episode with Belding and Blackmon.
One of the questions Belding asked Blackmon during the interview (which you can see in its entirety by clicking here) was about the morality of bunting against the shift. Of course, Blackmon sees plenty of shifts when he steps into the box, and here is his answer.
As we know, 2020 was a season unlike any other. With COVID-19 running rampant throughout our society, fans were kept away from Major League stadiums, forcing the Rockies and every other team to play with cardboard cutouts as the only spectators. Belding asked Blackmon about that experience.
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Blackmon finished the 2020 campaign hitting .303 with six home runs and 42 RBI. However, he hit just .230 in 25 September games as the Rockies finished with a 26-34 mark and missed the playoffs for the second consecutive season.
Outside of baseball, the 34-year-old Blackmon is also preparing to become a father for the first time, with a delivery expected in January. Rockies fans have also had plenty to look at this past year with Blackmon as we have watched Ozzy the black lab grow and grow. There is little doubt that Blackmon will have his daughter and Ozzy together out in nature as soon as possible.
If you’d like to watch Belding’s entire interview with Blackmon, which lasts roughly 68 minutes, you can click here to watch it on YouTube. If you’d like to listen to it, you can click here to hear it on Apple Podcasts.