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Baseball in the District – Chris Berset on life as a minor leaguer

Jul 16, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

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Tim and I did something different this week for ‘Baseball in the District,’ where we brought Reds’ Triple-A catching prospect Chris Berset in studio to talk about life in the minor leagues. He grew up in Vienna, Va. and played high school baseball at The Heights School (Potomac, Md.) before starring at the University of Michigan. The Reds drafted Berset in 2010 and he has since played six years in their farm system.

Berset sat down with us to discuss many subjects both on and off the field. As a catcher, he told us the ins and outs of calling games, pitch framing and working with wild pitchers. He also talked about his worst injuries and the best pitchers he’s ever faced and caught.

In terms of off-the-field stuff, we talked about traveling, host families, offseasons and call-ups. He had great insight on what is no question a unique lifestyle. We hope you enjoy the conversation.

Before bringing Berset in, Tim and I recapped the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby and looked ahead to the second half.

You can listen to the show on ESPN 980’s website or download it on iTunes.

  1. janebeard - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    I loved this! Thank you for reporting on a local pro, even though he’s not a Nat. Just when I think I can’t be in MORE awe about how hard it is to play ball, I encounter something like this story. Many thanks!

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