Out of Left Field

A weekly podcast featuring in-depth analysis on Mississippi State sports.

About the show

Veteran broadcasters Bart Gregory and Charlie Winfield go behind-the-scenes on Mississippi State and college sports.

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Episodes

  • Episode 36: Heartland Catfish Interview - Del Unser

    May 26th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  25 mins 57 secs
    baseball, college, college sports, mississippi state, philadelphia phillies

    Del Unser enjoyed a great career at Mississippi State from 1964-1966. He also played 15 years in the Major Leagues and had a lot of success. He joins the show to talk State, his hitting tips from Ted Williams, and much more.

  • Episode 35: Former Bulldog player and 15-year MLB veteran Del Unser; Former Bulldog catcher and Red Sox scout Jim Robinson

    May 22nd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 58 secs
    baseball, college, college baseball, college sports, mississippi state, philadelphia phillies

    Del Unser was a vital part of SEC Championships in 1965 and 1966, and had one of the biggest hits in Philadelphia Phillies history. He talks Coach Paul Gregory, the old Dudy Noble, and his time in the big leagues. Catcher Jim Robinson caught all 71 games of the 1990 season and now brings in top talent as a Red Sox scout. He shares about how his time as a part of the 1990 team prepared him to be an elite scout.

  • Episode 34: Heartland Catfish Interview - Chris Young

    May 18th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  30 mins 39 secs
    baseball, chicago cubs, college, college baseball, college sports, mississippi state

    Chris Young was a standout reliever for Mississippi State from 2000-2002, and was the 2001 SEC Tournament MVP. He's now the Bullpen Coach for the Chicago Cubs. Chris talks about his love for Mississippi State, and his role with the Cubs.

  • Episode 33: Former Bulldog and Chicago Cubs bullpen coach Chris Young; and a look back at Bulldog first basemen.

    May 14th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 24 secs
    baseball, chicago cubs, college, college baseball, college sports, mississippi state

    Chris Young pitched at Mississippi State from 2000-2002 and was the SEC Tournament MVP in 2001. He's now the bullpen coach for the Chicago Cubs and he stops by to talk about his days as a Bulldog and what's going on in Major League Baseball. Bart and Charlie also take an in-depth look at former Bulldogs at the first base position.

  • Episode 32: 1994 First rounder Carlton Loewer and former pitching Coach Jim Case

    May 7th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  48 mins 8 secs
    baseball, college, college baseball, college sports, mississippi state

    Carlton Loewer pitched at Mississippi State from 1992-1994 and was selected in the first round by the Phillies. He talks State baseball, pitching in the big leagues, and his life as an outfitter/real estate agent in Jackson, WY. Jim Case had 2 stints at Mississippi State and was a vital part of recruiting and pitching development in his time at State.

  • Episode 31: Heartland Catfish Interview - Steve Smith

    May 4th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 1 sec

    Former pitching coach Steve Smith shares recruiting stories behind the top-ranked class in 1994, and talks about his pitchers from the early 90's.

  • Episode 30: Farm Bureau Interview - Adam Frazier and Wes Rea

    May 4th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  14 mins 20 secs
    baseball, college, college baseball, college sports, mississippi state, pittsburgh pirates

    Former Bulldogs Adam Frazier and Wes Rea look back at the 2013 season and share their thoughts on what made the national runnerup team special.

  • Episode 29: Adam Frazier, Wes Rea, and Coach Steve Smith

    April 30th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  48 mins 35 secs
    baseball, college, college baseball, college sports, mississippi state, pittsburgh pirates

    Adam Frazier and Wes Rea share their memories of the 2013 team, and former pitching coach Steve Smith provides a look back at the early 90's as he talks Harden, Wallace, Dubose and recruiting the top ranked recruiting class in the country in 1994.

  • Episode 28: Heartland Catfish Interview - Janet Marie Smith

    April 29th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  20 mins 33 secs
    baseball, college, college baseball, college sports, dodgers, mississippi state, orioles, red sox

    Janet Marie Smith grew up in Jackson, MS...graduated from Mississippi State...and went on to become one of the most influential baseball stadium architects in Major League history.

  • Episode 27: Renowned MLB architect Janet Marie Smith discusses baseball projects, former managers John Mooney and Jon Burt go behind the scenes.

    April 23rd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 37 secs
    baseball, college, college baseball, college sports, dodgers, mississippi state, orioles, red sox

    MSU alum and Jackson native Janet Marie Smith talks Camden Yards, seats on the Green Monster at Fenway, Dodger Stadium renovation and the urban impact of stadiums. John Mooney and Jon Burt go behind the scenes of 90's Bulldog Baseball.

  • Episode 26: Heartland Catfish Interview - Lane Burroughs and Butch Thompson

    April 19th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 1 sec
    baseball, college, college baseball, college sports, mississippi state

    Former Bulldog assistant coaches Lane Burroughs and Butch Thompson share recruiting stories of Bulldog greats, and share behind-the-scenes memories on helping create a successful decade of Mississippi State baseball.

  • Episode 25: Butch Thompson and Lane Burroughs share recruiting stories and memories of their time at Mississippi State.

    April 15th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  49 mins 31 secs
    baseball, college, college baseball, college sports, mississippi state

    Before Butch Thompson became head coach at Auburn and Lane Burroughs became head coach at Louisiana Tech, they were assistant coaches in their home state. Thompson, from Amory, and Burroughs, from Meridian, hit the road recruiting and began putting together signing classes that led Mississippi State into one of the nation's elite programs of the past decade.

  • Episode 24: Farm Bureau Interview - Former Bulldog Jeffrey Rea

    April 13th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  11 mins 50 secs
    baseball, college, college baseball, college sports, mississippi state

    Jeffrey Rea was a four year starter at Mississippi State and was a fixture as the leadoff man in the Bulldog lineup. One of the all-time great hitters at Mississippi State, Rea climbed the hit chart and held the record for most hits as a Bulldog, until last season. Listen as Jeffrey talks about the 2007 run to the College World Series and his life with Farm Bureau.

  • Episode 23: Heartland Catfish Interview - Pat McMahon

    April 13th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  21 mins 35 secs
    baseball, college, college sports, mississippi state, yankees

    Pat McMahon took Mississippi State to the College World Series as Head Coach in 1998 after being a part of some great Bulldog teams as an assistant coach.

  • Episode 22: Former head coach Pat McMahon and former baseball great Jeffrey Rea

    April 8th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  49 mins 25 secs
    baseball, college, college baseball, college sports, mississippi state, new york yankees

    Pat McMahon served as head coach at State in 1998-2001 after a long career as an assistant under Ron Polk. Jeffrey Rea set the MSU school record for hits in his career and held that record until last year.

  • Episode 21: Heartland Catfish Interview - Kyle Peterson

    April 6th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  13 mins 17 secs
    baseball, college, college baseball, college sports, mississippi state

    ESPN's Kyle Peterson joins the show to talk about the NCAA ruling regarding spring athletes.