Astros’ pitcher Collin McHugh has launched a new podcast with the purpose of highlighting the human side of baseball and it’s players.
Collin McHugh‘s new podcast is called “The Twelve Six Podcast”. It is aptly named for the 12-6 curveball that breaks downward, versus the typical horizontal break in most curveballs. McHugh will be interviewing his Astros’ teammates along with other baseball personalities.
His goal of the podcast is for the fans to get to know the players they enjoy following a little bit better. He feels if the fans learn more about the lives of the players, on and off of the field, they would enjoy the baseball experience that much more. “When you feel like you know somebody a little bit more, watching them on TV makes it a little bit more fun,” McHugh said.
McHugh got the idea from listening to NBA player J. J. Redick’s podcast, who had a similar format interviewing fellow basketball players a couple of years ago. He’s been itching to launch his baseball version ever since. He acquired some audio and recording equipment and the rest is history.
"“I had been wanting to do something a little bit like it for a while now, for a couple of years,” McHugh stated about the podcast. via abc13"
His first podcast went live on Jan. 6, airing a nearly 1-hour interview with his good friend Lance McCuller’s Jr., talking about baseball life and various other everyday subjects. The broadcast is aired live on both iTunes and Spotify and past episodes are also available to download.
McHugh has taped other interviews with Charlie Morton, Jason Castro and Gerrit Cole for future episodes. He also hopes to talk with baseball great John Smoltz, GM Jeff Luhnow and pitching coach Brent Strom, along with Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan.
So if you’d like to get to know your favorite baseball personalities on a closer level, be sure to tune in to his next podcast or download them for listening to at your leisure.