Wednesday, 01 August 2012 11:29
A weekly radio show about Pensacola’s minor league baseball team on Friday will feature interviews with Bill Bavasi of the Cincinnati Reds and Pensacola first baseman Donald Lutz. The Blue Wahoos, which play in the Southern League, are Cincinnati’s Double-A affiliate.
“Inside the Blue Wahoos,” hosted by Paul Chesnutt and Ryan Bonifant, airs at 11 a.m. Fridays on 1450 ESPN and ESPNPensacola.com from Bob Tyler Toyota in Pensacola’s Car City. The program features information about the Wahoos’ and Cincinnati Reds’ coaches, managers, players and executives
Bavasi, the son of longtime Major League Baseball executive Buzzi Bavasi and former general manager and vice-president of baseball operations for the Seattle Mariners, works as a special assistant to Reds’ general manager Walt Jocketty. Bavasi also was general manager of the Anaheim Angels from 1994-1999.
Lutz, 23, was born in Watertown, N.Y. A citizen of the United States and Germany, Lutz is hitting .233with a pair of homers and three runs-batted-in for the Wahoos in 11 games. He has a .280 average with 48 home runs and 191 RBIs in five minor league seasons.
1450 ESPN and ESPN Pensacola.com is the radio flagship station of the Blue Wahoos, broadcasting and providing Internet streaming coverage for all 140 regular season, home and away games.
For more information, visit www.espnpensacola.com or call 438-4982.