A new series on Penn State’s public television station is taking a look at the popularity of minor-league baseball in the Rt. 220 corridor.
“Hometown Double Play” debuted last week on WPSU-TV (3/15DT). The series, hosted by Steve Jones, “the voice of Penn State” football and basketball, is looking at the relationship between the State College Spikes and the Altoona Curve and their fans, as well as examining life in the clubhouse.
“It is about more than baseball. We want fans to experience the summer pastime through the eyes of players, management and especially the community,” said Jones in a press release.
Besides serving as sports director and half of the morning show team of “Steve and Steve” at “3WZ” WZWW-FM (95.3) in State College, Jones is also play-by-play voice of the Spikes.
“Hometown Double Play” airs at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, with repeat broadcasts on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. (The show is off this week and returns next week, however.)
Select episodes can also be found on YouTube.