Major League Baseball Mid-season Report

Sports Talk

DAPHNE, Ala. – Sports fans, set your online-viewing alerts to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for the next edition of the United States Sports Academy’s Sports Talk program.

This week, Sports Talk moderator Dr. Stephen Butler; Dr. Bret Simmermacher, Academy Chair of Sports Coaching; and Ben Billman, doctoral teaching assistant; will give their assessment as Major League Baseball reaches mid-season. By this week, most teams will have played around 80 games in their 162-game schedules. The Academy Sports Talk team will give its first half awards and make predictions for the second half of the season.

To view the program live, visit the Academy’s Google Plus page at
Sports Talk features commentary on a wide range of current events in the sporting world, usually in a panel-discussion forum with Butler, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Academy, serving as moderator.

In addition to being available live, the program will be available for viewing afterwards at the Academy’s YouTube site at

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission Sports University created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit