Christian is the assistant General Manager of the High Point Rockers baseball team. Along with that, he is a broadcast media veteran with over 10 years of experience on air. He is thrilled to host Caught Listening on Public House Media.
"July marks the hopeful beginning of the 2020 baseball season. With players reporting to camp in their respective cities this week, it begs the question on just how this year will work in the era of COVID-19. This week on Caught Listening, it's all about how baseball could look during the coronavirus pandemic. Joining Christian on the show is Dr. Amir Barzin, a family medicine physician at UNC Health and Incident Commander for the UNC Respitory Diagnostic Center, to discuss the challengers the virus will bring to players and staff. The two also discuss the benefits baseball may have over other leagues like the NBA and NHL when it comes to return to play. Christian also asks Dr. Barzin how he would advise the commissioner on when to shut down the league if positive cases start to spike. Enjoy an information-filled episode and learn how you can help slow the spread so we can all get back to baseball games soon! Don't forget, you can be a part of the show each and every week by submitting your questions on social media. Just search ""Caught Listening by Public House Media"" on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or email CaughtListeningPHM@gmail.com."
"As the month of July approaches and still we yearn for professional baseball, Christian Heimall takes a moment to breakdown the botched attempts at a 2020 season for Major League Baseball. This week, Caught Listening is a vent-session for Christian as he gives his thoughts on all of it.From why the players are wrong, to why the owners are wrong, and who is the most ""right"" in all of this. He also gives a little backstory to why the Commissioner isn't as powerful as he could be and explains what fans can do once all of this gets figured out. There's no time for ""Pepper"" this week but you can be a part of the show each and every week by submitting your questions on social media. Just search ""Caught Listening by Public House Media"" on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or email CaughtListeningPHM@gmail.com."
"After breaking down the fan experience at the Major League level, it's time to drop things down to the ""grass roots"" of the sports: the minors. The grind of the players is one thing, but the fans and the cities that host them create a much different experience. This week on Caught Listening, Christian Heimall dives in to the excitement of that kind of ballpark environment.Joining him on the show is a man who has lived the minor league experience for the past decade, Benjamin Hill. Through his blog, Ben's Biz: Exploring America Through Minor League Baseball, he has visited every affiliated ballpark in the country and experienced the best of each small town and big city that gets to be home to a minor league club. Take a listen as he reminisces about his favorite trips, talks about how he got started and created a niche market for fans and professionals alike, as well as how you can be a part of his next adventure!Finally, it's time to play ""Pepper"" and see which stadium and city are Ben's favorites to visit. You can be a part of the show each and every week by submitting your questions on social media. Just search ""Caught Listening by Public House Media"" on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or email CaughtListeningPHM@gmail.com."
As we enter the month of June, we continue our conversation on fan experiences at the ballpark; this time with science! What makes a great fan experience and how do you measure each aspect of that experience? Well, we've figured it out.This week, Christian Heimall is joined by Asa Beal and Michael Wentworth, creators of the #FanExperienceIndex on FanGraphs in 2018 as they ranked all Major League Baseball teams and their experiences. The guys break down what went into the rankings, how their own personal fandom may have influenced it, and what they would adjust two years later. Everything from why the Braves and Marlins rank so low, to why the Mets dominate in one category and the Cubs and Giants dominate in others.The three of them then play some ""Pepper"" to recount their favorite moments of their personal baseball fan experiences and how Major League Baseball experiences differ from the Minors. You can be a part of the show each and every week by submitting your questions on social media. Just search "Caught Listening by Public House Media" on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or email CaughtListeningPHM@gmail.com.