Welcome to the very first episode of Casey’s Corner—a great new series in which I’ll be interviewing special guests from around north San Diego County about their contributions to our community. So if you know someone who has done something special for our area, whether they’re an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, artist, or anyone else you think deserves the spotlight, I’d love to have them on.

Our first guest is none other than retired baseball player and founder of the Vista Baseball Academy Adrian Burnside.

Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the episode. Feel free to watch the full message or use these timestamps to browse specific topics at your leisure: 

00:08 - What is “Casey’s Corner?”

00:42 - Introducing today’s guest: Adrian Burnside

02:17 - Adrian talks about what it was like to move to America from his native Australia

03:15 - How Adrian maintains his passion for baseball through his coaching career

03:58 - Adrian discusses his famous “Esquire Magazine” photo

05:21 - Adrian talks about how and why he founded Vista Baseball Academy (VBA)

09:02 - How Adrian put together such an amazing coaching staff

11:15 - Adrian explains what makes VBA unique

13:40 - How to get involved and learn more about VBA (www.vbabaseball.com

14:39 - Closing with an “Aussie” slang quiz

If you have any other questions or would like more information about today’s episode of Casey’s Corner, or if you’d like to suggest someone to appear on the show, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.