Jay Floyd’s grandfather drove the Phillies’ bus for regional road trips during the 1960’s. Since those days, baseball was in the family and Jay continues on as a coach to teenage players, in Lawrence Township NJ, as a minor league writer and as a weekly radio analyst during the baseball season. This blog, PhoulBallz.com, served as a launching pad for Jay to start writing about the great sport of baseball and the site’s affiliation with the Townsquare Media group’s Shore Sports Network allowed Jay to cover local minor league clubs, like the Lakewood BlueClaws, from the inside.
In the autumn of 2010 Jay began writing in a freelance capacity and joined PhilliesNation.com as a minor league contributor. As PhilliesNation grew and debuted its weekly television program in 2012, Jay was also regularly featured as a correspondent and panelist on the show.
During his time covering baseball, Jay has interviewed various players, coaches and team personnel from the minor leagues to the Majors, including All-Stars Ryan Howard, Carlos Ruiz and Brad Lidge, Cy Young Award winners Pedro Martinez and Roy Halladay, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. as well as Baseball Hall of Famers Andre Dawson and Ryne Sandberg.