Category Archives: Podcasts

50: Opening Day and 50th Episode Extravaganza

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Ack and Kiz are back and ready to roll on Opening Day of the 2019 baseball season. Extension season is in full swing as Free Agency seems to have changed dramatically (some teams seem to understand this more than others). The guys give their previews and predictions for the upcoming season before turning back the clock while discussing the origins of Pop Flies and Grounders. The show closes with Ichiro as the Baseball Reference Page of the Day. Hooray sports!

49: The continuing saga of Machado and Harper

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Where is Machado going? Where is Harper going? Somehow, someway, these questions have not been answered yet and the state of at least 4 or 5 teams rests on the decision of both players. Ack and Kiz look at the offseason of the Yankees, the NL East and, yes, where are Harper and Machado going. Baseball Reference Page of the Day focuses on the great and injury prone career of Troy Tulowitzki. Hooray Sports

48: Chestnuts roasting on a Hot Stove

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On the Christmas episode of PFG Ack and Kiz tell the story of their baseball gift exchanges before getting into the moves that have been igniting the Hot Stove over the last week. In a new segment, the guys do one short term bet and one long term bet on Manny Machado and the Cincinnati Reds. Baseball Reference Page of the Day finishes things off with Andrew McCutchen. Hooray Sports!

47: The Stove is heating up

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Ack and Kiz hit the ground running with the 2018 offseason. They start on a somber note remembering Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo after their untimely deaths. After recapping the dominance of the 2018 Red Sox, the guys go through a few of the moves that have been made already, and the 2018 Awards. Baseball Reference Page of the Day is a two-fer with the Hall of Fame bound duo, Harold Baines and Lee Smith. Hooray Sports!

46: The Story of Wright and What’s right about Story

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Ack and Kiz delve deep into the Rockies, their lead in the NL West, and whether or not it will hold up. Later they discuss the oddly fascinating Mets, other races, and the peculiar AL Cy Young race. Closing out the show, the guys get a bit nostalgic about David Wright in Baseball Reference Page of the Day. Hooray Sports!

45: Athletic Supporters

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Ack and Kiz are officially on the bandwagon for the Oakland A’s who have dominated, not only aesthetically (as always), but with their play as well to put them in the AL playoff picture. The Yankees have the other Wild Card spot but need to play well despite their injuries to hold onto it. The Nats are officially dead, the Dodgers are fighting with 7 other teams for a playoff spot, and will have a lot of tough decisions in the offseason. The guys predict their playoff teams and award winners before Baseball Reference Page of the Day looks at the career of the new Cub, Daniel Murphy.

44: Are the Nats dead?

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Ack and Kiz are back to talk about the Red Sox domination, the Nats losing back to back heartbreakers, the O’s deadline deals, and David Wright playing baseball again. After recapping the Hall of Fame inductions, Barry Lamar Bonds is featured in today’s Baseball Reference Page of the Day. Hooray Sports!

42: The Beauties and Beasts of the Easts

Ack and Kiz break down the many storylines of, perhaps, the most intriguing two divisions in baseball, the AL East and NL East. Are the Braves and Phillies for real? Has Kiz been spoiled by Syndergaard and DeGrom? Has Chris Davis broken Ack? Are the Yankees and Red Sox really this good? All these questions, and many more, are answered before the guys get to one of the weirdest careers ever in the Baseball Reference Page of the Day. Hooray Sports!

41: Brawls, Bartolo, and Betts

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With Kiz out, Ack welcomes friend of the program Chris Fichtel on the show. They discuss the Bartolo Verlander matchup, 2 brawls in one day, Mets early season success (and failure), Betts’ 3 homer game (and unfair comparison), and Eric Chavez for Baseball Reference Page of the Day. Hooray sports!