Coming off their longest layoff ever, Ack and Kiz make their triumphant return! Unsurprisingly, there is a lot of ground to cover. The guys discuss their takeaways from the 2020 season, including the storylines, the surprise teams who are for real, and memorable individual performances from the whacky 2020 season. In our Baseball Reference Page of the Day, we discuss a should-be Hall of Famer, whom we recently lost, Dick Allen. Hooray Sports!
The Mets came back from the dead, the Phillies needed a shot in the arm from a Baseball Lifer, the Nats need someone to get bullpen outs, and the Braves are quietly going about their business. It’s the NL East! Ack and Kiz break down all the news from the most interesting division in baseball right now before getting into some Baseball Aesthetics talk and Satchel Paige is featured in this week’s Baseball Reference Page of the Day. Hooray Sports!
The trade deadline has passed and there are no more deals to be made. Ack and Kiz are back to talk about every deadline move: who was involved, how it affects the playoff picture, how it changes a team’s future. A quick foray into Baseball Aesthetics brings up the many throwbacks of the last couple weeks and Baseball Reference Page of the Day covers Doyle Alexander. Go Bullets and Hooray Sports!
Ack and Kiz return to discuss some unlikely starting pitchers who are dominating baseball, the Minnesota Twins, and (incredibly) the final “offseason” signings. After the guys talk about some draft picks of years past, Ack sits down with Tyler Jennings of Diamond Digest to go through the 2019 draft and some of his favorite picks. Baseball Reference Page of the Day closes things out featuring Bernard Gilkey. Hooray Sports!
In their very first episode presented by Diamond Digest, Ack and Kiz discuss the debuts of Guerrero, Canning, Senzel, and Kieboom comparing them to guys like Tatis and Alonso who’ve been up since opening day. Cody Bellinger may have just had the best April ever, the Indians are in trouble, and the Rays are good. After giving out this week’s bets the guys get to a fun Baseball Reference Page of the Day with Mike Cameron. Hooray Sports!
Ack and Kiz commented on a lot of trends last episode which have immediately flipped the switch the other way. It happens. Now hopefully the jinx doesn’t hit Christian Yelich, who is absolutely mashing baseballs. Sports gambling is now legal in many areas and it’s also fun to pick baseball games, lukewarm picks were shared in a new segment. In Baseball Aesthetics, Jackie Robinson Day always brings the heat, as do a few other current accessory trends. Baseball Reference Page of the Day features the Hit King, Pete Rose. Hooray Sports!
Mike Trout and the Seattle Mariners (?!?) are really good. Chris Davis and a bunch of bullpens are really bad. Ack and Kiz discuss who should press the panic button, who’s trending up and trending down, and some baseball aesthetics. Curtis Granderson finishes things off in Baseball Reference Page of the Day. Hooray Sports!
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
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!