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70: Firing up the Hot Stove



Baseball Hall of Famer, Knuckleballer Phil Niekro Dies at 81 – NBC Los  Angeles

Ack and Kiz return for a holiday edition of PFG. Recorded minutes before the Padres traded for Yu Darvish, the guys nevertheless discuss the Blake Snell trade and all the other moves that have been made so far in the offseason, before getting into some speculation on what other moves are to come. They also talk about some hypothetical expansion (that may not be hypothetical much longer) and what type of realignment might be necessary if 2 teams are added. In Baseball Reference Page of the Day, the late great Phil Niekro. Hooray Sports!


69: A Very Nice Episode



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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!


62: Hot Stove Season



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After an agonizingly long layoff, the public clamoring for the return of Pop Flies and Grounders paid off! Ack and Kiz return with the 62nd installment in the series and discuss all the things that happened since they last convened. The Nats winning the World Series, the Astros scandal, and most importantly…an active Hot Stove Season! The Hall of Famer and original Pudge, Carlton Fisk, is today’s Baseball Reference Page of the Day. Hooray Sports!


61: Remembering 9/11



Image result for mike Piazza 9/11Ack and Kiz return for Episode 61 to discuss the Christian Yelich injury (bummer), the award races, and the playoff hunt in both leagues. Later on, the guys discuss the 18th anniversary of 9/11 and the baseball connection with it from 2001 and to this day. Fittingly, Mike Piazza closes things out in Baseball Reference Page of the Day. Hooray Sports.


60: NL East Front and Center



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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!


59: Trade Deadline



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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!


58: Going Mobile



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Live from the road in Kiz’s car, he and Ack are back with episode 58 talking about the disastrous New York Mets and the most important day of a lost Orioles season. After they get through the teams in disarray, they move onto some good things in baseball: the Yankees, Mike Trout, Cody Bellinger, and Christian Yelich. After giving a shoutout to former D3 star Tim Locastro and Max Scherzer’s gutsy performance, they give their best to Big Papi and briefly discuss their thoughts on the DH rule. As always, Baseball Reference Page of the Day closes out the show, this time featuring Zack Greinke. Hooray Sports!


55: Water is finding its level



Inside the sprawling ranch that Yoenis Cespedes calls homeAck and Kiz have talked about the surprise teams, and the interesting teams, now it’s time to talk about the teams that are just good and were supposed to be good (even if they’ve taken an unexpected route to this point). The Mets are a dumpster fire, the Yankees and Astros are awesome,  Later, the guys talk about Carter Stewart going to the NPB, throwbacks in Baseball Aesthetics, and an impromptu trust the process. Baseball Reference Page of the Day examines the career of David Weathers. Hooray Sports!


52: The PFG Jinx is real apparently



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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!


51: 2 weeks in…Baseball Still Great



Image result for curtis granderson tigersMike 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!