Tag Archives: Padres

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



Dick Allen SI cover: The story behind the iconic 1972 photo - Sports  Illustrated

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!


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!


54: Joe Rivera



Related imageAck and Kiz welcome on writer Joe Rivera from The Sporting News and hit on a multitude of subjects from the most interesting teams in the early season to this year’s crop of rookies. After discussing Indy ball and getting romantic about baseball, the guys hear some of Joe’s Mantle Moments and get schooled on Star Wars. Joe gives a shoutout to his youth in Baseball Reference Page of the Day by choosing the most underrated member of the 90s/2000s Yankees, Bernie Williams. Hooray Sports!


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!