Tag Archives: Phillies

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!


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!