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!
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 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!
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!
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!