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No subject is out of the park. Former controversial MLB pitcher and Philadelphia Phillies legend Mitch Williams, along with Wildfire Podcasting, are partnering to create the Mitch Williams “Unleashed” Podcast and everything is on the table in terms of content to discuss, debate and resolve. Of course, most information will be sports related- primarily baseball as Mitch knows much about that.

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    Phillies Do or Die Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 65:56


    The Phillies are hanging on for dear life with their Wild Card lead down to 0.5 games with 8 games remaining. Fresh of four straight losses and back-to-back losses against the Cubs, the Phillies desperately need a win. Meanwhile, the fierce battle of the NL East continues between the Mets and Braves, both fighting for the division lead and the critical #2 playoff seed which gets a first round bye and avoids the Dodgers until the NLCS. On Friday, the Mets head to Atlanta for what will perhaps be the most important series of the year for both teams. Albert Pujols made history with his 700th homerun and joins the most prestigious list in baseball with only 3 other members – Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, and Babe Ruth. Last but not least, Aaron Judge just tied Roger Maris with 61 home runs. It took Judge 7 games to hit this historic homerun, but with 7 games remaining for the Yankees, pressure is surely building for this year's MVP lock. Should we also mention that Judge is also battling for the AL Triple Crown, with the deciding factor being batting average as Judge is currently barely ahead as he battles Luis Arraez (both players hitting .313). Only 12 Triple Crowns have ever been achieved, the last in 2012 by Miguel Cabrera, the next closest goes all the way back to 1967. Best of luck to Aaron Judge as he fights for these two historic achievements. http://speakingofsportspod.com/https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sportshttps://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    All Rise for Judge

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 59:14


    Aaron Judge, currently at 60 Home Runs, is ready to make history as he continues one of the best seasons in MLB history. Judge is hitting .462 in September over 86 PA as he makes baseball look like a slowpitch softball league. The Phillies continue to hold the 3rd Wild Card spot but have little room for error. With 10 straight away games to end the season, will the Phillies finish strong or will defensive woes punish them at the worst time?The Eagles kickoff the 2022 season with a stellar 2-0 record and an impressive Monday night win against the Vikings. Will this taleneted roster cement themselves as one of the best NFC teams led by Jalen Hurts?http://speakingofsportspod.com/https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sportshttps://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    Football Begins and Phillies Continue to Win

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 63:50


    The NFL season has started and the Eagles came out hot, but is Jalen running to much and will that playstyle win in the postseason?The Phillies have a 93% chance to make the playoffs and finally end the drought. With a healthy lineup, they should prove to be very competitive in the postseason. Huge yet expected news came out recently severely limiting MLB shifts next season, despite many players wanting to keep the shift. Speaking of Sports does not think the MLB shift restrictions will have a material impact on batting averages yet time will tell!http://speakingofsportspod.com/https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sportshttps://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    Playoff Hunt with Bowa

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 57:00


    Larry Bowa joins the show today to discuss the Phillies with only 25 games remaining before the playoffs. The Phillies currently hold the third Wild Card spot with the Brewers 2.5 behind. Will the Fightin' Phils finally break their postseason drought, or will their playoffs chances slip away?http://speakingofsportspod.com/https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sportshttps://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    A Wonderful Week in Baseball

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 55:54


    The Mets-Dodgers series was intense and was possibly the NLCS preview. As the Dodgers close in on one of the best MLB seasons of all time, how big of a factor will multiple key pitching injuries be?Aaron Judge remains on pace for 63 homeruns and is fighting for this record every night! With 31 games remaining, every game is critical for Judge!The World Baseball Classic takes place this upcoming March and is this year's USA team the best ever? Hear our projected deadly lineup without a major player…Jacob deGrom continues to shine, but did you know that he throws fastball or slider 90% of the time? We breakdown his adaptations over the years and provide you with some numbers showing how dominant his pitches are. Pitcher Jameson Taillon was recently hit by a 91 MPH linedrive. With virtually no time to react and batters continuing to hit the ball harder, MLB faces a major dilemna over how to protect pitchers.http://speakingofsportspod.com/https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sportshttps://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    Nothin' but baseball

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 53:41


    Today's show has so much great content it became baseball exclusive! From MVP races, the hardest ball ever hit, and intense playoff races, baseball deserves our full attention today!Yankees manager Aaron Boone went off in the post-game a few days ago, slamming his fists in frustration. In response, the Yankees just won four in a row! Do these tactics work or is there another variable to consider?Oneil Cruz, 23 year old Pirates shortstop, just hit the hardest ball ever recorded in MLB history, a few months after setting the hardest recorded assist by an infielder. Is there anything this guy can't do, and should the Pirates sign him to a long term deal now before he develops into a superstar?Albert Pujols is currently doing something that no other 42 year old, and only a handful of players in MLB history, have done during the month of August. His 1.467 OPS in August shows that Albert still has some gas left in the tank as he closes in on 700 career homeruns. The MVP race is always a fun debate, but this year, two players stand alone. Paul Goldschmidt and Aaron Judge are both having the best years of their careers and are running away with the MVP titles. The MLB announced a new schedule for next year greatly reducing the number of division games. This is great news for the Phillies with the Mets and Braves being so dominant. We share some insights about why the Braves are currently positioned to be an elite team for potentially the next 8 years.Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, or anywhere you get your podcasts, and visit our website for more information!http://speakingofsportspod.com/https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sportshttps://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    Aging Like Fine Wine

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 58:39


    Justin Verlander, like a fine wine, is getting better by the year! At 39 years old he is sporting a 1.95 ERA, the lowest of his career. On the flip side, Tony La Russa has fans telling him the proper moves to make during a game, and this past Monday he might have listened. Coach Al offers a tribute to legendary tennis star Serena Williams following her retirement news. The MLB missed a tremendous opportunity to have last week's Field of Dreams game be the Yankees vs Dodgers instead of Cubs vs Reds – what a difference!Pete Carril passed away and we share the wonderful career he had at Princeton and the unique offense he brought to the basketball court.Jurickson Profar's MUST SEE taunting fiasco at Miami makes us wonder if the Padres have the discipline to survive deep into the playoffs?http://speakingofsportspod.com/https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sportshttps://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    Pete Rose off the rails

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 57:44


    Pete Rose demonstrates again how out-of-touch with reality he is during his visit to Citizens Bank Park.The MLB has a major competitive balance problem with the widening gap between good teams and bad ones compared to prior years. The data will shock you!Which closer has the best entrance song of all time – Edwin Diaz, Mariano Rivera, Brian Wilson, or someone else?The Yankees are 7-13 since the All Star Game. While the division remains strongly under their control, is their significantly worse pitching, accompanied by lower offensive results, cause for concern as we approach the final two months of the season, or will the Yanks shake off this cold spell and return to dominance?Keith Hernandez requested time off to avoid broadcasting the upcoming Mets games against the Phillies because Keith hates doing Phillies games and the Phillies are not good enough for his standards. Since Girardi's firing, the Phillies are 40-20 while the Mets are 38-21. Since 1935, the Mets have the worst single season winning percentage with a record of 40-120, which occurred in 1962. We're curious if Philadelphia broadcasters refused to do Mets games back then?Max Scherzer had a shocking occurrence when the Mets bat boy ran along the backstop during his windup. The reaction from Scherzer, and on social media, make this a must-see video clip.http://speakingofsportspod.com/https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sportshttps://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod 

    Special Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 69:05


    Three major news pieces occurred this week – Vin Scully, Deshaun Watson, and the MLB Trade Deadline. Rest in Peace Vin Scully, Hall of Fame broadcaster announcer who put smiles on the faces of millions of fans. In his almost 70 year career, Scully called 3 perfect games, 20 no-hitters, and multiple historic events like Hank Aaron's 715th home run. Vin was the best and will never be forgotten.Deshaun Watson, facing approximately 30 accusations of sexual allegations, received a 6-game suspension for the upcoming NFL season. This deeply troubling decision makes us question what the NFL is really focused on, especially when compared to other NFL suspensions.The MLB trade deadline just passed, and the Phillies made a handful of moves. Will outfielder Brandon Marsh, who statistically struggles in center field, propel the offense? Will Noah Syndergaard (aka "Thor") elevate to greatness once again, and will David Robertson show Philadelphia what he's capable of this time around? Time will tell as the Phillies keep fighting for the playoffs. The Padres made huge moves by acquiring superstar Juan Soto and other key players. Will the combination of Tatis Jr, Machado, and Soto prove to be one of the deadliest offenses in baseball?http://speakingofsportspod.com/https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sportshttps://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    Trade Deadline Looming

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 57:32


    Less than a week away from the tradeline, it's time for the Phillies to make a move. Will they be like the Braves last year and find a way to catapult to the top or will the struggling farm system make a major trade impossible?Kyler Murray just signed a massive 230 million dollar contract, but it temporarily had a study stipulation. Mike Trout, sadly, is dealing with a rare back condition that just may impact the rest of his career, is a trade possible?Yankees pick up Andrew Benintendi from the Royals for three prospects in what may be the best trade of the year, and a win-win for both teams.Ron Marinaccio, from Toms River NJ, has an unbelievable story about determination and has been lights-out this year for the Yankees!http://speakingofsportspod.com/https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sportshttps://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    Second Half Begins with Larry Bowa

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 55:56


    Special Guest Larry Bowa joins the show today to talk Phillies and the 2nd half of baseball. With a fast-approaching trade deadline, will the Phillies make any major moves and is Juan Soto a possibility as some have suggested?Are you a fan of the new Sixers $1.3 billion stadium proposal? We have mixed emotions and share them all!Many betting sites have the Eagles at 8.5 wins this year but we think they are low! We go game-by-game and share our opinion on how many games we think the Eagles will win!http://speakingofsportspod.com/https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sportshttps://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    Beth Mowins: Pioneer for Women's Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 71:45


    Beth Mowins distinguished play-by-play announcer, journalist, hall-of-famer, and a pioneer for women's sports joins Speaking of Sports today for a can't-miss conversation. When it comes to Speaking of Sports, no one is better than Beth!The HR Derby is fast approaching with NL homerun leader Kyle Schwarber representing the Phillies. Will Schwarber have what it takes to beat back-to-back winner Pete Alonso?With the MLB trade deadline only a couple weeks away, should the Phillies be buyers or sellers?Since June 9th, the Angels are 6-0 when Ohtani pitches and 6-20 when anyone else pitches! How can this team, with two generational players, continue to struggle, and is Mike Trout's legacy in jeopardy?The Rays are 49-40 and in the playoff hunt yet have very little attendance. Check out the shocking numbers we present towards the end of the episode!http://speakingofsportspod.com/https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sportshttps://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    Fireworks on a Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 53:08


    Sixers signed P.J. Tucker to a 3-year deal for approximately 33 million dollars. Will his toughness and experience be the missing piece for the Sixers?The Phillies remain 7.5 games behind the Mets and rank around the middle of the pack for most stats. With Harper out for a while, can the Phillies stay in the playoff hunt? We don't think so. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts thinks the NL West is the toughest division in baseball, but the numbers suggest otherwise!What is going on in Pittsburg? They have 7 former pitchers with a combined 193-80 record and 3.15 ERA - coaching or something else? Kevin Durant wants out of Brooklyn, leaving Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons - wow!Lastly, on today's rants, we explain why the Phillies catchers' composite stats are still some of the best in baseball amongst other team catching stats!http://speakingofsportspod.com/https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sportshttps://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    Phillies Emotional Whirlwind

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 60:03


    The Phillies really know how to toy with our emotions! They go on a huge winning streak and then get swept by the Rangers. As the season marches on, will the Phillies finally find their footing?Local Haddon Heights softball team has just won the Tournament of Champions, led by an amazing pitcher who is only a freshman! Check out Oneil Cruz, the Pirates prospect who throws 100 MPH from shortstop!Aaron Judge enters his arbitration day with the Yankees with Judge having easily the best year of his career!http://speakingofsportspod.com/https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sportshttps://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    An Immaculate Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 46:59


    Astros made MLB history with back-to-back immaculate innings - nine pitches, three strikeouts - earlier this week. There have only been 106 immaculate innings in MLB history!MLB prospect Jurrangelo Cijntje throws ambidextrous - 96 as a righty and 92 as a lefty - and he's only in high school!Miles Mikolas, pitcher for the Cardinals, just lost a no hitter with 2 outs and 2 strikes in the 9th inning. You may not have heard of Miles before but his story is amazing, including multiple years spent playing in Japan, and being at the aquarium the morning of his almost-no-hitter!Did you know that at the recent RBC Canadian Open fans were watching golfers play while they were raised 10 stories in the air on a floating table!? 

    Trout Flounders in the Clutch

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 62:05


    Mike Trout - generational player and future Hall of Famer - surprisingly struggles in the clutch in some key statistics! Tony La Russa made quite the questionable call walking a batter intentionally with a 1-2 count and wow did it backfire! Are analytics to blame, or should we be blaming certain managers that misapply analytics? The Phillies are the hottest team in baseball and haven't lost since Girardi has been fired. This team is back in the playoff hunt and anything could happen! Special Guest Mark - a dedicated & loyal supporter of the show - joins Speaking of Sports today for some great insights and his opinion on Philly sports!

    Girardi Fired Live on Air with Bowa!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 52:45


    Phillies Manager Joe Girardi has been fired after a disappointing 22-29 start to the season. This news broke as we were live with special guest Larry Bowa! We get Bowa's spur of the moment reaction to this news and his insight on if a new manager can turn the struggling Phillies around! Later on, we get Bowa's opinion on who the Phillies leadoff hitter should be and if he thinks banning shifts will have a material impact on the game! If nothing else, today's episode brings real-time news, opinions, and analysis that you can only find on our show! http://speakingofsportspod.com/ https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sports https://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    Thank you, Ray Didinger!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 62:11


    Philadelphia legend Ray Didinger retires this week after an incredible 53-year career. Ray's insights and analysis will be greatly missed, and we would be remiss to not include a few stories about Ray!A horrific event shook the nation earlier this week when 19 children and 2 adults were killed at a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday. Many people have spoken up on the need for enhanced gun control, including Warriors coach Steve Kerr. We explain what Kerr said and further describe the issue and need for serious gun control reform. Prayers go out to all families involved.  The Mets were 180-0 all time but just took their first loss ever when this specific event occurs, any guesses? Hint: It happened during one of the most entertaining baseball games so far this year!Andy Reid thinks that Philadelphia needs to “hang with” Jalen Hurts – do you believe Hurts will become an elite QB?NBA Playoffs continue on with Golden State heading to another NBA Finals, but will the Warriors be facing the Celtics or the Heat? Hear our opinion!Yankees star Aaron Judge is having an amazing season during a crucial contract year, but does he match up with someone like Mike Trout?http://speakingofsportspod.com/https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sportshttps://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPo

    Saban v Jimbo and Barkley v heckler

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 59:29


    Alabama coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher both made some intense remarks this week regarding each other's college programs and the new NIL rule and its impact.Charles Barkley responded to a heckler with quite the shocking response.The Eagles made a huge signing in pro bowl corner James Bradberry. Will Howie's amazing offseason be enough to make the Birds a contender?Sports commentator Bob Costas recently said that banning shifts will produce more base hits, but once again, the Speaking of Sports team is here to explain our reasoning for why we disagree!Which superstar is better – Harper, Trout, or Machado?The Astros tied the MLB record with 5 home runs in one inning, and Coach Al demonstrates his impressive memory from when the Phillies performed the same feat in 1949!Last but not least, hear our opinion on what the Phillies lineup should be versus what Girardi has been doing.http://speakingofsportspod.com/https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sportshttps://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    Sixers cry & Doc goodbye?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 67:46


    Wow - what an extremely disappointing end to the Sixers season. Is it official - is "the process" over? Phillies are hanging around .500 with a couple good wins recently but still lack a true leadoff hitter. Wait until you hear the data on Schwarber's leadoff results! The LA Angels have two generational players and are poised to be one of the best teams in baseball this year! Will it continue and will the Angels make a deep playoff run? 80-1 underdog Rich Strike just won the Kentucky Derby and has one of the craziest background stories ever that you must hear!

    Girardi Nears Closer to Exit After Epic Loss

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 79:45


    Over the past 25 seasons, the Mets are 0-330 entering the 9th inning trailing by 6 runs or more… until last weeks Phillies game. The Phillies blew a 6 run lead in the 9th inning in their brutal loss… is it time for a new skipper in town? Introducing “who am I?” - a segment where we tell you the stats, and you guess the player… hint: this one features an LA Angels outfielder leading the team in multiple categories. Any guesses? J.P. Crawford, a former Philly and top prospect, is proving his doubters wrong in 2022, is Crawford the one that got away or will his hot start diminish? http://speakingofsportspod.com/ https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sports https://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    A Week to Remember

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 51:16


    What a week for Philadelphia sports! The Sixers are moving on to the next round, Eagles making big moves in the draft, and the Phillies starting to turn things around! All the action this week makes this a can't miss episode. Will the MLB or the Yankees take action following the dangerous fan incident from last week? Did you know the Phillies offense currently ranks amongst the best in baseball? Hear the data you won't find anywhere else on today's episode! http://speakingofsportspod.com/ https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sports https://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    Speaking of Philly with Larry Bowa

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 89:28


    Special guest Larry Bowa joins Speaking of Sports today to discuss the current state of the Phillies. Will the Phils heat up and turn things around? What did Angels manager Joe Maddon do last week that no other manager in history has ever done, and was it the right move? Jay Wright is retiring from Villanova and leaves behind an amazing legacy - hear our reaction to the shocking news! http://speakingofsportspod.com/ https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sports https://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    Early Season Woes

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 66:19


    On today's episode, we set the truth straight on the state of the Phillies current leadoff hitter, Kyle Schwarber, and take issue with WIP callers. The research suggests some drastic moves need to be made! With the NBA playoffs beginning, how will the Sixers fare? We're gonna provide you with our take on the key players. Other topics on today's show include the “Utley” slide rule, Rhy's Hoskins fielding, and some of the most impressive stats to start the MLB season! Last but not least, the Wiz Kid calls out Major League Baseball! On our show, we bring the truth, and one thing is for sure - we are always speaking of sports! http://speakingofsportspod.com/ https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sports https://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    Speaking of Sports Episode 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 65:25


    Welcome to Speaking of Sports, the brand new podcast where you will hear the flip side of what's being said in the media. Each episode consists of roughly 15 major topics that we will analyze, debate, and move on all within 2.5 minutes or less! Our goal is to provide you the insights you won't hear anywhere else and to keep real the facts and data you often hear distorted! On today's episode, we recap the last few months - the Harden trade, new MLB rule changes, the Phillies offseason moves, and much more! One thing is for certain - on our show - we are always speaking of sports! http://speakingofsportspod.com https://twitter.com/Speak_of_Sports https://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofSportsPod

    Episode 63 - 2 Games Back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 60:03


    Special guest Larry Bowa joins the show today. With only a couple weeks left, the Phillies are 2 games behind the Braves for the NL East, with our next 7 games against the Orioles and Pirates. Harper continues to dominate the second half of baseball, and is now the favorite for the NL MVP! We breakdown some Eagles talk after their tough loss yesterday, and share our opinions on the current state of the team.

    Episode 62 - Wild Card or Bust

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 72:21


    Mitch is out today but Ray, Chuck, Chad, and Coach Al breakdown the Phillies with an extended analysis by special guest Larry Bowa! Phillies are 4.5 games back in the division and 2.5 games back in the Wild Card - with the Braves pulling away, the Wild Card is looking like the Phillies best chance. Did you know Juan Soto's performance in the second half of this season is perhaps one of the best ever? This past weekend, the Blue Jays scored 44 runs in three games, a tremendous three game span led by superstar Vladimir Guerrero Jr. who is battling for the first Triple Crown since 2012 - who else has done this? Lastly, we touch on the Eagles and their dominating start to the season - today is a can't miss show!

    Episode 61 - Rallying Back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 61:34


    Phillies heating up again going 8-2 the last 10 games, only 1.5 games behind the Braves. Mitch and Chuck “take the gloves off” (you knew it had to happen) on a bunch of baseball topics. Ohtani continues to have a dominant year, but his offensive numbers have slipped significantly in August while his pitching numbers improve - is the difficulty of pitching and hitting taking an excessive toll? Nola's career splits show he struggles in September, and Nola expressed his frustration last week - will he deliver this September and help lead the Phillies into the playoffs?

    Episode 60 - Down, but not out!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 65:51


    Special guest Larry Bowa joins the show today to breakdown the Phillies past week! Phillies are 4.5 games behind the Braves with just over a month to go - this is a pivotal week for the Phils with the Braves continuing their tough schedule. There's no comparison between J.T. Realmuto and Andrew Knapp offensively but did you know the Phillies pitchers are performing much better with Knapp behind the plate? Shohei Ohtani continues to dominate, and this past week he achieved a milestone that no other player in Angels history has ever accomplished!

    Episode 59 - Phillies Last Chance

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 58:31


    Miguel Cabrera just became the 28th member of the 500 Home Run club, and closing in on 3,000 hits. We analyze who we think will be the next 500 HR Club player! Phillies are 4-6 over their last 10 games and the Braves stay hot with a 9 game winning streak… with the Braves facing a tough schedule the next two weeks and the Phillies a soft one, now is the time for the Phillies to bounce back. Last Saturday, Girardi left Nola in (too long?) and brought in the closer with a tied game on the road, has Girardi cost the Phillies 5 or 10 wins this year? Lastly, we cover some Eagles talk on Jalen Hurts as the Birds prepare for the season!

    Episode 58 - Larry Bowa to the Principal's Office

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 62:23


    Bowa got "his hands slapped" but he was right - the Mets can't hit! What a week for MLB baseball! Another no-hitter sets a new MLB record, and we witnessed a Hollywood-like ending at the Field of Dreams. As Mitch put it, "I saw some blurb with Judge walking out of a cornfield." Mitch, as always, telling it like it is! Bowa & Chuck breakdown the bad Phillies baserunning, and what needs to change! Last but not least, we all agree that Ronald Torreyes needs to stay in the lineup!

    Episode 57 - Phils Streaking!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 64:10


    Special guest Larry Bowa joins the show again today to breakdown the scorching hot Phillies! With 8 straight wins, the Phillies face a tough week with the Dodgers and Reds! Harper continues to shine, leading the MLB in OBP and OPS in the second half of the season! Will he win the MVP or does his low RBI count hurt his chances? The Phillies are firing on all cylinders, 2 games ahead of the Braves and positioned strongly to win the division!

    Episode 56 - Phils Trading The Way To First Place?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 58:12


    We are joined by special guest Larry Bowa today to breakdown the past week of Phillies baseball. The Phillies remain just a few games behind 1st place in the NL East - will the recent trades finally be the catalyst to propel them to first place? And will the Phillies make any other moves, such as Cole Hamels, to bolster their rotation? Freddy Galvis returns and is a major defensive improvement over Didi this year, but who will be the starting shortstop - Didi or Galvis? Lastly, the Yankees were aggressive at the trade deadline, and once again have assembled a powerhouse offense, but will it be enough for them to make the playoffs?

    Episode 55 - Mitch Returns to a .500 Phils

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 67:46


    Mitch is back as we dive into the trade deadline discussions. What moves would you make as Phillies GM? Yermín Mercedes, who started the season a record 8-8, has been sent down to the minors... did Tony La Russa have anything to do with his struggling performance? Harper has the 8th highest salary amongst hitters, but where does he rank in the MLB? Hear all of the above and more on today's episode!

    Episode 54 - Phillies Hot 2nd Half Start with Larry Bowa

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 64:58


    Today we fly without Mitch and Ray, as Chuck, Chad, and Al discuss the Phillies great start to the 2nd half with special guest Larry Bowa! The offense has been torrid recently with the best record in baseball in July. The Phils are only 2 games behind the Mets, will the momentum continue? Will the team make a move before the fast-approaching trade deadline? The Angels have a dynamite combination in Trout, Ohtani, Rendon, and Walsh, but have struggled with pitching for years - wait until you hear what their GM did in this year's MLB draft! The Astros have faced a lot of criticism from their recent cheating scandal - rightfully so - but their offensive numbers this year are still the best in baseball! Lastly, a question for all of our listeners - would you an enjoy watching the Home Run Derby with aluminum bats?

    Episode 53 - Phillies Playoff Bound?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 68:45


    The crew sails Mitchless again as he is away in Texas! The Phillies are healthy and competing against the best teams like the Red Sox and Padres. Going into the 2nd half, the Phillies have a weak schedule, playing 21 games against the Dbacks, Pirates, Rockies, and Orioles. With the Braves facing injuries and the Mets with a brutal second half schedule, are the Phillies now the favorite to win the division? Ranger Suarez has a 0.77 ERA this year and has been dominating recently - have the Phillies finally found their new closer? Shohei Ohtani continues to shine with the Angels, but did you know his splitter may currently be the toughest pitch in baseball? Hear all of the above and more with Coach Al, returning for his second show.

    Episode 52 - Make or Break Time with Howard Eskin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 63:44


    Special Guest Howard Eskin returns to Unleashed to analyze this pivotal time of baseball for the Phils! Can one trade for a stud closer change this team, or are they incapable of a deep playoff run regardless? There is a trend in Philadelphia of players leaving and then playing batter, and J.P. Crawford is the most recent example! Lastly, Camden County Sports Hall of Fame Coach Al Harris joins Unleashed today. Hear all of the above and more on today's show!

    Episode 51 - EAGLES SHIRLEY UNLEASHED

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 57:33


    Special guest Eagles Shirley joins the show as Mitch and the crew passionately discuss the mismanagement of the Phillies starters exiting too early. The Phillies bullpen leads MLB with 21 blown saves - how much is Girardi to blame? Do the pitchers know their roles? Lastly, Mitch offers to manage this team… making an conditional promise.

    Episode 50 - 5 Years of .500 Baseball: A Review with Larry Andersen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 61:15


    Special Guest Larry Andersen joins the show to reveal his candid comments about the Phillies. Our baseball crew leaves the park and takes a dive into the Sixers and Ben Simmons problems. deGrom getting faster with age? Sticky substance on baseballs - the data will surprise you - Hit-by-Pitch and Wild Pitches skyrocket over the past two seasons!

    Episode 49 - Phillies Fightin Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 61:02


    Phillies performance has improved over the last week, but can the momentum continue during the toughest part of the schedule? Should the Phillies be buying or selling right now? Goodbye Launch Angle - back to reality! Vladimir Guerrero Jr is having one of the best seasons ever for a 22-year old player, other than Hall of Famer Ted Williams. We compare him to the other greats. Was Ted Williams the best hitter ever?

    Episode 48 - Phillies Rebound or Rebuild?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 63:52


    The Phillies hover around .500, so should they be selling, or is this team about to turn it around? We breakdown the state of the Phillies, with some surprising stats, and one that just may end up being the worst in MLB history.

    Episode 47 - Phillies terrible defense, bad hitting, and yet a .500 team

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 57:20


    Special Guest Dr. Barry Davis, Head Coach at Rider University, joins the show to share his approach on defense, launch angle, and the Phillies performance... a bona fide ace emerges... Wheeler! Phillies launch angles are dropping this year and their batting averages are up - coincidence or is the MLB changing their approach on launch angles? The Phillies are struggling to advance runners this year, should Girardi be bunting more and using other small ball tactics? The Yerminator swinging on a 3-0 count late in the game with a large lead breaks the “unwritten” rule of baseball... but is the rule outdated? Mitch talks about his “Ruthian” blasts in BP.

    Episode 46 - The Phightin' Phils Are Phightin'

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 65:40


    Larry Bowa joins the show to discuss the disappointing team defense. Who is to blame for Girardi / Segura incident? Candid and heated Phillies week review.

    Episode 45 - Phillies Weekly Review with Larry Bowa

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 62:30


    This week we open with special guest Phillies legendary shortstop Larry Bowa... Bowa faces some tough questions as we breakdown the Phillies performance. The Phillies home vs away are totally different teams... but why? The numbers may shock you... is the Phillies 330 million dollar player really hitting below 200 on the road this year? We discuss Gleyber Torres scoring from first on an infield single - first time in MLB history? Hear our predictions on where the Phillies will finish this year!

    Episode 44 - Pick your poison: Phillies bullpen, poor managing, or inferior umpiring?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 61:03


    The Phillies bullpen flounders, the Umpires don’t know the rules, and Girardi’s decisions are costing the Phillies Wins... the team continues to struggle, what can the Phillies do to fix their problems? Jacob deGrom continues to dominate, but how does he compare against the Greats like Sandy Koufax and Bob Gibson? Well, he may just be the Greatest! Buxton’s breakout year - his incredible transformation this year is something you cannot miss!

    Episode 43 - Is Girardi hurting the Phillies? Special guest Howard Eskin shares his opinion!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 62:39


    Has Girardi helped or hurt the Phillies this year? Have managers today abandoned small ball at all costs? We’ll breakdown the decisions Girardi has made with special guest Howard “King” Eskin... will Mitch bow down to the King? Mitch rants that Girardi needs to be transparent with the fans.

    Episode 42 - Is Nola an Ace?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 60:21


    How does Aaron Nola stack up? Is he Elite, a #1, or neither? We’ll show you the statistical breakdown on today’s show that you may find surprising! Our special guest is Cardinals Beat Writer and 2017 Missouri Sports Hall of Fame inductee Rob Rains who weighs in on the Cardinal Way. Mitch rants about today’s pitch count being too limiting.

    Episode 41 - Phillies Stay Hot with Special Guest Larry Andersen

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 64:35


    The Phillies stay hot as we review the past week of baseball! Check out today’s episode where we break down the options that Manager Don Mattingly had available when Michael Conforto leaned into the pitch - did he miss a perfect opportunity to protest? Is Rhys Hoskins back? We have a different perspective you can’t miss on his stellar start to the season. Special guest Phillies Radio Announcer Larry Andersen discusses the Phillies bullpen and why he’s dazzled by José Alvarado. The MLB is attempting to shorten the game, but the games this year are the longest in MLB history! Hear Mitch’s rant and more on today’s episode!

    Episode 40 - Phillies Sizzling Start with Tom McCarthy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 63:24


    Mitch, Ray, Chuck, and Chad breakdown the hot start for the Phillies 2021 season with special guest legendary Phillies announcer Tom McCarthy. We’ll take an in-depth review of MLB record-setting starts by White Sox Yermin Mercedes and Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani. A comprehensive review of the Phillies hot start to the season with their unbelievable bullpen performance. Special guest Tom McCarthy shares his inside stories on the Phillies start to the season. Lastly, Mitch Unleashed becomes Mitch Unhinged on the fairly new baseball 7.13 home plate collisions rule (aka “Buster Posey rule”) after J. T. Realmuto shows everyone how it’s done on Opening Day!

    Episode 39 - Phillies Review with John Kruk

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 63:09


    Mitch and Ray are joined by Chuck and Chad Grimley and catch up with John Kruk on his way back from Florida and what he sees coming up for the Phillies this season. We take a deep dive into Scott Kingery’s issues, question why JoJo Romero was sent down, and discuss Odubel Herrera’s status. An in-depth review of the Phillies bullpen... still many questions. Lastly, Mitch Unleashed goes Mitch Unhinged on Major League Baseball commissioner.

    Episode 35 - Manfred's questionable changes

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 61:00


    Will any of Manfred's changes make the game better? Where do the Phillies stand at 7-6 right now? Lastly Mitch and Ray go through the '93 Phils roster

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