Pod: The Phillies: A Sticky Situation

Credit: Sean Winters, used via CC BY-SA 2.0

This week, the guys talk about a bonkers day at Euro 2020 before John tries to get revenge for the PBR Hard Coffee taste test. After saluting one of their favorite television personalities, the Frenetics dig into MLB’s sticky situation before talking about that of the Phillies in particular.

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The rundown:

• John confesses to watching the teeniest little bit of Euro 2020, giving Joe a window to talk about the tournament

• A new What Are You Drinking?™ taste test, where John offers one of his favorite hard seltzers to a skeptical Joe (6:56)

• The guys salute mutual favorite Conan O’Brien, whose late night show has come to an end (10:40); you can check out the sketch they’re talking about on YouTube (with the mild correction that it’s from 2004, not the mid-90s)

• A masterful segue leads into a discussion of the current foreign substance scandal in baseball (15:06), which of course would not be complete without a disagreement over who looked worse in the Joe Girardi-Max Scherzer bravado-off; in the end, however, the true loser was neither one of them (24:21)

• John brings a pair of Twitter Feuds of the Week to the table (30:45)

• John then asks for Joe’s thoughts on a potential managerial candidate for the Phillies (38:04) before putting him on the hot seat for some rapid-fire “Should They Trade Him?” questions (46:07)

Trea Turner is (Going to Be) a Phillie; Jalen Hurts Should Be the NFL MVP Favorite The Philly Frenetics Podcast

The Phillies agreed to a massive contract with free agent shortstop Trea Turner on Monday, which was perfect timing for the guys to discuss the deal and Turner's potential impact on the roster (5:59), what the lineup looks like in 2023 (16:58), and whether the signing closes the gap on the Braves and Mets (21:38).  Then, after the Eagles topped the Titans on Sunday (31:38), Jalen Hurts gets his due – at least on this pod – as the favorite to win the NFL MVP award (38:13). You can find The Philly Frenetics Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @PhillyFrenetics and on the web at PhillyFrenetics.com. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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