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Bats and Balls Podcast

Release Date: 10/15/2019

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Bats and Balls Podcast

It's a 4 man weave this week with Erik and Mendy joining the show to preview the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. First up it's the NRL and Melbourne are clearly the class of the field at the moment. And they've been doing it without two of their best players. The AFL is throwing up strange results every week. And this was no exception. Richmond beat Brisbane, but with Dusty Martin out for the season is their dynasty finally over? And the Melbourne Western Bulldogs clash this week should be a belter. Supercars raced around Townsville again on the weekend. Where to now for a sport that doesn't have a lot...

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The Producer is dealing with some gremlins in the system . But we've managed to put together another lockdown show via the marvels of the NBN. First up it was a short week in the NRL and the Blues came up agonisingly short in State of Origin. In the AFL the upsets continue with the Kangaroos beating West Coast in Perth and St Kilda outplaying Brisbane. Supercars were back in Townsville and Shane Van Gisbergen is dominating his rivals. F1 at Silverstone this weekend. Italy beat England in the Euro Cup Final. And Pies and BS couldn't be happier after the English fans trashed the Italy fans...

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With the Sydney Covid lockdown continuing, Pies and The Producer have organised a Zoom call to get their stories straight. In the NRL the Dragons had a barbecue, and a bunch of teams got flogged. In the AFL the Giants showed true grit to repel Melbourne while West Coast really don't like playing at GMHBA Stadium. Max Verstappen won another F1 Grand Prix. Lando Norris got McLaren on the podium again. And Red Bull have the Mercedes measure. The People's Team Denmark are into a Semi Final and have a chance at playing Italy in the Final. England stand in their way. Led by Chris Paul Phoenix beat...

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Pies was asleep so Erik and The Producer cover all the latest in the NRL including a wrap of Origin 2 and they look ahead to this week's NRL games. Then we're back to the full compliment as Pies returns to talk AFL. Leon Cameron is on thin ice, Western Bulldogs are a strong team and the Saints must be the most frustrating team to follow after a dominant victory over Richmond. Max Verstappen won the Styrian GP, Denmark are the People's Team, although BS stakes his claims for Switzerland. And among it all, Italy have just been the best team. New Zealand won the ICC Test Championship Final the...

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Colbee has been dropped back to reserves after scoring 2 tries and letting in 6 down his wing. Pies and BS tackle all the drama surrounding the NRL. High shots take centre stage again. When should a player be sin binned? How low is low enough to be making a genuine attempt to miss the head? Can Trent Robinson make his mind up over when referees should take matters into their own hands? Plus we preview Origin 2. Not surprisingly, NSW will win comfortably again. In the AFL Geelong beat Western Bulldogs after the siren. The Giants beat their twos and Jake Stringer had Launceston in a whirl as the...

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On the back of recording the NRL Mid-year report and run to the finals show, the boys are back for the regular episode. The show starts with Pies off riding his push bike so we have to get Colbee in to cover the NRL. The Eels get another big win against the Tigers and Colbee and the a Producer then discuss if the send off in the Brisbane & Canberra game was the correct call. In NRL Supercoach Colbee is fighting being the first team member relegated. Last years Bats and Balls Cup winner the DWS Fleshpuppets is in a battle to make the finals. Every player gets 5 trades after Round 15 so it...

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The Producer and Pies run through the mid-year report card for every NRL team. We look at how they've gone so far, and then predict the future using The Producer's own scientific method, Draw Difficulty Rating. 0:00:00 - Intro 0:07:52 - Melbourne Storm 0:11:53 - Penrith Panthers 0:19:58 - Parramatta Eels 0:26:06 - South Sydney Rabbitohs 0:29:41 - Sydney Roosters 0:35:58 - Manly Sea Eagles 0:42:16 - North Queensland Cowboys 0:46:35 - St George Illawarra Dragons 0:52:00 - Cronulla Sharks 0:57:46 - Canberra Raiders 1:00:04 - New Zealand Warriors 1:04:23 - Gold Coast Titans 1:07:53 - Wests Tigers...

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The boys are back after a week off and the Antacrtic Blast has hit Sydney just in time for Origin 1. Thankfully the NRL moved it to balmy Townsville which should give us an entertaining game. In the NRL the Panther Cubs suffered defeat for the first time in 2021. More on the horizon? The Titans blew it against the Storm and the Eels got revenge for the 2001 GF. Now we're all square. In the AFL Melbourne keep rolling on, this time beating Brisbane at Giants Stadium. St Kilda continue to missfire in front of goal. And Richmond poured it on in the last quarter to finish all over the top of...

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Pies was placed on report last week for high contact. So while Pies is at the judiciary The Producer had to go to the bench again and Colbee joins the show. The Producer and Colbee discuss the all the drama from Round 11. Players still have not learnt to tackle lower which saw 24 players on report, however how long is too long to penalise a player? Brad Arthur has selected Waqa Blake to start again and Colbee is not happy about it. In AFL the GWS Giants had a great win agaist the West Coast Eagles in a tight game. The Lions got under Dusty's skin in their game and Colbee is happy with how his...

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The Producer has a bee in his bonnet. And it's not because the NRL have had enough with high shots. For as long as this podcast has existed he's been advocating for refereeing the rules and you stamp out foul play. Finally the NRL have listened. But it seems the NRL media in general are a bit slow on the uptake. A few too many hits to the head? We wrap up all the NRL games and give our tips for next week. Plus throw in a little Supercoach. In the AFL GWS Giants let one slip against Richmond while Melbourne look like the real deal. Plus the West Coast forward line are firing. We rattle home...

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Mendy has followed Team Orders and joined us in the studio following his latest pay dispute.

Joining us via satellite is Swainy to discuss the Rugby World Cup. Everyone's second team Japan have made it to the Quarter Finals and they are a live chance to beat South Africa. The Wallabies are up against it with a match up with England but anything can happen when Eddie Jones is coaching in a big game.

Then a second satellite hook up as we welcome Mark Townsend for the first time. Mark is on the line to preview the NBA Season. Mark is a long time Washington fan so he can empathise with Pies over his New York Knicks struggles. But this is about the rest of the league. Pies and Mark discuss the Battle for LA, how the Warriors will rebound from the loss of Durant and Thompson and if the Raptors can sustain a title defence. Plus Pies drops a bombshell by tipping a big name to miss the playoffs.

In the NFL the Rams are losing touch with the NFC West leaders, The Saints may be the real deal and Pies drops his second bombshell of the episode.

Bathurst 1000 wasn't without its own controversy. BS and Mendy go head to head over Team Orders.

We cast our eyes over The Everest barrier draw, The Producer tips us a winner in the Caulfield Cup, Victoria produced a road in the first round of the Sheffield Shield.

Plus all of the random sports Mendy has watched including darts, volleyball, snooker, surfing and India having a curling team!

0:00:00 - Rugby World Cup
0:29:00 - NBA Season Preview
1:35:00 - MLB Postseason
1:41:00 - NFL
1:54:00 - Horse Racing
2:03:00 - EPL & A-League
2:09:00 - Bathurst & Formula 1
2:30:00 - Cricket
2:39:00 - NBL
2:46:00 - Darts, Volleyball, Tennis, Snooker, Motor Bikes, Canoe Slalom, Surfing, Curling, Beach Olympics, NRL
2:56:00 - Pies Rant - LeBron James & China

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