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Bats and Balls Podcast

Each week Pies, The Producer, Mendy & Big Zacko discuss sports from Australia and around the world. Focussed on NRL and AFL in winter, cricket and NFL in summer. We also talk about motor racing, horse racing, basketball, baseball and anything else that comes up from week to week. Join our tipping, fantasy and supercoach comps to interact with the team.
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Nov 5, 2017

Big Zacko has pored over the form guides, Pies has watched a few replays and The Producer has looked at the jockeys silks. Here's this year's instalment of the Melbourne Cup Preview Show.
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Nov 2, 2017

The trade deadline passed and we kept Big Zacko on for another week. Not content with coming off the bench, Big Zacko has demanded more snaps and management have acquiesced to his demands.
Heaps on offer including the Rugby League World Cup, MLB World Series, NFL and the latest horse racing news.
0:00:00 - Rugby League World Cup
0:23:00 - A-League
0:28:00 - Formula 1 / V8 Supercars
0:31:00 - MLB World Series
0:42:00 - NBA
0:47:00 - EPL
0:53:00 - NFL
1:33:00 - Derby Day
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Oct 26, 2017

Swainy is back after a few weeks and what a week to be back! The Wallabies defeated The All Blacks to claim the Rugby Championship Belt.
The Rugby League World Cup is just around the corner and Pies has no idea what's going on. And the Tonga team is going to the final.
Big Zacko has been watching A-League.
Plus all your NFL reviews and news.
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Josh - @PiesJosh
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Oct 23, 2017

With The Producer out of action again, we thought we'd try something a bit different and record a short episode (well short for us!) out at Big Zacko's farm. Zac's been tipping up a storm in the NFL lately. You could do worse than following along with his tips this week.

We recap Week 6 NFL games. Tip you the winners of Week 7. Then quickly talk about opening night of the NBA. Plus there's a bit on the Socceroos road to Russia 2018.

Apologies if the audio isn't the best. It was our first time recording as a video.

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Oct 10, 2017

Pies took Mad Monday a little too far, and The Producer couldn't get off the couch for a week. But we're back to finish up the NRL and AFL seasons and to talk about a bunch of other sports including World Cup Qualifiers, NFL, Masters of Rugby League, Major League Baseball, Bathurst 1000 and Formula 1.
0:00:00 - AFL GF
0:13:00 - NRL GF
0:35:00 - World Cup Quals
0:37:00 - NFL
1:27:00 - Masters
1:28:00 - MLB Playoffs
1:31:00 - Motorsport
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Josh - @PiesJosh
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Sep 27, 2017

After 29 and 26 weeks of NRL and AFL it's all come down to this. The final game of the season. The ultimate sudden death game. It's Grand Final weekend and it promises to be massive. Storylines aplenty. Cooper Cronk in his last game for Melbourne. Cameron Smith putting another stamp on his stellar career. Michael Morgan emerging from the shadow of Johnathan Thurston. The Richmond Tigers and their long suffering fans. New Brownlow medallist Dusty Martin. The great Adelaide Crows. Eddie Betts. Rory Sloane. What a weekend!
Plus we recap a couple of Masters of Rugby League modules at Belmont and Minchinbury.
And we dissect the week in NFL, and the Carmelo Anthony trade. Pies' NY Knicks have finally rid themselves of Melo.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:35:00 - AFL
0:59:00 - Masters of Rugby League
1:12:00 - NFL
1:48:00 - NBA
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Sep 20, 2017

An abnormal Wednesday morning recording this week. So The Producer and Pies discuss the NRL and AFL Semi Finals and predict the winners of the Prelim Finals. Then Big Zacko joins us on the phone for the NFL wrap. Plus Formula 1 and the Sandown 500 V8 Supercars.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:18:00 - AFL
0:31:00 - NFL
1:10:00 - Motorsport
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Sep 12, 2017

It's episode 121 and Pies is back at the helm of the ship. Big Zacko and The Producer are in the studio and we've got a huge show. We try to avoid all the controversy from the NRL Finals, but Brendan can't help himself. Plus we recap the AFL Finals which got off to a slow start but finished with a belter in Adelaide.
Plus we go through the first week of NFL Football, tip all of next weeks games and talk a little Fantasy Football.
Then right at the end, THAT photo of Malcolm Turnbull at the footy.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:38:00 - AFL
0:57:00 - NFL
1:55:00 - Football World Cup Qualifying
2:04:00 - Fake Political Outrage
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Sep 5, 2017

Big Zacko was out shopping for black shorts and socks, so Pies is back in the driver's seat for the first time in 2 months. Colbee calls in to talk about the upcoming Masters of Rugby League module at Newcastle. We get Swainy on to talk about the Shute Shield Grand Final and the heartbreaking loss for the Wallabies. Plus we preview the footy finals in NRL and AFL. All while Pies watches Australia v Thailand.
0:00:00 - Masters
0:12:00 - Rugby
0:42:00 - NRL
1:12:00 - AFL
1:23:00 - Football
1:28:00 - Formula 1
1:33:00 - Supercoach
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Sep 5, 2017

We've given the NFL Preview Show stand alone status this year. No more sifting through the rest of our gibber to get to the real football analysis.
Steve is crook this year, so it's left to Big Zacko to carry most of the workload with Pies coming in on 3rd down to help out. Brendan does his best as a change of pace type back.
0:00:00 - NFC East
0:20:00 - NFC North
0:36:00 - NFC South
0:43:00 - NFC West
1:00:00 - AFC East
1:15:00 - AFC North
1:22:00 - AFC South
1:28:00 - AFC West
1:37:00 - Stat Attack & Predictions
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Aug 30, 2017

Pies is hiding his face after weighing in with a stiffy, so it's just Brendan and Zacko again this week. Alternate facts are that Pies was out with flu like symptoms.
The boys cover all the games of NRL and AFL and the Finals repercussions.
Australia were chasing down Bangladesh in the 1st test. Plus the latest news from the NFL and the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix recap.
And the AFL Supercoach GF has been played, and the NRL Supercoach GF is set for next week.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:40:00 - AFL
1:00:00 - Test Cricket
1:04:00 - NFL
1:17:00 - Formula 1
1:22:00 - Supercoach
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Aug 23, 2017

We miss the start by 7 lengths, but Big Zacko doesn't panic and has us humming along just right in the final furlong for a famous victory. Or something like that.
Two weeks out from the NRL Finals and there's still a couple of spots up for grabs. And all appears sewn up in the AFL, but is it?!
Swainy goes above and beyond by taking some time out between the main course and dessert to discuss everything going on in the world of Rugby including the Western Force, Shute Shield Final and the Bledisloe Cup.
Plus there's discussion about the great mare Winx, Hartnell avoiding her and winning, in bizarre circumstances, Nick Kyrgios seems to have his head on right again, plus Big Zacko goes through some of the news from the NFL and we're almost over Supercoach.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:44:00 - Rugby
1:01:00 - AFL
1:23:00 - Horse Racing
1:28:00 - NFL
1:39:00 - Supercoach
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Aug 18, 2017

No Pies no worries it seems. After Brendan almost got decapitated at work, he's risen from his death bed to record with Big Zacko behind Pies' back. This should be good....
0:00:00 - NRL
1:05:00 - Masters of Rugby League
1:19:00 - Rugby
1:24:00 - AFL
1:46:00 - Supercoach
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Aug 8, 2017

Big Zacko is still in control and seems to be getting the hang of it.
This week is a bit of a mixed bag with plenty of random sports talk this week. No Swainy this week, but we still battle our way through some Rugby talk. Plus EPL, Tennis and we preview the next module of Masters of Rugby League at Dragon Dreammasters.
Plus the regular NRL, AFL and Supercoach talk.
0:00:00 - Random Talk & IAAF World Championships
0:25:00 - NRL
1:15:00 - Rugby
1:24:00 - EPL
1:28:00 - Tennis
1:35:00 - Masters of Rugby League
1:45:00 - AFL
2:06:00 - Supercoach
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Aug 1, 2017

Quick show tonight but that just means our rant to minute ratio is up. Pies rants about the Daily Telegraph, Big Zacko rants about the footy in general and Brendan has more ref rants.
We cover the latest round of AFL and put in our tips for the coming round.
And Supercoach is hotting up with AFL finals starting and the last week of the NRL season.
0:00:00 - Daily Telegaph, NRL
0:47:00 - AFL
1:15:00 - Other Sport
1:19:00 - Supercoach
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Jul 26, 2017

Seeing as Pies and Brendan haven't been past 112 before, Big Zacko takes over and runs the show as part of his Second Year Project.
Robbo joins us in the studio and Seamus is on the phone to recap the Bats and Balls Cup Masters game. Pies rates the Waratahs food offerings in the latest segment of Masters Chef.
Robbo and Zac recap the Tour de France.
Plus all the results and tips from the NRL and AFL.
And among all the injuries and suspensions, we have to get ready for the Supercoach finals with very few trades left.
0:00:00 - Bats and Balls Cup
0:28:00 - Tour de France
0:47:00 - NRL
1:39:00 - AFL
2:00:00 - Other Sport
2:09:00 - Supercoach
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Jul 20, 2017

It's the show before the big Bats and Balls Masters of Rugby League Cup and Brendan drops a bombshell. We get Colbee and Seamus on the line to preview the Masters module.
Plus Swainy catches us up with everything going on in the world of Rugby.
Plus all your NRL, AFL and Tour de France news.
And Brendan and Pies had huge weekends in Supercoach.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:33:00 - Rugby
1:01:00 - Masters of Rugby League
1:35:00 - AFL
2:22:00 - Supercoach
3:04:00 - Tour de France
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Jul 12, 2017

It's episode 111 and we're podcasting on one leg. Pies is on location deep inside the Blues camp.
Brendan and Big Zacko are alone in the studio discussing everything going on in the world of sport. There's plenty on the NRL and AFL including more ladder debate and finals predictions.
Plus Big Zacko recaps another crazy week in the Tour de France.
And Brendan once again lets us know just how good he is at Supercoach.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:52:00 - AFL
1:22:00 - Tour de France
1:34:00 - Supercoach
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Jul 5, 2017

It's Swainy and Rugby from the top of the show!
Followed by NRL talk and Big Zacko has done Pies' homework from a few weeks ago.
Plus Tour de France, AFL, and Supercoach talk.
0:00:00 - Rugby
0:26:00 - NRL
1:46:00 - Tour de France
1:56:00 - AFL
2:16:00 - Supercoach
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Jun 27, 2017

Masters coach and cycling enthusiast Robbo joins Big Zacko to preview the Tour de France.
Colbee calls in to cover the latest Masters of Rugby League module at Toukley and Katoomba.
Brendan watched most of the footy and recaps the crazy Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Pies went camping and brings nothing to the table this week.
0:00:00 - Masters of Rugby League
0:23:00 - NRL
1:27:00 - AFL
2:02:00 - AFL
2:03:00 - Formula 1
2:18:00 - Tour de France Preview
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Jun 21, 2017

Published author and historian Erik Nielsen raises the braininess of the pod this week. The lack of Big Zacko means Swainy goes uninterrupted discussing the troubles at the ARU and we devise a ploy to get him to the Rugby World Cup in 2019. Erik enlightens us to the Australian Society for Sports History Conference and the 19th annual Tom Brock Lecture featuring Raelene Castle.
Plus all your NRL, AFL and Supercoach news.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:44:00 - Rugby
1:13:00 - Masters
1:17:00 - AFL
2:18:00 - Sport History and Tom Brock Leacture
2:23:00 - Supercoach
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Jun 14, 2017

Big Zacko is back to his best as we bring in NRL expert Craig to pump up his Panthers and the transition of Matt Moylan from fullback to five eighth and captain.
We get Swainy on the line to discuss the Wallabies win over Fiji, the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand and Swainy's debut Super Rugby call #SwainyRWC2019.
Plus Big Zacko and Pies recap the NRL Masters event at St Marys over the weekend.
0:00:00 - NRL
1:01:00 - Rugby
1:24:00 - AFL
1:45:00 - Masters and Football
2:03:00 - Supercoach
Big Zacko Moment 1:43:00
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Jun 7, 2017

We had grand plans for a few special guests, but instead, thanks to the Big Wet, we've got Big Zacko.
Pretty quick show this week. Just the NRL, AFL and Supercoach with a quick preview of the St Marys NRL Masters day on Saturday.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:46:00 - AFL
1:13:00 - NRL Masters
1:25:00 - Supercoach
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May 30, 2017

Pies and Big Zacko are backing up after backing up at the Cabramatta Masters of Rugby League Module. Colbee gets on the phone to wrap it up. Plus we recap the NRL and AFL rounds, give our tips for Origin 1 and the upcoming round of footy and talk a little Formula 1, Cycling and NBA Finals. Plus we're in the chaos that is Supercoach bye rounds.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:46:00 - AFL
1:10:00 - Masters of Rugby League
1:46:30 - The Man Shake
1:52:00 - NBA Finals
2:01:30 - Monaco F1
2:04:40 - Giro d'Italia
2:10:30 - Supercoach
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May 23, 2017

Swainy and Colbee on the phone to talk Rugby and Masters respectively. Plus Pies isn't working tomorrow and decides to tie one on at the podcast. Things don't get too out of hand, most of the best stuff happened in the ad breaks and the producer didn't record them.
0:00:00 - NRL
1:08:00 - Masters of Rugby League
1:30:00 - Rugby
1:53:00 - AFL
2:24:00 - Supercoach
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Zac - @BigZacko
Swainy - @swainy7
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