December 8, 2020: The Phillies are Gonna Do What Now?

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The Eagles have played their way out of a playoff spot and into a quarterback controversy, as Jalen Hurts (finally?) replaced Carson Wentz during Sunday’s game. Meanwhile, on the other side of Pattison Avenue, the Phillies are rumored to be listening to offers for Zack Wheeler. You know, the frontline starter they signed a year ago to a not-unfriendly contract? Yeah, that guy. It’s that kind of episode.

On this week’s pod:

• Joe rats John out for ticking his mom off before John briefly discusses his latest non-Boo Birds creative venture, a mini-documentary about local band called The Tisburys

• John Reads the News™ (3:06)

• What Are You Drinking?™ (5:06)

• “Why Are You Drinking?” which is the working title of both the Eagles’ 2020 Video Yearbook and just about every Boo Birds Podcast segment about the team of late; the guys talk about Jalen Hurts (6:24), the last time an Eagles franchise quarterback was benched mid-game (11:17), if the 2020 season can be salvaged, and what that even means (12:30), and, of course, Carson Wentz (16:51), Doug Pederson, and Howie Roseman (24:25)

• Joe awards John a Quick Picks victory (29:05)

• John opens fire on the Phillies after reports surface that Zack Wheeler could be on the market amid an offseason of inactivity (32:12)

• The lack of a functional front office at Citizens Bank Park (40:42)

• Some 2020 Phillies are coming back in 2021 (49:24)

• Some 2020 non-Phillies that could be added for 2021 (54:37)

Is Aaron Nola an Ace? The Boo Birds Podcast

This week, the guys do their first combined "What Are You Drinking?" taste test, where Joe surprises John with a can of PBR Hard Coffee (5:27). After getting through that, John kicks off a discussion about the Sixers (13:01) before Joe explains the European Super League proposal (that fell apart before the episode even dropped) and why it was so widely loathed (23:52).  Then, John airs a grievance after three decades (39:57) before the guys talk about the Aaron Nola conversation (46:25) and the black hole that is center field at Citizens Bank Park (58:08). You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @BooBirdsPodcast, and on the web at BooBirdsPodcast.com. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
  1. Is Aaron Nola an Ace?
  2. Alec Bohm's Big Toe; The Flyers Are Dead at the Trade Line; Weird Finishes
  3. Not Pessimistic About the Phillies; The Best and Funniest Things We've Seen in 2021
  4. Sixers and Eagles Trade Recaps; Lauren Amour of The Good Phight
  5. The Sixers at the Trade Deadline

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