Pod: A Chat with Dave Shaw, aka @UKPhillies

Episodes in consecutive weeks? Whoa!

This week, the guys talk a little basketball and a little baseball before John has a chat with Dave Shaw, better known on Twitter as @UKPhillies. Dave visited Philadelphia in 2012 and fell in love with baseball and the Phillies, and has gone to great lengths to grow fandom of the game – and the Phillies – in Great Britain.

You can follow Dave on Twitter at @UKPhillies and check out his podcast, Broad Street to Britain, as well.

This week:

• Baseball is back, kind of!

• John Reads The News™ (2:33)

• What Are You Drinking?™ (4:32)

• Some brief Sixers talk, including the growth of Ben Simmons into one of the NBA’s truly elite defenders (4:58)

• Spring Training games are underway and one umpire is already in mid-season form (11:43)

• John’s chat with Dave Shaw of @UKPhillies; hear how he became a Phillies fan in the first place, his favorite cheesesteak stops when he’s in town, and what he thinks of this season’s squad (15:40)

• John is still giving away a Chase Utley bobblehead from his collection; leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and it could be yours!

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

You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; download, subscribe, and leave a five-star review! You can also find us at http://www.anchor.fm/boobirdspodcast.

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