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Needing wins in Miami

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By Rich Baxter
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Wild Card dreams being dashed with losses now Sept 15 2019
The Phillies are wrapping up a series with the Red Sox, we recorded this on Sunday, Sept. 15 on a nice sunny day, unfortunately, it seems like the Phillies playoff chances have faded. We talk about that and all things Phillies, join Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey on the longest running independent talk show on the Phillies.
September 16, 2019
Labor Day Special Phillies Talk Podcast
It's another edition of Phillies Talk Podcast with Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey speaking about those Philadelphia Phillies. What's going on with this team, are they a playoff team or not? Hurricane Dorian is turning up the Florida coast, and it's unpredictable- almost like the way the Phillies play, we don't know what's going to happen. We chat about the upcoming schedule for September, and map out a road for victory, if the Phillies can stay on that road! 
September 3, 2019
Fixing the Phillies in August 2019
It's the latest edition of the Phillies Talk Podcast the longest running independent show talking about the Phillies! Fixing the Phils, the 2009 World Series alumni get together at CBP, Rhys Hoskins is he a superstar?, Phillies odds for the playoffs and more! All on this show with Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey talking baseball. 
August 12, 2019
Halladay to HOF - Phils in Detroit - What happens at the Trade Deadline?
It's an action packed show talking Phillies baseball on the longest running independent podcast talking Phillies baseball, Rich Baxter from is joined with Matt Veasey from Phillies Nation. We talk Halladay to the Hall, the Detroit series, and what happens at the trade deadline this year with the Phils. Listen in and subscribe!
July 24, 2019
July 4th and All Star Break Show - Phillies Talk Podcast
It's Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey getting together around the 4th of July and talking Phillies baseball. Odubel gets a 'Get Out Of Jail' Free card like the Monopoly game that Atlantic City is based on, relationships can be tough at times. The Phillies won in Atlanta in Game 1 of the series, Nola is on the way back to better things, and generally with the help of bamboo possibly, have benefited them with some recent wins. We'll talk All-Star break and JT Realmuto, and all things Phillies, Listen in! 
July 3, 2019
Father's Day 2019 show - Phillies Talk Podcast
It's Father's Day, the Phillies take a big loss on Dad's Day 2019 by a score of 15-1 - I'm talking Phillies baseball with Matt Veasey from - our memories of Father's Day and what we've seen with our own fathers as we wax poetic on the game we love. 
June 17, 2019
Jay Bruce bursts onto the Phillies - Pete Rose and his new book and more! June 5, 2019
This week, a ton of news, and changes for the Phillies in their trip out to the West Coast with a losing streak snapped after 5 games by none other than Phillies player, Jay Bruce who debuted with 2 HR (one a Grand Slam) - I'm joined with Matt Veasey from Phillies Nation and with some great talk about Pete Rose and his new book, the upcoming schedule of the Phils and more!  Hit subscribe on where ever you listen to the show! 
June 5, 2019
Cole vs Cole in Chicago - Phillies Talk Podcast May 22 2019
The Phillies  are in one of my favorite baseball towns, Chicago. Tough loss last night as Gabe Kapler, Phillies manager, rode the bullpen and Juan Nicasio for all he was worth, he failed and the Phillies lost. I am joined with Matt Veasey from and talking Phillies baseball on the longest running independent show on the Phillies, Phillies Talk Podcast.
May 22, 2019
Rare trip to Kansas City for Phils on Mom's Day
Matt Veasey from joins Rich Baxter, host of Phillies Talk Podcast and from on the show. We talk about the special weekend coming up, Mother's Day. Bryce is a Phillie, we recap our thoughts about him joining the team. How have the Phils done so far? Not too bad, all this and a special chat about David Montgomery, Phillies part-owner, who passed away recently. 
May 11, 2019
First Phillies Talk Podcast for 2019
It's the return of the longest running independent or otherwise podcast on Phillies baseball. It's Phillies Talk Podcast with Rich Baxter. This episode, I welcome listeners to the 2019 editions of the show, the new Phillies team, and getting a brand new Pete Rose book due out in June of 2019 called, Play Hungry The Making Of A Baseball Player.
May 8, 2019
First Week in the Books for 2018 - Phillies Talk Podcast
It's the first week of the season and Rich Baxter is joined by Matt Veasey from to talk about the team after it's first full week of games. Gabe Kapler gets raked over the coals for making some big faux pas in the first week, we think he'll clean up his act. Jake Arrieta has made his first start in a Phillies uniform, and the Phils go on a tear and score 20 runs in a game on Saturday night, April 7th. Listen in here, follow the show on iTunes and Stitcher Radio as well as
April 9, 2018
1 Day Until Opening Day -Phillies Talk Podcast
Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey sit down and talk about the Phillies with only 1 day until the start of the season in Atlanta. What will Gabe Kapler's plans do for the Phillies now that he is manager of the baseball team. It's a special look at how we think the Phillies will do for 2018. Sponsor the podcast as a listner, go to: give a small donation if you like listening to the show, it goes towards hosting the show and getting materials to do the show! Thanks very much.
March 28, 2018
Phillies Talk Podcast - 10 Days to 2018 and Starting Pitching
It's only 10 days until the Phillies open the 2018 season, we're waiting for yet another snow storm on the first day of Spring no less. Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey talk the Phillies starting rotation and more on this edition of the longest running, independent show on the internet about the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team.
March 20, 2018
20 Days Until Opening Day
We're only 20 days away from Opening Day as we do this podcast. The Phils are in the lower to bottom in the Grapefruit League, but is the early season worth paying attention to? Santana moves into first base, but is it going to be at the expense of Hoskins and his great start to his career in Philly? We talk about the infield on this edition of the show - who's new and ready to make an impact on this team.
March 9, 2018
Live at Depace Museum - Phillies Talk Podcast
One more day till the season opens, I am joined by Matthew Veasey with commentary on the start of the season! Rich is at the Depace Museum in Collingswood, NJ - the largest independent collection of individual Phillies sports memorabilia and Philly sports in general for that matter!
February 28, 2018
Special Eagles Superbowl edition - Phillies Talk Podcast
This podcast was recorded a week before the SuperBowl.. Rich Baxter is joined by sports blogger and retired Philadelphia policeman, Matt Veasey on this show, along with Mike McCabe, originally from Philly, known as 'The Mayor Of The Boardwalk' in Atlantic City as he retired from there in 2016. Tune in for a fun hour plus of entertainment!
February 12, 2018
2017 Playoffs Edition- Phillies Talk Podcast
It's another exciting edition of Phillies Talk Podcast - this show host, Rich Baxter, is joined by Phillies blogger Matt Veasey, as we talk all things Phillies. The Phils upgraded Pete Mackanin to the Front office, but he lost his manager's job, was it the right move? Talk on free agents, will the Phillies make some moves this season, that would be nice. Hear all about the latest Phils news and views on the show'!
October 4, 2017
Pete Rose alumni scandal - Phillies Talk Podcast
I am joined by attorney and fellow podcaster Ed Kasputis and I talk about Pete Rose and the controversy. What will happen next in this amazing saga that never seems to end.
August 4, 2017
Talking Pete Rose with special guest Ed Kasputis from Ohio
Pete Rose is suing longtime detractor, John Dowd for defamation of character. In this case, Dowd turned the tables on Rose and introduced a witness who claims she was with the Hit King as a minor, although Rose says she was of legal age which in Ohio is 16. All of this occured the week before the Phillies were supposed to be honoring Pete Rose in a Wall of Fame ceremony at Citizens Bank Park on August 12th 2017. That was cancelled by both parties, Rose and the Phillies, as well as a Pete Rose Bobblehead night that was supposed to be held on August 11th 2017. That has been cancelled as well.
August 4, 2017
Phillies Talk Podcast - Phils at the All Star Break 2017 talking with Matt
Talking with Matt Veasey on the Phillies at the All-Star Break 2017! Join the longest running indepedent show on the Phillies, just go to the Patreon page to sponsor the show!
July 12, 2017
6 Weeks to Spring Training 2016
The Phillies have upgraded their team for the 2016 season so says a Sports Illustrated article, we'll talk about this and more! Listen to the longest running independent internet broadcast on the Phillies, now celebrating 10 years talking Phillies baseball! It's Phillies Talk Podcast with Rich Baxter and Jim Mulry.
January 10, 2016
Christmas Dreams 2015
It's the Christmas season once again on the Phillies Talk Podcast, the longest running independent show that talks about the Phillies. We talk Christmas gifts, what makes a good Phils gift? 2016 is a mystery, but we're trying to unravel it before Spring Training to figure out what kind of team the Phils will have. Join on on this edition of the Phillies Talk Podcast.
December 15, 2015
Winter Meetings 2015
It's the Winter Meetings show of Phillies Talk Podcast, with Rich and Jim back talking all things Phillies. Blockbuster contracts for pitchers are on our minds, we'll tell you about that and more on this show.
December 6, 2015
Klentak Talk and 2015 World Series 4 games on
It's our look at Matt Klentak, the new hired Phillies GM and our talk about the 2015 World Series now 4 games old, between the Royals and the Mets. Phillies Talk is an independent baseball podcast that talks about the Phillies baseball team and the game.
November 1, 2015
Look Back at our 2015 MLB Predictions
One of my favorite shows we do every year is our prediction show, this year was no different. We look back at the April 2015 show where we told you what we thought the finish would be for our top predictions including the Phillies.
October 26, 2015
Championship Baseball 2015 Podcast
It's a first for the show, we're in the same studio for the first time in over 8 years doing the podcast, it's Phillies Talk Podcast with Rich and Jim talking baseball.
October 19, 2015
Phillies Wrap Up and Playoffs 2015 Talk
The Phils season is in the books, not much more to say about a 99 loss season. We turn to the Playoffs and our picks and analysis for what we think might happen with this year's great match ups.
October 6, 2015
Mackanin is named Manager, should we be happy
Join Rich and Jim as we talk all about Phillies baseball, one of the longest running independent shows about the Phillies
September 22, 2015
September Fun at CBP
We've turned the corner on this season, we're stressing only the positives as we continue to enjoy September Phillies baseball. Looking forward to Spring 2016.
September 14, 2015
Phillies Talk - Labor Day 2015 Special
It's time for another edition of Phillies Talk Podcast with Rich and Jim, talking Phillies baseball.
September 2, 2015
It's Like 2007 Again
The Phillies and the Mets are rivals again, here in 2015. An epic game last night makes history for the most HR's in a game ever. The Phils are 1-9 against the Mets this year but you wouldn't know it last night. We're talking about the series and Mr. Chase Utley who really left Philly with a touch of class. All this and more on this edition of Phillies Talk Podcast.
August 25, 2015
The Dog Days of Summer 2015 and the Phils
We're back talking about the Phillies. It's the longest running independent show that covers the Phillies. It's Rich and Jim talking on the Phillies Talk Podcast, serving up another show.
August 16, 2015
Cole Hamels no-hitter vs Cubs
Phillies Talk Podcast is back with Rich and Jim talking about the latest in Phillies news. Cole Hamels fires a no-hitter on July 25, 2015 vs the Cubs. Is it the last Phillies game for Cole?
July 26, 2015
Richie Allen Talk with Mitch Nathanson
It's the All-Star Break 2015 - the Phillies have turned in the worst season ever so far so we're going to switch gears and talk some Phillies history, here's our talk with Mitch Nathanson, author, about his upcoming book in March 2016 about Richie 'Dick' Allen called "God Almight Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen".
July 13, 2015
Jimmy Rollins Our Nemesis
It's the first game that Jimmy Rollins played against his old team, the Phillies. He single handily goes out there and beats the Phils, do you believe it? Now, he's Jimmy Rollins, our Nemesis. Join Rich and Jim as we recap and try to make sense of this horrible Phillies season, oh yeah, we need your support, go to and click the Patron link to donate to the show!
July 7, 2015
Sandberg Resigns from Phillies
It's a sad day in Phillies history, only the second manager to resign from the team in over 50 years. Ryne Sandberg resigned from the Phillies before Friday night's game 6/26/2015 against the Washington Nationals. What is going to happen next on this team?
June 28, 2015
A Losing streak that Dates Back to 1883
For the current Phillies team the losing continues. For some unknown reason this club can not get it together. We're talking all about the epic road loss which set a record, and more on this episode of Phillies Talk Podcast with your hosts Rich and Jim... the Phillies Talk guys.
June 17, 2015
Phillies Talk Podcast - Draft us!
We're talking about the Phillies Draft 2015 - it can't help this current team though. We're trying to search out the positives even though the Phils have sunk to the bottom of the league, I still can't understand how with these players, except they just can't score runs.
June 10, 2015
Swept Away in NY
The Phillies are swept in NY, we're crying the blues about this Phillies team and the woes that they have. No more excuses for this team, they need a change from the GM on down, they really do. Listen in to this edition of Phillies Talk Podcast as we try to solve what is wrong with the team.
May 27, 2015
Winning returns to Philly
It's always better to win baseball games, and the Phils are on a three-gamer and we couldn't be more happy. Join Rich and Jim as they talk Phillies baseball during the past couple weeks, the highlights and commentary about the future all on this show.
May 16, 2015
Needing wins in Miami
We talk about the recent 4 game losing streak that the Phillies have been on with being on the road. What else can be done with this team as far as improving it, we see no other option now than to fire the coaching staff including Ryne Sandberg, and Ruben Amaro. Tune into this edition of Phillies Talk Podcast.
May 2, 2015
Fundamentals Can Be Fun
It's the fundamentals is what Ryne keeps stressing, but the Phillies aren't able to do this, so we continue to see bad baseball. Only 17,059 at the ballpark today, the smallest crowd ever at CBP, how long can this agony go on for Phillies fans?
April 23, 2015
Phils Open Up 2015 Nicely
April 12, 2015
April Fools Phillies 2015
Had to prank my co-host today, and of course he didn't suspect a thing. We talk about Opening Day with the Phillies. New metal detectors at the ballpark. Our Predictions Show for the teams that we expect to do well, this is always one of our favorite shows to do.
April 1, 2015
Rough Spring for the Phils so far
The Phils have been piling up the injuries in Spring Training, we talk about that. We're joined by Corey Smith on the show, fellow Phillies fan, and podcaster on his own show about Philly Sports called Get Blitzed! We talk all about baseball, Phillies style.
March 18, 2015
Phillies Talk Podcast - Spring Training starts for 2015
It's time to talk baseball again on the Phillies Talk Podcast with Rich and Jim. 2015 Spring Training has started and we'll talk about all the events that have happened so far.
February 21, 2015
Phillies Talk Podcast - Snow to Spring just ahead
It's time for another edition of Phillies Talk Podcast, on this show we're talking about the start of Spring Training though there is blizzard like conditions in the Philly area. The Boston Red Sox still want Cole Hamels even though Spring Training starts up in a couple days. All of this and more!
February 15, 2015
Phillies Talk Podcast - Inching towards Spring
A foot high snow storm is on the way for the greater Philadelphia area but that isn't stopping the Phillies Talk Podcast as we're talking more about the days until Spring Training.
January 25, 2015
Phillies Talk Podcast - 5 weeks till Pitchers and Catchers
It's only 5 more weeks until pitchers and catchers report in Clearwater, Florida for the start of the 2015 Spring Training season. Join us on this show where we talk about that, the Spring Training schedule and more on this edition of Phillies Talk Podcast, the independent show about the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team.
January 11, 2015
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