June 9, 2014

Gleeman and The Geek #149: Kendrys Morales, Dance Moves, and Draft Picks

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Kendrys Morales signing, Josmil Pinto's future being in flux, John Bonnes' amazing dance moves at the KFAN party, Jason Kubel being let go, Nick Gordon and the Twins' draft picks, when to cut bait on Kevin Correia, trolling the Joe Mauer waters, wedding dock collapses, mailbag questions from listeners, and when not to get married for money.

Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 149

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As promised, here's video of John Bonnes dancing on stage at the KFAN "Rube Party":


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June 2, 2014

Gleeman and The Geek #148: Beating the Yankees and Solving Center Field

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Phil Hughes' impressive first two months, beating the new-look Yankees, why Jason Kubel is stealing at-bats from Josmil Pinto, Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham returning, Aaron Hicks giving up switch-hitting, Jon Jay trade rumors, technical difficulties, Joe Mauer's struggles, and Ben Revere's shocking home run.

Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 148

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My view of John "Hollywood" Bonnes after technical difficulties forced us to change studios:

John Hollywood Bonnes


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May 26, 2014

Gleeman and The Geek #147: Previewing the Draft and Saving the Offense

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham being ready to return, what the Twins will do with the No. 5 pick in the draft, how much time Aaron Hicks has left to show something, Alex Meyer and Trevor May doing well at Triple-A, biting someone's ear off, Glen Perkins' underrated excellence, Pat Neshek bouncing back in St. Louis, back-to-back Tinder dates, not having good stories any longer, and scouting college and high school players with special guest Jeremy Nygaard.

Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 147

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May 23, 2014

Link-O-Rama

Adam Platt wrote a lengthy Twin Cities Business Journal article about my podcast co-host John Bonnes and the rest of the Twins Daily crew. It's worth reading just for the photo shoot.

• Of course Brad Pitt tossed Matthew McConaughey a beer when he spotted him across a balcony in New Orleans.

Dr. Seuss meets Ludacris is magical.

Drew Butera is not afraid to absolutely destroy a little kid in a dodgeball game.

• I have a couple openings in my "Hardball Dynasty" league on WhatIfSports and the new season begins next week. If you're interested in joining, please read this first.

This week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included lots of talk about the Twins calling out Aaron Hicks through the media and Brian Dozier turning into one of the league's best players.

Kurt Suzuki's inside-the-park home run that wasn't actually an inside-the-park home run was lots of fun to watch:

Bert Blyleven's laugh afterward is priceless.

Phil Hughes is looking like a very good investment so far.

• "How to Meet the Love of Your Life on Twitter in a Few Easy Steps" is one of the best/sweetest things I've ever read.

Miguel Cabrera in Zubaz and a "Turn Down For What?" t-shirt is very enjoyable.

• Facebook's new "relationship button" seems like nothing but trouble and weirdness.

• Old friend Danny Valencia is now the Royals' starting third baseman.

• Old friend Francisco Liriano is struggling again. Sort of.

• Old friend Justin Morneau is a middle-of-the-order monster again, even away from Coors Field.

• I predict this kid will either go on to live the world's most miserable life or become president:

They should have taken him home, honestly.

Maggie LaMaack is a spectacular dancer.

• Local pizza and beard aficionado Gigi Berry is now contributing to LOLOMG.

• What percentage of people have bitten off a co-worker's ear at work?

• I think I might have found me a good one.

• I've been branching out a little bit more lately, so I made some sweeping changes to the Uptown Bar Power Rankings.

• Some of this week's weird and random search engine queries that brought people here:

- "Aaron Gleeman Twitter"
- "Jared Burton fun facts"
- "Dan Gladden's daughter's wedding"
- "Joe Mauer as a baby"
- "Jim Thome nude"
- "Jon Rauch fastball speed"

• Finally, this week's AG.com-approved music video is "What's Your Fantasy" by Ludacris:


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May 19, 2014

Gleeman and The Geek #146: Quarter-Season Analysis and Media Call-Outs

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins' surprisingly decent first quarter of the season, management calling out Aaron Hicks through the media, Brian Dozier being one of the league's best players, Oswaldo Arcia going back to the minors, Chris Colabello turning back into a pumpkin, Kurt Suzuki proving to be a fine investment, and whether the Twins have found something in Eduardo Escobar.

Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 146

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This week's blog content is sponsored by R.F. Moeller Jeweler's repair department, which is recognized as the premier jewelry repair facility in the Twin Cities. Please support them for supporting AG.com.

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