August 17, 2011

“Gleeman and The Geek” #1: Thome and Delmon

After threatening to do it for years I've finally taken the leap and started a podcast, along with John Bonnes. We're calling it "Gleeman and The Geek" and we taped the first episode Monday night while drinking beer at Park Tavern in St. Louis Park.

Topics for the first show include the Delmon Young trade, Jim Thome hitting his 600th homer, Danny Valencia's future, Francisco Liriano's disappointing season, and what the outfield may look like in 2012. And tons of other stuff. Keeping in mind that it was our first try at podcasting, we have no idea what we're doing, and we drank three pitchers of beer during the recording, I actually think it turned out pretty well. Please give it a listen and let us know what you think.

Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 1

UPDATE: The show is now available on iTunes.

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  1. Loved the podcast. I’d ask you to record more but I don’t know if your livers could take it. Also, I’m not sure if your podcast will ever be as good as that “Gleeman hates the Twins” podcast that you posted about a few years ago.

    Comment by svartsven — August 16, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

  2. I have been waiting for this for quite some time. The liver is quite durable. Keep up the good work.

    Comment by ASWachs — August 16, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

  3. Per your sign-off request, I’m letting you know I really enjoyed the podcast. And, you two are pretty much obligated now to do another one, if only to address the 1) Slowey debacle (better keep him!); 2) off-season minors management moves; and 3) the debacle that is the Bill Smith Term as GM.

    Comment by Tim — August 16, 2011 @ 11:55 pm

  4. I thought the podcast consisted of a radio-quality exchange with the insight we’ve become accustomed to both here and at Twins Geek’s blog. I’m certainly going to listen to the next one.

    Comment by Steve J — August 17, 2011 @ 2:20 am

  5. Loved the podcast. Nice way to start the day. Can’t wait to hear more!

    Comment by Andy — August 17, 2011 @ 7:13 am

  6. Ditto on the podcast. Well done!

    Comment by TJ — August 17, 2011 @ 9:11 am

  7. Ditto – loved it, keep ’em coming.

    Comment by Matt — August 17, 2011 @ 9:39 am

  8. Would listen again. Make more.

    Comment by stuart — August 17, 2011 @ 9:59 am

  9. Great podcast. Please do more. You and TG have a great vibe and as a long time reader of both of you, it was very enjoyable.

    Comment by Andy — August 17, 2011 @ 10:09 am

  10. Great Job guys, loved the podcast!!! Please keep it up it’s refreshing to hear baseball talk from people who actually know what their talking about.

    Comment by Josh — August 17, 2011 @ 11:28 am

  11. I’ll listen when I get home tonight. This has the potential to be really great because you both take different approaches towards advanced data and tend to come out with differing opinions. Without even listening to it, please make this a regular thing.

    Comment by TMW — August 17, 2011 @ 11:34 am

  12. Excellent stuff. Please do more. I’d love to hear your back and forth regarding Slowey, what to do with Nishioka, etc.

    Comment by tborg — August 17, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

  13. I enjoyed it. Keep it clean, please, so I can enjoy it and share it with a clean conscience. I really enjoy your insights. And you’re entertaining.

    Comment by Wade Mobley — August 17, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

  14. This is exactly what every Twins fan (and Twins writer) needs to be listening to. As long as you can hear it over TG’s giggling like a little girl. jk

    Comment by Russell — August 17, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

  15. Good stuff. I don’t listen to a lot of podcasts, but i’d listen to more of that.

    Comment by D-Luxxx — August 17, 2011 @ 3:58 pm

  16. Like it a lot. Been reading you both since the early aughts, so listening’s a little like running into a couple of casual old pals. Thanks.

    Comment by KP — August 17, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

  17. That was a good listen. Keep them coming. Heck, I’ll come and buy you an occassional beer to keep them coming…

    Comment by mike wants wins — August 17, 2011 @ 6:44 pm

  18. Great job, guys. I live pretty close to Park Tavern and I’d be happy to sponsor a pitcher if you guys keep recording there.

    Comment by TMW — August 17, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

  19. enjoyed the podcast. nice to have the opposite perspectives. i’ve heard much worse from “professionals”. keep it up!

    Comment by festivus — August 17, 2011 @ 11:41 pm

  20. Really enjoyed it. Great point about the minor league coaching in general and with regard to Plouffe-at-short in particular.

    Comment by Shane — August 18, 2011 @ 7:12 am

  21. Enjoyed listening. Thanks.

    Comment by TL — August 18, 2011 @ 8:55 am

  22. Enjoyed the podcast

    Comment by ganderson — August 18, 2011 @ 9:04 am

  23. I think you guys should add bowling to the mix next time.

    Comment by ML — August 18, 2011 @ 10:35 am

  24. So the name “The Two Gleemans” was already taken? Sorry man, had to do it.

    Good work fellas.

    I sure hope Stohs is right about Benson. Maybe I’ll spend more time watchin the Twins than at if they put something interesting out there. I haven’t heard whether or not Aaron thinks he’s ready.

    Comment by ben — August 18, 2011 @ 11:39 am

  25. Hopefully Kubel’s family is alright. Was his wife pregnant or anything? It’s usually something pretty damn serious when one of these guys has to leave the team and unless it’s a birth it’s never a good thing. Best wishes Jason.

    Comment by Ben — August 18, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

  26. So the name “The Two Gleemans” was already taken?” THIS

    Isn’t “Gleeman and the Geek” highly redundant?

    Comment by jokin — August 18, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

  27. Thanks for this, and please do more. I have end-of-summer projects that are a lot more tolerable when I’m listening to you guys chat about Twins topics.

    Comment by hrunting — August 19, 2011 @ 9:42 am

  28. Anything that makes me feel less guilty about binge drinking while watching the Twins is a winner in my book!

    Seriously, keep drinki–podcasting. Thanks a lot, guys.

    Comment by rubytuesday — August 23, 2011 @ 10:56 pm

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