October 19, 2011

“Gleeman and The Geek” #10: Twins vs. Rays

This week's episode of "Gleeman and The Geek" was recorded at Senser's in Bloomington and my beer of choice was Sam Adams Octoberfest. And after embarrassingly sticking exclusively to water for the past month John Bonnes was finally back on/off the wagon. We were joined by a special guest, Baseball Prospectus, DRaysBay, and Rotowire writer Jason Collette, who was in town from Florida and immediately fit right in while drinking Grain Belt Nordeast.

Topics included the original Delmon Young trade, how the Rays and Twins compare on and off the field, why a team's division shapes the way their success or failure is perceived, television ratings and attendance numbers, the end of the Matt Tolbert era, payroll limitations saving teams from regrettable long-term deals, and what it's like to blog about an organization that's fluent in sabermetrics. It's our longest show yet and Jason was a great guest, so check it out:

Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 10

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  1. Listening to the podcast right now. I’m glad you guys do these, but at the end of each episode i can’t help but feel that liking the Twins is something only fools do. Is Dan Barrerio trapped inside you?

    Comment by Brent — October 19, 2011 @ 11:34 am

  2. Excellent podcast – look forward to it every week.

    Comment by Nick — October 19, 2011 @ 11:40 am

  3. I like the podcasts, but you ought to create a “shut up” signal to give to the Geek, because that guy does tend to go on an on and on.

    Comment by Greg — October 19, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

  4. yes, Collett did have a little trouble getting a word in every now and then

    Comment by valdespino — October 20, 2011 @ 7:53 am

  5. And that’s rare for me 🙂 Thanks again for having me on & to those that have tuned in to listen.

    Comment by Jason Collette — October 20, 2011 @ 8:41 am

  6. Love the show (and blog). This was a great episode, I learned a lot of cool stuff about the Rays. I even liked the lengthy ballpark discussion. One suggestion, try to keep John on the mic. I can tolerate his motor-mouth, but only when I can hear it clearly. Keep up the good work.

    Comment by Eric J — October 20, 2011 @ 8:54 am

  7. Really great stuff. Just a coincidence that your guest was an Internet analyst of the team you keep saying you admire? If so, it’s a super cool coincidence.

    I listened to last week’s episode on the way to visit my kid in Chicago. I was sad that it was done before Black River Falls.

    Feel like every week you’re giving us a lot of information. Thanks.

    Comment by Craig H — October 21, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

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