April 16, 2012

“Gleeman and The Geek” #37: Radio Radio

This week's episode of "Gleeman and The Geek" was recorded at ... KFAN's studio. Topics for the podcast's radio debut included Clete Thomas' big first impression, Ben Revere's demotion to Triple-A, what the rotation looks like after injuries to Scott Baker and Nick Blackburn, why Liam Hendriks is sticking around, and what the future holds for Francisco Liriano and Alexi Casilla. And once the radio show ended we did a podcast-only "extra innings" segment too.

Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 37

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Note: Thursday night John Bonnes (and some guy named Paul Molitor) will be taking part in the "Tix for Tots" event at Target Field. There's a Q&A session, a silent auction, and wine tasting, so it should be a fun time for a very good cause. For details click here.


  1. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/davidcl02.shtml

    Comment by Matt — April 15, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

  2. Great work on KFAN yesterday after the game. Just a brutal way to close the homestand, but I guess there have been a few positives early in the season. Nice to see some of the “no namers” in the bullpen hold up ok and Willingham is clubbing the ball well. Keep up the great work.

    Comment by Paulie — April 16, 2012 @ 11:04 am

  3. I miss the old theme song. Can you get it back?

    Comment by frightwig — April 16, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

  4. You seemed to be allowing the other to talk more without interrupting, perhaps reflecting some input from a producer. This is a positive. But I’m wondering who your audience is and how you are identifying them. You spent a lot of time talking about options and how that system worked. That topic struck me as obvious information given the sophisticated nature of your analysis in your blog. I understand “dumbing it down” for the wider audience, but I wonder how low you want to go.

    Chris in Japan

    Comment by Chris — April 16, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

  5. Love the podcast/show! This may be sports talk radio cliche, but maybe add a “bar chatter” background track? The radio version sounded a bit too intimate/closet-y. (Maybe I’ve just grown accustomed to the lo-fi production value.)

    Comment by Erik — April 17, 2012 @ 9:55 am

  6. Really enjoy the podcast. But please – do not EVER take calls on the radio show. Callers usually fumble through whatever point they are trying to make, there are connection problems, the points aren’t usually interesting, etc. Just keep it simple, please. Two (or three, if you have a guest) informed people discussing the Twins.

    Comment by Pete — April 17, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

  7. I agree, no callers. Nothing is worse than the public. Email and texted questions only, please.

    Comment by bon — April 22, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

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