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The Over The Monster Podcast - Episode 40 - Southeast Asian Cupcake Trip!

It is true that it is hard to pick up a ball with your head up your butt.
It is true that it is hard to pick up a ball with your head up your butt.

There are times when you want information, cold, hard information that speaks truth to your soul. There are other times when you need a good laugh to tame burns from the fires of modern life. Fortunately for you, there are sports podcasts to provide both.

Well, neither, really. But still, right?

This week's OTM Podcast features Matt talking baseball (mostly, I swear!) with the excellent and always affable Jason Wojciechowski from of ESPN's Sweetspot Network, and The Platoon Advantage, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Baseball Prospectus (not really). Jason's and Matt's discussion bounces around to the point where Matt, to nobody's surprise, completely loses his train of thought and then, later, forgets to edit that part out. Yay professionalism! In any case, the discussion covers the following list of topics, which is in no way comprehensive:

  • Manny Ramirez
  • The Andrew Bailey trade
  • Yoenis Cespedes
  • Andrew Bailey's girth
  • Andrew Bailey's girth's girth
  • goats
  • Free Agency: Reviewing the Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, and Jose Reyes deals.
  • The epistemology of sabermetrics

Yes, that last one is a joke.

You can subscribe to and/or download the podcast at iTunes and/or listen and/or download at our hosting site, Podomatic. Email us with questions, statements, drum circle tips, cake recipies, media inquiries, and goat herding suggestions at Many thanks to Jason for his time and insight. Thanks as always, to Kahoots, the official band of the OTM Podcast, and of course thanks to you for listening.