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It’s the second episode of a super awesome podcast featuring me and Sahadev Sharma. You can listen to the podcast there below, or download it for later listening. Eventually it’ll be on iTunes so you can just subscribe. Hopefully that’ll be in place by this time next week.

As always, you can send questions, comments, etc. to the official podcast email address (podcast AT bleachernation DOT com) if you want your thoughts included on a future show. Make sure you include your name and city, and all that usual stuff.

On this week’s episode, Sahadev and I dive into Darwinning, Javier Baez doin’ whateva he wants, Jake Peavy’s extension with the White Sox, Brian Sabean’s scouting genius, the relative merits of free agent pitchers Anibal Sanchez and Ervin Santana (“soon-to-be free agent,” technically), and herpes. You read that correctly.

Enjoy.

  • JB88

    So you will be discussing the “relative merits of … herpes”? Not sure how we can’t tune in for THAT!

  • Fishin Phil

    Does your wife know you are diving into herpes???

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      She knew before I did.

      (Uh oh!)

      (Just kidding, dear.)

      • Cubbie Blues

        Now are we going to get an edit button? :D

  • http://www.survivingthalia.com Mike Taylor

    Ervin Santana has been slowly digressing. I wouldn’t want Santana on the Cubs at all. He’s been average. Career-best FIP is 3.30 (2008). ::sigh:: HR/FB sky-rocketed to 18.9% this past year.

  • Cubbie Blues

    There is an echo on Sahadev’s mic. I started noticing it at around the 24 minute mark.

    • Sahadev Sharma

      Yup, aware of the echo. It’s actually not due to my mic, because when I listen to just my track there is no echo. When I mix the open music/close music and Brett’s and my tracks together, I have to do it as an mp3. MP3 quality isn’t as good as .WAV or other files, but we have to do it this way due to size limits. When it’s mixed down, the quality is degraded and for some reason, only my track comes up with a slight echo. It’s only noticeable with headphones (and good ones at that) and hopefully you guys will bear with us as I try and figure out how to correct this issue. I’ve tried numerous suggestions I found online and none have worked thus far. I’m sure I’ll eventually get it right, but for right now, we just want to keep cranking out podcasts so you guys have something to listen to. Hopefully it isn’t too much of a distraction.

      • TWC

        Hopefully it isn’t too much of a distraction.

        The real distraction is that other dude on the podcast.

        • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

          Smartass.

      • Cubbie Blues

        Just making sure you were aware of it. Oh, and what TWC said. Good job guys. Keep it up.

  • http://www.survivingthalia.com Mike Taylor

    Scott Feldman would be a better pitcher to trade at the deadline. He has postseason experience as well.

  • Me

    Ervin Santana will be a Cub by the 2nd of Nov. via trade.

  • BD

    I love the Simpsons’ tribute song at the end. That is one of my top 5 favorite episodes of all-time.

    “Darrrrryyyyyylll. Darrrrryyyyyylll”

    *tear*

  • Myles

    Sahadev echoes.

  • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

    Crowd-sourcing a technical request:

    For those of you who “subscribe” to podcasts, but not via iTunes, can you tell me if this feed works for you when you enter it into your subscription thingy, whatever it is:

    http://www.bleachernation.com/feed/podcast/

    And if it doesn’t … like … what’s the problem with it?

    • TWC

      It works as an RSS feed/subscription, if that helps.

      • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

        I don’t know if that helps – does that mean you can listen to it after you’re pinged or whatever by the feed? (Don’t you love trying to answer questions from someone who clearly doesn’t even know enough to know how to ask the question?)

        • TWC

          I use Google Reader for my RSS subscriptions. The podcast feed comes up just as any other RSS feed does, and I can click on the “play” link embedded within.

          But, doing it this way is pretty silly, because the “play” link is still embedded and totally functional in the standard BN RSS feed.

          You *are* planning on having it available through iTunes, right?

          • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

            Yes. That’s part of why I’m asking: I don’t want to submit a broken feed to iTunes.

  • Troy

    Awesome podcast! I can definately see a comparison between the Cardinals and herpes. At first you think they are gone only to come back stronger than before.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Thanks, Troy.

  • MichiganGoat

    The name of the podcast must be called “TIDROW’S STASHE presented by BleacherNation.com”

  • Myles

    This was a great podcast, by the way, and you found your outro music also!

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Thanks. Still figuring out the guests thing – I wouldn’t look for any big names for a while. BN is kind of established, but the podcast isn’t quite yet. Hell, we don’t even have a name yet.

      • Cubbie Blues

        Go simple. Call it Brett and Sahadev. or B.S. for short. Kind of a fitting acronym.

        • TWC

          “Welcome to another episode of B.N. B.S.!”

          • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

            If there wasn’t already a “BS Report,” I could be into that.

            • Cubbie Blues

              ESPN already has the BS Report which is also very appropriate. Bill Simmons does it.

              • TWC

                Yeah, but ESPN is for assholes. This is Bleacher Nation, damnitallanyway.

                • Cubbie Blues

                  True and as we already learned today from Brett, you are a different kind of ass.

              • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

                That was the “BS Report” to which I was referring …

  • Myles

    Any idea who you might try to get as guests? Sahadev being such a bigshot, I bet you guys could get some nice ones.

  • BD

    As for the “unnamed” part of the podcast- here is my lunch-time brain storming:

    “Bleacher Highlights”
    “Bleacher Notions”
    “Bleacher Chatter”
    “Bleacher Banter”
    “The Cat’s Pajamas”
    and my favorite, yet most cheesy…
    “Sharmsky and Brett”

  • Cubbie Blues

    Logan Watkins, who is filling in for Baez doesn’t sound too excited about an extended season. Per Twitter:

    Back to baseball, thought the season was over. Arm feels awful. But blessed with a good opportunity.

    • Dr. Percival Cox

      It would be so Cubs if Baez’s thumb injury lead to TJ surgery for Logan.

      • Cubbie Blues

        I wasn’t even thinking about that, but now that it is out there in the ether, It is sure to happen.

  • cubchymyst

    Brett, where did the Chicago Cubs headphones come from? I remember you had a drawing for a free pair awhile ago, and I’m not in the mood to flip back and look for the posts. I’m enjoying the pod casts.

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