bnpodcastimagesmallIt’s the 25th episode of a super awesome podcast featuring me and Sahadev Sharma (and a guest who turns out to just be Sahadev). You can listen to the podcast there below, or download it for later listening. You can also subscribe via iTunes. Here’s your iTunes link, and you can also find it by searching in the iTunes store. For those of you who use other feed-catching services, here’s the podcast feed. For those of you just tuning in who want to catch up on prior episodes, here’s the whole lot.

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. We had another huge set of emails in this one, getting us into unfairly hated Cubs of the past, the merits of the DH in the NL, intentionally not signing your top draft pick, making a deadline “buy” trade even when you’re out of it, and the quiet presence of Derek Johnson. Plus more. Lots more.

On this week’s episode we talk about the Wrigley renovation deal, the problematic closer situation, and the lack of fundamental success. Sahadev also walks us through what it’s like to cover a game as a beat writer, and also explains the interrelationship between beer, his gut, and his microphone. I also discuss the relative merits of diving into coins, dollars, and moist foam balls.




  • Mr. Gonzo

    Holy smokes… mea culpa on the name spelling Sahadev! Thanks for answering my question guys. Keep up the great work, I really dig the podcast, it’s something I look forward to every week.

  • justinjabs

    Nice conversation about raising the kids and baseball and such. I’m 10+ years away from kids but it’s something I’ve thought about. I think the only way I’d be a disappointed is if they showed absolutely no interest in baseball … even if they strayed away from the Cubs, I would still like to teach my kids about the game and have those conversations down the road.

    • TWC

      Much to my initial chagrin, my 7-year-old son — though incredibly active in his play — exhibits nothing but antipathy towards organized sports. He’d much rather fight off Sith with his lightsabers in the back yard or battle monsters in the woods than play a game of baseball or soccer.

      However, he loves watching Cubs games with me. I love it, too. And while it seems unlikely that he will fulfill my unrealized dream of playing professional baseball (*sigh*), at least we’ll be able to catch games together.

      • DarthHater

        “He’d much rather fight off Sith with his lightsabers in the back yard”

        Yes. … Tell him to embrace his anger. … 😉

  • Featherstone

    Hey Brett, Thanks so much for answering my question on the podcast.

  • North Side Irish

    How do you leave Todd Hundley off the list of most hated Cubs? That guy got brutalized by the fans…

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  • Idaho Razorback

    I just finished listening to the podcast. As far as uniforms, the absolutely worst uni’s they wore were their road uniforms starting in 1994. The cursive Cubs looks like Cuba. As far as most hated Cubs players, some of mine in which you didn’t mention are Ed Lynch, Danny Jackson, Dave Smith, and Calvin Schiraldi.