Over The Monster Podcast
An Analytical Look At The Boston Red Sox
Episode 96: Capuano Joins Up, Fenway Is Saved, And Talk Radio: ARG!
March 05, 2014 11:26 AM PST
It's your favorite weekly hour-ish of semi-intelligent Red Sox babble! Matt and Brendan are back and they're talking about Chris Capuano who represents the beginning of the end of the Red Sox dynasty, Fenway Park and how it's cramped seats and small press area represents the end of the world as we know it, and sports talk radio which is simply the end of civilization. It's an rousing and somewhat silly episode of the Over The Monster Podcast!Episode 95 - Dempster Diving, Expectations, and Spring Training
February 21, 2014 12:19 PM PST
Spring training has officially begun and the pitching attrition has already begun. The Red Sox lost Ryan Dempster to his family, but recouped his salary. We discuss this move/non-move, its implications for the organization, team, and clubhouse, and then what happens moving forward (note: recorded before the Chris Capuano signing). We then discuss other stuff. Like an extension for Xander Bogaerts, which is something we like. LIKE. Like very very very much. Then we go on to discuss other things which have to do with the Red Sox but which I don't remember because we recorded this two days ago and I haven't had time to put this on the web yet. Either way it's a rousing edition of the Over The Monster Podcast! Whoo hoo!Episode 94 - Matt forgets about Clay Buchholz, Brendan explains his secret to cardiac health
February 11, 2014 03:11 PM PST
The dead zone for baseball is pretty much right now. That isn't to say people (or zones) are dying; in fact, quite the opposite. Baseball this time of year is a seedling starting to grow. As such, there isn't a whole lot going on. And yet we at the OTM Podcast persevere. Which sounds all heroic and stuff, but when you think about it, this being a baseball team from Boston and all, there is actually quite a bit to say about the 2014 Red Sox even though it's early February. The bullpen is an interesting jumping off point, and so it's there we jump off. Then we talk about the depth of the pitching staff with particular attention paid to players who might come up from Triple-A and contribute during the season. Then after some conversational meandering, we get to the topic of lineup construction. The end result is, I think, an enjoyable 94th episode of the Over The Monster Podcast.Episode 93 - Because You Demand sizeMore!
February 04, 2014 12:43 PM PST
Can we say 'we're back' when we just go and disappear again? Maybe! Let's see: we're back! Hey, you can! Hooray! Brendan O'Toole and Matt Kory get the old podcast out of the garage, throw a new coat of paint on it, and then realize, why are we painting this podcast that's dumb. Then they start recording. They talk about the predictable stuff, but it's still interesting. That's their gift to you. The Red Sox off-season, not exactly fraught with tension, is discussed nonetheless. So is Jacoby Ellsbury's new contract with the Yankees, the 2014 season projections are looked at, digested, and then turned into fuel for further podcasting, and Grady Sizemore is pre-lamented over. All in all, it's a podcast that talks about the Red Sox and is therefore the best thing other than the actual Red Sox. Enjoy the 93rd Over The Monster Podcast!Episode 92: Talking World Series with Will Leitch
October 23, 2013 10:12 AM PDT
With the Red Sox facing the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, it made sense to have a Cardinals fan on the podcast, and there is no Cardinals fan I'd rather talk baseball with than Will Leitch. Mr. Leitch is author of a ton of books, the founder of Deadspin, and Senior Writer for Sports on Earth. He joined Matt Kory to discuss the Cardinals, Cardinals fans, success, the World Series, preserving your fandom as a professional writer, and a bunch of other things. It's Will Leitch on the Over the Monster Podcast! So you should listen to it!Episode 91: The Red Sox in the World Series!!!
October 22, 2013 09:25 PM PDT
It's not what we expected, but nobody is complaining. The Red Sox are back in the World Series and Matt Kory and Brendan O'Toole are here to break it all down for you. They discuss a bit how the ALCS ended, but mostly this podcast attempts to analyze the unanalyzable: a seven game best-of-four series of baseball games. Still, Matt and Brendan give a good go. They go through the teams and match-ups, discuss the pitching, the hitting, the defense, the base-running, the narratives, the advantages and disadvantages for the home town Red Sox, and then at the very end, they make predictions that will probably be wrong because they are predictions. It's, hopefully, an informative and fun episode that should help you get ready for the spectacle that is The Fall Classic. Go Red Sox!Episode 90 - ALCS Strategy
October 15, 2013 10:55 AM PDT
It's a dogfight. The Red Sox are facing their toughest playoff test since the Rays in 2008, which, I acknowledge, isn't saying much for obvious reasons. Still thought. Tough. The Tigers starting pitching has been outstanding through the first two games of the series. What does that mean for the rest of the series? What have the Red Sox done to combat it? Has it worked? Will it continue to work (or not work, as the case may be)? These and potentially other questions that occur to us will be answered on this the 90th Over The Monster Podcast!Episode 89 - ALDS Review & ALCS Preview
October 11, 2013 10:13 AM PDT
Will you look at this? The OTM Podcast is back, and in a timely manner! What the...? We know, we know, but if you can move past your shock, you'll see that this week Matt Kory and Brendan O'Toole have the job, NAY! the privilege of reviewing the Red Sox four game smoke-job of the Tampa Rays in the American League Division Series. They look at what made the difference for Boston against Tampa, then move on to preview the Red Sox upcoming matchup with the other Division Series champs, the Detroit Tigers. Do the Tigers have more pitching than Boston can handle? Will the Red Sox slug their way to the World Series? We don't know! But we'll tell you what we think anyway! On this, the 89th episode of the Over the Monster Podcast!Episode 88: Rebooting the Podcast, Season in Review, and the Playoffs
October 05, 2013 06:27 PM PDT
It's been a long time, too long maybe, or maybe not long enough. No matter, the Over The Monster Podcast is back! This time though there is no Marc Normandin. Instead, fellow OTM'er Brendan O'Toole joins Matt Kory as co-host. The two start by discussing the surprising regular season just passed, their favorites for most surprising Red Sox player this season, and then discuss the on-going playoff series with the Tampa Rays. It's a surprising, fun, and actually existing episode of the Over The Monster Podcast!Episode 85 - Marc Normandin Question Time, Episode Who Cares
March 28, 2013 12:41 AM PDT
It's time for yet another informative episode of the Over The Monster Podcast! In this episode, Matt and Marc attempt to answer the eternal question as it pertains to Vernon Wells: Why? Then they move on to less pressing matters and discuss the stand-outs down in Fort Myers. The Red Sox have had a number of pleasant surprises this spring and a few disappointments. They are all discussed! The Jackie Bradley! Discussed! John Lackey's return! Discussed! After listening to the 85th OTM Podcast you'll feel like you've heard many Red Sox topics discussed!
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