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Over The Monster Podcast
An Analytical Look At The Boston Red Sox
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!Episode 84 - Analyzing the Back of the Rotation
March 14, 2013 04:24 PM PDT
Last season the Red Sox stunk. A good part of the reason they stunk was that their starting rotation was injured and/or stunk. Then injured. And stunk. The pitchers they brought in to replace the pitchers who stunk stunk. This season there is a somewhat new group of starting pitchers with a new opportunity to not stink. But what if they do stink? Who will step into the stinky void and stink or not stink on their own? That, in summation, is the subject of this podcast. Matt Kory and Marc Normandin discuss Boston's rotation and the guys who will be expected to not stink, the sixth, seventh, and eighth starting pitchers. They analyze the chances of who will be called up first, and whether this depth will be enough to allow Boston to reach the trade deadline. It's an informative, interesting, and relatively speedy 84th Over The Monster Podcast!Episode 83 - Re-Reviewing the (injured) Yankees, Jackie Bradley, Xander Bogaerts, and a Glut of Shortstops?
March 07, 2013 05:00 PM PST
Spring Training is off and running and so are we, the OTM Podcast guys. The Yankees have had a bad run of things injury-wise and we get into that. What kind of effect will the injuries have on the Yankees chances to compete this season and what will that in turn mean for the Red Sox? Most of each of those questions are addressed. Then we turn our attention to some of the brighter lights this spring. Outfield prospect Jackie Bradley has been turning heads with his fielding as well as his hitting. We discuss whether that has changed his timetable for reaching the majors. Then we look at Xander Bogaerts and discuss when we might see him in Boston and where on the diamond that will be. Finally, we look at Jose Iglesias and his off-season. With Bogaerts shooting up people's charts, where does Iglesias fit in? It's all here, it's mostly interesting, it's the OTM Podcast!
Episode 38 - No Cat Boxes
February 01, 2012 10:07 PM PST
There may be a more scattered podcast in existence, somewhere, some place, but I would not put what the ancient Chinese called "Money" on it. That said, I challenge the listener to find a podcast containing more fun per square gigabyte. The patient listener will be rewarded by discussion of actual baseball, but prior to that "purpose" there may be times when, wandering in the desert of existential/old Red Sox prospect madness, you wonder if it can get any better. I assure you, it can't. And it doesn't. But that, my friends, is far far from an insult. This week, Matt and Marc are graced by the gentile humor of one Jeff Sullivan, proprietor of the blog Lookout Landing which ostensibly focuses on the Seattle Mariners. The guest and hosts discuss: volcanoes, Portland's impending doom, Brian Rose: Steroid Starter Kit, boxes of crap, Abe Alvarez, the recent Mariners/Yankees trade, and Jeff's opines on the Red Sox off season. It's an abbreviated, vulgar, and generally awesome 38th episode of the Over The Monster Podcast!
An analytical look at the Boston Red Sox with Marc Normandin and Matt Kory of Over The Monster.
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