Aaron and John talk about Aaron Hicks' awful start, Oswaldo Arcia's promotion and Liam Hendriks' demotion, whether or not they should buy the bar they're recording in, returning to KFAN on April 28, loving Matt Harvey, the Twins somehow striking out even fewer hitters than before, curling up into the fetal position, batting practice takebacks, the lesser of two shortstop evils, charging the mound, and meeting Delilah.

Direct download: Ep_89_Hicks_Arcia_Rain_and_Scouting_Our_Bar.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:32am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins' winning opening week, bouncing back from last week's controversial episode, what to make of Aaron Hicks' slow start, Glen Perkins' excellence and managing the bullpen, appreciating Roger Ebert, the upcoming "Tix For Tots" event featuring John and Paul Molitor, close games and late-inning heroics, Tyler Robertson's goodbye, and "The Running Man" coming true.

Direct download: Episode_88_Opening_Week_Intervention.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:23pm EDT
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John and Aaron talk about loving Opening Day at the ballpark and on the couch, the Twins' lowest expectations ever, moving Joe Mauer up and Brian Dozier down in the batting order, what to do with Justin Morneau, appreciating the greatness of Johan Santana, bullpen and bench usage issues, finding what you need on Ticket King, exactly how bad the rotation can get, and why baseball is so damn comforting.

Direct download: Opening_Day.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:49am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins officially naming Aaron Hicks their starting center fielder, Drew Butera's demotion to Triple-A, the Twins Daily get-together at 612 Brew, the rotation with Scott Diamond on the disabled list, meeting podcast listeners and smart fans, realistic expectations for prospects, trying to get to second base without passing out, Joe Benson's future, remembering their debut episode, feeling old because of Tupac, trying not to hate Duke, and Las Vegas vs. Mystic Lake.

Direct download: Hello_Hicks_Demoted_Drew_and_Schmoozing.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins assigning Kyle Gibson to Triple-A early, going to Dinkytown on St. Patrick's Day eve to see John Mulaney, Samuel Deduno starring in the World Baseball Classic, whether the Twins are becoming more aggressive promoting minor leaguers, the Brass Kings' upcoming show, the differences between baseball and football playoffs, Deolis Guerra's scary injury, the lack of Jim Thome news, going deeper down the bar-buying path, and inviting listeners to have a beer with them on Saturday.

Direct download: Ep_85_Kyle_Gibson_John_Mulaney_and_St_Patricks_Day.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:58pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Aaron Hicks' odds of being the Twins' Opening Day center fielder, the pros and cons of service time shenanigans, dreaming of buying a bar together, betting on the over/under win totals for every American League team, why the AL Central is once again underwhelming, the dangers of parallel parking, Ryan Doumit and evaluating catcher defense, unprofessional bathroom breaks, and the stability of one-run games.

Direct download: Aaron_Hicks_Bar_Dreams_and_OverUnder.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:18am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Ron Gardenhire's future, the latest with Jim Thome, Tom Kelly's opinion of Brian Dozier, Liam Hendriks' place in Australian history, late-night World Baseball Classic watching, storming the court, Joe Mauer's twins, questionable television viewing habits, one half of the podcast's "official couple" looking for new league members, going global, and being full of beans.

Direct download: Gardenhires_fate_Thomes_chances_and_Full_of_Beans.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins possibly bringing back Jim Thome, mailbag questions submitted by listeners, Baseball America's top 100 prospects, Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars, snarking on Twitter, attendance and revenue, choosing sides on blondes vs. brunettes for charity, Kyle Gibson's velocity, fighting the entire world, and an unplanned cameo by a member of Aaron's family.

Direct download: Talking_Thome_and_Blondes_versus_Brunettes.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:09pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Rafael Perez, which arms will be healthy, stuffing seven relievers into two bullpen spots, how much a person is allowed to like Brian Dozier, ornery insomnia, casting CSI:GATG, why Joe Benson should be left-handed, unprofessional bathroom breaks, Liam Hendriks vs. Kyle Gibson, snowshoes and the Vinland Center's "winter walkabout" charity, and the importance of spring training.

Direct download: Spring_Training_Questions.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about braving the blizzard in the name of podcasting, Anthony Swarzak's horseplay, Scott Diamond's setback, the Twins' pitching curse, Joe Saunders choosing "dollars and years" somewhere else, where the Twins' farm system ranks, reaching 500,000 downloads, bad mug shots, The Voice of Reason's evil twin, Lifetime Hockey's annual camp, and drinking vodka like water.

Direct download: Driving_Miss_Aaron_and_Horseplay.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:36pm EDT
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