Well, against my better judgment — and the better judgment of anyone who has ever heard me on radio — I have decided to start podcasting. This is not entirely because of my editor, who has been stalking me for more than a year to get me to do it. This is only MOSTLY because of my editor, who has been stalking me for more than a year to get me to do it.
The great thing about doing Sports Poscasts (at least in theory) is that I don’t have to do them alone … and I have the good fortune of knowing some great people who are much better at this than I am. I’m hoping to have them as regular co-hosts so they can carry me. We will see how it plays out.
My first Sports Poscast co-host is with one of those great people — Michael Schur, creator and Executive Producer of the fabulous Parks and Recreation on NBC (Thursday nights, right after The Office). Mike, as you probably know, is also one of the founders of the legendary Fire Joe Morgan Web site and one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. He’s also Paul. We preview the baseball season and, as you might expect based on this blog’s history, go way longer than we intended. Future Poscasts should be shorter. Comments, questions, suggestions, chocolate-covered strawberries can all be sent here.
You may notice, if you listen that long, that when we had the conversation, Bartolo Colon appeared slotted as the Yankees fifth starter. Please feel free to replace those words with the equally frightening words “Freddy Garcia.” Next time, we’ll get the thing up faster.
The next Sports Poscast, I’m hoping, will be with Bill James though I must admit that I’m not entirely sure Bill is completely out of hiding after the Kansas game just yet.
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Postscript: I should add here that the Sports Poscast will be on iTunes, hopefully in the next couple of days. Will keep you updated. Also the sound quality should get better when we get all the equipment set up in and in working order. Until then, yes, we do indeed plan on continuing to record our Poscasts through a baby monitor.