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Talk To Contact - A podcast about Minnesota's favorite pastime
We Talk about baseball and other nonsense
Category: Professional
Location: Twins Territory
We talk about baseball in Minnesota, beer and whatever else comes to mind. Stop in for a listen.
Baseball enthusiasts talking about Minnesota baseball, prospects, beer, and anything else they deem even remotely interesting.

by Eric Pleiss...
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October 24, 2014 04:12 AM PDT

The Royals and the Giants are playing for baseball's biggest prize and we're all sitting around talking about Paul Molitor, Torey Lovullo and Doug Mientkiewicz and how to build a coaching staff when your new manager has never been the skipper in the big leagues. We also revisited the Twins payroll situation with half of our team back from a week long hiatus.

Down on the Pond we talked all about Eddie Rosario and the differences between what he's doing in the Arizona Fall League this autumn and what he did all year long in the Minor Leagues.

Of course we finish with beer, baseball, and the news.

65 minutes of postseason fun.

October 17, 2014 04:44 AM PDT

Darren Wolfson returns to Talk to Contact to update us on the Twins' managerial search, and he shares with us some insight on Paul Molitor and more.

Just Paul and Eric on the podcast this week, a throwback to the days before Cody and Jay joined the team, and the brothers spent time talking about the Twins payroll, their indifference to the winter free agency period, and of course, beer, baseball, and the news.

Thanks for listening!

October 09, 2014 08:28 PM PDT

A guest-a-palooza episode. 95 minutes of baseball chatter with updates on the Twins managerial search, what to do (and not to do) with Miguel Sano, and how the Twins can salvage the 2015 season before it goes south.

This week we're joined by Bradley Swanson from Twins Notes to talk about his podcast and the special guests they're having on this week. We are then joined by Seth Stohs and Jeremy Nygaard from Twins Hangouts to talk all about the 40-man roster and who makes the cut this winter.

Then more of the regular with beer, baseball and the news. Go Twins!

October 02, 2014 07:03 PM PDT

You had to know it was coming, we spend about 30 minutes talking about Ron Gardenhire's firing and who we want to replace him, and also who we think will replace him. We then talk about Terry Ryan's future. Not to be just nagging on the Twins for another 90+ loss season, we spend some time chatting about the best Twins hitter, pitcher, and fielder of 2014 before talking beer, baseball, and the news.

Go Twins!

September 25, 2014 07:10 PM PDT

This week Eric and Jay are joined by long time podcast friend Chuck Ruether and new podcast friend Howard Sinker, from the Star Tribune.

Lots of chatter about the end of the season, what to look forward to in 2015, and how the Twins might go about finding a new manager, if they ever get around to getting rid of their current one.

Then plenty of the regular beer, baseball, and the news.

Thanks for listening, folks!

September 18, 2014 07:04 PM PDT

Welp, we made it to 100 episodes.  Thank you to everyone that has listened to us ramble over the past two years.  We've come a long way from Episode 1 and we're happy to have you along for the ride.  Along the way we picked up a couple of hitch hikers in Cody Christie and Jay Corn, and we have fun every week talking Twins baseball.  

This week we talk about Trevor May, Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco, who all turned in strong performances, and we talk about the trio of Danny Santana, Oswaldo Arcia, and Kennys Vargas forming a young core of talent for future Twins teams.  

We spend some time Down on the Pond talking about the most productive Minor League seasons in the Twins system.  

Before we sign off we gave Jay time to wax poetic about Derek Jeter as he comes upon the end of his career (sparked by this new ad) and we wrap up Episode 100 talking about beer.

Thank you again for listening to us ramble, and be sure to check out Egon's Unicat, who have been providing us music for the podcast the entire time we've been around!  

You are all awesome!

September 11, 2014 05:47 PM PDT

There hasn't been a lot of good things to talk about with this ball club. That doesn't mean we don't have things to talk about, and we even got into a couple of spirited conversations this week, most notably about the coaching staff and their uncertain future in Minnesota.

Mike Trout and the league leading Angels came to town and swept our hometown heroes, but at least Target Field faithful were reminded what winning baseball looks like.

The Twins released their minor league hitting coordinator, Bill Springman. What does that mean, if anything, going forward? The front office cited "organizational differences" which could mean just about anything and everything. We speculate exactly what it means.

We also talk about Jay Corn's adventure with beer steins, and the upcoming MN Oktoberfest. And don't forget about the Helmet challenge happening on Monday the 15th at Target Field.

September 04, 2014 05:52 PM PDT

The calendar has turned over, September is here, kids are going back to school and some of the Twins minor leaguers have arrived in Minnesota. Paul, Jay and Cody discuss the eight September call ups, the departure of Sam Deduno and the Trevor May's first career MLB victory.

E Rolf has abandonded the podcast crew this week, instead opting to drink beer at Target Field. We can't blame him. In fact, we invite you to join him and Jay at Target Field on September 15th when the Twins take on the Tigers to participate in the Target Field Helmet Challenge. Tickets are currently available on the interwebz for $3!

Cody created a fun before and after game, a la Wheel of Fortune, which is then followed by all the usual fun stuff, beers, and Japanese High School baseball games that go on for 50 innings.

August 28, 2014 06:12 PM PDT

The Twins scored a whole bunch of runs in the last week, and have one of the top five offenses in the American League, if only they had a pitching staff to match. This week we swoon over the future of the Twins, talk a little bit about the young players on the Twins roster, and Jay tries to troll Eric into going on another Paul Molitor rant (and fails, sort of).

Then the regular beer, baseball, and the news.

Enjoy the show.

August 20, 2014 07:58 PM PDT

This week on the podcast we are joined by the great Rob Neyer ( (@robneyer),, a real baseball writing celebrity. Also on this episode is Eric's potty mouth. You've been warned.

We discuss why we hate the teams we hate and then jump into all of the Twins news from the last week. Most of it involves pitchers, and most of those pitchers have been bad. But not Joe Mauer. Joe Mauer has been vintage Joe Mauer.

Tune in for all the fun.

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