Welcome to Immaculate Talk! Join Joe Sheehan and Craig Elsten, two long-time baseball writers and broadcasters, for a dive every weekday into the latest Immaculate Grid. We'll give you our picks for every square, along with some of the stats and stories that make Immaculate Grid such a fun, daily trip down memory lane! Along the way, we'll share some tips and hacks that might help you score a 9/9 grid tomorrow!
Immaculate Talk: Grid #171, September 20, 2023
Today's show starts with a pair of non-grid topics. First, Craig Elsten talks about his trip to the ballpark last night, watching the Padres come within three outs of a no-hitter, and the guys talk about Blake Snell's dominant pitching performance. Then, Joe Sheehan discusses why he needs to take a brief hiatus from the show in order to concentrate his schedule on writing the newsletter during the postseason.
Immaculate Talk will take Thursday and Friday off this week, and Craig will return with rotating co-hosts the following week, find out who on the podcast.
Last but DEFINITELY not least, the guys go square-by-square through Grid #171, with some eerie coincidences along the way...
Same two players, swapped into adjacent boxesBoth Joe and Craig brick the same boxThe guys match an ENTIRE ROW
Immaculate Talk: Grid #170, September 19, 2023
It's a Sicko Tuesday on Immaculate Talk, as Joe Sheehan and Craig Elsten compete to try and come up with the lowest rarity score on today's Immaculate Grid. This one comes down to less than two points difference!
Immaculate Talk: Grid #169, September 18, 2023
Joe Sheehan and Craig Elsten are back for another week of Immaculate Talk! It's a MAX PERCENTAGE MONDAY, meaning we're playing the Immaculate Grid "Family Feud style", looking for the #1 answer given by the gridsters. Along the way, we talk a LOT about the changing style of pitching in MLB, how a Jack Morris-style workhorse would be valued in modern baseball, and how it's also mostly impossible...plus plenty more baseball stories and guys we remember along the way!
Tomorrow is SICKO TUESDAY looking for the lowest score. Play along and email the grids you're proud of to email@example.com
Immaculate Talk: Grid #166, September 15, 2023 (Mailbag episode!)
Joe Sheehan and Craig Elsten wrap up the week with a check of the mailbag (firstname.lastname@example.org), with some great stories about Jim Palmer, Julio Franco and more. Then, the guys go square-by-square through Grid #166, including...
The very weird 1984 AL MVP votingTWO pitchers who won Silver Slugger awardsa WWII era MVP up the middle...and more!
Immaculate Talk: Grid #165, September 14, 2023
Joe Sheehan and Craig Elsten start the podcast with a listener email remembering one of the more obscure and well-traveled journeymen of the past few decades. Then, the boys go square-by-square through Grid #165, including...
Multiple Hall of Famers discussedComparing a modern Cy Young winner (Blake Snell) to winners of past decadesA player who was drafted six consecutive years in the MLB June draft...and more!
Immaculate Talk: Grid #164, September 13, 2023
Joe Sheehan and Craig Elsten go square-by-square through Immaculate Grid #164, including...
Matches in all three boxes on the right column!A Reds favorite who both hosts placed in different boxesA forgotten innings-eater who's known for only one pitch...and much more!
This is a good daily show
They seem to really enjoy the grid! So, that means they are geeks like me!
Two buddies talking baseball, remembering some guys.
Great Easy to Digest Baseball Podcast
Love both Joe and Craig. I’m a Sheehan Newsletter subscriber and also a Padres Hot Tub subscriber, so when I saw that they have a podcast together, I was pumped!
The immaculate grid is a fun game that I play collectively with my son and my dad. I think it is better as a social game where we collaborate together on the answers. Then I like to pop over and listen to Joe and Craig on the podcast. It’s a nice baseball podcast that by nature of the game brings enjoyment through nostalgia. A few times each episode, they’ll bring up a few players that jog older memories - that “oh yeah, that guy” moment. Or the “wow, he played there?” moment. It’s a lot of fun and easy to digest. Just a great time all around.