The Tainted Glove
By The Tainted Glove
Sharp talk from some sharp dudes as Aloha Mr. Hand and The Reverend KFidds talk sports, music, film and more! With a focus on (but not limited to) Chicago sports, this is a must-listen for Windy City lovers or pop culture hounds.
The 2022 Baseball Season Memorial Episode: Sox fade, Cubs Tank, Bears Win, Yump & SVO Join
The Gents, along with the duo from "Yumper & SVO At the Show," dig into the death knell of the White Sox season as they fade to black in 2022, the Cubs look to the future and the Bears open the season 2-1, in first place, three weeks into the season. This, some movie and music talk and much more. Like, rate, follow and review!
September 27, 2022
The Bears Season Opener Episode: Bears win, White Sox Inch Closer to 1st, Cubs Look Forward
The Gents dig into the Chicago Bears season opener and their big win over the San Francisco 49ers in brutal conditions, then tackle the White Sox as they inch closer to the top of AL Central and the Cubs are they look forward to a potentially busy offseason. That, and movie and music talk, and more. Smash the like button, follow, rate and review!
September 13, 2022
The White Flag Episode: Aloha's Potential Sox Surrender While KFidds Bears Down
The Gents discuss whether it's time to surrender a lost White Sox season, is Nico Hoerner the answer at SS for the Cubs despite the big FA options, the Bears looked good in their dress rehearsals but are they for real? That, some She-Hulk talk and much more! Like, follow, rate and review.
August 30, 2022
The Phone Home Episode: The White Sox Rally, Cubs Get Corned and ET Returns
The Gents chat about the White Sox sweep, the Cubs in the Iowa corn at the Field of Dreams Game, E.T.'s return to the big screen and much more. Make sure you like, follow, rate and review, then visit TheTaintedGlove.com for more!
August 18, 2022
The Post-MLB Draft Episode: The MLB Draft and Our Cubs and White Sox Second Half Predictions
The Gents dig into the MLB Draft results for the Cubs and White Sox before tossing around their predictions for the second half of the season. That, a "Nope" review, some live music talk, and much more. Make sure you like, follow, rate and review, then visit TheTaintedGlove.com for more!
July 26, 2022
The Pre-MLB Draft Episode: Prospects and Pain — A Chicago Baseball Fan's 2022 Summer
The Gents dig into the most recent in White Sox and Cubs baseball before digging into the MLB Draft and the best options for both teams. That, a look at Thor: Love and Thunder, the new Black Keys tour, an existential debate about Travis Bickle and much more. Smash the like button, follow, rate and review!
July 13, 2022
The Monumental Failure Episode: The Failure of the White Sox, Cubs and Obi-Wan Kenobi
The Gents dig into what appears to be rock bottom for the White Sox and the Cubs rebuild before digging into the finale of the Disney+ series, Obi-Wan. That, a KFidds "Elvis" review, music talk and much more. Hit the like button, follow, rate and review!
June 28, 2022
The Lil Yumper Episode: A Look at the Year's Best Films So Far
With Aloha Mr. Hand at the White Sox game, The Reverend KFidds welcomes fellow Tainted Glove Network podcasters Lil Yumper and SVO to talk Cubs and White Sox baseball and their top five favorite films of 2022, as well as the new project coming from the minds of Yumper and Svo At the Show, and plenty more! Hit the like button, follow, rate and review!
June 21, 2022
The Treading Water Episode: The Gents Tackle Chicago Baseball's Water Treading Start
The Gents talk about the White Sox struggles to get right, the Cubs battling against the Brewers and the Cardinals in a grueling week of nine game in seven days. That, some Top Gun reviews, a look at the new season of Stranger Things and plenty more! Hit the like button, follow, rate and review!
June 08, 2022
The Second Season Premiere Episode: The Gent Talk White Sox Quick Sand and Cubs Resurgence
The Gents talk the current state of the Chicago White Sox and their struggle breaking out of frustrating mediocrity, the Cubs recent resurgence, "Top Gun: Maverick," and much more. Hit the like button, follow, rate and review!
May 17, 2022
The Season Finale Episode: The Reverend Recalls the Best Moments of Season One
While Aloha Mr. Hand attends the White Sox game, the Reverend KFidds goes back in time to rehash some of the best moments in the first season of The Tainted Glove. That, some movie reviews, a look at the new Paramount+ TV show, "The Offer,", and more! Hit the like button, follow, rate and review!
May 10, 2022
The White Sox Losing Streak Episode: Early Season Struggles and the Injury Bug
The Gents chat about the lackluster start to both the White Sox and Cubs seasons, the result, and how fundamentals are playing a role in the injury bug hitting the Sox. That, some movie reviews that include "Everything. Everywhere. All at Once" and "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent," a Record Store Day update, and more! Hit the like button, follow, rate and review!
April 26, 2022
The 2022 Season Preview Episode: A 2022 MLB Season Preview and the Vegas Trip Recap
The Gents Preview the 2022 MLB Season, recap the Vegas uniting of the Tainted Glove Network, the latest in movies and music, including two recent concerts KFidds attended. That and more on MLB free agency as well as the Bears' recent moves. Hit the like button, follow, rate and review!
April 05, 2022
The President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Episode
The Gents welcome Baseball Hall of Fame President Josh Rawitch as they discuss the greatest historical shrine to baseball in the world, his role with the historic museum as well as Aloha's deep knowledge of the 1988 Dodgers, Rawitch's childhood favorite team. That, and more on MLB free agency as well as the Chicago Bears' recent moves. Hit the like button, follow, rate and review!
March 15, 2022
The Banned Shift Episode: The Possible CBA Changes, Rodgers Returns and The Batman
The Gents did into the new potential CBA changes, including rules and game play alterations, the return to Green Bay of attention whore Aaron Rodgers and then they dig into "The Batman" and their all-time favorite crime noir films. Hammer the like button, subscribe, and review!
March 09, 2022
The Left Turns-Only NASCAR Special: YAHDOG, the Daytona 500, MLB Lockout Updates the Super Bowl Film Ads
The Gents welcome left turns-only expert YAHDOG (@Disone10) to the podcast to educate themselves on NASCAR as the Daytona 500 hits Florida this weekend. That, MLB lockout talk, and a discussion on the best movie trailers from Super Bowl Sunday. Smash the like button, follow, rate and review!
February 16, 2022
The New Bears GM Episode: The Gents Talk Ryan Poles and Peacemaker
The Gents dig into the Chicago Bears new general manager hire, the new head coach finalists, the terror of asking a father for his daughter's hand in marriage (as told by KFidds), John Cena as "Peacemaker," plus some VERY BIG Tainted Glove Network announcements and much more! Don't forget to hammer the like button, then follow, rate and review!
January 26, 2022
The Hallelujah Pace and Nagy Are Gone Episode: The Gents Talk the Bears Cleaning House
The Gents dig into Monday's Bears pink slip extravaganza and talk about the departure of HC Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace as well as the potential coaching/GM options, plus Paul Thomas Anderson's "Licorice Pizza," the upcoming "Scream" installment, our favorite scary movies and much more! Don't forget to hammer the like button, then follow, rate and review!
January 11, 2022
The Year-End Extravaganza Episode: The Best of 2021 in Film and Sports Moments
The Gents welcome two very special guests, Lil Yumper and Dough Boi Svo, to the podcast to discuss the best and worst of the year in film and Chicago sports. Don't forget to give us a like, follow, rate and review!
December 28, 2021
The Winter Holiday Episode: The HoF, Nagy's Final Packers Loss, West Side Story & Len Kasper's Band
The Gents dig into the Hall of Fame voting hypocrisy conundrum, the Bears second half meltdown at Lambeau, Spielberg's "West Side Story," rock legend Len Kasper and much much more. Like, follow, rate and review!
December 16, 2021
The CBA Deadline Episode: The MLB CBA Deadline, Twitter Meltdowns and The Beatles Disney Doc
The Gents dig in to discuss the Major League Baseball collective bargaining deadline, the flurry of moves outside of Chicago, the social media fallout, the Bears Thanksgiving turkey, the new Beatles doc on Disney and much more! Like, follow, rate and review!
November 30, 2021
The ALOHAll of Fame Ballot Episode PART TWO: 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife,' Bruce Springsteen's 'No Nukes Concert' and JFK Conspiracy Theories
In Part Two of this special two-part Thanksgiving Special, the Gents hit on the new release of "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," Bruce Springsteen's legendary 1979 "No Nukes Concert" and a little JFK assassination talk on the 58th anniversary of the tragedy in Dealey Plaza in Dallas. and much more! Like, follow, review, rate! All that, and WAY more this week, so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
November 23, 2021
The ALOHAll of Fame Ballot Episode PART ONE: The 2021 HOF Options and Matt Nagy's Last Stand
In Part One of this special two-part Thanksgiving Special, the Gents hit on the 2021 Hall of Fame ballot options and Matt Nagy's final few weeks as Chicago Bears head coach. Make sure you also don't miss Part Two, as The Gents tackle the new release of "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," Bruce Springsteen's legendary 1979 "No Nukes Concert" and a little JFK assassination talk onthe 58th anniversary of the tragedy in Dealey Plaza in Dallas. and much more! Like, follow, review, rate!All that, and WAY more this week, so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
November 23, 2021
The Conforto Debate Episode: Hot Stoving, MLB CBA, 'Rocky vs Drago" and the 'No Way Home' Trailer
The Gents dig into the recent MLB pre-CBA moves, White Sox and Cubs free agency updates, then they punch into the recent screening they both attended together — separately — of Sly Stallone's recut of "Rocky IV." That, plus a live reaction to the new "Spiderman: No Way Home" trailer! All that, and WAY more this week, so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
November 17, 2021
The Qualifying Offer Episode: Curious Non-QOs, the Bears hit MNF, Eternals, and more
The Gents dig into the interesting QOs and non-QOs by the White Sox and Cubs and the fallout, the Bears hit primetime on Monday Night Football and then they discuss recent film releases "The French Dispatch," "Last Night in SoHo," "Eternals," and more. Plus KFidds gives his rundown of the last-ever The Rolling Stones concert in Vegas. All that, and WAY more this week, so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
November 08, 2021
The Matt Nagy Breaking Point Episode: The Bears Bay Blowout, the Potential MLB Work Stoppage, and 'Curbing Your Enthusiasm' for 'Dune'
The Gents dig into the Bears' humiliating loss at Tampa Bay and Matt Nagy's job status (and COVID results), the looming potential work stoppage in Major League Baseball, a potential Vegas Cubs-White Sox surprise, the Silverado Slugger nominees, the movie Dune and the return of Larry David's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm." All that, and WAY more this week, so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
October 26, 2021
The Post-Packers Weekend Episode: The Gents Tackle Bears-Packers, the White Sox Postseason, the 2022 Cubs, and Films Like 'The Last Duel' and 'No Time to Die'
The Gents dig into the Bears-Packers showdown at Soldier Field, the White Sox disappointingly short postseason run and the Cubs 2022 roster needs before reviewing recent film releases "The Last Duel," "No Time to Die," and "Squid Game," and then recapping the best parts of Aloha's Vegas trip for the Bears-Raiders game. All that, and WAY more this week, so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
October 19, 2021
The White Sox Playoff Preview Episode: The Gents Preview the White Sox ALDS Matchup, Predict the Postseason, Talk Bears Win and Review "Many Saints" and "Venom"
The Gents give a detailed preview of the White Sox ALDS showdown with the Houston Astros, predict a perfect postseason bracket like Karnak the Great, dig into the Bears seemingly easy win over the Detroit Lions, review "Venom" and "The Many Saints of Newark," then talk about Aloha's trip to Vegas to see the Bears play the Raiders while crushing beers and stogie with KFidds, in person. All that, and WAY more this week, so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
October 06, 2021
The Matt Nagy Don't Be You Episode: The Divisional Champ White Sox, the Cubs' merciful end, 47 total Bears yards and all the best Sopranos Hits
The Gents dive into the White Sox clincher, Jose Abreu's potentially dirty slide, the merciful end to the Cubs home schedule, the Bears' debacle in Cleveland and Matt Nagy's failure, as well as The Gents's favorite Sopranos whacking and the release of the theatrical adaptation of the Broadway hit, "Dear Evan Hansen." All that, and WAY more this week, so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
September 28, 2021
The White Sox Magic Number Episode: The Sox Clincher, the Cubs Stretch Fade, Brennas Davis's Two-Homer Debut, and Napping While Crying Macho
The Gents dive into the White Sox as their magic number creeps down to nothing, the Cubs fade down the stretch while stud prospect Brennan Davis tears up Triple-A, the Bears home opener win (and Justin Fields SZN), Manny Machado's Pizza Roll argument with Fernando Tatis, the nap that is "Cry Macho," the Emmy's, and more movie talk. All that, and WAY more this week, so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
September 21, 2021
The Nick Minaj Balls Episode: The White Sox Magic Number Dwindles Down, Wisdom No Longer Wise, Some Matt Nagy Slander, Gary Clark Jr. Concert and The Nicky Ninaj's Cousin's Vaccine Incident
The Gents dive into the postseason hungry White Sox as their Magic Number dwindles into single digits, Patrick Wisdom's awful September, the Bears season opener, Gary Clark Jr.'s live Vegas show, "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" and what if Doctor Strange lost his heart and not his hands plus Nicky Minaj's odd tweet about her cousin's vaccinated balls. All that, and WAY more this week, so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
September 14, 2021
The Javy Hates Fans Episode: The Crosstown Classic Ends, Javy Hates on Fans, Patrick Wisdom's a Beast, the Ginja Ninja as Bears Starting QB and the Hideousness of 'He's All That'
The Gents dive into the recap the final Cubs-White Sox series (and the fan interaction all weekend) then they discuss why Javy Baez hates baseball fans, the continued breakout of Cubs rookie 3B Patrick Wisdom, Dallas Keuchel's postseason role with the White Sox, Andy Dalton as the Bears starting QB over rookie sensation Justin Fields, the brutally bad "She's All That" sequel, "He's All That." All that, and WAY more this week, so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
August 30, 2021
The Crosstown Classic 2.0 Episode: Aloha Decides if NASCAR is a Sports, Cubs-Sox series preview, Andrew Vaughn's Usage, a Cubs RoY and an the Malice at the Palace
The Gents dive into the second half of the Crosstown Classic, the Malice at the Palace Netflix doc, a debate on whether NASCAR, TLR's Andrew Vaughn usage, Patrick Wisdom as a potential NL Rookie of the Year, KFidds first live concert since the pandemic, and much much more! All that, and WAY more, so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
August 23, 2021
The Nick Turturro Cursing Episode: Aloha Says 'Hello' to the Field of Dreams, the Cubs Stink, Justin Fields Steals Chicago's Heart and Nick Turturro Melts Down
The Gents dive into Aloha's "Field of Dreams" game adventure, actor Nick Turturro's hilarious post-Yankees loss meltdown, the Sox/Yankees series, the Cubs historically dismal post-trade deadline record, Justin Field's NFL debut under center for the Chicago Bears, a review of the new Ryan Reynolds comedy, "Free Guy," and then a look at the new Marvel MCU Disney+ show, "What If?" All that, and WAY more, so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
August 16, 2021
The Crosstown Classic Episode: The White Sox Sweep at Wrigley, Jed Hoyer's PR Blunder, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Cocaine Cowboys and the Suicide Squad
The Gents dive into the Cubs-White Sox series sweep by the Southsiders, Jed Hoyer's PR blunder, the Cubs Big Three's success and struggle in their new spots, Aloha's big "Field of Dreams" announcement, the 36th anniversary of "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure," the new Netflix doc "Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami" and the new "Suicide Squad" standalone sequel, and KFidds talks about his post-COVID shutdown return to the classroom. All that, and WAY more, so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
August 09, 2021
The Jungle Cruise Episode: White Sox Get Buff, Who's the Most Hate Owner in Chicago, Jungle Cruise review and Aloha in Iowa
The Gents dive into the finality of the trade deadline and all the implications, Aloha's experience at the Field of Dreams this past weekend, The Sopranos new "Many Saints of Newark" film, Jungle Cruising with The Rock, a Green Knight's quest and plenty of Nick Madrigal discussion. All that, and WAY more, so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
August 02, 2021
The Should I Stay or Should I Go Episode: Trade deadline, the Las Vegas Athletics and the Toxicity of Woodstock '99
The Gents jump on the Adam Frazier trade to the Padres and the rest of the trade rumors heading into the final week before the deadline, before diving into a host of topics including the potential Las Vegas Athletics' new stadium location, the Gents' favorite baseball gloves, breaking baseball news from Mike Hawk and Hugh Jass, a review of the new Resorts World hotel in Vegas, toxic masculinity, River Phoenix, Woodstock '99, and the new He-Man-deprived "Masters of the Universe" show controversy. All that, and WAY more, so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
July 26, 2021
The Trade Deadline Stressor Episode: Is KB Gone and is TLR at Fault For Mercedes?
The Gents hit on Yermin Mercedes's cryptic Instagram posts, KB's hamstring "fatigue," KFidds' Three-Outcome Fatigue, the Bears defense in 2021, the new Anthony Bordain documentary, and their favorite upcoming live music concerts. All that, and WAY more, so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
July 23, 2021
The All-Star Episode: The MLB Draft/All-Star Game, Second Half MLB Predictions and the Glory of a Juicy Lucy
The Gents dig in on Eloy Jimenez Day to talk about the MLB Draft, with KFidds getting exclusive breaking White Sox news while on-air concerning one special Sox draft pick near and dear to his heart, the inspiration of Nevada's greatest high school baseball coach, second half projections for the MLB season, a review of the newest MCU installment, "Black Widow," and talk of a Juicy Lucy burger in Minneapolis leads to the Gents listing their top five favorite burgers of all-time. That and more, so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
July 14, 2021
The Pre-MLB Draft Episode: Yas Grandal's Injury, Jake Arrieta's Implosion and an MLB Draft Preview
The Gents dig in to talk about Yasmani Grandal's knee injury, the Cubs and White Sox trade market, KFidds' excommunication from the Church of Jake, the upcoming MLB draft, Brady vs Rodgers on the links, Steven Soderbergh's newest release, "No Sudden Move," and why you don't need "Fast and the Furious" memes if you've got family. That and more so tune in, give us a follow, a review, a download and a rating!
July 07, 2021
The Fast and the Furious Episode: Possible Sox Trades, No-Tippin' Pippen and Sticky Stuff
The Gents dive into Trevor Bauer's Sunday Night Baseball interview about sticky stuff, possible White Sox trades, the return of Cubs 2B Nico Hoerner, the Blackhawks scandal, Scottie Pippen's Dan Patrick Show appearance and KFidds gives us his tipsy review of the latest Fast and the Furious installment, "F9." Make sure to give the podcast a follow, a like, a download and a review!
June 29, 2021
The El Magoo Episode: Bad Javy Base running and Even Worse Ex-Wife Walkup Music
The Gents break down Javy Baez's brutal base running gaffe, Julianna Zobrist's alleged pastoral affair, Rick Hahn's game plan, the impending baseball CBA, the Disney+ Loki show, the best foods to eat while driving and they discuss the potential Chicago Bears move to Arlington Heights from the lakefront. Tune in, give us a like, a rating, a review and a download!
June 23, 2021
The KFidds Chicago-Trip Episode: KFidds and Aloha Share Aloha-style Shrimp at BWR
The Gents chat about KFidds' trip back home, his first White Sox game since 1997 with Aloha, their favorite Memorial Day films, National Record Store Day, the first place Chicago White Sox and Cubs, and pay homage to the best Ned Beatty films in memoriam.
June 15, 2021
The Routine Episode: There's Comfort in Routine
The gents touch on the Cubs and White Sox, including a live game-winning homer from Javy Baez, as well as the concept of following a routine and Liam Hendriks's struggle to find the zone in a high leverage moment. The Reverend KFidds also touches on his two new favorite shows right now, "Hacks" and "Mare of Easttown." Tune in, give us a like, a rating, a review and a download!
May 24, 2021
The Vegas Episode: 'Bearing' Down in Sin City As It Reopens
Your favorite man of questionable character, Aloha Mr. Hand, and the honorable reverend KFidds sit down to chat the Chicago Bears heading to Vegas, the pros and cons of the modern MLB bunt debate, and more, before the two gents give a quick review of the new Black Keys album and the fall music festival lineups. Tune in, give us a like, a rating, a review and a download!
May 17, 2021
Total Request Live: TLR and PFPs Make Us LoL
The gents talk Tony LaRussa, the importance of pitchers playing quality defense, and how Codify is changing the game of baseball at the highest levels. It's a short episode, with plenty of punch packed in!
May 11, 2021
The Inaugural Episode: Aloha and The Reverend Unite
In the first-ever episode of The Tainted Glove, a podcast for modern renaissance individuals, Aloha Mr. Hand and The Reverend KFidds introduce the new show before tackling the Chicago Bears 2021 Draft, toxicity in sports media and fandom, some Cubs and White Sox banter, their favorite films from the Oscars and beyond, and more. Download, give the gents a follow!
May 03, 2021