Meet Me At Musial: Episode 25

A week after seeing the Cardinals win just one game, Daniel Shoptaw (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen Medlock (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) are a lot happier discussing St. Louis’s recent good fortune, winning four of their past five games.  That doesn’t mean everything’s under control, because you still have Kevin Siegrist and Seung-hwan Oh and a sputtering offense, but it’s much more fun approaching the future with some optimism rather than dealing with everything that’s gone wrong.  If only John Mozeliak had had his talk with Mike Matheny earlier….  All the week that was, plus Kyle Reis talking the minors (and, of course, Luis Robert) and your Twitter questions!

Meet Me At Musial Episode 25: That’s a Whole Lot Better

Gateway to Baseball Heaven, 4/16/17

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals. Actually, this week there’s little analysis you need–the club is just really bad right now. The Cards won one single game this week (against Max Scherzer, so don’t tell us baseball doesn’t have a sense of humor) so Daniel and Tara go back and forth trying to figure out what to do say about a team that looks lackluster and listless in the early going. There’s not a lot of options for John Mozeliak and the ones that he does have may not have much of an impact, but that doesn’t stop us from talking about them.

All this plus a discussion about Adam Wainwright!

GTBH 4/16/17: It’s Either Laugh, Cry, or Rant

Meet Me At Musial: Episode 24

It’s another week of Cardinal baseball but the worrying signs are still there.  It was a tough week for pretty much all facets of the Redbirds (save Mike Leake) and Daniel and Allen, fresh off watching a close loss to the Yankees, are here to break it down and talk about what went right this week and what went wrong.  Plenty of talk about that left fielder that probably shouldn’t be.  Discussion about the bullpen breakdown and which parts of it are of concern.  And when will this offense click?

All this plus Kyle Reis giving a minors report and an absolute slew of Twitter questions.  And, given a new trailer and such, a little dab of Star Wars at the end.  Give it a listen, won’t you?

Meet Me At Musial Episode 24: Breathe. Just Breathe.

Gateway to Baseball Heaven, 4/9/17

This week Daniel Shoptaw (C70 At The Bat) and Tara Wellman (Bird Seeds) are fairly flummoxed about all that’s going on. When you have a week that sees you drop four of six, including two shutouts against the Reds, perhaps the worst pitch Adam Wainwright has ever thrown, a ball sticking to Yadier Molina’s chest protector, and a trip around the bases that got Stephen Piscotty not only on SportsCenter but on Jimmy Kimmell……well, you try to explain it.

Tara and Daniel tackle the biggest issue of the day, the seeming fascination with Matt Adams in the outfield. That might have gotten the focus this week–with good reason–but there have been other woes. The bullpen has been allowing home runs like they were facing the 2016 Cardinals. Some major cogs in the lineup are well below the .200 mark. Even the starting pitching took a hit at the end of the week with the Reds proving much tougher for Carlos Martinez to solve than the Cubs.

It was a wild, wild, wild, wild week and hopefully the next one will restore some order to the galaxy. After all, they are just playing….the Nationals and the Yankees. No problem!

Also, make sure you stick around for the first post-credits comments ever in a GTBH podcast!

Gateway to Baseball Heaven 4/9/17: Hey, We Weren’t Ready To Start Yet!