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Episode 193: All About The Benjamin

Episode 193: All About The Benjamin

April 16, 2021

We're two weeks into the season and all the questions that were circling this team in the offseason still seem to be unanswered.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) welcome in St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Benjamin Hochman (@hochman) to talk about the problems relating to the 2021 Cardinals.  What could be the first thing the club does to right the ship?  Is the Lane Thomas move a big deal?  What kind of future is there for Jeff Albert?

Plus Benjamin and Allen talk about what it's like to return to the ballpark and there's plenty of talk about Benjamin's new book, "11 in 11", which can be found on Amazon and at 11in11book.com!

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Episode 192: Right As Rains

Episode 192: Right As Rains

April 9, 2021

There's one road trip and one remarkable home opener in the books for the St. Louis Cardinals.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) talk it over with longtime reporter and writer Rob Rains (STL Sports Page, @RobRains).  The guys talk about Rob's storied career covering the Cardinals before getting into some thoughts about the current squad.  How remarkable was Nolan Arenado's home run to win the home opener?  Can Tyler O'Neill turn it around?  Is there hope for Matt Carpenter?  The guys wrap the show with some more Arenado comments and a bit of discussion about the baseball history made while they were recording.

Episode 191: Silver and Gold

Episode 191: Silver and Gold

April 2, 2021

Baseball is truly back!  The Cardinals beat up on the Reds in Game 1, but how much can we take from that?  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) sit down with new MLB.com beat writer Zachary Silver (@zachsilver) to talk about all things Cardinals.  Zachary goes over his background and how he came to the St. Louis job, plus what he's looking forward to on the beat.  He gives his impressions from spring training as well as the first game of the season and the conversation covers much of the roster.  Come in and learn a bit about one of the newest faces on the Cards beat!

Episode 190: It’s Just Sporting

Episode 190: It’s Just Sporting

March 26, 2021

It's (almost) two shows in one!  In the first section, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) sit down with The Sporting News writer and editor Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) to talk about what it's like to be a St. Louis boy that grows up to work at a legendary St. Louis institution.  The guys also talk about baseball cards, the upcoming season, and how the Cardinals look to someone that is taking in the whole MLB picture.

The second part finds Daniel and Allen talking about Harrison Bader, given the news that he'll start the season on the IL and his use of platelet-rich plasma as a healing tool.  The guys talk about what the offensive side of the roster could look like, how maybe we shouldn't use spring training stats to make roster decisions, and then touch on what the pitching side of the roster looks like.  It's the last show before Opening Day so we made it a super-sized one!

Episode 189: A Conversation With Cerutti

Episode 189: A Conversation With Cerutti

March 19, 2021

We're less than two weeks until the season kicks off and spring training continues to roll on.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) welcome in Ben Cerutti (Birds on the Black, @stlfanbc7) to talk about what's going on in camp and what might be coming in the future.  The guys talk about the lack of depth in the starting rotation pool, how the club should handle Alex Reyes, and whether there are some positive signs for Matt Carpenter.  Plus there's plenty of talk about Ben's new podcast, Conversations With Cerutti, and his patented projection system!

Episode 188: Shouldering the Load

Episode 188: Shouldering the Load

March 12, 2021

The epic run of guests continues as Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) join forces with Alex Crisafulli (Birds on the Black, @alexcards79) to talk about the most recent news from Cardinals spring training.  Of course, being middle-aged guys, they wander into some surprising territory, like a discussion of Nolan Ryan, but for the most part they focus on Miles Mikolas's shoulder, Alex Reyes's bullpen status, Matt Carpenter's hitless streak, and Tyler O'Neill's good spring.  Plenty of good baseball talk in this one!

Episode 187: The Cardinal Nation

Episode 187: The Cardinal Nation

March 5, 2021

Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) have the distinct privilege of having Brian Walton (TheCardinalNation.com, @B_Walton) as this week's guest.  Brian brings his knowledge of the minor leagues to bear as the guys talk about prospects of long ago and the prospects of today along with topics like the minor league reorganization and how different things were in 2020.  Plus Daniel gets to finally find out a little bit about the Cardinal Hall of Fame committee that Brian is a part of.  Come join us for a good chat! 

Episode 186: Breaking Out the Jerseys

Episode 186: Breaking Out the Jerseys

February 26, 2021

Spring training is starting to find its next gear and the Cardinals will soon be getting out the white home jerseys (though maybe not for the first game on Sunday).  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) welcome in Ben Godar (Viva El Birdos, @bengodar) to talk about some of the early returns from spring training.  Can we take anything from Harrison Bader's first live BP?  What do you look for in the early part of spring?  The guys also talk about Jack Flaherty's arbitration hearing and what that may mean going forward, especially with the CBA renewal coming up.

Then the three spend a lot of time on jerseys, shirts, hats, and the general outward signs that show what your team preference is.  Come and join in, then weigh in on the discussion on Twitter!

Episode 185: Redbirds Beat Snowbirds

Episode 185: Redbirds Beat Snowbirds

February 19, 2021

While the middle part of the country, including Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1), deal with cold and snow, the Cardinals have taken flight south to Jupiter, as spring training has kicked off with pitchers and catchers (and more) reporting.  Joining the guys this week is prospect expert and general raconteur Kyle Reis (Birds on the Black, @kyler416), which means it's a fun hour of talk that focuses mainly on those up-and-coming players.  What does everyone think about Zack Thompson wearing 57?  What kind of information came out of the Springfield camp from last year?  Can Nolan Gorman stick at second?  Plus stick around for a glimpse at who Kyle would rank at the top of the prospect list right now--the answer might surprise you!

Episode 184: Warm Talk in Cold Weather

Episode 184: Warm Talk in Cold Weather

February 12, 2021

Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) continue their run of excellent guests by roping in KMOV's Brenden Schaeffer (@bschaeffer12).  Brenden gives a first-hand account of covering the team in an empty stadium, discusses the craziness that was the Arenado deal, and then dives into the 2021 Cardinals.  It'll get you warmed up and ready for spring as the pitching staff, the outfield, and other factors are discussed.  And no, Daniel couldn't go the whole show without a dig at Brenden.  He tried, he really did.

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