Meet Me At Musial: A St. Louis Cardinals Podcast
Episode 216: A Dozen Reasons to Love the Cardinals

Episode 216: A Dozen Reasons to Love the Cardinals

September 24, 2021

Twelve wins in a row, something the club hasn't done since 1982 which is not entirely outside of Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen's (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) lifetimes but far enough back that the guys aren't going to remember it.  Daniel and Allen talk about what this team has done over the stretch and most notably yesterday in Milwaukee, rallying in a game that seemed destined to end the streak.  Not everything is perfect--the bullpen usage still is a concern--but there's a lot of happy talk and a little bit of looking ahead in this week's show!

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 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 183: Cardinals Past and Present

Episode 183: Cardinals Past and Present

February 5, 2021

The Cardinals have been extremely busy over the last few days and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) are here to talk about it.  Before they get into that, though, the guys chat with Mike Mitchell (@rickeysredbirds), author of Mr. Rickey's Redbirds.  Mike talks about the process of writing his book, some of the stories about Rickey and baseball in St. Louis, and whether Rickey would have tried to break the color barrier had he stayed in St. Louis instead of moving to Brooklyn.

Then the guys get into all this work that the front office has been doing since the last show.  The trade for Dexter Fowler last night was a bit of a surprise.  What does that mean for the outfield?  Kolten Wong is a Milwaukee Brewer now.  Is it a good thing that we'll see him 18 times a year?  Then more talk about Nolan Arenado and what in the world is happening in Colorado.  Another long one so strap in and enjoy!

Episode 181: Chatting With The Cat

Episode 181: Chatting With The Cat

January 22, 2021

More weeks without much in the way of Cardinals news, but we've got the cure for your baseball ennui right here.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) are very pleased to welcome in FOX Sports Midwest sideline reporter Jim "The Cat" Hayes to this week's show.  Jim talks about how rough doing what he does was in 2020, tells some stories about Hall of Famers and former Cardinals, and how he approaches Twitter.  No cargo shorts were harmed in the making of this podcast so come give it a listen!

 

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Episode 180: Starting Off Another Season

Episode 180: Starting Off Another Season

January 8, 2021

Season 7!  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) are joined by Jeff Jones (Belleville News Democrat, @jmjones) to talk about the season that was, the offseason that is, and the season that is to come.  What's it like trying to cover a team during a pandemic?  What are the dynamics around Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina and will they return to St. Louis?  Who is one player to watch in the coming season and what will said season look like?  All this and much more as we start another fun year of talking baseball at the Musial statue!

Episode 179: Good Riddance to a Bad Year

Episode 179: Good Riddance to a Bad Year

December 31, 2020

One last show for 2020!  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) are joined by Jason Hill (Viva El Birdos, @JPHill_Cards) as they look at the limited pool of Cardinal news for the last month.  What are the Cards thinking about with the legends?  Could Kolten Wong return?  Will anyone at all be joining the birds on the bat?  The guys then go through some 2020 awards before handing out a resolution for 2021.  Thanks for joining us this year and we look forward to better days!

Episode 177: Reviewing the Squad

Episode 177: Reviewing the Squad

November 13, 2020

Call this show an audio counterpart to Daniel's (C70 At The Bat, @C70) Exit Interview series.  After some general talk about the quietness of the week, he and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) go through the first part of the interview posts.  What kind of grade should Harrison Bader get?  Is there any hope for Matt Carpenter?  What can you make of Jack Flaherty's season?  All that and much more as we work our way to the holiday season!

Episode 175: The Wong Road

Episode 175: The Wong Road

October 30, 2020

After a couple of weeks off, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) return to find the agenda stuffed with things to talk about.  Not all of them are Cardinals-related, like Justin Turner's conduct after the end of the World Series, but most of them are.  Kolten Wong's option was declined this week as the Cardinals started their offseason work.  Was that the right move?  What does this mean for the 2021 staff?  Are Yadi and Waino returning or are they going to join up with that fresh face in Chicago?  And is the return of Jeff Albert surprising, disappointing, or neither?  All that and some other topics in an oversized MMM!

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