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GTBH 5/31/20: Are We Getting Anywhere?

GTBH 5/31/20: Are We Getting Anywhere?

May 31, 2020

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  A little breaking news in this one, as Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) find out about the players' proposal to the owners mid-show.  They try to break that down this new information, but before that they talk about the odds of any sort of agreement happening.  All of that plus what the week was like for minor leaguers.  Spoiler: it wasn't good.

GTBH 5/24/20: We Get Along Famously

GTBH 5/24/20: We Get Along Famously

May 24, 2020

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  This week, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) get into the latest additions to the Cardinal Hall of Fame.  How do they feel about those choices--both who made it and who didn't--and how is the Cardinal Hall of Fame trending.  Then they discuss (again) the possible return of the game and the hoops that might be presenting this week for both sides to jump through.  Will we see baseball?  And will it have an open stage or will the NBA and the NHL encroach?  Come and find out!

GTBH 5/17/20: The Health of the Game

GTBH 5/17/20: The Health of the Game

May 17, 2020

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  As the traditional first marker of the season, Memorial Day, gets ever closer, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) talk about the released/leaked proposal by the owners that covers all of the health aspects of returning to play.  Is it enough?  Does this lengthy document indicate that maybe the game shouldn't return?  What happens to the players that don't want to return?  So many questions that go around with all of this.  Daniel and Tara don't have the answers, but give the show a listen anyway!

GTBH 5/10/20: Putting The Owners On Blast

GTBH 5/10/20: Putting The Owners On Blast

May 10, 2020

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  This week, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) probably don't make any friends in the circle of billionaires called MLB owners.  They get after them for their plan to reduce the draft to five rounds and then on the possibility they'd scrap the season rather than pay the players their prorated contract value.  If you like rants, this could be your show!

GTBH 5/3/20: A Few of Our Favorite Things

GTBH 5/3/20: A Few of Our Favorite Things

May 3, 2020

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  In this week's installment of Gateway, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) asks Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) how she is going to celebrate her first true Star Wars day before asking her about all the issues surrounding the minors right now.  Between contraction, the potential for new season, and what do up and coming stars (that have more up and coming to do) face in 2020, there's plenty there to discuss!  The two wrap with discussions about Yadier Molina and his newfound willingness to, perhaps, finish his career somewhere else.  May the Force be with you!

GTBH 4/26/20: You Do You, Spaghetti Man

GTBH 4/26/20: You Do You, Spaghetti Man

April 26, 2020

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  This week, however, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) aren't talking baseball at all.  They are talking comedy with Ben Brainard (@Ben_Brainard), who is putting up some great Tik Tok material with his States Roundtable series.  (If you haven't seen any of these, it's like you are going shirtless to Mardi Gras in a pandemic.  Find these over at benbrainard.com!)  Ben talks about how he got started on this idea, what tipped him off that it was kind of a big deal, and a lot of his process and logistics on putting together these short sketches.  Come spend a little time with something a little different!

GTBH 4/12/20: One Unique Easter

GTBH 4/12/20: One Unique Easter

April 12, 2020

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  It's Easter Sunday but, for many reasons, it doesn't really feel like it.  Besides the quiet churches, not having baseball on in the afternoon is very strange and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) don't really care for it.  While there are rudimentary plans for returning baseball to action, there are a lot of problems with all of them.  That may mean that there's no 2020 season, which gets the two talking about how that will affect not only minor leaguers, but two of the team's legends as well.

GTBH 4/5/20: A Conversation Worthy of a Trophy

GTBH 4/5/20: A Conversation Worthy of a Trophy

April 5, 2020

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  We are all still hunkered down with the quarantine so Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) get a bit off the beaten trail with their weekly discussion.  The home opener didn't happen, but a new landmark made it to downtown St. Louis.  So do you like the big championship trophy or not?  Both sides get aired out here.  There was a little talk with Mo this week as well, though how much was really news?  And is it better to shut down baseball for the year and start fresh next season?  A bit of a different show so we hope you like it!

GTBH 3/29/20: Continuing the Quarantine

GTBH 3/29/20: Continuing the Quarantine

March 29, 2020

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  It's another week without baseball--a week that should have included Opening Day--but there was a little bit of news anyway.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) talk a lot about the agreement between players and owners that deals with the season that might or might not happen.  There's plenty in there that doesn't work well for minor leaguers, which of course means Tara has some thoughts.  Also, shout out to Adam Wainwright for his generosity and get well soon, Jim Edmonds!

GTBH 3/22/20: Tara Talk

GTBH 3/22/20: Tara Talk

March 22, 2020

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  With minimal news to discuss this week due to the ongoing coronavirus shutdown, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) decides to focus on Tara's (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) brand.  Which means, of course, talk about the minor leagues and how both players and teams are doing with this time off, whether Kolten Wong has gone back to Hawaii, and what kind of coffee Tara is drinking.  Let us help you get through 30 minutes of quarantine!