GTBH 2/17/19: Warming Up and Playing Catch

February 17, 2019

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  Another season is starting, both in baseball and for Gateway, and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) start diving into the Cardinal news of the day.  Adam Wainwright elaborated on his thoughts about the current labor market and issues, something the commissioner seemed to take offense over.  Was it wise for Uncle Charlie to speak out?  Brett Cecil lost a lot last year and has lost a lot of pounds this year.  Can he be an effective lefty and, if so, how does that complicate even more the bullpen?  It may not be the longest show, but you have to warm up and stretch before hitting the drills, right?

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GTBH 1/20/19: Getting Feisty

January 20, 2019

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 Winter Warmup this weekend in St. Louis and the players didn't disappoint, throwing a match on the kindling that is the Cards/Cubs rivalry.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) talk about where this new posture came from and whether it's a good thing.  They then talk lineup construction before getting into some of the reports from the Warmup, including the curious case of Marcell Ozuna.  And it wouldn't be Gateway without Tara reporting on the new hairstyles of the fellas.  Be sure to stick around for that!

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GTBH 12/30/18: One Last Go-Round

December 30, 2018

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 the end of the year but Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) are looking more ahead than behind.  The Cardinals have signed Andrew Miller to shore up the bullpen.  Was this a good move or a risky one?  How will be bullpen be used next season?  Are the Cardinals done with their postseason work?  Should they go after another starting pitcher?  All that and plenty more in the last Gateway of 2018!

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GTBH 12/10/18: Harping on Goldschmidt

December 9, 2018

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 was a blockbuster week for the Redbirds as they brought in Paul Goldschmidt for three players and a draft pick.  Was it too much for one year of Goldy?  How excited are Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) to see him smash homers for the Cards next season?  And does this make the Cardinals the favorite in the NL Central?

Daniel and Tara also talk about why the Cardinals should be still going after Bryce Harper, even if they say they aren't, plus talk about some of the other things the club needs before 2019 gets underway.  And congrats to Lee Smith on his Hall of Fame selection!

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GTBH 12/2/18: Go Nelly

December 2, 2018

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 seems only a matter of time before coveted free agent Bryce Harper is wearing Cardinal red, now that assistant GM Nelly is on the case.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) debate whether this means absolutely nothing or just almost absolutely nothing.  That's what the cold stove brings you, my friends.  General thoughts on Paul Goldschmidt and whether the Cardinals need to make more than one big move and analysis of what the Francisco Pena signing means.  We cover it all!

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GTBH 11/18/18: A Hair Raising Experience

November 18, 2018

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  There's not been a lot of news for Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Bird Seeds, @tarawellman) to really go over, but the Cardinals could be changing that tomorrow.  A big announcement is on its way, though it seems more likely to be sartorial than personnel.  Daniel and Tara then move from clothes to hair before talking about Marcell Ozuna's shoulder and then recording Tara's selections for the 12th annual Cardinal Blogger Awards.  If you need something to occupy your time this Thanksgiving holiday, we've got you covered!

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GTBH 10/28/18: Starting the Transition

October 28, 2018

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  The World Series is coming to its conclusion but the play of the Dodgers and Red Sox gives Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Bird Seeds, @tarawellman) some fodder for discussion.  They then touch on Scott Boras's attempt at humor in regards to Bryce Harper's contract plus the Gold Glove finalists Kolten Wong and Yadier Molina.  The two also discussion Molina's winning of the Roberto Clemente Award.  Plenty to get you through until the hot stove starts firing up!

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GTBH 9/30/18: Picking Up the Pieces

September 30, 2018

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 week ago, the Cardinals sat 1.5 games clear in the postseason picture.  Today, they played a meaningless game and went home afterwards.  It was a miserable week against the Brewers and Cubs and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) are here to look at what happened and what's to come.  How does the end of this season affect what is to come this winter?  What does the club do with Adam Wainwright?  Should the front office stick to the plan or is it time to revisit that plan?  Why did so many players do better after leaving St. Louis?  All this and plenty more in a double-length episode that will hopefully tide you over until the dynamic duo return in a couple of weeks.

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GTBH 9/23/18: Here Comes the Stress

September 23, 2018

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  The Cards bounced back with a 5-1 week against the Braves and the Giants, putting them back in the driver's seat when it comes to October.  Can they keep that momentum going?  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) talk about the upcoming last week of the season which will see the Cards take on both the Brewers and the Cubs.  What can we expect?  Can the rotation and the bullpen survive this?  How important is Adam Wainwright's resurgence?  A bit of a look back and a lot of a look forward in this week's show, so give it a listen!

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GTBH 9/17/18: It’s All in the Journey

September 17, 2018

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 was a rough week for the Redbirds (well, the major league version--Memphis is doing all right) as they blew their wild card lead and are now just hanging on to the edges of the playoffs.  Should we be worked up about where they are or appreciate where they've come from?  Adam Wainwright stopped the bleeding with a--hang on, I think we're contractually obligated to use "vintage" here--vintage performance on Sunday night.  Is that the new normal for Waino or a flash in the pan?  Then there's Kolten Wong talk, a look at Matt Carpenter, and a look forward at what is to come for the Cards.  Different night, same fun talk!

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