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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GTBH 9/9/18: It Doesn’t Have to be Pretty

September 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.  September has started out a little more gritty, a little tougher, than the results of that high-flying August.  The Cards went 3-3 and lost a series to a Tigers team that's already been eliminated.  Is this a sign of things to come?  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) talk about the young arms getting tired and what that might mean for the Cards' playoff hopes.  There's a new closer in town and our intrepid hosts discuss what that means for the bullpen in general and Carlos Martinez in particular.  Plus Marcell Ozuna's hot bat, Jose Martinez's cold one, and how little time there really is left.  Come join us, won't you?

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GTBH 9/2/18: Laboring Through the Weekend

September 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.  After a remarkable run, the Cardinals dropped two of three to the Cincinnati Reds this weekend to end their 10-series winning streak.  Is the sky falling now?  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) don't think that it is.  They talk about Mike Shildt being named the permanent (well, as permanent as managers are) manager of the Cardinals, what happened this weekend, the pennant and wild card races, and of course give Tara some time to talk about Kolten Wong.  Give us a listen as you are enjoying your holiday!

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GTBH 8/26/18: Kolten’s Korner

August 26, 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.  After expressing concern about how the Cards would handle a West Coast trip with so many playoff implications, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Bird Seeds, @tarawellman) can only stand somewhat amazed over a 5-1 result.  The club even shook off a rout by the Rockies on Saturday and put up six runs in the first on Sunday.  Why does this team react differently now?  Why are they this seemingly unstoppable force?

The Cardinals also added Matt Adams to the mix this week, bringing back a popular Redbird.  How does he fit in and how important was it that he meshed well with the existing clubhouse culture?

Tara and Daniel also talk about the upcoming roster expansion.  All of this is, of course, after Tara spends a few moments....well, maybe more than a few....lauding her favorite player.  He deserved it!

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GTBH 8/19/18: Cardinals Doing Work

August 19, 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 Redbirds are on a roll right now, winning five of seven this week even as they ended it with a loss to the Brewers and therefore out of the playoff picture.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Bird Seeds, @tarawellman) are still pretty happy with this team and are excited about their run from "let's plan for October" to "wow, even the division is within reach."  Lots of great things happened this week and there's plenty of news as well.  So tune in to hear your favorite hosts talk about Greg Garcia, Luke Weaver, Carlos Martinez, Brett Cecil, and even more.  You know you want to!

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GTBH 8/12/18: Feeling Like Royalty

August 12, 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 an excellent week for the Redbirds--which, given how many Memphis folks are on the roster, may be a more accurate label than ever--as they took two of three from the Marlins and swept through Kansas City.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Bird Seeds, @tarawellman) talk about the energy and vibe that this team is putting off, their charge up both the wild card and the division standings (if Washington would have done their part....), and the all-around excellence from the Cardinals.  We saw major league debuts from Adolis Garcia and Patrick Wisdom and a great Cardinal debut from Tyson Ross.  Plus there's a discussion about Mike Shildt's conversation with the umpire at the end of Sunday's game.  And stick around to the very end to hear a sadly accurate (well, almost) prediction!

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