Gateway to Baseball Heaven: A St. Louis Cardinals Podcast
GTBH 9/25/22: The Legend of Albert

GTBH 9/25/22: The Legend of Albert

September 25, 2022

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 huge bit of history was made this week and, as they have often this season, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) get to wax rhapsodic about the man, the myth, the legend that is Albert Pujols.  How crazy is it to see someone that will be spoken about as reverently as Ruth and Aaron in the coming decades?  How amazing is this final run in Cardinal red?  Just how terrible must Anaheim have been for the guy?

Unfortunately, not everything was coming up roses this week--in fact, little else did.  Daniel and Tara talk about their concerns with Adam Wainwright, Jordan Montgomery, and Paul Goldschmidt.  Come and see if you share them!

GTBH 9/18/22: Playing to Their Level

GTBH 9/18/22: Playing to Their Level

September 18, 2022

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  Sure, Albert Pujols hit another home run and Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina made history, but it still was a bit of a quiet week for the Cards.  Are they just playing down to the level of their competition and can they step it up against the playoff teams that are next up?  Should Albert be playing every day and what are the odds he hits a milestone homer when everyone in St. Louis is in bed?  How surprising is it the legends are ending on a high note after the start of the season?  Plus the Cubs are eliminated from playoff contention, so it's a good day!

GTBH 9/11/22: 697 and 324

GTBH 9/11/22: 697 and 324

September 11, 2022

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis about the St. Louis Cardinals.  This was a week of history, with Albert Pujols moving to fourth all time in the home run list and Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina tying to record of starts by a battery.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Bat, @tarawellman) try to put into words the amazingness that is these players and the wonder of watching them on a regular basis.  They also touch on some of the issues of the week and wonder if fatigue could be an issue going forward.  Come in and revel in the history!

GTBH 8/28/22: Putting On a Brave Face

GTBH 8/28/22: Putting On a Brave Face

August 28, 2022

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, Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) weave around the action on the field as the Cardinals finish their series against the Braves, commenting on what is happening while also talking about whether Yadier Molina should be the main catcher in the postseason, what's going on with Dylan Carlson, whether COVID had anything to do with Genesis Cabrera, and Oli Marmol's managing style.  It runs a bit long but it ends in a Cardinal win, so you have to like that!

GTBH 8/21/22: Wait, Is This a Fun Cardinals Team?

GTBH 8/21/22: Wait, Is This a Fun Cardinals Team?

August 21, 2022

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 a lot going on with the Cardinals right now and at the top of the list is winning ballgames.  After another perfect week, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) rave once more about Yadier Molina, discuss Yadier Molina's absence from the team, and discuss just how concerning the bullpen issues might be.  There's so much going on with this team we couldn't get to everything, but hopefully you enjoy what we do talk about!

GTBH 8/14/22: Make Way for King Albert

GTBH 8/14/22: Make Way for King Albert

August 14, 2022

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  Sunday brought yet another memorable moment to the career of Albert Pujols and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) give his majesty his due, talking about 700, the emotion that Albert is playing with, and how clutch never goes out of style.  Then they move to the rest of the lineup (will Sunday spark Dylan Carlson and Tyler O'Neill), the rotation (how good does it look with the new additions) and the bullpen (is anyone but Ryan Helsley truly trustworthy)?  So much to talk about this week!

GTBH 8/7/22: Big Cardinal Energy

GTBH 8/7/22: Big Cardinal Energy

August 7, 2022

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 busy and rewarding week for the Cardinals, as it started with new pitchers being acquired and ended with a sweep of one of the best teams in baseball.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) break it all down and ponder what it means.  Is John Mozeliak more of a fixer than a builder?  Is it surprising the club moved on from Harrison Bader?  What happens when Jack Flaherty is ready to return?  All that and a salute to Mr. Nootbaar!

GTBH 7/31/22: Will The Deadline Truly Be Dead?

GTBH 7/31/22: Will The Deadline Truly Be Dead?

July 31, 2022

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 the deadline moved from its traditional perch at the end of July, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) spend time talking about what could happen rather than what has happened.  Should the Cardinals go with Juan Soto or pitching in the shopping cart?  Can the Cards make the playoffs either way?  Our duo also talks about the return of Paul DeJong and the impending return of Yadier Molina.  Come while away the hours until John Mozeliak makes a move!

GTBH 7/20/22: Our Good Friend Mo

GTBH 7/20/22: Our Good Friend Mo

July 20, 2022

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 past weekend, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) were both in attendance at the annual Blogger Day event hosted by the Cardinals.  John Mozeliak said a lot but did he say anything?  What trade was he wishing he could have back?  What were his thoughts about the welfare of the minor leaguers?  All that and more, plus our intrepid duo touch on the All-Star Break and, of course, the Juan Soto situation!

GTBH 7/10/22: Ending The Drought

GTBH 7/10/22: Ending The Drought

July 10, 2022

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 remarkably dry week, where the Cards went 19 innings without scoring a run and that didn't count the shutout mid-week by the Braves, the four runs scored today by St. Louis felt like a downpour.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) get into the various issues with the lineup, whether it's injury or fatigue or something else.  They also get into the catching situation and whether it's a good thing Ivan Herrera got replaced by Austin Romine this week.  They wrap up talking about Albert Pujols and the All-Stars going to LA.  Give it a listen!

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