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GTBH 5/9/21: Everything Old Is New Again

GTBH 5/9/21: Everything Old Is New Again

May 9, 2021

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) spend much of the time talking about how some personage that are representative of Cardinal history are making their impact today.  From Mike Shannon's last year in the booth to Adam Wainwright's continued mastery on the mound to the possibilities relating to recently released Albert Pujols, they cover it all and then add in a little about the first place Cardinals to boot!

GTBH 5/2/21: Are They Putting It Together?

GTBH 5/2/21: Are They Putting It Together?

May 2, 2021

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 sweep of the Pirates, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) talk about what's going right for this club as they went 5-2 last week, including winning the last four in a row.  How great is it to see Carlos Martinez stepping up?  Is there a concern about Jordan Hicks?  Can this team finally click and be the team everyone expected?  All this and much more!

GTBH 4/25/21: A Break From The Ordinary

GTBH 4/25/21: A Break From The Ordinary

April 25, 2021

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) are joined by Tara's fiancé Steve (known to many as the legend of #SiriSteve) who happens to root for, shall we say, a different team.  Tara and Steve give insights on what it's like when your significant other roots for your rival and how you balance those two competing interests.  There is comparison of the 2021 teams and there are more similarities than you might think.  Join us for a little different but very fun conversation!

GTBH 4/18/21: Inconsistency, Thy Name Is Cardinals

GTBH 4/18/21: Inconsistency, Thy Name Is Cardinals

April 18, 2021

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 losing week of baseball for the Redbirds and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) are a bit worn out from the steep ups and crazy downs this season has brought on so far.  Is the fact that the Cards have a lot of people "hitting the ball hard" a sign of things to come or a palliative that doesn't address the real issue?  Can any of these starters actually find the sixth inning?  Will it all come together soon?  No answers, but plenty of questions!

GTBH 4/11/21: Not Exactly Weekend Warriors

GTBH 4/11/21: Not Exactly Weekend Warriors

April 11, 2021

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 Cardinals are undefeated....if you don't count those pesky weekend games.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) talk about the ups and downs of the past week and tackle some of the problems the club has.  How long is Daniel Ponce de Leon going to stay in the rotation?  Did Johan Oviedo push his way in with Sunday's performance?  How confident are these two in the bullpen?  Don't worry, the offense comes in for its share of criticism as well, but they end on a high note talking about that new third baseman.  It's not all bad!

GTBH 4/4/21: Stumbling Out of the Gate

GTBH 4/4/21: Stumbling Out of the Gate

April 4, 2021

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  Baseball returned this week and with it came all the roller-coaster emotions that living and dying with each game brings.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) break down what to be concerned about and what not to be after the Cards dropped two of three in Cincinnati.  Is the pitching this bad?  What happens if the bullpen isn't the rock we thought it would be?  Will Nicholas Castellanos be booed in Busch for the next decade?  Three games doesn't tell us much, but it tells us something.  Listen in to see what it tells these two!

GTBH 3/28/21: That’s Our Secret, We’re Always Concerned

GTBH 3/28/21: That’s Our Secret, We’re Always Concerned

March 28, 2021

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  Spring training is winding to a close, but that doesn't mean all the questions have been answered.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) talk about their concerns about the pitching rotation, now that it's official that John Gant and Daniel Ponce de Leon are going to be at the back end of it.  There's also talk about the final roster decisions, with players like Jake Woodford and Edmundo Sosa in and Kodi Whitley and Jose Rondon out.  And how much of the lack of power this spring is due to Florida and how much due to the players?  Get ready for Opening Day with these two!

GTBH 3/21/21: Getting That Much Closer

GTBH 3/21/21: Getting That Much Closer

March 21, 2021

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis about the St. Louis Cardinals.  Less than two weeks separate us and the Cardinals from Opening Day, so Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) talk about a few things from camp.  Carlos Martinez still is having trouble getting out of the first inning.  Is that a major issue?  Jordan Hicks is still hitting 100-plus.  Is he guaranteed the ninth?  Can John Nogowski make his way onto the 26-man roster and, if he doesn't, is that Matt Carpenter's fault?  All that and more on this week's show!

GTBH 3/14/21: Testing the Depth of the Pool

GTBH 3/14/21: Testing the Depth of the Pool

March 14, 2021

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  Starting pitchers seem to be dropping like flies and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) discuss the concerns that go along with that.  Should the Cards reconsider their plan for Alex Reyes?  Are there any other options besides Daniel Ponce de Leon and John Gant?  How adaptable is this pitching staff anyway?  Plus they talk about Jordan Hicks's return to the mound, which didn't exactly go as scripted.

GTBH 3/7/21: Teaching the Young Pups

GTBH 3/7/21: Teaching the Young Pups

March 7, 2021

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 some talk about the weirdness of the new spring training rules, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) talk about what's been going on with the Redbirds down in Jupiter.  Is the struggling starting pitching becoming a concern?  What about Matt Carpenter's 0-11?  Who would you want to see as the fifth starter if Miles Mikolas isn't ready to go?  Plus they spend some time on the legend of Yadier Molina after he added to it with a confrontation with Houston's Jose Siri.  Come in and enjoy the baseball talk!

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