Gateway to Baseball Heaven: A St. Louis Cardinals Podcast
GTBH 5/22/22: The Young and the Old

GTBH 5/22/22: The Young and the Old

May 22, 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 Tara still out of pocket, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) reaches back into Cardinal blogging history to talk with his friend Josh Gilliam (Prospect Preacher, @aprfool79) about the past, present, and future of the Cardinals.  Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore made their debuts this weekend.  What lies in store for both of these highly touted young men?  What does the injury to Steven Matz mean for the rotation?  Is this team one of destiny, and how many Hall of Famers will make their pitching debut this season?  It's a great half hour of baseball talk!

GTBH 5/15/22: Tonight, It’s Boom

GTBH 5/15/22: Tonight, It’s Boom

May 15, 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 Tara still away, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) brings in David Jones (@iPopEditor) to talk about this confusing and roller-coaster week of Cardinal baseball.  One day they can't put up any hits, the next day they have double digit runs.  Where's the consistency?  What really is this team?  Where do you improve?  What happens now at shortstop with Paul DeJong in Memphis?  Come for those answers, stick around as the guys talk about something they'd never thought they'd see as it happens in real time!

GTBH 5/8/22: Shop Talk

GTBH 5/8/22: Shop Talk

May 8, 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.  Well, usually it's two of the best fans.  This week, with Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) still out of pocket, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) flies solo, filling the time with a stream of consciousness discussion that somehow never veers into Star Wars or Marvel properties.  (Maybe next time!)  Offense, the rotation, the bullpen, Juan Yepez's call up, all are touched on in this hopefully unique episode!

GTBH 4/17/22: The First Real Test

GTBH 4/17/22: The First Real Test

April 17, 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 Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) away, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) brings in Mike Bauer (@mike_bauer) to talk about the first full week of Cardinals baseball.  The Cards split with the Brewers--is that a cause for concern or a good sign?  Albert Pujols has two home runs in four games played.  Can he actually reach 700?  Do good outings by Steven Matz and Miles Mikolas alleviate concerns about the rotation?  All this and much more!

GTBH 4/10/22: Let’s Get It Started

GTBH 4/10/22: Let’s Get It Started

April 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.  With Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) out of pocket, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) brings in Mason (@MastheAce25) to talk about the opening weekend of Cardinal baseball.  Opening Day was spectacular and the guys talk about all the excitement around that before digging into the issues with the rest of the weekend, most notably the pitching.  Can the Cardinals slug their way to success if the arms aren't there?

GTBH 3/13/21: Let There Be Baseball

GTBH 3/13/21: Let There Be Baseball

March 13, 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 truly is every week now as Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) come to you for the second week in a row, this time to discuss the news of baseball's return.  Was it a surprise that the CBA got signed and with little cost in games?  How hard is it going to be to see familiar faces in new places, now that Carlos Martinez will be a Giant and Matt Carpenter will be, well, somewhere?  The Cardinals weren't quiet this week, bringing in two pitchers, and the two talk about them as well as the use of the DH spot.  Baseball, folks, baseball!

GTBH 3/6/22: Will There Be a Season?

GTBH 3/6/22: Will There Be a Season?

March 6, 2022

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis about the St. Louis Cardinals.  Well, every week that makes sense to record and there hasn't been a lot of those recently.  With the cancellation of major league games, though, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) get back in studio to talk about all the problems among baseball's leadership.  Do the owners really want to have a season?  Are the players giving too much away?  Will people come back when baseball does?  All this and some minor league talk as well!

GTBH 1/16/22: Just Resting Our Eyes

GTBH 1/16/22: Just Resting Our Eyes

January 16, 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.  OK, so it's occasionally every three months.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) dust off the microphones and get to talking about the little baseball news that there is.  Of course, most of that is the lockout and the two spend some time talking about how that's going, when it will end, etc.  They wrap it up with the big news of the day, though, which was, of course, canine-related!

GTBH 10/17/21: Philosophically Discussing Differences

GTBH 10/17/21: Philosophically Discussing Differences

October 17, 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.  There have been weeks with big news but few that were bigger and more shocking than this week, when the Cardinals fired manager Mike Shildt after he led the team to the playoffs yet again.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) try to get their arms around what just happened.  Is this a schism in the making?  What in the world could have caused the Cards to let a keeper of the Cardinal flame go without even a "thanks for the memories"?  Who should be the next top man?  Plus they briefly touch on a couple of breaking MLB stories as well.  Come give it a listen!

GTBH 10/10/21:The Brief Flicker of the Postseason

GTBH 10/10/21:The Brief Flicker of the Postseason

October 10, 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 didn't get to stay in October very long, being bounced by the Dodgers in a tight game that ended poorly.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) discuss the wild card game, from decisions that could have changed the game to the decisions that did.  There's a lot of Alex Reyes talk, just for fair warning!

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