100 episodes

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.

Gateway to Baseball Heaven Daniel Shoptaw and Tara Wellman

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.

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

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

    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!

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

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

    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!

    • 30 min
    GTBH 4/25/21: A Break From The Ordinary

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

    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!

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

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

    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!

    • 34 min
    GTBH 4/11/21: Not Exactly Weekend Warriors

    GTBH 4/11/21: Not Exactly Weekend Warriors

    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!

    • 34 min
    GTBH 4/4/21: Stumbling Out of the Gate

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

    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!

    • 35 min

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Madjackbird ,

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I have listened to Meet Me at Musial for a while and enjoy Dan’s Cardinal and Star Wars analysis. I am finding this podcast to be a little better then MMAM. Episodes are a little shorter and the sound is way better. Intro music is quieter and the sound is better between Dan and Tara then in the other podcast.

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