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, 5 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 6/28/20: Diving Into the Player Pool

    GTBH 6/28/20: Diving Into the Player Pool

    Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals.  We've taking our first steps into the larger world of 2020 baseball season as the Cardinals have announced the first part of the player pool that the 26 man roster will be made up from.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Bat, @tarawellman) talk more about the players that haven't been announced yet, speculating on who might be at Springfield as depth and development.  They also discuss what this season is going to look like and the loss of John Brebbia as well as what the media coverage might look like as well.  Start the countdown, folks!

    • 42 min
    GTBH 6/22/20: We've Got a Season, It Seems

    GTBH 6/22/20: We've Got a Season, It Seems

    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 plenty of it this week as Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) try to keep up with the breaking news that there will be, from all accounts, a 2020 season starting the last week of July.  Did the players tarnish their case by not accepting the owners' terms?  How invested can we be in this season?  What about all the "health and safety" issues?  Join these two as they try to make sense of it all!

    • 33 min
    GTBH 6/15/20: Is The Summer Long Gone?

    GTBH 6/15/20: Is The Summer Long Gone?

    Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis about the St. Louis Cardinals.  Well, any week that there is news to bring you, of course.  After this week, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) might not have much to talk about as baseball looks to possibly shoot itself in both feet.  How did the commissioner go from 100% sure the game was returning to less than that after the players told him to make a schedule?  Can any trust be regained between the two sides?  And it's hard to remember now but there was a draft this week, so Daniel and Tara talk a bit about those guys walking into this sort of situation.  It's a mess, but we hope you'll come discuss the mess with us!

    • 39 min
    GTBH 6/7/20: Spinning Their Wheels

    GTBH 6/7/20: Spinning Their Wheels

    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, when there is news to share, of course.  Right now, baseball seems to be in a holding pattern as the clock ticks louder and louder toward making a decision for both sides.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) discuss the possibility of a short season and what that means for the players and fans.  There's also talk of things missed, as the London Series should be coming up this weekend.  Finally, they reflect on the new outspokenness of Jack Flaherty.

    • 40 min
    GTBH 5/31/20: Are We Getting Anywhere?

    GTBH 5/31/20: Are We Getting Anywhere?

    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 little breaking news in this one, as Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman) find out about the players' proposal to the owners mid-show.  They try to break that down this new information, but before that they talk about the odds of any sort of agreement happening.  All of that plus what the week was like for minor leaguers.  Spoiler: it wasn't good.

    • 37 min
    GTBH 5/24/20: We Get Along Famously

    GTBH 5/24/20: We Get Along Famously

    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) get into the latest additions to the Cardinal Hall of Fame.  How do they feel about those choices--both who made it and who didn't--and how is the Cardinal Hall of Fame trending.  Then they discuss (again) the possible return of the game and the hoops that might be presenting this week for both sides to jump through.  Will we see baseball?  And will it have an open stage or will the NBA and the NHL encroach?  Come and find out!

    • 41 min

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5 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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