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This will be a recurring podcast with new interviews added each week.

This will be a recurring podcast with new interviews added each week.
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This will be a recurring podcast with new interviews added each week.






New Format-Same Podcast (Trade deadline bust, worst Cardinals team memories, sandwiches)

Hi there. I have been thinking about a way to pump out more podcasts regularly, and this is my attempt at a test episode doing just that. I don't want to stop doing interviews, it is my favorite part of doing this, but I have found enjoying some fellowship with my pals over sandwiches can always lead to some fun conversation, so here it is! The plan is to not to go too heavy on current stuff because there is enough of that out there right now. But what I really enjoy is looking back at odd...


The Keeper Of The Stanley Cup shares stories on his travels and this run with the Blues

Brad Straubinger interview with the "Keeper of the Stanley Cup", Philip Pritchard. Philip travels with the Cup throughout the season, but of course I was curious about its schedule this summer, and some of the fun he and the trophy have had so far, and then in the past as well.


Bernie Federko on his Stanley Cup experience

Interview with Hockey Hall of Famer and Blues Alumni Great, Bernie Federko, as we recap the last 2 months for him and the Blues. If you enjoyed the Cup run, hear how much fun one of the most deserving all timers in Blues history is enjoying it!


Bob Costas on NBC exit, Vince McMahon interview, OJ prison visit, Letterman appearances...

Another Brad Straubinger interview with Bob Costas! On this edition of Here's the Pitch, I hit a few topics with Bob that I had always wanted to ask about. We start with his current status with NBC, which I am surprised there really is none. He expounds on that. We talk David Letterman and his relationship with him, along with him turning down Letterman to do a show after his on CBS (Which I had never heard). I wanted to get his take on Vince McMahon and the infamous interview he did with...


Scott Spiezio talks substance issues during Cardinals tenure

Brad Straubinger interview with Scott Spiezio. Apologies at the start, the connection is not as great as I would like, as Spiezio called from the middle of Illinois, and while not great, I think there is enough good content here to publish. The meat of the interview I think is outstanding as Scott Spiezio details his issues that began in 2006, but really came to a head in 2007 after Josh Hancock died in a car accident. Spiezio now is trying to help others who have battled addiction, as he...


Derrick Goold talks Matheny dust ups, TLR, new book and 2019 Birds

A chat with Post-Dispatch Cardinals beat writer Derrick Goold. Derrick recently wrote a book, 100 Things a Cardinals fan should know or do before they die, so we cover some of the stories in the book. Plus a look back at his relationship with the former skippers of the team and some good old fashioned ball talk!


Kevin Slaten talking TLR feuds, Sports Plus fights, 2019 Cardinals and more

Brad Straubinger interview with radio legend, Kevin Slaten. Slaten was one of the first to host a sports radio show on an all sports station in thE STL, and his show was definitely a first of its kind. Challenging the establishment, and the listeners, Slaten has hosted a popular, controversial show for over 25 years in the St. Louis market. We cover his many years with some of his all time favorite punching bags, including Tony LaRussa, Joe Torre, many media members and much more. We look...


MLBNet's Amsinger: Bryce a Cardinal? Signed by opening day? Strike looming? Radical rule changes?

Brad Straubinger interview with Greg Amsinger. We talk about Bryce and Manny's chances to be Cardinals, or even being signed up on opening day? Greg thinks it may go longer than that! We talk looming strike talk, and if there really is any way to avoid it. We talk 2019 Cardinals--hes bullish...Im not, as of yet. We talk rule changes that could actually happen, abolishing the shift, extra innings, and more. Always fun chatting with the St. Louis native


Ryan Dempster on his Kris Bryant Cards v Cubs conversation

Well...the rivalry is ready to go in 2019. After Ryan Demspters and Kris Bryant made headlines talking about the Cardinals at the Cub Convention, I gave Dempster a ring. We think everyone needs to chill and enjoy the rivalry! But finally some fireworks in January huh?


Former Howard Stern staffer KC Armstrong tells all!

Brad Straubinger interview with former Howard Stern producer, KC Armstrong. KC was a big part of the show when I was listening religiously in the early 2000's. He was fodder for many bits, and then he mysteriously disappeared. Well, I found him and we talk about all the great moments he was a part of during his time with the "King of All Media". KC talks about getting the job at the Stern show, and how he went about that. He tells stories about how being the butt of many Howard's jokes...


Edmonds, Ankiel, Wainwright and Walker--Few of my Favorites telling Fun Stories

Brad Straubinger interviews with Jim Edmonds, Rick Ankiel, Adam Wainwright and Larry Walker. These are portions of earlier interviews that I find very interesting, as they all look back at their time as Cardinals. Edmonds talks about building his relationship with TLR, great catches in Cincy, and just where do all those damn gold gloves live. Larry Walked talks about the shock of being traded in mid August, and how he wanted to play longer with the Birds on the Bat. Rick Ankiel recalls his...


Buck, Costas, Amsinger and Caray: Best of the Broadcasters

Brad Straubinger interviews with Joe Buck, Bib Costas, Greg Amsinger and Chip Caray. This is the first in a series of compilation interview podcasts where I will take out some of my favorite conversations from the longer form interviews and put them here in a best of, so to speak. Here, Joe Buck talks about the non stop hate he gets from twitter and managing that while trying to win over some fans as well. Bob Costas tells me that it is very difficult to give commentaries on the NFL while...


Author Jeff Pearlman talks '86 Mets, Barry Bonds, '90s Cowboys, Trump and the USFL

Brad Straubinger interview with author and long time sportswriter Jeff Pearlman. Pearlman has been a writer in the national scene for the last 4 decades, famously writing for SI and getting John Rocker to open up about his "wacky" views of New Yorkers. Along the way he has penned 8 books, the latest being "Football for a Buck" detailing the rise and fall of the USFL, which President Trump had a lot of influence during the fall of that league. It is fascinating that in the mid 80's, there was...


Last Days of Letterman-A chronicle of David Letterman's last 6 weeks of the Late Show

Brad Straubinger interview with Author Scott Ryan, who penned the book, "The Last Days of Letterman". I have always been a fan of Letterman, more from the late 80's/early 90's shows. It seemed the last few years of the show became formulaic, but after announcing his retirement, Dave seemed rejuvenated. In the book, and here on the podcast, I speak with the author about the last 6 weeks of shows, Dave got his fastball back, with all of the entertainment world wanting to be part of the send...


Gary Bennett talks Bryce, steroids, 2006 World Series post parties and more

Brad Straubinger interview with former Cardinal catcher Gary Bennett. We do some hot stove talking, then look back at his career, notably him being on the Mitchell Report, his brawl with Albert, his relationship with Rolen, where he went after winning the World Series in 2006, and so much more. The podcast is back, and renamed! All the details are in here, ya gotta listen


PD Columnist Ben Hochman talks Cardinals book, Cardinals 2018 struggles and state of STL Sports

Brad Straubinger interview with Post Dispatch columnist, who wrote a book called "The Big 50", with 50 great stories about Cardinal moments and players. I was intrigued when I heard Ben talk about finding the "anyone want a sodie, and free straw" vendor, the Vince Coleman drunk interview in 1987, and other odd moments that we both grew up on. We talk about some of those memories, we talk about the problems with the 2018 team, and his thought that Matheny is on the hot seat, and then we talk...


80's Cardinal P Dave Lapoint tells Whitey, Andujar, Deion, Rickey and hilarious other stories

Brad Straubinger interview with funny man former pitcher Dave Lapoint. The lefty who played for a a number of teams, including the '82 Cardinals, tells stories from his days playing in the 80's, Among the stories are great ones about Whitey Herzog, Andujar, Hendrick, Lonnie Smith, Bob Forsch, Keith Hernandez and more. And then we talk about his other stops with one of the funniest stories I have ever heard about his career, about the one time he had an "accident" right before he was to take...


Will Leitch talks Deadspins rise & the negative spin, Cardinal fans best fans in baseball tiresome?

Brad Straubinger interview with Will Leitch. We talk about the days at deadspin, and if the negativity was a bit much after he left. Are Cardinals fans a bit too into themselves as "Best Fans in Baseball"? Is baseball in a bad spot right now with the style of play we see? We delve into some general Cardinals talk as we argue about Matt Carpenter, and agree on Mathen-aging...and what is next for the always ahead of the curve voice of a generation.


Woody Williams talks 2004, TLR, DK, Esteban Yan

Brad Straubinger interview with Woody Williams. We chronologically go season through season with Woody as a Cardinal, from the 2001 trade to the end of the 2004 season. We get some great Tony LaRussa stories, the day DK died and that 2002 run to the pennant, the religion of Cardinal baseball and so much more.


Jim Florentine talks Stern, Eminem, Trump, Baseball & Beyond

Brad Straubinger interview with comedian Jim Florentine. The voice of Special Ed from Crankyankers runs through his career, talking about the start of the Comedy Central show that helped him raise to fame, hanging out on the Howard Stern show, dating Robin Quivers and his Metal show on VH1. Mostly though, we basically have a conversation throughout about today's media issues and comedy not being funny anymore, and then we wrap it up with random sports conversation about baseball in 2018, and...