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Wake up with a steaming cup of sports. It's mornings with Randy Karraker and Michelle Smallmon. More opinion, more talk, more often, Karraker & Smallmon.

Wake up with a steaming cup of sports. It's mornings with Randy Karraker and Michelle Smallmon. More opinion, more talk, more often, Karraker & Smallmon.


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Wake up with a steaming cup of sports. It's mornings with Randy Karraker and Michelle Smallmon. More opinion, more talk, more often, Karraker & Smallmon.




Cardinals broadcaster Mike Claiborne

Claibs joins Randy & Michelle to talk about yesterday's pre-game fireworks with Mo and Flaherty, how he sees the Cardinals pitching situation after the Flaherty injury, a kick aside on the best Shortstops in the game currently and why the biggest loss from the Bader injury will actually be on offense.


Fangraph's writer David Laurila

David Laurila has an excellent run of interview on Fangraphs in his "Talk Hitting" series, breaking down the art and specifics of hitting and joins Randy & Michelle to talk about his latest interview with Brendan Donovan and how to look at the Cardinals hitting with coach Jeff Albert at the helm.


Cardinals Magazine staff writer Stan McNeal

Stan McNeal, staff writer for the Cardinals Magazine, joins the program to talk about the latest coverage in the current edition, the columns in the magazine from Miles Mikolas and Adam Wainwright, as well as Stan's sit down with '82 World Champion Lonnie Smith.


Karraker & Smallmon - June 28th, 2022

7:00 - Cardinals roll all over the Marlins 9-0, but of course, that was a few hours after all the bad news had hit 7:15 - Blues--NEED or WANT?? Nick Leddy... 7:30 - Cardinals Magazine head write Stan McNeal on what makes the publication special, Wiano & Mikolas' columns and his story with Lonnie Smith 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: How big of a loss could Harrison Bader be for the Cardinals? 8:15 - Berube and Mozeliak seem to have similar blunt communication strategies...but why does St....


Cardinals broadcaster Dan McLaughlin

Danny Mac joins the show to talk about the Cardinals struggles over the weekend, Jack Flaherty's rough Sunday and the resulting news, how an injury to Flaherty strains the bullpen and puts the pressure on the Cards to find another starter, putting this Goldy season into perspective, the pure pleasure of getting to watch Brandan Donovan, Yadi rehabbing in Puerto Rico and the expectation we'll see him in the second half.


Former Blues defenseman Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown joins Karraker & Smallmon on-site to talk about the amazing work of Folds of Honor, belonging to the Blues alumni and hockey community, getting to watch his son play for the Blues, the difference in the NHL when he played vs. when Logan is playing and his memories from the confusion around his trade in 1994.


Injury expert Will Carroll

The "injury expert", Will Carroll, joins Randy & Michelle to talk about the potential worry around Jack Flaherty's "dead arm" from Sunday, why it might be a good thing, how Flaherty's rehab built him up, the importance of the labrum tear's status in this situation, if he thinks Flaherty will pitch again this season and how long his absence could be.


Blues broadcaster Chris Kerber

Kerbs joins Michelle & Randy to talk about that off form of regret Blues fans are feeling after last night, the questions popping up in the Blues offseason, how he sees the re-signing priority for the Blues, the chances that a Husso extension could happen, the Blues consistent yearly draft and development success and the young players who could change the equation for the franchise in the future.


Karraker & Smallmon - June 27th, 2022

7:00 - Weekend wrap-up as Cards lose the series to the Cubs and the Avs close out their series with a Stanley Cup win 7:15 - Start one, Bench one, Cut one 7:30 - Three Things We Loved from the Weekend: 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Jack Flaherty leaves the Cards game after 2.0IP and the sirens are out 8:15 - Chris Kerber on the questions for the Blues as the July 13th start of Free Agency begins to loom 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Injury expert Will Carroll on Flaherty's dead arm and the...


ESPN's Senior NHL writer Greg Wyshynski

"Puck Daddy" Greg Wyshynski joins the show to preview tonight's Game 5 between the Lightning and the Avalanche, turn the knife a little bit by breaking down the Blues chances if Binnington stays healthy, how he sees a potential Mathew Tkachuk deal for the Blues or another team and his special on ESPN.com about the "hometown hero" Pat Maroon.


Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing

Jay joins Karraker & Smallmon to talk about another development with Brooks leaving the PGA, the recent comments from Colin Morikawa and the continued performance by Rory McIlroy as the essential face of the PGA.


MLB Network host Greg Amsinger

Greg Amsinger joins Michelle and Randy a day later to talk about the Cardinals-Brewers, look forward to the Cardinals-Cubs over the weekend, his thoughts on Flaherty's struggles, how he likes Mad Bum as a Cardinals target, the greatness of the Yankees this year and why he expects both Juan Soto & Shohei Ohtani to wear pinstripes before all is said and done.


Karraker & Smallmon - June 24th, 2022

7:00 - Cards split 4-game series with the Brewers after a 6-4 loss, NBA draft has some surprises! 7:15 - Peak and Pit! 7:30 - MLB Network's Greg Amsinger on the Cardinals struggles around Flaherty, if MadBam is a target and the pin-striped future for Juan Soto & Shohei Ohtani 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Matthew Tkachuk joins BK & JR yesterday 8:15 - Jay Delsing on Keopka's move, Morikawa and McIlroy's comments 8:30 - the Fight 8:45 - Is it more of less fun for the rivalry if the Cubs...


MLB.com Cardinals beat writer John Denton

John joins Karraker & Smallmon to talk about last night's win for the Cardinals over the Brewers, the happiness from Oviedo postgame, the greatness of Arenado and Goldy and what he's seeing from the struggles of Jack Flaherty.


The Athletic's Blues writer Jeremy Rutherford

JR joins Karraker & Smallmon to get into the now unavoidable topic: what's going to be the biggest hurdle to a Blues-Matthew Tkachuk deal? Also an update on the Perron situation, the future for Tarasenko, the questions about the cap, if the ROR extension will come quickly after the 7/13 deadline and why the Tkachuk conversation has so many moving pieces.


Karraker & Smallmon - June 23rd, 2022

7:00 - Cardinals come back to win against the brewers 5-4, The Avs win another one is OT and of course Kadri got the game-winner 7:15 - Sick of it!! 7:30 - Expectations for Cardinals ASG appearances this year 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: After hearing Waino's description of Yadi's ordeal, what's the toughest thing you've seen in sports? 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Jeremy Rutherford on myriad variables around the Tkachuk question, Perron not happy with the first offer & the ROR extension...


Former Cardinals, Bally Sports South's Brian Jordan

Former two-way star Brian Jordan joins Randy & Michelle to talk about the life of a two-sport athlete in his day, how Ohtani changed the game, how he didn't really learn how to play baseball until his 12th year, how he would do with the increase in analytics within the game, his expectations for the Braves this season, his thoughts on the Cardinals and his second career as an author of children's books.


Olympic Gold medalist Lori Chalupny

Lori joins Karraker & Smallmon to talk about todays World Olympic Day festivities out at Maryville University, getting involved in events like this in St. Louis, St. Louis getting to flex it soccer muscle with CITY coming in and everything going on with Maryville soccer.


Karraker & Smallmon - June 22nd, 2022

7:00 - Cardinals bounce back with a 6-2 win, Gorman with a big day but the real topic is the struggles of Jack Flaherty 7:15 - Ask Uncle Randy! 7:30 - NFL News & Notes: Gronk retires, Watson settles and Mahomes responds to Tyreek's comments 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Flaherty struggles and there are questions that need to be asked 8:15 - Olympic gold medalist Lori Chalupny talks about today's Olympic Day event at Maryville and the latest for Maryville soccer 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 -...


Adam Wainwright on for "Wednesdays with Waino"

Adam joined Michelle & Randy for one of the best editions of “Wednesday’s with Waino” we’ve ever had, commenting on Michael Wacha’s thoughts on his mentorship, his pride in helping young pitchers across his career, his personal elbow struggles, losing Yadi and potentially losing the battery starts record and then he proceeds to knock our socks off with his odyssey through his early career; from a failed Olympic trial, to the Braves trading him, a cry-filled boat ride in a secluded lake and...