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Hit the hole weekday mornings on The Opening Drive with Randy Karraker and Carey Davis. Two local guys talking everything St. Louis sports.

Hit the hole weekday mornings on The Opening Drive with Randy Karraker and Carey Davis. Two local guys talking everything St. Louis sports.


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Hit the hole weekday mornings on The Opening Drive with Randy Karraker and Carey Davis. Two local guys talking everything St. Louis sports.




WWTR EVP/GM Chris Blair

Chris Blair joins the show in studio to talk about this weekend's drag race, the whole Camping World Drag Racing Events, and all the events at Worldwide Technology Raceway.


Mizzou Football analyst Howard Richards

Howard joins Randy & Carey to talk about the tough loss from Mizzou last week at Auburn, the narrative around Luther Burden after the injury, light week of touches and social media panic and how he sees the Tigers matching up this weekend against Georgia.


MLB Network lead host Greg Amsinger

Greg joins the show to talk about the historical moment last night as Judge hits #61 and then the "Battle Off Ballas" start as he and Randy trade shots about asterisks, records and god-knows-what, and then we talk a lit bit about the Cardinals pulling away and preparing for October, how Greg would plan the Cardinals Wildcard rotation and his thoughts on the "beatable-ness" of the Dodgers.


The Opening Drive - September 29th, 2022

7:00 - Cardinals getaway day lineup doesn't get enough going against the Brewers, but Quintana & Matz added some more info to the postseason pitching staff equation PLUS Judge makes history 7:15 - Sick of it!! 7:30 - MLB Network lead host Greg Amsinger takes on Randy in a steroid debate now dubbed "The Battle Off Ballas" 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Waino told us yesterday that it's "not a fatigue issue, it's a mechanical issue"--what does this mean going forward for Waino & the Cards?...


Waino joins Carey & Randy for the last time this season to talk about another week of fantasy football, his struggles on the mound over the last few starts, whether or not the "dead" arm is still a thing, the question being more about mechanics, getting ready for a final series at Busch with Yadi & Pujols and if he's going to be locked in and ready for the postseason.

Blues Center Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas joins for the first of his weekly visits to talk about him and Jordan both getting big deals in this offseason, the biggest takeaways from his time with ROR, working on the 200FT parts of his game, getting antsy to get on the ice, preparing for this season during the preseason and if he still thinks about the 2019 cup run.

The Opening Drive - September 28th, 2022

7:00 - The Cardinals clinched! NL Central champs after a 6-2 win over the Brewers and the Blues are rolling through the preseason so far 7:15 - Over/Under Results...this week did not go so well! 7:30 - Ask Uncle Randy! 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: The cardinals now have the division in the rearview mirror, so what's next on the road to October? 8:15 - The Blues are cruising through the preseason so far with another win--how do the big battles look so far? 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Today's...

ESPN Senior Writer Buster Olney

Buster Olney joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about the relief in getting one home run chase out of the way, why this season actually had an effect on the way we will talk about Pujols in 5-10 years, the insane level at which Judge is currently locked in, comparing his contract and potential FA situation to Pujols in 2011, whether Arenado is already on pace to become the greatest 3B ever, Pujols continuing his revitalization in the NL thanks to the DH & whether or not the Dodgers can be...


Cardinals broadcaster Mike Claiborne

Claibs joins Carey & Randy to talk about his memories from Friday's historic night, the Cardinals' potentially winning the division tonight, if Wainwright is still in his projected Wildcard Round rotation, if the offense is starting to worry him and Mizzou football finding itself on a precipice.


Blues, TNT broadcaster Darren Pang

Panger joins "The Opening Drive" for another season of Blues hockey and to talk about last night's 4-0 win over the Stars, what to watch for in tonight's game against the Blackhawks, and how he sees the battles for the 4th Line and 3rd D Pairing shaping up so far.


Cardinals Magazine staff writer Stan McNeal

Stan joins Randy & Carey to talk about the next upcoming issue for the cardinals Magazine, including a special deep dive set of interviews with Miles Mikolas, the recent struggles with the offense and parts of the rotations, what the special plan is for the Magazine to celebrate Albert's special year and moment with 700 and the Cardinals getting ready to hit the road in October.


The Opening Drive - September 27th, 2022

7:00 - Well there certainly was a football game that was payed last night, the Blues get a win in the preseason and now we have to ask some questions as the Cardinals go for the division tonight 7:15 - 4 Downs from NFL Week Three 7:30 - Cardinals Magazine staff writer Stan McNeal on the special Mikolas interview, Pujols getting coverage across the next two issues and the Cardinals preparing for the playoffs 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: What did we learn from the West Coast? And how much...


TV Voice of the Cardinals, Dan McLaughlin

Danny mac joins Randy & Carey to talk about the unfortunate circumstances of Friday night, why it was still such a special moment, appreciating the fans thoughts but putting all the focus on Pujols and if the Cardinals can shake off the bad offense and hit the ground running in October.


Radio Voice of the Cardinals, John Rooney

John joins the show to talk about the historic moment on Friday night, calling both 699 & 700 that early in the game, how the night went with the three-man booth and the possibility for history, on Danny Mac letting him have the call and some thoughts on the Cardinals going forward into October.


Royals manager, Former Cardinals manager & catcher Mike Matheny

Mike joins Carey & Randy to talk about Friday's historic moment, what it was like to play with both Pujols & Barry Bonds on different points in their careers, what it was like to workout with Pujols in the offseason, how incredible Waino & Yadi have been this season, their unbreakable record, watching Yadi play this far in his career and how it felt to get a big comeback win over the Mariners.


Voice of the Blues, Chris Kerber

Kerbs joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about the takeaways from a youth-filled first preseason game for the Blues, how he sees the early returns on the Bottom 6 and 3rd D Pairing battles and what to watch for in tonight's matchup against the Stars.

MLB Network lead host Greg Amsinger

It's not a Thursday but then again not even Babe Ruth called his shot 5 months out...Greg joins the show to talk about his incredible prediction, celebrate a special moment from Friday, talk about what the overall weekend means for the Cardinals going forward and Greg makes another surprising prediction for the future of the MLB's 700-HR club...


The Opening Drive - September 26th, 2022

7:00 - HE DID IT! Albert Pujols hit 700 and then everything else that happened afterwards was either sad or weird... 7:15 - Start one, Bench one, Cut One 7:30 - Three things we loved from the weekend...take a wild guess what #1 is for, probably, the entire city of St. Louis 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Greg-stradamus Amsinger on his incredible prediction, the history from Friday and the Cardinals going forward 8:15 - Chris Kerber breaks down the Blues first preseason game and what to...

MLB Network, Apple TV+ analyst Chris Young

Chris joins Randy & Carey before calling tonight's Apple TV+ broadcast to talk about how he's been watching for these games for weeks now as the 60/700 chase continues on both coasts, if he would've believed the chase for 700 years ago playing with Pujols in LA, how helpful it can be for Pujols to have young players around him, what's it like--first hand--to have Arenado completely rob you of a hit, why Chris is rolling with his original pick of the cardinals over the other top MLB teams and...

Mizzou Football RB Cody Schrader

Transfer and incredible story Cody Schrader joined Randy & Carey to talk about making the big jump up to Mizzou and the SEC, the moment in his high school career when he knew he could make it at the college game, if he grew up as a big Mizzou fan, learning and getting better in pass pro, if he and Brady have a friendly competition on the rushing yards lead and his thoughts before a big game against Auburn.