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Hit the hole weekday mornings on The Opening Drive with Randy Karraker, Carey Davis and Brooke Grimsley.


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Hit the hole weekday mornings on The Opening Drive with Randy Karraker, Carey Davis and Brooke Grimsley.




STL CITY SC Goalkeeper Roman Bürki

Roman joins the show for the first edition of CONTROLLED CHAOS to talk about another clean sheet for him and CITY, which players from the defense impressed him the most over the weekend, if he notices how CITY's style affects other teams, the battle for CITY's MOTM after a tough vote this past weekend and if the fans and chants help him stay pumped up during the different parts of the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Voice of the Blues, Chris Kerber

Kerbs joins Carey, Brooke & Randy to talk about an up-and-down weekend for the Blues and an up-and-down night last night against the Kings, the success of the Blues newest players while the old traded ones are struggling, the goaltending situation and the blue-line showing us some fool's gold again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Opening Drive - March 27th, 2023

7:00 - Weekend Wrap-up L.A. Kings-7 Blues-6, Blues were down 5-1 after the first, but made it a game with 3 in the second STL City SC-4 Real Salt Lake-0, Roman Burki with the clean sheet as City pushes their expansion team record to 5-0. Goals from Nicholas Gioaccchini, two from Klauss and Rasmus Alm opens his MLS account Houston Astros-24 Cardinals-1 Flaherty → 3.2IP 4H 6ER 3BB 1K Packy makes the roster & then gets rockers→ 0.2IP 5H 5ER 1BB 0K Final Four is set for next Saturday, UConn vs....


Notre Dame Women's Basketball HC Niele Ivey

Coach Ivey joins the show to talk about her path to becoming a head coach, never seeing herself in this position, how the team has been able to grow within the season through adversity, still staying connected to St. Louis & Cor Jesu, the enjoyment of watching her son Jaden get to the NBA and succeed and her thoughts on a tough Sweet 16 matchup vs. Maryland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Blues analyst Joey Vitale

Joey joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about why he has some issues with DisneyLand, the interesting change with Binnington being inactive in last's night game and how we can all get better at being engaged when people talk to us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


CBS Basketball Analyst Clark Kellogg

Clark joins Randy, Carey & Brooke to talk about the amazing set of games last night, the comeback from Gonzaga, the back and forth between Kansas St. & Michigan St., his thoughts on tonight's matchups and what makes has already made this tournament so special. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing

Jay joins the show to talk about the continued question about changing the ball technology, why Rory is such a perfect example and the latest punches thrown in the perpetual PGA vs. LIV fight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Opening Drive - March 24th, 2023

7:00 – Blues were down 2-0 just 82 seconds into the game before ripping off 4 unanswered, with Toropchenko, Schenn, Blais & Neighbor each burying one Binnington was inactive, Hofer started and saved 25 of 28 shots PLUS the latest on Waino, and how Cards will replace him 7:15 – Rick Pitino says most of the St. John’s players from this year won’t be back next year. How fair is that? 7:30 – Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing talks about the continued movement to pull back the flight of the ball and the...


UConn Huskies Guard Joey Calcaterra

"Joey California" joins Randy, Carey & Brooke before UConn's big Sweet 16 matchup tonight against Arkansas to talk about what led him to UConn after 4 years in San Diego, how he's taking advantage of the "Joey California" nickname and jumped into the NIL game, him roommate Adama Sanogo having a huge start to his tournament, hearing stories from his Dad about his DeSmet/UMSL days and what is what like growing up in such a basketball-heavy family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


The Athletic's Blues insider Jeremy Rutherford

JR joins the show to talk about the incredible tribute for Perron in the home matchup against the Red Wings, the continued experiment of Buchy at Center, what the main goals of the Blues should be for the rest of the season, why the Neighbors question is so tricky for the Blues and if the NHL making a WBC-like tournament would be better for the sport as a whole. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Creighton Bluejays Center Ryan Kalkbrenner

Ryan joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about a huge weekend coming up for the Blue Jays, growing his basketball career at Trinity and in his AAU career around St. Louis, starting to like playing defense more than offense, if they're watching the game Princeton had against Mizzou, his confidence in becoming the best Florissant kid to ever play for the Blue Jays and why he's not gonna let Princeton win the rebound battle again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Voice of the Blues, John Kelly

JK joins the show to talk about his takeaways from Joel Hofer's strong start, why it's so hard to predict what Jake Neighbors could be the Blues going forward, if there could be a return for a former Blue like ROR back to the Blues in the offseason and whether or not a WBC-like tournament is the best for the future of the NHL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


MLB Network lead host Greg Amsinger

Greg joins Carey, Randy & Brooke to talk about how important those last few moments and a full tournament of watchable moments were to the WBC's importance, why it helps the MLB's overall promotion, why the issues with Arenado & Goldy in the championship game won't be something he spends time worrying about, what happened that pushed the Cardinals into his NL favorites and the most Chris Russo question could think of... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Opening Drive - March 23rd, 2023

7:00 – Oh cmon now this tie thing is getting ridiculous as the Card & National finish 0-0, Jordan Montgomery was a ground ball machine getting 12 of his first 15 outs that way & despite Carey's happiness after the Warriors win, Mark Cuban is protesting the game following the loss over an uncontested dunk and a confused possession call, Blues @ Red Wings tonight 7:15 – Sick of it!!! 7:30 – MLB Network lead anchor Greg Amsinger (pre-Waino new) talks about the big factors in the Cardinals...


St. Louis Blues Center Robert Thomas

Robert joins Randy, Carey & Brooke to talk about the impressive stretch from Joel Hofer between the pipes, what he's continuing to see from Kappy & Vrana as they continue to find this way with the Blues, dealing with a tough year after a career almost entirely full of playoff and postseason chances, which big chain pizza place he's taking first, his favorite thing to do during the offseason, is he's thrown/broken any clubs on the course, getting to go to the CITY game this past week and the...


Blues, NHL Hall of Famer Bernie Federko

Bernie joins the show to talk about another game full of solid play from Joel Hofer, how much Scandella is helping the defense since his return, what the issue has been with the offense and the powerplay during it's lulls, what the biggest difference has been with the defense's play in front of Hofer and the special moment of getting an ovation like Perron got. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Opening Drive - March 22nd, 2023

7:00 – Blues-2 Red Wings-3, Cardinals-4 Nationals-4, USA-2 Japan-3, What a moment as Ohtani closes out the Final facing Mike Trout, striking him out swinging on a 3-2 count 7:15 - React to Flaherty start today/WBC Result 7:30 - Ask Uncle Randy 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 – Today’s Fresh Take: Has the WBC reached the point of being a sports staple? 8:15 – Bernie Federko talks about Hofer's early success and the new players starting to form up 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 – Brooke made a comment yesterday...


Cardinals broadcaster Mike Claiborne, Live from Jupiter

Claibs joined Brooke, Carey & Randy to talk about the big questions coming out of the WBC about the Cardinals, especially after the bullpen struggles for Romero & Gio last night, what he thinks about Walker's Spring as the topic of his start gets closer to opening day, why he doesn't see Winn starting the season with the big club and the pitching depth questions that are still unanswered in the spring. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Blues, TNT analyst Darren Pang

Panger joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about the strong play of Joel Hofer, Berube's comments about him staying up the rest of the season, what this means for the Blues goalie situation the rest of the year, what kind of potential we're seeing with Hofer, why Panger doesn't agree with the national opinion on Binnington and his thoughts on the Oilers as he travel north to cover one of the top teams in the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Opening Drive - March 21st, 2023

7:00 – Monday Recap --> Cards-5 Marlins-0 Woodford looks fantastic in his start-- Japan-6 Mexico-5 Japan walks it off against Mexico (& Giovanni Gallegos) to advance to the final tonight against USA 7:15 - How good must the Cardinals be that Masyn Winn can’t sniff the opening day roster? 7:30 - NFL News & Notes Still no team is being reported as a player in a Lamar deal? Orlando Brown leaves money on the table by declining Chiefs deal last year and moving to Bengals Laremy Tunsil,...