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Ep. 25 - Rick Ankiel

4/17/2018
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The former Cardinals pitcher and outfielder turned bestselling author joined his regional cable colleague Jim Hayes to discuss his remarkable life and career… Reliving his infamous start versus the Braves in the 2000 NLDSWhy he still had plenty of confidence going into the Mets seriesDescribing his book writing process with Yahoo’s Tim BrownWhat led him to drinking during two games in the 2001 seasonQuick move from pitcher to outfielder in Spring Training 2005How many people truly...

Duration:00:28:07

Ep. 24 - Bud Norris

4/10/2018
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The former Astros starter was a Cardinal killer going 7–2 with a 2.17 ERA in his first 11 starts vs. St. Louis. Now, he’s a vital member of the Cardinals bullpen and feels obligated to chat with regional cable TV reporter and podcast host Jim Hayes. Please support our sponsors: The Home Loan Expert, Ryan Kelley James Carlton Agency (State Farm) Follow the show on Twitter: @TheCatChats @TheCatOnFox Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes so more people can discover this...

Duration:00:22:04

Ep. 23 - Michael Girsch

4/4/2018
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The St. Louis Cardinals GM sat down with esteemed regional cable reporter and podcast host Jim Hayes in New York after the season opener against the Mets… How did the Greg Holland signing come togetherWhy did it result in Reyes moving to 60-Day DLHis thoughts on the slow 2018 Free Agent marketHow would he evaluate the Cardinals’ off-seasonDoes he also have a double secret Twitter accountWhat are his big takeaways from Spring TrainingWhy it made sense for Carson Kelly in MemphisReaction...

Duration:00:30:02

Ep. 22 - Chris Hrabe

3/27/2018
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The KMOX broadcaster just returned from calling a number of the Cardinals spring training contests, and joined The Cat in studio to preview the season… The importance of establishing a rapport with playersExperience of a Chicago native covering the CardinalsComparing the rivalry between cities in MLB vs. NHLWhy did Chris watch a solitary season of The BachelorTrying to contextualize the angst among Cardinals fansConfidence level in the team’s roster to start the seasonWhat needs to...

Duration:00:34:58

Ep. 21 - Stephen Piscotty

3/20/2018
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The former Cardinals and current Athletics OF joined The Cat to discuss his offseason trade, time in St. Louis, and charitable efforts supporting his mom. Getting acclimated to Spring Training in ArizonaUpdating fans in STL with how his mom is doingHow his mom’s illness impacted his 2017 seasonStephen’s initial reaction to being traded by STLFacebook Page raising money for ALS researchGetting hit by a pitch 3 times in the same at-batHis terrifying collision w/ Peter Bourjos in...

Duration:00:23:54

Ep. 20 - Bengie Molina

3/13/2018
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The 2002 World Series champ, former Cardinals hitting coach, and older brother of Yadi Molina joined Jim to discuss baseball, his book, podcasting, and more… How did Bengie become a co-host on a Cardinals fan podcastWhat will the team’s Spanish radio broadcasts entail this yearHow it feels to call Yadi’s games during emotional momentsThe inspiration for writing a best-selling book about his fatherSwapping entertaining stories about Yadier and Albert PujolsHow likely is Bengie to get...

Duration:00:26:59

Ep. 19 - Trevor Rosenthal

3/6/2018
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The former Cardinals closer and current Free Agent joined The Cat in studio during January to discuss his recovery, future in baseball, and living in STL. Does it feel odd to live in St. Louis still and not be a CardinalWhat kind of conversations were had before Mo released himWhat’s the timetable for potentially signing with a new teamDoes he have any doubts that he’ll eventually be back to 100%When did it become clear to Trevor that his injury was seriousExpectations for the closer...

Duration:00:30:54

Ep. 18 - Jason Motte

2/27/2018
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The former closer clinched the 2011 World Series and returned to the Cardinals on a minor league deal this spring. He joins us to share memories of playing in STL, discuss his potential role this year, and detail the exciting work he does for charity. Please support our sponsors: The Home Loan Expert, Ryan Kelley James Carlton Agency (State Farm) Follow the show on Twitter: @TheCatChats @TheCatOnFox Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes so more people can discover...

Duration:00:34:12

Ep. 17 - John Mozeliak

2/20/2018
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The Cardinals President of Baseball Operations spent Valentine’s Day at Spring Training doing regional cable journalism (in podcast form) with our Jim Hayes. Questions he wants to see answered during camp this seasonHow much better is this season’s club compared to last yearWould the Cards benefit from making another move or twoHow does Mo see roles in bullpen and rotation shaking outHis expectations for Waino and Matt Carpenter this seasonHow capable are Pham and DeJong of repeating...

Duration:00:27:09

Ep. 16 - Dan Patrick

2/13/2018
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Prominent broadcaster Dan Patrick joined Jimmy “The Cat” Hayes in late 2017. How Dan became acquainted with former Cardinals 2B Bo HartWhy a household chore led to Bo being discussed on DP ShowGriffey Jr’s dissatisfaction with Edmonds highlights on ESPNHow would he evaluate Edmonds as a Hall of Fame candidateThoughts on how SportsCenter has changed since he hosted itDescribes his successful partnership with Keith Olbermann Please support our sponsors: The Home Loan Expert, Ryan...

Duration:00:21:11

Ep. 15 - Jen Langosch

2/6/2018
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The reporter for MLB.com joined The Cat shortly after the Cardinals Winter Warm-up in January 2018 to discuss her career and the modern baseball beat. How challenging will it be to travel for work as a new parentGrowing up in Georgia & wanting to be a Braves announcerWhy the beat reporter’s job encompasses more than writingWhat it’s like working as a woman in a male dominated fieldStrategies for dealing with critics via email and social mediaWhich players have been Go-To’s for knowledge...

Duration:00:22:00

Ep. 14 - Miles Mikolas

1/30/2018
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The new Cardinals starting pitcher and Jupiter FL native joined The Cat to discuss signing in St. Louis, returning to the Big Leagues after 3 years in Japan, and more. Growing up a Marlins fan and taking his daughter to music classHow the curveball was crucial to his professional growth in JapanComparing the level of competition in Japan to the Big LeaguesWhat was day-to-day life like for an American living over thereAny concerns about falling off the radar with Big League scoutsWhat’s...

Duration:00:22:48

Ep. 13 - Matt Carpenter

1/23/2018
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The Cardinals infielder and 3-time All-Star had a very revealing conversation with Jim Hayes days before the team’s 2018 Winter Warm-up. Primary topics include: Would college teammate Jake Arrieta fit in St. LouisWhy was least year an anomaly for Matt offensivelyHow adding Ozuna helps transform the lineup cardMisperception fans have about him hitting lead-offWhy he describes Oquendo as his security blanketWhy Matt’s so proud to have Pham as a teammateCan he shed light on hauntings at...

Duration:00:29:53

Ep. 12 - Matt Vasgersian

1/17/2018
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The lead studio host and also play-by-play voice for MLB Network has a healthy respect for journalists working at the regional level, so he joins The Cat to banter about baseball and a whole lot more. The slowly evolving trade and Free Agent market this off-seasonMatt’s assertion that Hosmer will land in St. Louis not San DiegoWhy he believes the Cardinals stack up well against Cubs in ‘18Are the Cardinals still a destination franchise despite Stanton sagaNational view of Mike Matheny...

Duration:00:24:29

Ep. 11 - Luke Weaver

1/9/2018
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This 24 year-old righty starter “arrived” in the Bigs during the Cardinals 2017 campaign. He joins Cat to discuss his breakout year, ghostly rumors, & more: Luke’s lemon tree and New Year’s Eve celebrationImpulsive tweet regarding the Pitch Perfect trilogyWhat clicked for him in this breakout 2017 seasonHow does his mindset now compare to last springIssues with having so many Luke’s on the ball clubTakes on Flaherty, Lance Lynn & The Lizard KingHave teammates told him about the Pfister...

Duration:00:25:56

Ep. 10 - Brad Thompson

1/2/2018
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The former Cardinals pitcher and 2006 World Series champ is now a broadcaster for Fox Sports Midwest and 101 ESPN. Brad stopped by The Home Loan Expert studios to discuss his career and to hold Jim Hayes accountable for his tweets. Why he doesn’t like to exaggerate his Major League exploitsBrad’s unconventional path to MLB and arriving with PeoriaBeing mistaken for the Bat Boy after initially being called upBrad tells us why he has an ill-fitting 2006 World Series ringWhy he ended up...

Duration:00:38:41

Ep. 9 - Bo Hart

12/27/2017
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The former 2B thrilled Cardinals fans with an unbelievable run after being called up during the 2003 season. Now living in Memphis, he calls in to chat with Jim. Please support our sponsors: The Home Loan Expert, Ryan Kelley James Carlton Agency (State Farm) Follow the show on Twitter: @TheCatChats @TheCatOnFox Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes so more people can discover this Cardinals podcast. Feedback is welcome: tmckernan@insidestl.com

Duration:00:26:14

Ep. 8 - Kolten Wong

12/19/2017
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Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong interrupted his morning workout in Hawaii to speak with Jim Hayes about a variety of baseball and, frankly, bizarre occult topics… Offseason activities and monitoring of Hot Stove rumorsExplaining why 2017 was a relief and growth he enjoyedWhy return of Oquendo could help make DeJong an MVPWhat he makes of the team’s clubhouse chemistry in 2017A former Cardinals staff member who believes in BigfootThe haunted hotel in Milwaukee that spooks Yadi Molina Please...

Duration:00:31:03

Ep. 7 - Randal Grichuk

12/13/2017
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Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk spoke with The Cat from his home in Texas about a variety of baseball and nonsensical topics, plus a special guest chimes in as well… Should media guys address players by their nicknamesWhat does Randal’s off-season training regimen entailSocial media usage and does he follow trade rumorsEating habits and did he hide his candy from The CatThe rationale behind his stint in Palm Beach last yearReal reason he was named cheapest teammate on FSMGhostly...

Duration:00:31:44

Ep. 6 - Lance Lynn

12/5/2017
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Veteran starter Lance Lynn has pitched 7 seasons in St. Louis. Now a Free Agent, he spoke with Jim Hayes at the end of Nov 2017 about his time with the Cardinals and what’s next in his Major League career. Topics of this conversation include: The one person who feeds him nonsensical media reportsWhat he’d say to Giancarlo Stanton about playing in STLMost challenging aspect of recovering from Tommy JohnHow pitchers like Chris Carpenter influenced his careerWhen and why did his...

Duration:00:29:52

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