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The Cat Chat-Mike Shildt

Cardinals interim manager Mike Shildt joins the cat in this episode. Shildt discusses his new duties, including dealing with the media, and gives his thoughts on the Cards chances of getting to the playoffs. He also hails his appearance on the Cat Chat Podcast as a career highlight.


The Cat Chat-David Eckstein

Cat Sits Down With Former Cardinal and World Series MVP David Eckstein.


Ep 32 - Daniel Descalso

The 2011 World Series champ has been a pleasant surprise for the D’Backs this season, and spoke with Jim Hayes to reminisce about his 5 years in St. Louis. · Shocking news as Daniel doesn’t follow Jim Hayes on Twitter · The adjustments to his swing that have paid dividends · Reuniting with Jon Jay and their wardrobe as new dads · Memphis Mafia friendships & Allen Craig’s bounce back year · What does Daniel remember most about that epic run in 2011 · Experience playing under Tony La...


Ep. 31 - Ben Fred & Mark Saxon

Esteemed host Jim Hayes is joined in studio by media colleagues Ben Frederickson of the Post-Dispatch and Mark Saxon of The Athletic for a Cardinals round table… 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 themed podcast. Feedback is welcome:


Ep. 30 - Kyle Lohse

This 16-year MLB veteran recently called it a career; and chatted with The Cat about his time playing in St. Louis, post-baseball plans, and clubhouse antics… 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 themed podcast. Feedback is welcome:


Ep. 29 - Skip Schumaker

This versatile former Cardinal and 2-time World Series champion is now on the Padres coaching staff, and chatted with Jimmy “The Cat” Hayes in San Diego… Skip discusses his inaugural podcast and segue into coachingThe importance of launch angle plus how hitting has evolvedHow often does he still get asked about the infamous squirrelWhat does he remember about Freese and 2011 World SeriesWhat kind of memorabilia has Skip saved from his MLB runHow important was playing 2B to establishing...


Ep. 28 - Joe Kelly

NOTE: This interview was recorded in Spring Training, before the Yankees and Red Sox broke out into fisticuffs on April 11, 2018. The former Cardinals and current Red Sox pitcher has a sense of humor not seen since the likes of Sinbad, and he joins The Cat for a wide ranging conversation… Discussing the decision to name his son ‘Knox’What led to Joe’s success during the ‘17 seasonHow he keeps things loose in the Red Sox ‘penAmbushing an interview with Nelly on FSMWInception of Joe’s...


Ep. 27 - Keith Hernandez

Keith is perhaps known best for his Mets playing and broadcast career plus Seinfeld cameo, but he won both a World Series and MVP Award with the Cardinals. Keith’s new memoir covers much of his career in STL, and he discusses that plus much more with esteemed podcast reporter Jim Hayes. The impetus for his 5th book and why it’s so Cardinal-centricRecounting his notable 1979 and 1982 seasons with St. LouisWhy he enjoys Cardinal uniforms, but with a notable critiqueHow did the Seinfeld...


Ep. 26 - Jim Edmonds

The 8-time Gold Glove Award winner and 2006 World Series champion is now The Cat’s teammate with regional cable, and chatted with him at Wrigley Field. What it feels like being referred to as Cardinals Hall of FamerWhat’s the transition to broadcasting like for Jimmy BallgameCamaraderie at Fox Sports Midwest and talents of Danny MacWhy he’s interested in TV and his biggest challenges doing itHow likely is Edmonds to ever pursue coaching or managingWho are the best players that Jim...


Ep. 25 - Rick Ankiel

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...


Ep. 24 - Bud Norris

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...


Ep. 23 - Michael Girsch

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...


Ep. 22 - Chris Hrabe

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...


Ep. 21 - Stephen Piscotty

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...


Ep. 20 - Bengie Molina

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...


Ep. 19 - Trevor Rosenthal

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...


Ep. 18 - Jason Motte

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...


Ep. 17 - John Mozeliak

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...


Ep. 16 - Dan Patrick

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...


Ep. 15 - Jen Langosch

The reporter for 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...