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Bernie Miklasz and Derrick Goold bring you inside talk on the St. Louis Cardinals and MLB.

Bernie Miklasz and Derrick Goold bring you inside talk on the St. Louis Cardinals and MLB.
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Bernie Miklasz and Derrick Goold bring you inside talk on the St. Louis Cardinals and MLB.

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Best Podcast in Baseball 7.22: Tangle in the Ivy

9/18/2019
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With 10 games remaining in the regular season, the Cardinals hold a slim lead in the National League Central and have what essentially is a best-of-seven series against the rival Cubs to determine the division champ. On the eve of a four-game series at Wrigley Field, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Benjamin Hochman preview the series and discuss what is at stake for the Cardinals (four years out of the playoffs?!) and for the Cubs (whatever happened...

Duration:00:35:29

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.21: 'The one with Kevin Wheeler, unplugged'

9/8/2019
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A special extended edition of the Best Podcast in Baseball that includes some remembrances of Chris Duncan, the Cardinals outfielder, World Series champion, and St. Louis radio personality who died Sept. 6, at 38. Kevin Wheeler, who got his St. Louis start at KMOX/1120 AM, joins the podcast to discuss all things Cardinals, all things lineup, and all things Randy Arozarena with BPIB host Derrick Goold, baseball writer at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and StlToday.com. Wheeler is asked, given...

Duration:01:19:04

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.20: September Seasoning

8/30/2019
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The BPIB goes BPOC. Big Podcast on Campus. With school back in session, St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Ben Frederickson joins Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold to discuss what the Cardinals could learn from last year's September stumble. The Cardinals, the only team to win 20 games in August 2018, frayed toward the end and lost of eight of their 11 games against division foes and five of their final six games to slip from contention to late dismissal, but dismissal nonetheless...

Duration:01:10:34

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.19: The Craftsman's Dilemma

8/25/2019
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After a week's hiatus to go, um, 'on assignment,' the Best Podcast in Baseball returns with a brand new episode featuring host Derrick Goold, baseball writer at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and guest Benjamin Hochman, sports columnist at The Post-Dispatch. The Cardinals have reached induction weekend for the team's Hall of Fame as a first-place team. The offense has shown sparks of consistency. And that's where we begin this week's conversation -- what to do with the lineup, where to hit...

Duration:00:55:18

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.18: Missed Deadline

8/1/2019
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Not that two sportswriters would know anything about missing a deadline, so St. Louis Post-dispatch sports columnist Ben Frederickson and baseball writer Derrick Goold do their best to make sense of the Cardinals' inactivity for a fourth consecutive trade deadline. When the clock struck 3 p.m. St. Louis time and all of the trades had to be finalized -- including a whopper that sent Zack Greinke to Houston -- the Cardinals found themselves without the starter they chased. They had a hold on...

Duration:01:19:45

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.17: 'The one with Brad Thompson'

7/26/2019
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After a career that included five years with the Cardinals, a 2006 World Series championship, and stints as both a starter and reliever, Brad Thompson dropped his sinker and picked up a microphone. It also made him available for the Best Podcast in Baseball. From a perch atop PNC Park, Thompson joins St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer to talk about his career, the pitch that made him, the pitch that escaped him, and his role as a ubiquitous broadcaster in St. Louis. Thompson is part of...

Duration:00:47:39

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.16: 'The one with Mike Ferrin'

7/16/2019
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With the All-Star break behind us, does the National League now begin the long, 2 1/2-month coronation of the Los Angeles Dodgers as the pennant-winner, again? That's the question that launches a brand new Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you by Closets by Design of St. Louis. Mike Ferrin, host of Power Alley on MLB Network Radio and part of the Arizona Diamondbacks radio broadcast team, joins the podcast to discuss the Dodgers, the D-Backs, the Cardinals and the NL race, right up to the...

Duration:00:32:12

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.15: 'The one with Susan Slusser'

6/27/2019
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No longer sitting on 7.14, the Best Podcast in Baseball join's A's-Plus Podcast for an interleague crossover episode featuring Susan Slusser, the San Francisco Chronicle's A's beat writer and California Sportswriter of the Year. BPIB host Derrick Goold, a baseball writer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Slusser discuss the deep differences between the usual baseball trade and the trade between the Cardinals and Athletics that sent Stephen Piscotty home to the Bay Area. The two former...

Duration:00:48:58

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.14: A Statuesque Return

6/19/2019
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On the eve of Albert Pujols' return to St. Louis for the first time since signing with the Angels after the 2011 season, Los Angeles Times national baseball writer Andy McCullough, a former Missouri Sports Writer of the Year winner, joins Best Podcast in Baseball host Derrick Goold to discuss what he's discovered about Pujols' legacy while visiting Mound City. Hint: There's a statue of Pujols waiting for a home. The two baseball writers also discuss the conversion rate on wins in the...

Duration:00:48:25

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.13: 'The one with Baseball Brit'

6/6/2019
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It's the Best Road Trip in Baseball: Joey Mellows, known on Twitter as @BaseballBrit, is, according to his bio, "a cheerful British chap on a 162-game mission to promote interest in baseball." Specifically, he wants to ignite interest in the United Kingdom, where the Cardinals and Cubs are set to play in June 2020. As part of his journey to 162 games this season, he has thrice tried to see the Cardinals -- and rain has interrupted his experience every time. Mellows joins St. Louis...

Duration:00:53:19

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.12: 'Great American' Hero

6/6/2019
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Believe or not, we'll try to avoid the hot air. Of course this podcast is still free-ee-ee. In a brand new episode of The Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you by Closets by Design of St. Louis, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold visits with C. Trent Rosecrans, Cincinnati Reds beat writer and baseball writer for The Athletic. The two explore where the Reds are a contender in the NL Central, what has gone awry with Joey Votto's season and what that means for first base...

Duration:00:59:47

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.11: The Hummel Eye Test

5/22/2019
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Hall of Fame baseball writer Rick Hummel joined fellow St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold to explore how the Cardinals went from winning 20 of 30 games to losing ground, losing series, and just losing a lot.

Duration:00:45:35

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.10: Replay Revisited with Dan McLaughlin

5/16/2019
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In the fallout from the St. Louis Blues loss in overtime to the San Jose Sharks on a hand pass that clinched a 5-4 victory and would not be reviewed by officials, Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold joins Fox Sports Midwest broadcaster Dan McLaughlin for conversation about instant replay in both baseball and hockey. McLaughlin and Goold first met when they both covered the Blues, and now both on the baseball beat -- where they've been introduced a game trying to come to grips with...

Duration:00:28:29

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.09: Change is in the Error

5/14/2019
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After some technical difficulties, the Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you by Closets by Design of St. Louis, returns to a regular schedule just in time to determine what's gone awry with the St. Louis Cardinals a few weeks after they had the best record in the National League. Losers of nine of their past 11, swept at Wrigley Field, and 2-5 against the state of Pennsylvania on the road trip -- are changes afoot? St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports...

Duration:00:44:45

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.08: 'The one from Monterrey, Mexico'

4/18/2019
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From the visitors' dugout at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer and Best Podcast in Baseball host Derrick Goold talks with MLB.com baseball writer Jesse Sanchez. A leading voice on Latin American baseball and talent in the area, Sanchez also has deep personal connections to Monterrey and the Sultanes de Monterrey, the professional team that calls this ballpark home. Through this brand new edition of the BPIB, recorded during the...

Duration:00:33:41

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.06: 'The one with Scoops'

3/22/2019
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In a crossover event with Fox Sports Midwest broadcaster Dan McLaughlin and his "Scoops with Danny Mac" program, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold discusses the new club-record extension being finalized for Paul Goldschmidt. The Cardinals and their first baseman have agreed upon a five-year, $130-million extension, and that radically alters the perception of the team, the makeup of the team, and the long-term view of the team. McLaughlin and Goold, who do a weekday...

Duration:00:23:32

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.05: 'The one with Richard Justice'

3/13/2019
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'The sea change in the game has come so rapidly ... We're still at the tip of the iceberg in the information age.' And so begins a brand new episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you by StlToday.com and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Baseball writer Derrick Goold chats with MLB.com national baseball columnist Richard Justice about what he's seen from teams as he tours the Grapefruit League, what he thinks of the Cardinals, what he hears about their pitching, and the labor...

Duration:00:34:30

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.04: Goldy Rush

3/1/2019
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All of that teeth-gnashing, hand-wringing angst about the free-agent market proved much ado about nothing -- for elite talents Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. But it wasn't so great for players like newest Cardinal catcher Matt Wieters. In this brand new Best Podcast in Baseball, recorded in Jupiter, Fla., St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold is joined by KMOX/1120 AM's Chris Hrabe for the second part of their crossover spectacular, and they have free agency on their mind....

Duration:00:33:21

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.03: Grapefruit Squeeze

2/23/2019
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Benjamin Hochman join KMOX's Chris Hrabe for a crossover episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball from Jupiter, Fla. Games have begun for the St. Louis Cardinals and in addition to twists and changes in a Mike Shildt-run spring training, the threesome of St. Louis content providers takes a look at the Cubs and whether chaos has swallowed their Cactus League camp. There is also a bit about the Cubs grammar. And the...

Duration:00:31:43

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.02: 'The one with Peter Gammons'

2/16/2019
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Hall of Fame baseball writer and MLB Network insider Peter Gammons swings through Cardinals camp and spares some time to talk about all of the changes blitzing baseball -- from the designated hitter in the National League to a pitch clock, coverage of the game to a frozen free-agent market -- and whether the Cardinals have changed enough to contend. In five decades of covering baseball, Gammons not only revolutionized how the game was written about with his beat work at The Boston Globe,...

Duration:00:45:57