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The Best Podcast in Baseball

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

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English


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Best Podcast in Baseball 5.10: 'We can't be quiet either'

8/11/2017
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As both a civic icon and one of St. Louis' ambassadors to the world, are the Cardinals starting to find their voice on social and political issues? Should they? St. Louis Post-Dispatch metro columnist Tony Messenger, an award-winning reporter and opinion-shaper, joins baseball writer Derrick Goold to discuss the Cardinals' place in a changing, hyper-political climate, and whether the Cardinals brand, so deeply rooted and strong in history, gives them a foundation to take a stance on issues...

Duration: 00:58:04


Best Podcast in Baseball short: 'The one with Jedd Gyorko'

7/28/2017
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When the Cardinals traded Jon Jay to San Diego to land Jedd Gyorko they got a second baseman (which they already ahead), an infielder under control (which they were soon to have), and power (which they always need). What they actually got was something far more, something even Gyorko didn't expect. A year after leading the team in home runs, Gyorko has become the team's cornerstone at third base and its cleanup hitter. In a brand new BPIB short, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer...

Duration: 00:30:36


Best Podcast in Baseball Crossover Event: Jon Jay Invitational

7/19/2017
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CSN Chicago's Cubs beat writer Patrick Mooney invites St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold to join his podcast, Cubs Talk, so why not do two podcasts with one recording. Come along for a conversation about the division, the rivals, the managers, Dexter Fowler, and how the Cubs' front office setup gives us a glimpse of the Cardinals' new setup. With a series against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field on the horizon, the Cubs have made their move -- and a move on the standings....

Duration: 01:04:36


Best Podcast in Baseball reset: Alex Reyes and Carson Kelly at Futures Game

7/7/2017
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In advance of All-Star Week 2017, a special look back at the 2016 Futures Game and the two standout prospects the Cardinals sent to San Diego: "This week Alex Reyes wowed baseball with his 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball and his 101-mph fastball at the annual Futures Game. All Carson Kelly did was provide one of the highlights that will define the game for a few years -- just by providing the would-be home run that was robbed by one of the hometown Padres prospects. But before all of...

Duration: 00:25:52


Best Podcast in Baseball 5.09: Tommy Pham's Hunger Games

6/29/2017
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"Need to eat." That's one of the pregame catchphrases -- or mottos, as Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham says -- that teammates shout during their handshake, clap-slap, high five drills in the dugout. It's a reminder to stay hungry. Or, as Tony La Russa used to say, "Stay greedy." That's the launchpad for a brand new full-length Best Podcast in Baseball, hosted by St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold. Joined by Ben Frederickson, Post-Dispatch and StlToday.com columnist, and...

Duration: 01:10:29


Best Podcast in Baseball 5.08: The Great Rearrangement

6/16/2017
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But is it a ... Question mark? Or, exclamation point! In response to an 0-7 road trip, the Cardinals rearranged manager Mike Matheny's coaching staff and, beneath the headlines, sent a clear message: Impatience has arrived. A series loss to Milwaukee only underscores the Cardinals' disappointment with the team they have -- and, in the words of general manager John Mozeliak, the team they did not "envision." In the latest full-length episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball, St. Louis...

Duration: 01:09:10


Best Podcast in Baseball Crossover Event: Enquirering Minds

6/7/2017
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Before Scooter Gennett went and rewrote the whole day with his four-homer launch into history, two beat writers who cover teams in the National League Central met in Cincinnati newsroom for the crossover podcast event of the summer. Or at least a close second. C. Trent Rosecrans, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, and Derrick Goold, of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, merged the Reds Beat Podcast and the Best Podcast in Baseball for one hourlong talk on ETAs. When will the Reds arrive as a contender?...

Duration: 00:50:54


Best Podcast in Baseball reset: 'The one with Paul DeJong'

6/3/2017
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A foursome of Cardinals minor-leaguers have announced their presence at spring training with strong performances in the early Grapefruit League games: scrappy Harrison Bader, speedy Magneuris Sierra, resurgent Patrick Wisdom, and Paul DeJong. He's a bit of everything. And that's the point. A third baseman when draft, DeJong has come to his first major-league spring training as a shortstop, and that's where the Cardinals intend to start him at Class AAA. They want to find as many places as...

Duration: 00:31:09


Best Podcast in Baseball 5.07: Losing a Tripleheader

5/25/2017
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Former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa used to refer to a game where he got a key player rest and won the game as "winning a doubleheader." He also would refer to a loss that also cost him a player as "losing a doubleheader." It's been a tricky week for the Cardinals, as the title of this brand new, double-length Best Podcast in Baseball implies. Matt Adams traded. Extra innings lost. Luis Robert signed -- by the White Sox. Post-Dispatch staff writers Derrick Goold and Benjamin Hochman...

Duration: 01:21:34


Best Podcast in Baseball 5.06: Building Speed

5/12/2017
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After a runaway road trip that saw the Cardinals welcome the future and outpace the past, the club returns to St. Louis in first place and set to host the team everyone thought would be in first place, the archrival Chicago Cubs. Welcome to the NL Central, where the standings aren't quite what they seem. St. Louis Post-Dispatch writers Derrick Goold and Benjamin Hochman discuss the Cardinals' 6-0 road trip and an infusion of speed from Tommy Pham and 21-year-old rookie Magneuris Sierra. Do...

Duration: 01:05:22


Best Podcast in Baseball short: 'The one with Chris Carpenter'

5/5/2017
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From 2004 to 2012, Chris Carpenter embodied what it means to be a modern ace. But that came at a cost. In this Best Podcast in Baseball short, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and StlToday.com baseball writer Derrick Goold talks with Carpenter about his return to the Cardinals organization -- and that 2011 postseason run that may have sped him toward retirement. Sitting in a dugout before a Grapefruit League this spring, Carpenter and Goold discuss the righthander's famed competitiveness, Carlos...

Duration: 00:17:53


Best Podcast in Baseball 5.05: Launch Codes

5/2/2017
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Or, Hold On To Your Seat Cushions. In this latest full-length Best Podcast in Baseball, co-hosts Derrick Goold and Benjamin Hochman, staff writers at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, discuss how the Lego blocks of the Cardinals' lineup are starting to snap together, and whether there is both the balance and production necessary for the Cardinals' offense to start compensating for some of the ragged defensive play or unsettled bullpen work. The night when seat cushions filled the air back in...

Duration: 01:02:17


Best Podcast in Baseball 5.04: A Clockwork Red

4/24/2017
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After the Cardinals' series victory in Milwaukee, the NL Central is a mosh pit of teams with eight, nine, or 10 wins. What do the standings really tell us, and are there any early indicators of what team's record is misleading? That's the question that opens the latest full-length episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball. Co-hosts Derrick Goold and Benjamin Hochman, of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and StlToday.com, discuss the stat that is an early barometer of long-term success, the...

Duration: 01:04:46


Best Podcast in Baseball 5.03: Paving the Road to Oh

4/10/2017
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During the same week the baseball stuck to the catcher, the Cardinals stuck a first baseman in left field and found themselves stuck in a bullpen quandary. It's not even tax day, and there are already numerous sticky storylines involving the 2017 Cardinals. In this brand new full-length episode of BPIB, co-hosts Derrick Goold and Benjamin Hochman dissect the week that was, to see if it was a microcosm of weeks to come. And in this very coming week, the Cards will unveil Trevor Rosenthal...

Duration: 01:05:50


Best Podcast in Baseball 5.02: The Commitments

4/5/2017
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In the span of three days at the start of the 2017 season, there were three major commitments made in St. Louis: A three-year extension for Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, a six-year contract for right fielder Stephen Piscotty, and one a little closer to home for BPIB co-host Benjamin Hochman. With that as the narrative thread of this full-length episode, recorded at a St. Louis-area coffee shop (roll that beautiful bean grinder audio), explores the core the Cardinals have committed to...

Duration: 01:08:26


BPIB Special: From Hornsby to Molina, a Cardinals 125th Anniversary Lineup

3/29/2017
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For this year's 2017 Cardinals Baseball Season Preview Section in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, baseball writers Rick Hummel and Derrick Goold were charged with making an all-time lineup, drawing from the 125 years of Cardinals baseball. This podcast captures their decisions, their research, and their negotiations to complete the lineup that will appear in the April 2, 2017 edition of the Post-Dispatch. Three position players were obvious, even if their positions weren't, and two positions...

Duration: 00:28:20


Best Podcast in Baseball 5.01: The Peter (Kozma) Principle

3/15/2017
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In the Season 5 preview of the Best Podcast in Baseball, StlToday.com and St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold bids farewell to StlToday.com columnist Benjamin Hochman from Florida and welcomes in a guest appearance from KMOV.com lead baseball writer J.J. Bailey. With less than three weeks remaining before the end of spring training, the trio discuss the revelations of spring and the creeping concerns about the 2017 Cardinals that are starting to surface. Although Mark...

Duration: 01:06:46


Best Podcast in Baseball short: 'The one with Paul DeJong'

3/10/2017
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A foursome of Cardinals minor-leaguers have announced their presence at spring training with strong performances in the early Grapefruit League games: scrappy Harrison Bader, speedy Magneuris Sierra, resurgent Patrick Wisdom, and Paul DeJong. He's a bit of everything. And that's the point. A third baseman when draft, DeJong has come to his first major-league spring training as a shortstop, and that's where the Cardinals intend to start him at Class AAA. They want to find as many places as...

Duration: 00:31:09


Best Podcast in Baseball 4.29: License to Thrive

3/7/2017
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What can we make of the Cardinals strong showing so far in exhibition games? Come along for the ride though Muck City and other locales along State Highway 80 in Florida as St. Louis Post-Dispatch writers Derrick Goold and Benjamin Hochman sift through the past two weeks of Cardinals spring training, from the injuries that have emerged, to wins that have stacked up, and to the prospects who have shined. While their rental car zips through a hotbed of Florida football, the co-hosts predict...

Duration: 01:15:19


The Rick Ankiel Interview: A special Best Podcast in Baseball

2/23/2017
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On March 9, 2005, on the same day he was supposed to start a B-game in Jupiter, Fla., Rick Ankiel instead walked into manager Tony La Russa's office and abruptly retired. What happened next became baseball lore. In this special BPIB -- a companion piece to an article that appears in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch -- baseball writer Derrick Goold talks with Ankiel and Yahoo! Sports baseball writer Tim Brown about their forthcoming book, "The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that...

Duration: 00:27:17

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