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Daily Bernie: Mar 23 – Importance of C-Mart’s Opening Day Nod; Hull and Peacock Interviews

By Luke Schnake | March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bernie provides a stacked show with plenty baseball, hockey and hoops talk as we get set for Blues and Sweet 16 action Thursday evening. Your host reasons why Carlos Martinez’ Opening Day nod is a big deal for the young righty and also welcomes Brett Hull to talk Bluueesss hockey and what’s gone into the …

The Heat Is On: Five Hitters On the Spot For Your 2017 Cardinals

By Bernie Miklasz | March 23, 2017 | 4 Comments

Here’s my take on five Cardinals position players that are under pressure to come through in 2017: 1. Kolten Wong, second base  The storyline: Will he deliver on his talent and potential? The delivery already is behind schedule, and Wong isn’t a kid. He’s been in the bigs since late 2013 and is entering his …

Watch Yadier Molina Dazzle In This WBC Highlight Compilation

By Luke Schnake | March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yadier Molina has spoiled St. Louis baseball fans with sharp and hyper-intelligent play for over a decade now. Cardinal Nation is a lucky bunch. Yadi loves us and the rest of the world so much that he decided to treat us to an early World Baseball Classic showcase before the 2017 MLB campaign. The past …

The 2017 Cardinals: In Only 675 Words, Here Are 30 Things That Can’t Happen

By Bernie Miklasz | March 22, 2017 | 19 Comments

We know that the 2016 Cardinals won 86 games, a drop of 14 victories from 2015. We know that their five-season streak of making the playoffs came to an end. We know that it was awfully weird around the village last fall, depressed and feeling left out as other teams engaged in the clash to …

Remember When the Cardinals Dressed as Camels on Hump-Day? Here It Is Just in Case.

By Luke Schnake | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ah, Wednesdays. The day we’re almost over the work week’s hump, but not quite on the other side. If only we could dress as camels to liven things up and break the monotony. Former Cardinal John Axford got the same idea in 2013 and persuaded many fellow pitchers to do the same before a mid-week …

Redbird Rejects Ep. 44 – Mascot Fights and the Yadier Molina Contract Issue

By Chris Files | March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

From player vs. mascot fights to the World Baseball Classic, we have plenty of range in this episode. Here’s the rundown: 00:30 The World Baseball Classic has been intense. Can MLB capture that intensity? 04:00 Yadier Molina looks amazing. Should the Cardinals pay him or will he test free agency? 12:00 Matt Adams is trying …

Cardinals’ Opening-Day Starter: Wainwright or Martinez? Matheny Has a Tough Decision

By Bernie Miklasz | March 21, 2017 | 20 Comments

As Opening Days go, this one will be extra special, overloaded with prestige, history, rivalry and adrenaline. The Cubs vs. Cardinals, April 2, with a national TV audience watching on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. The Cubs come into Busch Stadium as defending World Series champions. After winning 103 games last season and seizing the NL …

Daily Bernie: Mar 20 – Waino Has a Rough Weekend; Putting the Blues’ Season in Perspective

By Luke Schnake | March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Adam Wainwright had a hard time Saturday and that’s an understatement. 10 runs on seven hits and two wild pitches in 1.2 innings isn’t great. But how much do we read into this? It’s a good question and one Bernie tackles on Monday’s program, while also welcoming Jen Langosch and Doug Glanville to talk baseball …

Vin Scully Describes the Bird Poop that Changed Mike Matheny’s Life

By Luke Schnake | March 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

It’s an age-old tale: One is walking along, pondering life’s decisions, when out of nowhere Mother Nature intervenes with bird feces. It happened to Mike Matheny while a Michigan undergrad, and…Well, Vin Scully tells the story much better than us in this clip from a few years back: Add “and a pigeon defecated directly on …

Matt Adams In Left Field: An Intriguing Idea, But What the Hell Took So Long?

By Bernie Miklasz | March 20, 2017 | 9 Comments

It’s that time of spring training when tedium sets in. Bored players, staff and media are itchy to head out of Florida. Fans want to throw a homecoming party. Everyone is anxious to commence playing or watching real baseball and get this 162-game exploration underway. So when Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told Jupiter-station media members …