Daily Bernie: Mar 17 – Blues Need to Keep Intensity; Your Best Bets in Today’s NCAA Action

The hard part of the Blues remaining schedule is over, but this is no time to dial down the intensity as fans have seen them so in the past. They need to play the lowly teams just like the mighty ones.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in the Blues 4-1 Thursday win.

Bernie and Travis Green discuss this on Friday’s show just a night removed from a dominating Note performance in San Jose. Anthony Stalter also joins the show for the 9 a.m. hour to talk Bengie Molina’s recent rant and which teams are safe bets in the NCAA pool.

ESPN college hoops writer and analyst Myron Medcalf joins the show to talk Cuonzo Martin and day one of the Big Dance and Jen Langosch checks in from Jupiter.

7 a.m. Hour

Bengie Molina stirs the Yadi ‘Cardinal for life’ pot

Yadier Molina’s older brother recently ranted to MLB Radio that Yadi isn’t afraid to walk away from the Cardinals if he doesn’t get the extension offer he feels he deserves.

But does Yadi feel how Bengie is describing, or is he simply sticking up for his kid brother? The Cardinals have shown they’re not afraid to part with aging players, but Yadi is Cardinal royalty, right?

Trevor Rosenthal: Lots of questions as spring training winds down

Rosenthal retired his first two hitters after being out 10 games and gave up back-to-back two-out singles the next inning. He allowed no runs, but it took him 38 pitches to get through two.

The reliever’s efficiency looks to still be an issue as he and the team search for clarity regarding his role. Should we be optimistic or pessimistic?

Three Blues takeaways following Thursday’s 4-1 win over the Sharks

Travis Green shares his takeaways on a night the Blues played a full 60 minutes and dominated when they needed to. Mike Yeo’s message after Wednesday’s loss looks to have reached the players.

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8 a.m. Hour

The bizarre case of Kolten Wong

Kolten Wong over-analyzes himself more than most ballplayers and the media continues to call him a “young” player who’s still figuring things out. He’s been in the MLB since 2013.

Will the dude ever settle down and play ball? He’s probably adding extra pressure due to Jedd Gyorko having a nice spring.

Interview w/ ESPN college hoops writer and analyst – Myron Medcalf

Medcalf talks this year’s tourney and tells why criticisms of Cuonzo Martin being a “job hopper” are unfounded.

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Blues are through remaining schedule’s tough part. Now they have to stay intense.

The Blues are now 13-7 under Mike Yeo and 2-1 on the current roadtrip with games at Arizona and Colorado left. They should win them both if they play like they can.

10 of the Note’s final nine games are against the NHL’s nine worst teams. They are getting excellent goaltending and rolling four lines. No excuses, boys.

Interview w/ Cardinals reporter and 101ESPN insider – Jen Langosch

Langosch sorts through the “competitions” in Cardinals camp and discusses what’s going on with Kolten Wong.

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9 a.m. Hour

Boring first day in the Big Dance

Anthony Stalter joins for the final hour and he and Bernie kick things off by discussing the field of 64’s first day of action. Not much exciting to report on here.

More on Bengie Molina’s rant

Bernie and Anthony play back Bengie’s rant over his brother Yadi’s contract situation and comment on it further. This isn’t a money thing. This is a playing-time thing.

Investment opportunities for NCAA tourney day 2

Like March Madness and winning money? You could do worse than play back this segment where the guys share their views on which teams to lay a bet on in Friday’s action.

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