Meet Me At Musial: A St. Louis Cardinals Podcast

Meet Me At Musial: A St. Louis Cardinals Podcast

"Meet me at Musial" is a trademark of St. Louis, where the Musial statue is a rallying point. Every week, two far-flung fans virtually "meet at Musial" to go over the latest in Cardinal news and discussion. Daniel Shoptaw (@C70, from Arkansas) and Allen Medlock (@amedlock1, Oklahoma) prove that great Cardinal talk can come anywhere in Cardinal Nation when you meet up to discuss your favorite team.

Episodes

May 25, 2024 81 mins
High school baseball season is over which means the band is back together. Daniel (@C70) welcomes in Allen (@amedlock1) after 20 weeks of great guests to see where things stand both with him and the Cardinals. After an update about Tulsa Hale, the guys get into a resurgent Cardinals team that still has its flaws. Is this a repeat of 2023 when they surged and then stumbled? How great is Masyn Winn and, conversely, how much do we wor...
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It's always a blast when Alex Crisafulli (@alexcards79) joins the show and this time is no exception. Daniel (@C70) and Alex talk about the current team while they bludgeon their way to a win against the Red Sox. Have they missed their window of being able to support good pitching? Will this team be good, interestingly bad, or just bad? The guys also dip into their well of Cardinal memories, talking about Vince Coleman, Matt Morris...
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It's the Best Dans in Baseball! Daniel (@C70) welcomes back his former podcast partner Dan Buffa (@buffa82) as the Cardinals take on Milwaukee on Saturday night. There's a whole lot of problems with this team but unfortunately not a lot of solutions. The guys talk about the miserable offense, when on the calendar you have to start looking to next year, and Willson Contreras's horrible injury. Stick around for Dan's recommendations ...
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The major league product is getting a little bit better but the minor leagues are the focus of this show. Blake Newberry (Viva El Birdos, TheCardinalNation.com, @bt_newberry) drops by to chat with Daniel (@C70) about all sorts of different facets of the organization. What sort of changes have taken place with the minor league pitchers? Are there some signs that the major league offense might be able to rebound? Have the Cardinals h...
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Some better play and some more wins have Daniel (@C70) and this week's guest Ben Godar of Cardinals Off Day (@bengodar) at least somewhat more optimistic about this team. How long can it last, though? Can the pitching keep this run going until the offense really clicks? Why is Jordan Walker in Memphis? Why is Ben scared of the high draft pick this summer? Can they make the team completely out of catchers? All this and much more in ...
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As the Cardinals face off against the Brewers, Daniel (@C70) chats with Nate of Talking About Birds (TalkingAboutBirds DOT COM) about how things have gone so far this season for St. Louis. How concerning is the offensive downturn, especially out of Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado? Can Nolan Gorman turn it around? How is this team winning with pitching and how long can it continue to last? Plus some raves about Masyn Winn and a f...
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Cardinals fans are blessed with incredible minor league coverage from many sources and at the top of that list is Brian Walton (@B_Walton) of The Cardinal Nation.com. Daniel (@C70) gets a chance to sit down with Brian and talk about a variety of different topics. Is it a good thing that Victor Scott II is still in St. Louis? What's the most interesting thing to keep an eye on in regards to Thomas Saggase? What's the verdict on Rand...
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The Cardinals, as of this writing, are a team above .500. That's something we couldn't say at all in 2023! Daniel (@C70) gets a chance to talk it all over with Kelsey Burd (@kburdtweets) to find out just how the vibes are going around this team right now. How much better does this team feel than after the first two games? What happens when Lars Nootbaar--and then others--rejoin the team? Will Ivan Herrera ever give back the catchin...
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There's only one game in the books (as the show is recorded) but that doesn't mean it doesn't feel familiar. Daniel (@C70) brings in Russ Robinson (@frrobinson1957) to talk about an Opening Day that fell flat. Was the loss itself frustrating or was it more because it was very much like 2023 in its character? Is it surprising that Victor Scott II made it to the majors after the injury to Dylan Carlson? There's been some updates ...
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The great line of 2024 guests continues as Daniel (@C70) welcomes in Richard McGill (@RichardMcGill89), half of the father-son duo that makes up the Playing Catch podcast. With the regular season just a week away, the guys take stock of what the Cardinals are showing down in Florida. How concerning is the lack of power? Are the starting pitchers going to be this bad? Or is everything meaningless in such a small sample size? The guy...
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The Pirates are usually last when you think about the NL Central. While that's not why we're just now getting around to talking about them, it is a bit of reasonable representation of how things go. However, things might be changing in the Steel City. Daniel (@C70) talks it over with Connor Williams (@Wins_Williams) who brings us insight on that squad. What was the offseason like for them (and how was it like the one in St. Louis)?...
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Every year, Ben Cerutti (@stlfancb7) comes by the show to talk about his projection system and what it says about the year to come. However, the main topic for today was something nobody saw coming. Oli Marmol was the winner of the St. Louis Spring Extension contest, getting a two year deal. Daniel (@C70) talks it over with Ben, discussing the reasons the club did it now and whether it will keep them from making a needed move this ...
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The Reds may be the most interesting team in the NL Central. The range of outcomes may be greater for them than any other team. Daniel (@C70) chats with Doug Gray (@dougdirt24) about that team from Cincinnati. Did they have a successful offseason? What's it like to not have Joey Votto around? What has to happen for the Reds to take the division with 90 wins? All that and much more on our third divisional showcase! Learn more about ...
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We continue our look around the NL Central by heading to the north side of the Windy City talk about the team we love to hate. Daniel (@C70) talks it over with Evan Altman (@DEvanAltman) to get a feel for how 2024 is shaking out for them. From the offseason to how Craig Counsell is settling in to who will win the division, there's plenty of good-natured discussion here for Cardinals fans to better understand a rival! Learn more abo...
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With spring training now into full swing, Daniel (@C70) sits down to hash it all out with MLB.com writer and Seeing Red podcaster Will Leitch (@williamfleitch). The guys talk over lessons from last year and what the silver lining of a miserable season is plus look at all the moves that the club made this winter. There's also discussions about the manager and the potential manager in waiting. Plus Allen (@amedlock1) is back with ano...
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It's time to meet the neighbors With the season less than a month away, Daniel (@C70) sat down with Jack Stern (@ByJackStern) to take a look at the Brewers in the first of a series looking at the NL Central. Are the Brewers trying to have their cake and eat it too? What does an associate manager do? Will Christian Yelich return to his MVP form? All that and more as we preview 2024! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone....
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There are things that make you sit up and take notice. One of those is when Kyle Reis (@kyler416) drops his prospect list. This year, the Dirty 35 (plus 15) showed up on Twitter with limited commentary but Daniel (@C70) brings the prospect guru on to break it all down. Where does Cooper Hjerpe rank? Who farther down the list should you keep an eye on? Is Travis Honeyman's future sweet or sour? All that and much more, plus talk abou...
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Spring training games are here! On the eve of actual baseball, Daniel (@C70) talks it over with Josh Jacobs (@joshjacoMLB). Besides talking about Josh's background in writing and podcasting, the guys hash out the winter one more time before looking forward to what's coming up in the spring. Zach Thompson and Matthew Liberatore both take the mound tomorrow--who is more likely to stick on the roster? Will Tommy Edman be ready for Ope...
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Baseball is returning! Allen's (@amedlock1) team gets started next week but the Cardinals are already in Jupiter as images of hurlers hurling and hitters hitting flood the internet. Daniel (@C70) gets a chance to sit down with Viva El Birdos editor Jason Hill to talk about some of the things that are starting to come out of camp. Is Nolan Arenado throwing players under the bus? What kind of leadership is the team looking for? There...
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The line of great guests continues as Daniel (@C70) fills Allen's (@amedlock1) spot with Dayn Perry, writer at CBS Sports and (more importantly) author of his own Cardinals-centric Substack, Birdy Work. The guys talk about writing on Substack and the audience that it reaches before moving on to baseball-centric discussion. What kind of grade does Dayn give the offseason? How interesting is the bullpen construction? Which young hitt...
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