Best Podcast in Baseball

By Derrick Goold and Benjamin Hochman of the Post-Dispatch

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 Aug 24, 2018

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Ben Frederickson discuss the Cardinals, Major League Baseball, and, as so often happens, anything tangentially related to the national pastime and the city that adores it.

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Best Podcast in Baseball 7.14: A Statuesque Return
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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 National League West to wins in the National League Central, and why McCullough sees a better team in the Cardinals than maybe the standings imply. There is also a rant about a GM that compared himself to brain surgeons and a discussion about the modern game of baseball. McCullough makes a good point about what baseball has above other spots -- and how it's missing the chance to market and maximize that trait. The Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you by Closets by Design of St. Louis, is a production of StlToday.com, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Derrick Goold.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/MtOQwZgSLMM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 19, 2019
Best Podcast in Baseball 7.13: 'The one with Baseball Brit'
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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 Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold to talk about the origins of his fondness for baseball, his planned unplanned schedule, and why baseball's fan base in the UK has so many insomniacs. There is also a friendly debate about colleges and invitation for the BPIB to go international.Which will happen. Book it. This interview is split between two parts -- one out in the stadium, surrounded by the ballpark vibe, and the other, after the rains came, under cover, in the quiet of the press box. Mellows' work can be found on Twitter (@BaseballBrit) and in the podcasts "Bat Flips and Nerds" and "Absolute Bunts." The Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you by Closets by Design of St. Louis, is a production of StlToday.com, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Derrick Goold.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/ixLwfneW3PI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 06, 2019
Best Podcast in Baseball 7.12: 'Great American' Hero
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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 at the All-Star Game, and discuss Rosecrans great adventure to see the major-league debut of Shed Long, an infielder with the Seattle Mariners. Rosecrans' podcast 'Great American Dream' set the bar for all baseball podcasts, and the result wasn't just a great story, a great example of audio storytelling, and a great advancement of baseball coverage -- but also a friendship. Rosecrans also nitpicks Goold's syntax and grammar, which is always fun. The Best Podcast in Baseball is a production of StlToday.com, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Derrick Goold.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/q41iydarBk8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 06, 2019
Best Podcast in Baseball 7.11: The Hummel Eye Test
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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.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/Bo-3IG4Ca30" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 22, 2019
Best Podcast in Baseball 7.10: Replay Revisited with Dan McLaughlin
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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 tradition and technology. This episode of BPIB was part of their semi-regular conversation for "Scoops with Danny Mac" and is shared with BPIB listeners by permission of McLaughlin. The Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you by Closets by Design of St. Louis, is a production of StlToday.com, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Derrick Goold.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/FXgN8c4BQ88" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 16, 2019
Best Podcast in Baseball 7.09: Change is in the Error
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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 columnist Benjamin Hochman dive into the power rankings of changes that must be made, from the lineup to the rotation, the rotation to the bullpen. There is also discussion about when is the right time to make changes, how Dakota Hudson has done as a starter, Carlos Martinez's return as a reliever, and the happy coincidence when bowl of poutine meets a jar of barbecue sauce and wonder appears before our very eyes. The Best Podcast in Baseball is a production of StlToday.com, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Derrick Goold.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/G6xcWg8jhEE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 14, 2019
Best Podcast in Baseball 7.08: 'The one from Monterrey, Mexico'
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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 Mexico Series, the two baseball writers talk about baseball's global outreach, the purpose and benefit of being abroad and in Mexico, and the level of talent in the area.The two writers, having also been together on a goodwill tour to Cuba, discuss the politics of baseball and whether it really is a diplomatic bridge to improve relations. The Best Podcast Baseball, brought to by Closet By Design of St. Louis, is a production of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, StlToday.com, and Derrick Goold.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/qqrkNkcnEV8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 18, 2019
Best Podcast in Baseball 7.07: 'The one with Adam McCalvy'
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If opening day offered a snapshot of the season ahead, the National League Central and the race for the division title could be a doozy. In this brand new episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball, brought you by Closets by Design of St. Louis, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold talks with MLB.com's Brewers beat writer Adam McCalvy about the Brewers, their claim to repeat as division champs, and what the view of the Cardinals is from Wisconsin. This episode was recorded before Paul Goldschmidt's three-homer game. Just because you cannot hear us munching on cheese curds as we talked doesn't mean we didn't. The Best Podcast in Baseball is a production of The Post-Dispatch, StlToday.com, and Derrick Goold. BPIB can be found anywhere you get podcasts, and subscriptions to the podcast are available on iTunes. The weekly baseball podcast is part of the newspaper's Constant Cardinals Coverage, and subscription information can be found at StlToday.com.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/Jo0WmJkogJs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 31, 2019
Best Podcast in Baseball 7.06: 'The one with Scoops'
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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 podcast throughout the baseball season, also debate what truly is the best podcast in baseball. The Best Podcast in Baseball is a production of StlToday.com, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Derrick Goold.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/TTxL1zaEiaw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 22, 2019
Best Podcast in Baseball 7.05: 'The one with Richard Justice'
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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 concerns that are bubbling, bubbling into possibly trouble all around the game. Justice and Goold discuss how baseball may have more talent than ever, and how quietly the Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. is at the nexus of influence for baseball in more ways than people might be aware. The Best Podcast in Baseball is a production of StlToday.com, The Post-Dispatch, and Derrick Goold.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/fobZVmm54S4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 13, 2019