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 s…

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, Cincinna…

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.

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 re…

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 o…

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…

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 G…

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 agre…

'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.c…

All of that teeth-gnashing, hand-wringing angst about the free-agent market proved much ado about nothing -- for elite talents Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. But it wasn't so great for players like newest Cardinal catcher Matt Wieters. In this brand new Best Podcast in Baseball, recorded in…

St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Benjamin Hochman join KMOX's Chris Hrabe for a crossover episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball from Jupiter, Fla. Games have begun for the St. Louis Cardinals and in addition to twists and changes in a Mike Shildt-r…

Hall of Fame baseball writer and MLB Network insider Peter Gammons swings through Cardinals camp and spares some time to talk about all of the changes blitzing baseball -- from the designated hitter in the National League to a pitch clock, coverage of the game to a frozen free-agent market -…

As the Best Podcast in Baseball begins its seventh year, host Derrick Goold, baseball writer at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, talks with Hall of Fame baseball Rick Hummel about the 10 questions -- and more -- confronting the Cardinals as they report to spring training. Health (Marcell Ozuna),…

Surrounded by the low murmur, modern pop, and tidying buzz of a hotel lobby, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Benjamin Hochman discuss the team that the Cardinals will try to pitch to fans during the annual Winter Warm-up. The three-day event in down…

After a brief hibernation -- and two botched attempts to produce a podcast -- the Best Podcast in Baseball returns with the first episode of 2019. A chill has swept through baseball's offseason, leaving many free agents still on ice and fans icy about the moves not yet by the Cardinals. But …

Best Podcast in Baseball returns to a weekly schedule with its first brand-new episode of the Hot Stove Season. Local broadcast hero Kevin Wheeler, of 101.1 FM/WXOS joins Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold for a lengthy debate on the many ways the Cardinals could go this winter to i…

In 2015, Major League Baseball dispatched a group of players and officials to Cuba to host a series of clinics for young ballplayers and test the waters for some "baseball diplomacy." The Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold, co-host of the Best Podcast in Baseball, was one of the few reporters to …

Revisiting a few favorite BPIB episodes this week, starting with that one time Randy and Jason Sklar met Benjamin Hochman and Derrick Goold for pizza at Pi in the Central West End. A podcast ensued. Originally aired on Oct. 18, 2015. From the archives: Randy and Jason Sklar, the world-famous…

The biggest takeaway from the Cardinals' season-wrap press conference -- an hourlong chat with the St. Louis-area media hosted by John Mozeliak, president of baseball operations -- was how this is an offseason of action, not quotes and comments and talk. Action. That's the agreement that the…

Like that one time The Critic met The Simpsons or when Arrested Development stumbled into Law & Order, the Cardinals offseason starts with a crossover you didn't know you wanted and many years in the making: The Cat Chat, featuring the award-winning Jim Hayes, of Fox Sports Midwest fame,…

From downtown Chicago and at the finish line of the regular season, the Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you weekly by Lumberlend Co., finds the Cardinals on the periphery of the wild-card race and in need of a Miracle at Wrigley Field to reach October. St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball w…

St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist Ben Frederickson officially surrenders and joins the Christian Yelich Appreciation Society -- but remains unconvinced that the Cardinals would be any different had they been able to trade for the lefthanded hitting, MVP-ready outfielder for the Milwau…

"They seem like a real annoying team to play against." So says Los Angeles Times baseball writer Andy McCullough of the Cardinals. McCullough joins St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold on the newest Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you weekly at StlToday.com by Lumberlen…

St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist Ben Frederickson joins baseball writer Derrick Goold for a brand-new Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you weekly by Lumberlend Co. The Cardinals converged on the nation's capital during a bizarre, exhausting week in politics and had some consterna…

Annually, they are the lions of February -- the team stacked with stars in all the right places at all the right ages with all the right awards -- and yet here the Washington Nationals are, again, on the brink of disappointment. To understand the culture of the club, its ability to generate …

An object in motion tends to stay in motion and the St. Louis Cardinals, after four months of idling and wandering, are in motion. Hours before Mike Shildt's club completed a sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold, host of th…

With St. Louis still buzzing after a rousing weekend as host for the 100th PGA Championship, the Cardinals return home a far different team than the one that left. The bullpen is in sync, the offense has a knack for timing, and they have a foothold (finally) in the playoff race. Really. St. …

Bring on the youngsters. With the trade deadline in the rear-view mirror and the Cardinals plotting a course for the future by keeping one eye trained on who can help for 2019, the Best Podcast in Baseball, sponsored by Lumberlend Co., looks at the fallout from moves that brought in a bunch …

After spending a weekend at Wrigley Field crammed into the press box, St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Ben Frederickson and baseball writer Derrick Goold had to put some distance between themselves before they could actually host a podcast. With Goold in Cincinnati (and apparently undergrou…

In this special edition of the Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you weekly by Lumberlend, Co., St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold cobbles together two conversations had over the past week with other members of the traveling media party, Erica Weston of Fox Sports Midwe…

The Cardinals faced their nadir during a loss this past at Milwaukee, and it was their response to that "embarrassing" game that may come to define the 2018 club and its aspirations as a contender. In a brand new Best Podcast in Baseball, sponsored by Lumberlend,Co, St. Louis Post-Dispatch s…

From the broadcast booth overlooking Miller Park, Fox Sports Midwest's Dan McLaughlin joins Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold for a brand new Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you weekly by Lumberlend, Co., and they discuss just what happened to the Cardinals in the series opene…

It's become a traditional mile marker for the season -- at least when it comes to local St. Louis media. Flag Day. The first day of the baseball season when it's appropriate to check the standings. And that tradition started with one man. Mr. Flag Day. KMOX's Mike Claiborne. In a brand new B…

In a special edition (read: we got carried away for 80 minutes) of the Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you weekly by Lumberlend Co., 101.1 ESPN/WXOS host Kevin Wheeler joins St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold to discuss the biggest source of angst for Cardinals fans, …

Within a span of 24 hours, Cardinals uber-prospect Alex Reyes made his first start in the majors in 20 months -- and then found himself back on the disabled list. A "significant" muscle strain near his shoulder will likely leave Reyes out of the rotation for several months, and that undersco…

Promise, snooze and sleep puns are kept to a minimum (two, at most) in a brand new episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you weekly by Lumberlend Co. But the ramifications of Marcell Ozuna oversleeping this week and the trickle-down troubles some of the under-performing additio…

A conversation about the Cardinals' chronic lack of offense takes co-hosts, Ben Frederickson and Derrick Goold, into the look at how market factors are influencing the approach of hitters and why the chase for contracts may supersede the need to defy the defensive shifts. The Cardinals sugge…

The sun is out and interleague is in the air, so St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and columnist Ben Frederickson go outside, find a few seats at Busch Stadium and talk about the decided lack of offense that has infested the Cardinals' lineup. It's a brand new Best Podcas…

As the Cardinals' lineup continues to search for its voice, a brand new Best Podcast in Baseball looks at how the offense was sunk against Pittsburgh's bullpen and quieted still against the White Sox. As the rival Chicago Cubs make their first visit to Busch Stadium of the season, St. Louis …

During a home stand that featured a 5-1 record, two extra-inning games, and more perfection against the reeling Cincinnati Reds, the Cardinals moved into first place. But did they also reveal their personality. In a brand new BPIB, brought to you by Lumberlend, com, Post-Dispatch baseball wr…

Less than a week after the Cardinals swept through Cincinnati and won all four games of a series in the Queen City for the first time since, oh, the same week warning tracks were standardized around baseball, the Reds come to St. Louis. They've brought a new manager. They're stuck on the sam…

In a brand new Best Podcast in Baseball, sponsored by Lumberlend, Co., St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and columnist Ben Frederickson get into the middle of the Cardinals' order and discuss what's gone wrong, already, with the team's offense. Has outside temps put the h…

They'll be back. Soon you'll see. The Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to by Lumberlend Co., sets the stage for a culturally significant week in St. Louis. Not only does "Hamilton" open at the Fox Theater, but the St. Louis Cardinals return home for an annual, if official, civic holiday: Op…

From New York, where the Cardinals opened the 2018 regular season against the New York Mets, it's the Best Podcast in Baseball brought to you by Lumberlend Co. St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writers Rick Hummel and Derrick Goold run through what went wrong in the Cardinals' opening loss to…

He's the all-time saves leader in Cardinals history and now Jason Isringhausen is back with the organization to help identify the next young Cardinals closer -- or three. In an expanded role as a pitching coordinator and tutor for the Cardinals' minonr-league organization, Isringhausen works…

Hall of Fame baseball writer Rick Hummel, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, joins the Best Podcast in Baseball to discuss the top three storylines of the first week of games and the impressions some players have made -- and others have not. Pitching drives most of the discussion, as Hummel and…

As the first games of spring arrives, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold welcomes KMOX's sports host Chris Hrabe to the BPIB, borrows his recording equipment and Fishbowl Studios, and launches into a preview of the Cardinals' early squeeze of the Grapefruit League. Into th…

The sixth season of the Best Podcast in Baseball opens in Jupiter, Fla., as host Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer, and colleagues Rick Hummel and Benjamin Hochman discuss the 10 most-pressing issues facing the Cardinals at the start of spring training. Recorded in a con…

From the Post-Dispatch Podcast Studios in downtown St. Louis, host Derrick Goold and columnist Ben Frederickson discuss on the Cardinals and other Major League Baseball clubs are trying to scurryfunge their rosters before spring. That is, they're hastily cleaning them up before company arriv…

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