Meet Me At Musial: A St. Louis Cardin...

"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.

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Episode 275: Getting Closer
With Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) still molding young minds and improving his players, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) sits down with Richard McGill (@RichardMcGill89) of the Playing Catch podcast.  They talk about why Richard and his son Truma...
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Episode 274: I, For One, Welcome Our Noot Overlord
It's Lars Nootbaar's world and we're all just living in it.  The Cardinal outfielder is the biggest thing to hit Japan since a certain kaiju.  With Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) still doing the coaching thing, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) tea...
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Episode 273: Walking Through Some Winns
With Allen's (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) season getting started at Tulsa Hale, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) brings in Ben Cerutti (Birds on the Black, @stlfanbc7) to talk about a full week of spring training.  While none of these results should b...
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Episode 272: It’s Time to Play Ball
Seasons are starting, whether it's high school (where Allen, Mr. Red Dirt Redbird and @amedlock1, is at) or professional (at least, the exhibition version).  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) brings in Russ Robinson (Redbird Rants, @frrobinson1957) to ta...
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Episode 271: Signs of Spring
Pitchers and catchers (and other players) have reported to Jupiter and the baseballs are flying, either in bullpens or batting practice.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) brings in Alex (Birds on the Black, @alexcards79) with Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @a...
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Episode 270: Doing a Little Prospecting
With Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) on assignment, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) is fortunate enough to rope in prospect guru and all around great guy Kyle Reis (Birds on the Black, @kyler416) for a little chat.  The guys talk about the World B...
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Episode 269: Breaking Down the Roster
It's Episode #300 in Best Dans/MMM history (and the 100th with the current theme song by Some Guy Named Robb) and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) doesn't have Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) but instead gets to chat with Jason Hill (Viva El Birdos...
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Episode 268: A Salute To Normalcy
With weather issues keeping Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) away, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) sits down solo to talk with Katie Woo (The Athletic, @katiejwoo) about a host of topics, including the fact that Katie finally gets a normal spring t...
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Episode 267: Cardinal Philosophy
With Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) away on assignment, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) trades jibes with Brenden Schaeffer (KMOV, @bschaeffer12) while talking about the state of the Cardinals in 2022 and 2023.  What was it like for Brenden to co...
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Episode 266: Jonesing For The Season
It's another season of Meet Me at Musial and with Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) away starting baseball coaching duties, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) has the traditional season opener, bringing in Jeff Jones (Belleville News-Democrat, @jmjones...
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Episode 265: Looking Back, Looking Forward
On New Year's Eve, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) talk about some of the biggest stories of 2022, from Albert Pujols's return to the big trade, and then went over some of the predictions of 2023 to see how reas...
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Episode 264: Catching Up with the Cardinals
It's been a couple of weeks and things have happened--and not happened--in the world of the Cardinals so Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) got together to try to discuss it all.  St. Louis found its replacement fo...
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Episode 263: Eating Your Vegetables
After a little time off for Thanksgiving, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) are back at it, trying to stir some embers and see if the Cardinals version of the hot stove can catch fire.  Before that, though, the gu...
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Episode 262: No Accounting For Taste
Who wants to talk about payroll?  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) spend most of this episode trying to wrap their heads around what the Cardinals are doing with their budget for this winter.  The available amoun...
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Episode 261: Bench Clearing
For a team not in the playoffs, the Cardinals made quite a bit of news this week.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) go over all of it.  Adam Wainwright is coming back for another season.  Is that a surprise?  Doe...
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Episode 260: An Abrupt Halt
The Cardinals' season ended in the snap of a (jammed) finger and with a whimper, not a bang.  With Allen (@amedlock1) away, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Alex (Birds on the Black, @alexcards79) get down to talking about how things ended.  Which, ...
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Episode 259: That Wasn’t Supposed To Happen
The Cardinals were 93-0 entering the ninth inning of a postseason game with a lead of two or more.  They were much more known for late rallies than late collapses.  Unfortunately, not all this history this season is good and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @...
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Episode 258: It’s Time for October Baseball
The Cardinals did the second-best kind of divisional clinching this week, taking the NL Central on Milwaukee's turf.  (The best, of course, would have been to do it against Milwaukee at Busch.)  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbi...
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Episode 257: History Accomplished
700!  A mark that seemed so improbable at the beginning of the season and so impossible midway through became reality last night.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) marvel at the man that is Albert Pujols and talk...
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Episode 256: Pomp and Circumstance
It's been a historic week for the Cardinals and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) are here to talk all about it.  From the incredibleness that is Albert Pujols to the reliability of Adam Wainwright and Yadier Moli...
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Episode 255: Chugging Along
The Cardinals finally dropped back-to-back games for the first time since late July.  But is it a good thing they've cooled from their red-hot August?  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) talk about the week that wa...
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Episode 254: Sending Up a Flare
The Cardinals are heading into Labor Day weekend in very strong position, up 7 1/2 over the Brewers.  Is this race over already?  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) talk about how things are going for the surging R...
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Episode 253: Flies In The Ointment
It's been a very good few weeks for the St. Louis Cardinals, but that doesn't mean it's been perfect.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) don't spend as much time as they should marveling at Paul Goldschmidt's Trip...
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Episode 252: Fantastic Four
The Cardinals are up four games in the NL Central and that has Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) riding high.  The guys talk about the week that was, including Albert Pujols's heroics and his chances at 700, plus ...
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Episode 251: Trying To Stay On Top
The Cardinals stumbled in Colorado while the Brewers finally found their post-Hader footing, so this weekend's series between the two teams is big.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) talk about the week that was, ...
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