Birds on the Black Podcast

Birds on the Black Podcast
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Chirps - Episode 81 - Pitchers And Catchers: Report! (Again)
Jul 1 • 42 min
Tara is back, and so is baseball. Sort of. For now. But will it last? July 1st was Report Day 2.0, as Major League Baseball tries to get the 2020 season rolling…again. But some players are opting out, others will no doubt test positive for COVID-19 on…
PaD - Season 3 - Shirts Off, Baseball Is Back
Jun 28 • 117 min
Welcome to Prospects after Dark!! We have Cardinals baseball stuff to talk about! And, you know, anything else really!!
Chirps - Episode 80 - Baseball Is …Back?
Jun 24 • 55 min
It might be… there could be… we almost have… baseball? MLB and the MLBPA reached an official agreement on Tuesday, complete with Spring Training 2.0 report dates and a rough estimate for Opening Weekend! While the news continued to pour in, friend of the…
It’s A Cruel Summer For Nerds On The Black
Jun 17 • 69 min
Baseball is dying but #nerds goes on! I’ll be joined by @_Ben_Clemens vent about MLB ‘negotiations,’ talk about the finances of baseball, and review the Cardinals draft. Bring your Clinking beer mugs because its been a cruel summer.
Chirps - Episode 79 - Baseball A Dumpster Fire Story
Jun 16 • 52 min
From a 100% season guarantee to an admission that some owners don’t want baseball this year… it’s been a weird week. And the messiness between the MLBPA and the owners has only gotten messier. So, Tara and Alex talk about “Long Gone Summer” instead and…
The 2020 Draft Episode (Day 2) - PaD - Season 3
Jun 11 • 107 min
Welcome to Prospects after Dark or Whatever!! Day 2 of the draft, let’s see what the Cardinals are going to do!!
The 2020 Draft Episode (round 1)- PaD - Season 3 -
Jun 10 • 88 min
It’s DRAFT PaD time!! Welcome to Prospects after Dark. Let’s talk MLB draft, and what the Cards are gonna do!!
Cardinals 2020 Draft Preview
Jun 7 • 116 min
Kyle Reis and Ben Cerutti talk about the 2020 MLB Draft, as well as some of the changes to the draft and who might be drafted by the Cardinals.
Chirps - Episode 78 - The Owners Are At It Again
May 26 • 36 min
The Owners finally made their proposal. It’s… not great. And there are still health concerns to debate. But hey, baseball players are “essential” now! Only, that doesn’t mean they have to get paid. Buckle up, baseball fans. It’s going to be a bumpy week.…
PaD - Season 3 - The Low Key Sunday Episode
May 25 • 69 min
It’s Prospects after Dark!! I guess we have things to talk about? Draft? Potential agreement to play? STD’s?
Nerds On The Black - We Wait For Games That Just Aren’t Coming
May 20 • 36 min
Still no MLB in 2020 but at least we have the classics. I might have mic issues! Let’s try again anyways #nerds
Chirps - Episode 77 - The Search For Silver Linings In Baseball’s Wacky Plan
May 19 • 38 min
Day by day, the likelihood of an MLB return in 2020 seems to shrink. But for just a few moments, Tara and Alex drink the Koolaid and think about how fun a few of baseball’s proposed plans might be. Plus, Alex tries to make up for Tara’s decades-old…
Chirps - Episode 76 - MLB Vs The Players
May 12 • 52 min
Alex is back this week just in time for the baseball debate of the century — have the owners created a proposal that will bring baseball back? Or will the players stand their ground? And who is right in all of that mess? But what about the actual safety…
Chirps - Episode 75 - Happy KBO-pening Day
May 6 • 47 min
At long last, baseball! …kind of. Oh, it’s definitely baseball. It’s just many, many timezones away. Thankfully, we have St. Louis Cardinal turned NC Dino Xavier Scruggs on the show to talk us through life — and baseball — in the KBO. Plus, Xavier sticks…
PaD - Season 3 - The Matchmaker Episode
Apr 30 • 106 min
It’s Prospects after Dark and Prospect Matchmaker!! Come on in! let’s have some fun with Booze!! Maybe talk baseball?
Chirps - Episode 74 - Guess What’s Back? Contraction’s Back
Apr 22 • 75 min
Another week sans-baseball means another show with a lot of non-baseball talk. What did Tara and Alex discover this week in quarantine? But wait! There’s more. Minor League Baseball is once again grabbing headlines as they continue to negotiate their own…
Nerds On The Black - Minor Leagues Caught With Their Hands Tied
Apr 21 • 56 min
Join me and @tarawellman to talk minor league contraction, MLB realignment, and crate training puppies #nerds
Chirps - Episode 73 - Rod Stewart And Baseball’s Realignment Plan
Apr 15 • 46 min
Yes, Rod Stewart. Give us a break, there’s still no baseball! Also, is weird baseball better than no baseball? Tara and Alex discuss. Plus, the Chirp of the Week revisits some of the best games in Cardinals history. But which one is your favorite? Leave…
Chirps - Episode 72 - Baseball In A Bubble? with J.J. Bailey
Apr 8 • 79 min
It’s week (fill in the blank) of quarantine, and in between “random things we’ve learned” segments, Tara and Alex — plus special guest J.J. Bailey from KMOV — tackle the monumental task of saving baseball, as inspired by MLB’s Arizona plan. Plus, the…
Nerds On The Black - Take Me Out To Baseball City, Away From The Crowds
Apr 7 • 64 min
Zach Gifford is joined by Jason Hill from Viva el Birdos and discusses the possibly of all MLB games being played in Arizona among many other topics. For real this time!! MLB’s latest proposal, social distancing, live on #nerds
Chirps - Episode 71 - Quarantine Lessons And Walkoff Celebrations With Erica Weston
Apr 1 • 66 min
How do time travel and baseball coincide? Alex tells us this week, while Tara contemplates a career change, all because of the quarantine crazies setting in. Thankfully, Erica Weston from Fox Sports Midwest joined them to turn their eyes back to the…
Nerds On The Black - This Is What You Came For
Mar 31 • 50 min
Another typical Tuesday night in quarantine. Break up the boredom with #nerds In this episode Zach talks about the contributions of Fowler, Wainwright. The possibility of Wong repeating 2019. Favorite player in Spring Training. His update on getting a…
PaD - Season 3 - Gifs Was Almost Eaten By A Bobcat And A Deer Almost Killed Me Episode
Mar 28 • 132 min
Prospects after Dark time!! We have baseball news!! Which, ya know, will probably be talked about? Come on in!!
2020 Preseason Dirty Thirty-Five- Prospects 10 - 6
Mar 26 • 40 min
Kyle Reis (@kyler416) continues his Deep Dive into the Dirty Thirty-Five Rankings, the top 35 prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals system 10. RHP Johan Oviedo 9. RHP Angel Rondon 8. Outfielder Jhon Torres 7. Third Baseman Elehuris Montero 6. RHP Junior…
Chirps - Episode 70 - Advocates For Minor Leaguers With Garrett Broshius
Mar 25 • 54 min
This was supposed to be the best week of the year. Instead, the start of the professional baseball season is still *insert question mark* number of days away. But, that doesn’t mean there isn’t news worth discussing! This week, Tara and Alex follow up on…
Nerds On The Black - Episode 3 - The Best Teams Of All Time
Mar 24 • 48 min
Zach Gifford and John LaRue of Viva El Birdos join the latest MLB trend and select their all-time St. Louis Cardinals and Major League rosters. Is one of those the best team of all time
Prospects 15 - 11 - The Dirty Thirty-Five by Kyle Reis
Mar 23 • 33 min
Kyle continues his Dirty Thirty-Five Deep Dives with prospects #15-11 15. Luken Baker, 1B 14. Tony Locey, RHP 13. Griffin Roberts, RHP 12. Jake Woodford, RHP 11. Malcom Nuñez, 3B View Kyles complete list and write ups for his Dirty Thirty-Five here…
PaD - Season 3 - The Salt Of The Earth Episode
Mar 22 • 110 min
Welcome to Prospects after Dark! Being dumb & having fun is all that we have. Let’s do it together! Baseball and whatnot
Chirps - Episode 69 - No Baseball, So Many Questions
Mar 18 • 54 min
Baseball is on hold for who knows how long, and the entire country locks down a little more each day. While they try to stay healthy, despite some sudden onset hypochondria, Tara and Alex talk about what might happen if and when baseball resumes. And they…
Nerds On The Black - Where Is This Going
Mar 18 • 52 min
“Where is this going?” Without baseball, Zach Gifford is joined by Keely ( @keelynstl) to make their T-Swift March Madness picks, talk MLB postponement, and look forward to baseball, eventually. Everything is coming down to nothing.
Pandemic After Dark - PaD - Season 3
Mar 13 • 117 min
Prospect. after. Dark!!! Welcome! Hop in! Get wet, you freaks. Let’s talk about literally anything!
Chirps - Episode 68 - Headlines and Health Concerns
Mar 11 • 53 min
The light at the end of the Spring Training tunnel is clearly visible now. But the mind-bending headlines just won’t stop. This week, Tara and Alex tackle the simpler storylines like Jack Flaherty’s contract renewal and Yairo Muñoz’s unusual career move,…
Nerds On The Black - Episode 1: It’s nice to have a friend
Mar 11 • 60 min
Zach Gifford is joined by Brenden Schaeffer to launch Nerds on the Black to discuss spring position competitions, opening day outlook, and other spring news for the St. Louis Cardinals
Chirps - Episode 67 - Spring Training Mailbag
Mar 4 • 56 min
With just about three weeks to go until the season REALLY starts, Alex and Tara take your suggestions for show topics, and ended up with a mailbag episode that includes their thoughts on Alex Reyes, Tommy Edman, and the Cardinals’ strategy for playing…
#’s 20-16 - 2020 Preseason Dirty Thirty-Five
Mar 1 • 24 min
Enjoy this deep dive into prospects #20-16 from Kyle Reis’ Dirty 35 20. Trejyn Fletcher, OF 19. Patrick Romeri, OF 18. Alvaro Seijas, RHP 17. Kodi Whitley, RHP 16. Justin Williams, OF Kyle Reis (@kyler416 on twitter)
PaD - Season 3 - The Impromptu Episode
Feb 29 • 83 min
This is Prospects after Dark! Sorry for the late notice! Let’s have a beer, be friendly, and talk baseball and stuff!!
Chirps - Episode 66 - It’s Almost Actually Baseball Season But It’s Still Not
Feb 26 • 57 min
Best friend of the podcast, Ben Godar, joins Alex this week to touch on Spring Training, but also get a head start on planning the Cardinals’ next World Series film. Is the 2020 squad one that can actually get them there? Or are all the 80ish-win…
#’s 25 - 21 - Dirty 35 by Kyle Reis - Preseason
Feb 25 • 27 min
Kyle Reis continues his raking of the Top 35 St. Louis Cardinals prospects, we call it The Dirty Thirty-Five 25. Pedro Pages, C 24. Brendan Donovan. 2B/3B 23. Andre Pallante RHP 22. Logan Gragg, RHP 21. Julio Rodriguez, C
#’s 30-26 - The Dirty Thirty-Five Podcast by Kyle Reis
Feb 21 • 32 min
Kyle Reis continues his countdown of HIS top 35 prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals system 30. RHP Alex FaGalde 29. RHP Tommy Parsons 28. OF Justin Toerner 27. SS Mateo Gil 26. LHP Evan Kruczynski
Chirps - Episode 65 - Injuries And Insults- Spring Training And The ‘Stros
Feb 19 • 60 min
If you’ve been wondering all week about Ozzie Smith’s dunking abilities, Tara and Alex (with an assist by Brenden Schaeffer)have uncovered the answers. They also tried to limit the Houston talk, but there’s just SO MUCH DRAMA. With players speaking out…
#’s 35-31 - The Dirty Thirty-Five Podcast by Kyle Reis
Feb 16 • 30 min
The best tradition at Birds on the Black, the yearly Dirty Thirty-Five countdown by Kyle Reis. The Preseason D35 begins with these gentleman, enjoy! 35. Ricardo Sánchez, LHP 34. Delvin Pérez, SS 33. Chandler Redmond, 1B/2B/3B 32. Juan Yepez, 1B/3B/OF 31.…
Chirps - Episode 64 - Spring Training And The Postseason Shakeup
Feb 12 • 59 min
Come for the PECOTA panic, stay for the unbridled bewilderment at MLB’s recently released postseason reorganization proposal. Plus, Alex’s Chirp of the Week ends in an attempt to confirm Ozzie Smith facts by tweeting at the legend himself. Will it work?…
PaD - Season 3 - Welcome Back To PaD
Feb 9 • 119 min
Welcome back to Prospects after Dark! It’s Spring Training week! It’s also Dirty Thirty-Five time! Let’s get into it!
Chirps - Episode 63 - Mookie Betts and the Bright(ish) Lights of MLB Stardom
Feb 5 • 58 min
When the Red Sox and Dodgers pull off the mega-deal of the winter, you discard show plans and talk about it. But then, you pull it together and get back on track for a classic offseason debate about Major League Baseball and #Branding. Does MLB do enough…
Chirps - Episode 62 - Whiteyball And Projections With Ben Cerutti
Jan 29 • 45 min
Ben Cerutti of Birds on the Black joins Alex this week to talk old-school baseball and new-school projections. Plus, Alex’s Chirp of the Week involves little known facts about pitchers and the art of stealing bases. Like what you hear? Subscribe/rate the…
Chirps - Episode 61 - Buzzers, Burner Accounts And MiLB Solutions
Jan 21 • 64 min
In this super-sized episode of Chirps, Tara and Alex cover the wackiest week of offseason baseball news yet, AND feature a special interview with Slade Heathcott — former player and current Director of Business Development for More Than Baseball (a…
Chirps - Episode 60 - Cheaters And Trade Rumors (After Dark)
Jan 15 • 65 min
How much news can you fit into one week (much less one podcast)? Alex brings Kyle Reis back, and they try to answer that question and more. Who is Austin Dean? What do all the Nolan Arenado rumors mean? And how about Houston and the cheating Astros/Red…
Card•Annals - Episode 1: The Mission
Jan 13 • 12 min
Learn about the origins of baseball in St Louis and the amazing reason the Cardinals were founded. Voiced by Bruno (@StlCardsCards) For more Card•Annals please visit
PaD - Season 3 - Welcome To The Family Matthew And Luke Liberatore
Jan 10 • 124 min
Prospects after Dark on a Friday! Let’s talk Cardinals trades of past and potential future while getting drunk and weird
Chirps - Episode 59 - Is Everyone Cheating?
Jan 8 • 45 min
The rumor mill is stirring! On Tuesday, Nolan Arenado was the primary focus. Could the Cardinals really be in the mix? And what is it about the Marcell Ozuna market that’s taking so long to develop? How does Zach Gifford’s newest discovery about El Oso’s…
PaD - Season 3 - The Episode With Tara
Jan 5 • 116 min
It’s a Saturday Prospects after Dark! We have nothing to talk about!! I KID WE TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING
Chirps - Episode 58 - Mail Bag: DeJong, OPS Leaders, And The Starting Five
Dec 31, 2019 • 47 min
It’s 2020! But even though the calendar changed, the Cardinals haven’t. So, while we wait for news that may or may not come, Tara and Alex tackled your questions in the first Mail Bag episode of the new year. They talk Paul DeJong, OPS leaders, the…
PaD - Season 3 - Happy Mexican New Year
Dec 29, 2019 • 90 min
Happy PaD Year!!! Welcome back to the nonsense! Let’s talk about prospects and their junk or whatever! Who knows!!
Chirps - Episode 57 - Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
Dec 25, 2019 • 15 min
It’s a season for celebration! - Our first year - The best things about baseball - St. Louis’s favorite non-hockey team Give us your favorite things so we can celebrate them, too! And, um, about that Chirp of the Week… Like what you hear? Subscribe/rate…
Chirps - Episode 56 - Pitching Acquired. What’s Next?
Dec 18, 2019 • 56 min
The Cardinals have finally awoken from their pre-winter slumber, and signed a lefty pitcher. But it’s not the one many Cardinals fans were pining for. Ben Godar of Viva El Birdos joins Alex to talk about the newest Cardinal (Hello, Kim Kwang-hyun!), as…
PaD - Season 3 - The Two Year Anniversary Episode
Dec 11, 2019 • 105 min
2 years of Prospects after Dark!! You’re the best! Let’s celebrate! Get a drank, get the Cards on yo mind, & let’s DO IT
Chirps - Episode 55 - Chirps After Dark, Part 2- The Contraction Episode
Dec 10, 2019 • 64 min
He’s baaaaaaaack! Tara pulled Kyle Reis in for round two of Prospects After Dark meets Chirps with Alex “on assignment.” They talk Winter Meetings, Matt “The Villain” Carpenter, and how MLB’s contraction plan breaks down (in detail). It’s all the MiLB…
Position Rankings - Outfield - by Kyle Reis
Dec 6, 2019 • 61 min
Kyle Reis wraps up his position rankings with the top outfielders in the St. Louis Cardinals system. Thanks to everyone who listened and read the posts at Kyle is a legend.
Position Rankings - First Base - by Kyle Reis
Dec 4, 2019 • 29 min
Kyle Reis continues his position ranking in the St. Louis Cardinals MiLB system with first basemen
Chirps - Episode 54 - Heating The Stove
Dec 4, 2019 • 49 min
The stove is heating up for teams not in the St. Louis metropolitan area. But, with the Winter Meetings right around the corner, Tara and Alex try to do a little pre-heating of the Cardinals stove by making perhaps the earliest official predictions about…
Position Rankings - Utility Infielders - by Kyle Reis
Dec 3, 2019 • 64 min
Kyle Reis ranks his 2019 Utility Infielders in the St. Louis Cardinals system
Position Rankings - Third Base - by Kyle Reis
Dec 3, 2019 • 28 min
Kyle Reis continues ranking his top positions in the St. Louis Cardinals farm system with third base.
PaD - Season 3 - I’m Sorry Tara And C70
Dec 1, 2019 • 110 min
t’s Prospects after Dark! Let’s talk Cardinals prospect position rankings, cathartic familia therapy session, & more!!
Position Rankings - Catchers - by Kyle Reis
Dec 1, 2019 • 19 min
Kyle Reis continues his prospect position rankings with the Catchers in the St. Louis Cardinals system
Position Rankings - Relief Pitchers - by Kyle Reis
Dec 1, 2019 • 31 min
Kyle Reis continues ranking his top prospect positions with the 2019 Relief Pitchers in the St. Louis Cardinals prospects system
Position Rankings - Drafted Pitchers - by Kyle Reis
Nov 30, 2019 • 25 min
Kyle Reis ranks his top 2019 drafted pitchers for the St. Louis Cardinals
Card•Annals - Episode 0 - The Myth
Nov 29, 2019 • 4 min
Welcome to Card Annals, in this episode Bruno (@stlcardscards) tells you that you dont know anything about the history of the St. Louis Cardinals. Enjoy! And watch the video at
Position Rankings - Starting Pitching - by Kyle Reis
Nov 29, 2019 • 38 min
Kyle Reis ranks his top pitching prospects for the St. Louis Cardinals
PaD - Season 3 - The Black Rimmed Glasses Episode
Nov 24, 2019 • 86 min
Welcome to Prospects after Dark! Cardinals talk, prospects talk, sexual healing… talk? Whateva yo like!!!!
Chirps - Episode 53 - The Sign Stealing Saga
Nov 20, 2019 • 49 min
The offseason thus far hasn’t featured too many shocking headlines on the Cardinals front. The Astros, however, nab headline after headline… and not for the reasons they’d hope. With their electronically aided sign stealing strategy exposed and under…
PaD - Season 3 - The First Episode Of Season 3
Nov 18, 2019 • 114 min
It’s season 3 of Prospects after Dark! Settle in, get comfy, and let’s talk offseason baseball and the Cardinals!
Chirps - Episode 52 - Chirps After Dark
Nov 12, 2019 • 76 min
It’s the biggest crossover event since __________(fill in the blank). It’s Alex from Chirps with Kyle from Prospects After Dark. And Tara is… nowhere to be found. On the busiest news day of the offeseason to date, the Birds on the Black duo breaks it all…
Chirps - Episode 51 - Gold Gloves And Golden Opportunities
Nov 5, 2019 • 55 min
The first week without baseball left us with some postseason awards, and some press conference sound bites. What does Kolten Wong’s Gold Glove mean? Should Mike Shildt win Manager of the Year? What was happening with John Mozeliak’s wardrobe on Tuesday?…
Chirps - Episode 50 - Winter Is Coming
Oct 30, 2019 • 58 min
As the Nationals played their way into a decisive World Series Game 7, Tara and Alex return to the podcast waves to talk about the most interesting headlines of the Fall Classic, the rare “other news” in baseball, and what should happen as John Mozeliak…
PaD - Season 2 - The First PaD Of The Offseaon Episode
Oct 28, 2019 • 103 min
Welcome back to Prospects after Dark! Let’s talk about the Cardinals offseason, Cardinals’ prospects, & anything else!!
Chirps - Episode 49 - NLCS: The “C” Is For Crash And Burn?
Oct 16, 2019 • 39 min
That’s all she wrote. The Cardinals — who spent most of 2019 trying to find a balance between expectation and execution — lost four games in a row to fall just short of the final round of the postseason. Instead, the Nationals celebrate something they…
PaD - Season 2 - I’m Wearing A Shirt Until The Cardinals Win
Oct 13, 2019 • 80 min
Prospects after Dark time! It’s bad, but it’s not over. Let’s relax, talk NLCS, but also get weird and have fun!!
PaD - Season 2 - Mike Shildt F***S
Oct 10, 2019 • 92 min
LCS Prospects after Dark!! Let’s do it!! Let’s talk roster, Shildt, Randy, runs by the Bucket full, & stuff!!!
Chirps - Episode 48 - NLDS: The “D” Is For DRAMA
Oct 9, 2019 • 57 min
It’s only been a week, but it feels like a lifetime since the Cardinals snatched the division crown and made their way to the home of the Braves in (or, at least near) Atlanta. And there’s been enough drama for that lifetime, too. From Ryan Helsley’s…
The “There’s Still Baseball To Play” Episode - PaD - Season 2
Oct 6, 2019 • 95 min
It’s Prospects after Dark! OK, it’s bad. It’s definitely not good. But It’s not over. Let’s get drunk and chat About it!
Chirps - Episode 47 - Time To Fly To Atlanta
Oct 1, 2019 • 57 min
Just like everyone knew from the very beginning, the Cardinals are NL Central Champs! No, don’t go back and listen to our series preview show. We’ve been all in just like the front office has been! Ok, the important thing is, the Cardinals held off a…
PaD - Season 2 - The Who Lit The Fire Under The 2019 Central Division Champs Episode
Sep 29, 2019 • 134 min
It’s Prospects after Dark!! The Cardinals are playoff bound! Rosters! Flaherty! Matchups! The AFL! Let’s talk about it!!
Cardinals Vs Cubs || The Last Stand || Series Preview
Sep 26, 2019 • 29 min
It all comes down to this. Well, not ALL all. But as far as the NLCentral crown, this is how the story ends. The Cubs vs the Cardinals, one last time for 2019. The Brewers have turned up the pressure, and the Cardinals have to sort out how to best use an…
Chirps - Episode 46 - The Legend And The Rookie
Sep 25, 2019 • 53 min
The Cardinals have shaved down their magic number like John Brebbia shaving his beard at the end of the season — dramatically. And it all feels sort of like a dream. This week, Tara returns and together with Alex, they try to make sense of the weekend at…
Cardinals Vs — Goldschmidt’s Return To AZ — Series Preview
Sep 23, 2019 • 28 min
The Cardinals are back in the postseason. That much we know for sure. Their return to the division title, though, must first go through Paul Goldschmidt’s old hometown. As he returns to Arizona fir the first time, the Cardinals look to carry the momentum…
Relatively Speaking - Curt Flood Jr Part 2 - by CardsCards & Tara Wellman
Sep 21, 2019 • 73 min
Curt Flood should have lived a dream life. Athletic, smart, driven, and artistic, Flood could have been successful in any number of areas. Baseball was his choice, where he proved to be a gifted Center Fielder, a World Champion, a star player, and hero to…
Chirps - Episode 45 - Here Come The Cubs
Sep 18, 2019 • 56 min
This week, Alex is joined by the Blogfather himself — Daniel Shoptaw — as the Cardinals get ready for the showdown with the Cubs, division on the line. How did the Cardinals get here? Who can they depend on down the stretch? And what needs to happen this…
Cardinals vs Nationals || The Race To October || Series Preview
Sep 16, 2019 • 27 min
#Cardinals #Nationals #WildCard Cardinals vs Nationals || The Race To October || Series Preview When the St. Louis Cardinals last saw the Washington Nationals, the Harper-less squad was hapless, too. Fast forward a few months, and the Nats are right back…
Relatively Speaking - Curt Flood Jr Part 1 - CardsCards and Tara Wellman
Sep 13, 2019 • 74 min
Curt Flood should have lived a dream life. Athletic, smart, driven, and artistic, Flood could have been successful in any number of areas. Baseball was his choice, where he proved to be a gifted Center Fielder, a World Champion, a star player, and hero to…
Cardinals vs. Brewers || The Wild Wild…Central || Series Preview
Sep 13, 2019 • 27 min
Cardinals vs Brewers || The Wild Wild…Central || Series Preview The 2019 season started with the Cardinals and the Brewers. And, just-sort-of-almost-but-not-really like we expected, it’s coming down to their final matchup, too. Well, that and the…
Chirps - Episode 44 - Crowning An Ace
Sep 11, 2019 • 45 min
With 18 games to play, the Cardinals remain atop the NL Central. But even with the calendar on their side, there is no real rest for the anxious minds of expectant fans… especially with seven games remaining with the 2nd place Chicago Cubs. Can they hold…
PaD - Season 2 - The County Police Episode
Sep 10, 2019 • 95 min
Welcome back to Prospects after Dark! Let’s talk Cardinals’ baseball, the playoff race, and anything else you’d like!!
Chirps - Episode 43 - The Dreaded Double-Double
Sep 4, 2019 • 53 min
Last week, guest co-host Ben Godar and Alex asked if this Cardinals team is for real. This week, Tara returns to find that they just might be. A marathon weekend that could have ripple effects for days to come went from nightmare to day dream, in large…
Chirps - Episode 42 - Is This For Real?
Aug 28, 2019 • 48 min
Alex is joined by Ben Godar this week, and they dive into the current Cardinals winning streak, as well as baseball at large (we’re talking managers, documentaries, the “health” of baseball, and more). Because we really just want to know - are the…
Chirps - Episode 41 - The Unfortunate Case Of Tommy Edman
Aug 21, 2019 • 61 min
What do baseball games and podcasts have in common? They’re probably a little too long. But that doesn’t stop you from watching, so it shouldn’t stop you from listening, either! This week, Tara and Alex tackle the Tommy Edman conundrum, complete with a…
Chirps - Episode 40 - A Closer Look: Too Many Outfielders? Let’s Go To The Replay…
Aug 14, 2019 • 53 min
The Cardinals are in Kansas City after sweeping the Pirates at home over the weekend. But a few things stuck out in that series… namely, the seemingly ineffective use of MLB’s replay review process. While the staff tries to sort out just what to do with…
PaD - Season 2 - The I Got Drunk At Joes House With Zach Episode
Aug 13, 2019 • 123 min
Prospects after Dark time!! Let’s talk a little Arozarena, sweep of the Pirates, Lane Train, and anything else!!
Chirps - Episode 39 - No Reinforcements For You!
Aug 7, 2019 • 57 min
The trade deadline came and went with little fanfare (except for the Houston Astros), leaving the 2019 Cardinals to fend for themselves in the final two months of the season. Why is that a problem, and — more importantly — what can the Birds do now?!…
PaD - Season 2 - The Pre - Trade Deadline Episode
Jul 30, 2019 • 118 min
It’s Prospects after Dark!! Let’s talk deadline, Carlson, Bader, Rosscup, and “Whateva U Liiike”
Prospects after Dark - The “Shirtless PaD” Episode
Jul 25, 2019 • 102 min
Welcome to Prospects after Dark! Let’s talk about the farm system, a good Cardinals team, but mostly anything you’d like
Chirps - Episode 38 - Eat My Dust, Nerds!
Jul 24, 2019 • 56 min
Are the Cardinals setting up a magic trick that makes the rest of the division disappear? Or is this just a mirage playing tricks on us all? A 9-3 run since the All Star break has the masses talking, and this week, Alex and Tara talk about Paul…
We’re Still Talking About RAAAANNNNNDDDYYYY - Prospect to be Named Later (PTBNL)
Jul 17, 2019 • 44 min
Kyle and Colin discussed the recent Blogger Day at Busch Stadium, including the Cardinals tendency to call up minor leaguers and not play them, Mo’s recent trades (they aren’t great, folks), and the general aloofness of Bill DeWitt Jr. Kyle went on a rant…
Chirps - Episode 37 - Getting Hot: Fact Or Fiction?
Jul 17, 2019 • 49 min
Does a winning streak out of the All Star Break mean anything? Is Tyler O’Neill finally coming around? Can we buy into the run scoring in the first series or two, or is this all just one big prank? Those are the questions Tara and Alex try to answer,…
Prospects 7-1- The Dirty Thirty-Five Podcast- by Kyle Reis
Jul 14, 2019 • 52 min
Prospect #7: OF Randy Arozarena Prospect #6: UTIL Tommy Edman Prospect #5: 3B Elehuris Montero Prospect #4: RHP Ryan Helsley Prospect #3: 3B Nolan Gorman Prospect #2: Catcher Andrew Knizner Prospect #1: OF Dylan Carlson
Prospects 8-14 - The Dirty Thirty-Five Podcast by Kyle Reis
Jul 11, 2019 • 34 min
Mid-Season Dirty Thirty-Five Top 35 Prospects in the #STLCards system —— Prospects 14-8 —— Prospect #14: UTIL Edmundo Sosa Prospect #13: Catcher Ivan Herrera Prospect #12: RHP Griffin Roberts Prospect #11: RHP Jake Woodford Prospect #10: LHP Genesis…
Prospects 15-21 - The Dirty Thirty-Five Podcast by Kyle Reis
Jul 10, 2019 • 33 min
Mid-Season Dirty Thirty-Five Top 35 Prospects in the #STLCards system —— Prospects 21-15 —— #21: 1B Luken Baker #20: RHP Johan Oviedo #19: RHRP Junior Fernandez #18: OF Trejyn Fletcher #17: 3B Malcom Nunez #16: OF Jhon Torres #15: RHP Angel Rondon —— by:…
Chirps - Episode 36 - Perfectly, Painfully Average At The All Star Break
Jul 10, 2019 • 51 min
The Cardinals survived the disaster of May, only to “rebound” in June by maintaining their absolutely average pace. At 44-44 on the season, where do the Cardinals go from here? What can they fix? Is this where an era of Cardinals baseball ends? And then,…
Prospects 22-28 - The Dirty Thirty-Five Podcast by Kyle Reis
Jul 9, 2019 • 30 min
Kyle continues his Dirty 35: Top 35 prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals system Prospect #28: UTIL Kramer Robertson Prospect #27: RHP Alvaro Seijas Prospect #26: LHP Evan Kruczynski Prospect #25: OF Adolis Garcia (JAG) Prospect #24: 1B/OF: Rangel Ravelo…
Prospects 29-35 - The Dirty Thirty-Five Podcast by Kyle Reis
Jul 8, 2019 • 29 min
Kicking off the Dirty Thirty-Five and counting down leading off with Prospect #35: 1B/OF-ish John Nogowski Prospect #34: RHP Tommy Parsons Prospect #33: 1B/OF Leandro Cedeno Prospect #32: OF Scott Hurst Prospect #31: Catcher Julio Rodriguez Prospect #30:…
Chirps - Episode 35 - What Do Hitting Coaches Even Do, Anyway?
Jul 3, 2019 • 40 min
There wasn’t much baseball this week, and that left lots of time for Tara and Alex to ponder things like… What sort of impact does a hitting coach really have, anyway? Was Mike Shildt offended or just defensive? And how ‘bout that lone All Star, Paul…
Chirps - Episode 34 - Albert Pujols And The Long Journey Home
Jun 26, 2019 • 51 min
It finally happened. Albert Pujols returned. Was it everything everyone hoped for? Is Tara still inexplicably annoyed by it all? And does The Machine end up with a statue outside of Busch? And then there’s the matter of Kolten Wong. If you’ve not noticed,…
Chirps - Episode 33 - Still Singing The Blues? (And maybe not the good kind?)
Jun 19, 2019 • 43 min
Ben Cerutti joins Alex this week to talk about St. Louis going blue - for hockey, but also in lament of the current Cardinals conundrums. There’s the offense… The pitching… The front office… And then there’s this business of Albert Pujols returning to…
Prospects after Dark - The “Connectivity Issues” Episode
Jun 16, 2019 • 64 min
Welcome to Prospects after Dark! Text intros are stupid! We talk about everything! Come get stupid with me!!
Chirps - Episode 32 - Mail Bag: Yadi, Waino, And The Worst Cardinals Trades
Jun 11, 2019 • 28 min
We’ve got mail! With Alex out this week, Tara called in reinforcements to help answer your most burning questions. Together, Tara and Nick talk about Adam Wainwright’s injury, Yadier Molina’s authority, and the one trade they’d like to undo from the…
Cardinals vs. Marlins Different Roads, Same Destination Series Preview #23
Jun 10, 2019 • 28 min
The last time the Cardinals were swept by the Cubs at Wrigley, they spiraled into an entire month with just 9 total wins. This time, they follow up the sweep at Wrigley with a trip to Miami to face a team suddenly looking to compete, despite being years…
Chirps - Episode 31 - The Cardinals Are… Back?
Jun 5, 2019 • 46 min
A sweep of the Rival Cubs feels good. But what does it actually mean? This week, Alex and Tara talk through the weekend series with the North Siders, and then debate whether or not the sudden success is based on things that are sustainable. They also dive…
Prospects after Dark - The “Draft Recap After Dark” Episode
Jun 5, 2019 • 41 min
Welcome to a rain delay theater addition of PaD! Let’s talk about the Cardinals draft so far and whatnot!
Prospects after Dark - The “Welcome Back To Prospects after Dark” Episode
Jun 2, 2019 • 104 min
Welcome back to Prospects after Dark! Let’s talk MLB draft, Cards win streak, the minors, and whatever’s on yo mind!!!
Cubs vs. Cardinals || Battle for the NL Central || Series Preview #20
Jun 1, 2019 • 34 min
The story continues… The Cubs sweep of the Cardinals at Wrigley sent the Redbirds spiraling into a disastrous month of May. The series opener on Friday will be the Cardinals’ last chance to win back-to-back games in the month. No pressure, right? But…
Chirps - Episode 30 - What The…?
May 29, 2019 • 54 min
May is nearly over — thankfully. But it’s been a long, weird month full of everything Cardinals fans DIDN’T want to see in 2019. Is it too late to turn it around? Who can we blame? Where can they go from here? Plus, Alex brings us a Chirp of the Week that…
Cardinals vs. Phillies Wrapping Up May - Bang or Bust Series Preview #19
May 29, 2019 • 31 min
The St. Louis Cardinals - Wrapping Up May with a Bang or as a Bust? That’s the question facing the .500 Cardinals as they make the trip to Philadelphia this week for three games. The Phillies, though, have spent the last week in the NL Central themselves.…
Chirps - Episode 29 - Let’s Go …Blues?
May 22, 2019 • 45 min
Welcome to the new Blues podcast! We hope you enjoy your stay. No, but really… the Cardinals are boring and the Blues are going to the Stanley Cup Final! But, fine. Let’s talk Cardinals, too. This week, Tara and Alex lament another week of bad results,…
Cardinals vs Rangers || Deep in the Heart of Texas || Series Preview #15
May 18, 2019 • 32 min
The St. Louis Cardinals - Deep in the Heart of Texas It’s been nearly eight years since the Cardinals and the Texas Rangers last met. That series turned out in the Cardinals’ favor, thanks to the likes of Lance Berkman and David Freese. This series,…
Chirps - Episode 28 - Doom And Gloom???
May 15, 2019 • 50 min
Last week was raining and cold and just generally bad for baseball. So, Tara and Alex dive into the doom and gloom and try to determine whether or not the 2019 St. Louis Cardinals are actually just… bad. Will the starting pitching really get better? Does…
Pirates vs Cardinals - The Puzzle of Pitching - Series Preview #13
May 9, 2019 • 30 min
The St. Louis Cardinals have had a ROUGH week, dropping back to back series in pretty frustrating fashion. The Pittsburgh Pirates came so close to a two-game “mini sweep” of the texas Rangers to start the week, and then the bullpen blew the save and the…
Prospects after Dark - the “Draft only guys with tools” episode
May 9, 2019 • 94 min
Welcome to Prospects after Dark!! We talk about everything! Baseball mostly! OK, sometimes! OK, basically never!
Chirps - Episode 27 - From The Top: Are Carp And Goldy Okay? (And Thank Goodness for DeJong)
May 8, 2019 • 42 min
The Cardinals took a beating at Wrigley field, and (during the recording of this particular show) suffered another walloping by the Phillies. But this week, Tara and Alex get specific and talk about what is happening with the top of the Cardinals lineup.…
Phillies vs. Cardinals Bryce Harper Visits Busch Series Preview #12
May 6, 2019 • 30 min
#Cardinals #Phillies #MLB Phillies vs Cardinals - Bryce Harper Visits Busch Stadium Many a Cardinals fan couldn’t wait for the day Bryce Harper jogged out to right field at Busch Stadium. It’s just… in that particular fantasy, he did so as a CARDINAL, not…
Cardinals vs. Cubs || Drama At Wrigley || Series Preview #11
May 2, 2019 • 43 min
Cardinals vs Cubs at Wrigley - Series Preview The Cardinals had to Chicago for the first head-to-head matchup with the rival Cubs over the weekend. And they’ll meet a team that’s surging, thanks in large part to a dramatic improvement in starting…
Chirps - Episode 26 - The Hottest Bats In Cardinals History
May 1, 2019 • 43 min
The 2019 Cardinals have a lineup (and then some!) full of HOT bats. But how does this group stack up compared to some of the great offensive teams of the past? That is the debate Tara and Alex dive into this week. They may not have an MV3, but they might…
Cardinals vs. Nationals || Life After Bryce Harper || Series Preview #10
Apr 29, 2019 • 30 min
#Cardinals #Nationals #SeriesPreview Cardinals vs Nationals - Life After Bryce Harper In the aftermath of losing a star to the enemy, what have the Washington Nationals do? Well… it hasn’t been spectacular. They sit at 12-14 on the year as they welcome…
Cardinals vs Reds || Who Will Beat The Streak? || Series Preview #9
Apr 25, 2019 • 35 min
The Cardinals are on a 5-game win streak; the Reds needs some hitters to get ON a streak. The Reds visit the Cardinals for the first time this season, and Matt Berger from St. Louis joins me to talk about how the Birds look coming out of the first three…
Chirps - Episode 25 - Revisiting The Outfield Options
Apr 24, 2019 • 48 min
The dynamic duo is back together again! In the return of both Tara and Alex, they revisit the idea of the potentially problematic outfield arrangement, including Marcell Ozuna and Dexter Fowler. The changes to the equation in the last couple of weeks are…
Cardinals vs Brewers || Home Field Advantage || Series Preview #8
Apr 22, 2019 • 23 min
Do the Cardinals have home field advantage… like the Brewers did through the first two series of the year? The Brewers visit Busch Stadium for the first time in 2019, and they have absolutely OWNED the Cardinals so far. So, the home team has quite a few…
PaD - Season 2 - The Resurrection Of Prospects After Dark Episode
Apr 21, 2019 • 93 min
Welcome back to PaD!! I missed you! Let’s have some fun. Let’s talk about the Cardinals from top to bottom!nals from top to bottom!
Cardinals vs Mets The Battle Between Battered Starting Pitching Series Preview #7
Apr 21, 2019 • 35 min
It was just last season that the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets kicked off the season against one another. That year didn’t turn out like either team had hoped. This time, both teams have starting rotations that are underperforming, and some…
Chirps - Episode 24 - The Mexico Series Report Ft Polo Ascencio
Apr 17, 2019 • 32 min
The Cardinals returned from Monterrey, Mexico just in time to run into the buzz saw that is Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers. But who wants to hear about that? With Alex out of town this time, Tara brought in reinforcements… in the form of Polo…
Cardinals vs Brewers || The Return to MKE || Series Preview #6
Apr 14, 2019 • 32 min
Cardinals vs Brewers - The Return to Milwaukee The Brewers head home from their West Coast trip to meet the Cardinals arriving fresh off of the Mexico Series in Monterrey, Mexico for part two of the NL Central saga. The last time the Cardinals were there,…
Cardinals vs Reds || MLB Mexico Series 2019 || Series Preview #5
Apr 12, 2019 • 37 min
Cardinals vs. Reds - in Mexico! The NL Central battle goes international this weekend as the MLB Mexico Series takes the Cardinals and the Reds to Monterrey for two games. The much-improved, “win now” Reds got off to a surprisingly rough start to the 2019…
Chirps - Episode 23 - wOBA, xwOBA, And Early Season Banter
Apr 10, 2019 • 60 min
With Tara out of town, Alex brought in special guest Ben Godar of Viva El Birdos to breakdown the start to the Cardinals 2019 campaign. Alex and Ben take a deep dive into what has happened, and what it might mean for the course of the summer, and more.…
Cardinals vs Dodgers The Return of Joe Kelly and David Freese Series Preview #4
Apr 7, 2019 • 35 min
Long-time friends (and heroes!) Joe Kelly and David Freese return to Busch Stadium this week… with the Dodgers. Cardinals vs. Dodgers is always a series that feels a little more… intense. And with the Dodgers flying high and the Cardinals scratching their…
Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Padres - Manny Machado Comes to St. Louis
Apr 4, 2019 • 39 min
It’s the Cardinals vs the Padres for Opening Day in St. Louis, and the Friars are bringing Manny Machado with them. Plus, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Chris Paddack and… Well, you’ll have to watch to see the rest! And answer the poll question: Who are you more…
Chirps - Episode 22 - Is Marcell Ozuna A Problem?
Apr 3, 2019 • 46 min
It’s only five games. That’s the silver lining when looking at the troubling start for the Cardinal left fielder. But, Marcell Ozuna is trending in a direction that strongly resembles his 2018 campaign, and that’s just not going to cut it. At least, not…
PaD - Season 2 - The Matt Carpenter Pants Rattlesnake Episode
Apr 1, 2019 • 96 min
It’s PaD time! Back up the trucks & pack them up! The world is ending.The house is on fire. Everything is awful! So F it
Dirty 35 - Prospects 5 - 1
Mar 28, 2019 • 45 min
Kyle dives deeper into his Dirty Thirty-Five prospect ranking system for the St. Louis Cardinals This episode finishes his list with prospects 5-1 Ryan Helsley, Andrew Knizner, Nolan Gorman, Elehuris Montero and Dakota Hudson Hope you enjoy and any…
Chirps - Episode 21 - Five Predictions for The 2019 Cardinals
Mar 27, 2019 • 47 min
Opening Day is SO CLOSE! And the NL Central is probably *also* going to be SO. CLOSE. So, this week Alex and Tara take a dive down the predictions rabbit hole and try to imagine what the Cardinals can/will do in the 2019 season. 1. If _____________, then…
Prospects after Dark - The “I Love The Body On That 18 Year Old” Episode
Mar 25, 2019 • 94 min
It’s Prospects after Dark! Let’s wrap up Spring Training and the D35, and celebrate the start of the 2019 season!!
Chirps - Episode 20 - All In On _________ (fill in the blank)
Mar 20, 2019 • 40 min
The Angels are “all in” … on Mike Trout. The Cardinals are “all in” on 2019. Or, are they? With long-term contracts being handed out (after great delay) this spring, have the Cardinals done enough to back their claims that they’re “going for it” in 2019?…
The Dirty Thirty-Five Podcast by Kyle Reis - Prospects #10-6
Mar 18, 2019 • 39 min
Kyle dives deeper into his Dirty Thirty-Five prospect ranking system for the St. Louis Cardinals This episode he goes over his #10-5 prospects Griffin Roberts, Randy Arozarena, Dylan Carlson, Lane Thomas, Luken Baker & Genesis Cabrera Hope you enjoy and…
Prospects after Dark - The “Three Nights in a Hotel” Episode
Mar 17, 2019 • 98 min
Welcome to Prospects after Dark! Maybe we’ll talk about prospects! Maybe we’ll talk about baseball! Who knows?!?
Chirps - Episode 19 - How Good Is Goldy?
Mar 13, 2019 • 44 min
Paul Goldschmidt is a Cardinal. This week, Tara and Alex revisit that fact to debate the idea that Goldy is underpaid, underrated, and under appreciated already in St Louis. Too strong? Well, it depends on how you assign value (everything comes back to…
The Dirty Thirty-Five Podcast - Prospects #15-11
Mar 12, 2019 • 33 min
Kyle dives deeper into his top prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, going over prospects #15-11 Malcom Nunez, Evan Mendoza,Evan Kruczynski, Jhon Torres & Griffin Roberts
Prospects after Darl - The “O’Neills Heavy Load” Episode
Mar 10, 2019 • 82 min
Prospects after Dark time!! We have the D35, spring training, reassignments, potato skins, and nonsense to talk about!!
The Dirty Thirty-Five Podcast - Prospects #20-16
Mar 7, 2019 • 31 min
Kyle dives deeper into his top prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, going over prospects #20-16 Tommy Edman Edmundo Sosa Adolis García (JAG) Ramon Urias Jake Woodford
Chirps - Episode 18 - You’ve Got Mail!
Mar 6, 2019 • 46 min
It’s the first ever Chirps Mail Bag episode! Alex and Tara took your questions and, after talking about Bryce Harper one last time, answered them in long-winded fashion. What? There’s a lot to be said about Tyler O’Neill and Brett Cecil! The outfield is…
Prospects after Dark - The “Sup Bro’Neill” Episode
Mar 4, 2019 • 107 min
Hi everyone! Welcome to Prospects after Dark! Let’s talk about the Cardinals, prospects, and get stupid in the process!
The Dirty Thirty-Five Podcast - Prospects #25-21
Feb 28, 2019 • 26 min
Kyle dives deeper in this dirty thirty-five, top st. louis cardinals prospects, podcast Going over prospects #25-21 #25 Scott Hurst, Casey Meisner, Ivan Herrera, Leandro Cedeno and #21 Johan Oviedo. Hope you enjoy
Chirps - Episode 17 - The Equations Of Spring
Feb 26, 2019 • 38 min
In many ways, Spring Training is one, giant math problem. The equations that result in a 25-man roster are anything but elementary, especially with such complications as “too many pitchers” or “five players for four spots.” That’s precisely the…
Prospects After Dark - the “Special But Not Special” episode
Feb 25, 2019 • 100 min
It’s “Prospects after Dark”! Let’s get weird & talk about the D35, The Cardinals’ spring, & pretend like an awards show!
The Dirty Thirty-Five Podcast - Prospects 30-26
Feb 23, 2019 • 27 min
Kyle dives deeper in his dirty 35 with his dirty thirty-five podcast. In this one he goes over #’s 30-26 30. Connor Jones 29. Seth Elledge 28. Angel Rondon 27. Max Schrock 26. Dennis Ortega Give it a listen, hope you enjoy it!
S1E11 Winter Wonder-Land Chris Hrabe
Feb 21, 2019 • 29 min
Spring Training games begin this weekend, but KMOX’s Chris Hrabe (@chrabe) is already in mid-spring form, bringing daily coverage from Jupiter to the air waves and the interwebs. From Paul Goldschmidt to Carlos Martínez, and from Drew Robinson to John…
Chirps - Episode 16 - What Will Carlos Do Next?!
Feb 19, 2019 • 51 min
Carlos Martínez. Is there a starting pitcher in baseball that draws so much ire from fans and front offices alike? Talent for days, questions for miles. This year is no different. Carlos Martínez — statistically the Cardinals’ best starting pitcher since…
Prospects After Dark - The Knockoff DayQuil And Bourbon Episode
Feb 18, 2019 • 99 min
It’s time for Prospects after Dark! Let’s talk the start of spring training, the D35, and all things friendly
The Dirty Thirty-Five Podcast. Prospects #35-31
Feb 16, 2019 • 26 min
The Dirty Thirty-Five Podcast by Kyle Reis Prospects #35-31 In this podcast Kyle goes over his Dirty Thirty-Five list, prospects #35-31 Rangel Ravelo, Jake Walsh, Justin Williams, Delvin Perez and Chase Pinder.
S1E10 Winter Wonder-Land Polo Ascencio
Feb 15, 2019 • 37 min
My Spanish is… how do you say… muy mal. (For now.) But Polo Ascencio — whose Spanish AND English are fabuloso — will be back in the broadcast booth this spring working alongside Bengie Molina, sending Cardinals game coverage across the radio waves around…
Chirps - Episode 15 - Projecting Harrison Bader’s 2019
Feb 13, 2019 • 40 min
With Tara out “on assignment,” as they say, Alex called up Ben Cerrutti to pinch hit… and to explain how Harrison Bader will fare in 2019, based on a projection system of his own creation. Will Bader’s defense drop off? If not, is it enough to cover for…
Prospects After Dark - The Bourbon Tea Episode
Feb 11, 2019 • 94 min
Hey PaD fam!! Welcome to Prospects after Dark! Let’s talk about the Cardinals, the Dirty 35, and all things good!!!
Chirps - Episode 14 - Carpenter’s Return (to 3B)
Feb 6, 2019 • 31 min
Little divides Cardinals fans more, it seems, than perhaps their best hitter in years. Yes, Matt Carpenter goes from G.O.A.T to… well, goat faster than you can say “Carp for MVP!” This week, with Alex out sick, Nicholas Childress pinch hits to talk about…
S1E9 Winter Wonder-Land Brad Thompson
Feb 3, 2019 • 34 min
Adding anymore pieces would be “complicated,” John Mozeliak said. Frankly, what’ *isn’t* complicated about this offseason, Mo? With Bryce Harper and Manny Machado theoretically holding up the Free Agent market, and the Cardinals publicly backing further…
Chirps - Episode 13 - The Ozuna Conundrum
Jan 30, 2019 • 40 min
At Winter Warm Up, John Mozeliak created some apprehension about Marcell Ozuna’s physical readiness. When Yadier Molina followed that up by expressing his hopes that the slugger - who has spend the winter in the Dominican Republic - would be ready for…
Prospects After Dark - Pussyboys4life Episode
Jan 28, 2019 • 110 min
Hey! It’s Prospects after Dark!! Let’s talk about Prospects, rivalries, probably testicles, modeling careers, and more!!
Chirps - Episode 12 - Rivalry Week
Jan 23, 2019 • 34 min
If an instagram post could BE the show notes, Yadier Molina’s epic clap back to some unfriendly rival comments last week would be the one. The rivalry is back… not that it ever went away. And for the St. Louis faithful, with it has come a resurgent…
S1E8 Winter Wonder-Land Jenifer Langosch
Jan 18, 2019 • 32 min
Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) has covered the St. Louis Cardinals for the last seven years. This year will be the beginning of a new era… Not just because Jen is leaving the beat behind, but also because Mike Shildt will get his first swing at turning…
Chirps - Episode 11 - What About Waino???
Jan 16, 2019 • 36 min
Adam Wainwright has been the anchor of the Cardinals rotation for most of the last decade plus. Despite multiple seasons spent on the disabled list (which then means multiple seasons attempting to come back from significant injuries), his performance and…
PaD - The Ozuna Pounds Bottles Of Hennessy Episode
Jan 14, 2019 • 80 min
It’s Prospects after Dark time!! Let’s talk MiLB pay, Kyler Murray, Cards arbitration, and ANYTHING else!!!!
S1E7 Winter Wonder-Land JJ Bailey
Jan 11, 2019 • 62 min
Hater’s gonna hate, but this is the #AllKoltenWongEverything episode. Underrated, undervalued, under discussed. Yes, I’m aware of my well-documented bias, but Kolten Wong has yet to live up to his own potential, and as a result, the baseball world has yet…
Chirps - Episode 10 - In Pursuit Of The Starting Five
Jan 9, 2019 • 38 min
The Cardinals have, on paper, what looks to be a solidified pitching picture. But nothing about a pitching staff is ever truly that simple. This week, with Alex back in action, we tackle the ever-present question, “Can you have too much pitching?” With…
Prospects after Dark - The “First Episode Of 2019”
Jan 7, 2019 • 87 min
t’s Prospects after Dark!! There’s basically nothing going on with the Cards right now so let’s get weird, I guess!!!!!
Prospect To Be Named Later w/ Kyle Reis & Colin Garner
Jan 5, 2019 • 30 min
PTBNL: New Year, Same Podcast In the return of PTBNL, Colin and Kyle discussed the Baseball America Best Tools list, a seemingly outrageous comp for Genesis Cabrera, and noticed that the success of the podcast is correlated with the success of a certain…
S1E6: Winter Wonder-Land || The Joey Mellows (aka the Baseball Brit)
Jan 4, 2019 • 24 min
If Major League Baseball is going to London, we should to. But if you *can’t* get to the UK for the upcoming series in June, at least take a minute (or 25) to introduce yourself to the growing and passionate #MLBUK community. Joey Mellows - the Baseball…
Chirps - Episode 9 - Anatomy Of A Pitcher Ft Robby Rowland
Jan 2, 2019 • 47 min
With Alex “out on assignment,” (that’s what they say when people are out of town on vacation, right?) Tara called in some backup to kick off the 2019 season. Robby Rowland knows the Cardinals Minor Leagues well… nearly as well as he knows the grind of the…
Prospects after Dark πŸŒ™ - The “Fuzzy Avocado” Episode
Dec 31, 2018 • 88 min
Happy New Years #PaDPeople!! Let’s talk about this past year, the Cardinals, Prospects, and whateva yo want!!
Chirps - Episode 8 - The Holiday Edition
Dec 26, 2018 • 17 min
This time of year calls for reflection and gratefulness. Whether you’re celebrating with a home full of family and friends, or alone in the peace and quiet, or not celebrating at all, we wish you a season of joy and peace and love… and baseball, of…
Dec 24, 2018 • 72 min
Happy PaDsmas!!!! Let’s give stuff away, talk about the Cardinals, Andrew Miller, and get druuuuuuuunk from a Santa hat!
S1E5: Winter Wonder-Land || The Derrick Goold Episode
Dec 21, 2018 • 37 min
Since trading for Paul Goldschmidt, the St. Louis Cardinals have been quiet. As with many other MLB teams this winter, no news doesn’t necessarily mean no action. But while we wait to see who wins the Bryce Harper lottery (wait, if you *get* money from a…
Chirps - Episode 7 - Dexter Fowler… To Be Continued?
Dec 19, 2018 • 35 min
Even without much resembling baseball “news” this week, there was plenty of talk amongst the Cardinals faithful, and most of it centered on Dexter Fowler - the most likely candidate for the every day right field job in 2019. But it’s not his baseball…
πŸŒ™ PaD - The “Recapping The Dumbest Week In The History Of Cardinals Twitter” Episode
Dec 17, 2018 • 104 min
“PaD” time! Let’s talk Goldy/Fowler/Harper, FSM disaster, hot takes, PaD gear, nonsense, & raffle off PaD beanies!!
Chirps - Episode 6 - So… Now What?
Dec 12, 2018 • 34 min
It’s Winter Meetings week, and the Cardinals have indicated their interest in a left-handed hitter… just not THAT left-handed hitter. Despite their insistence that “2019 is important,” and the glaring “win now” addition of Paul Goldschmidt, the Cardinals…
Prospects after Dark - The “One Year Anniversary” Episode
Dec 10, 2018 • 101 min
It’s been 1 year of this s***show called “Prospects after Dark!” Let’s celebrate! Baseball, booze, & brand new merch!!
S1E4: Winter Wonder-Land || The Craig Mish Episode
Dec 7, 2018 • 23 min
Last winter, Craig Mish became St. Louis famous by breaking the Marcell Ozuna trade on Twitter. This winter, there isn’t so much to report on the Marlins-Cardinals beat, but that doesn’t keep Craig from wondering with me about the offseason, the Paul…
S1E3: Winter Wonder-Land || the “Paul Goldschmidt Short” Episode ft. John Gambadoro
Dec 6, 2018 • 15 min
ATTENTION: PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT IS A ST. LOUIS CARDINAL After days of rumors fluttering and flying around the internet, the deal is now done: Paul Goldschmidt will be wearing the Birds on the Bat come spring. (Actually, he’ll probably wear them at the presser…
Prospects after Dark - the “All Gold Errrrrrything” Episode
Dec 6, 2018 • 79 min
EMERGENCY Prospects after Dark!!! Cards acquire Goldschmidt! What’s next? Let’s talk about it! LETS GET NUTS!!
Chirps - Episode 5 - The Mystery Of The Manny Market
Dec 5, 2018 • 31 min
Manny Machado was poised to be one of two long-coveted Free Agents this winter. The Cardinals appeared to be a nearly perfect suitor. Something, somewhere changed. This week, Alex and Tara investigate what, why, and how the Manny Machado Market took a…
Prospects After Dark - The Avocado Juice Enema Episode
Dec 3, 2018 • 112 min
Prospects after Dark!!!! Let’s talk about Nelly (this is our life now), free agency, and how miserable existence is!!!
Organizational Rankings: Top 5 Third Basemen
Nov 30, 2018 • 32 min
You might being asking “how did you get to these rankings?” Well, THAT’S NONE OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS JUST ENJOY THE RIDE. The truth is that I tend to put an emphasis on proximity to the majors for the organization rankings. Enjoy the podcast version of…
Organizational Rankings: Top 5 Short Stops by Kyle Reis
Nov 29, 2018 • 19 min
Kyle Reis (@kyler416 on twitter) ranks his top 5 SS in the St. Louis Cardinals organization
Organizational Rankings: Top 5 Second Basemen by Kyle Reis
Nov 28, 2018 • 18 min
You might being asking “how did you get to these rankings?” Well, THAT’S NONE OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS JUST ENJOY THE RIDE. But, for the sake of the organizational rankings, I usually put a weird amount of emphasis on proximity to the majors. So, without…
Chirps - Episode 4 - The “Great Goldschmidt Debate” Episode
Nov 28, 2018 • 38 min
If Josh Donaldson was ever a prime target for the Cardinals, they missed out… big time. But with The Bringer Of Rain off the board, the Cardinals aren’t out of options to upgrade their lineup (even without Bryce Harper). Paul Goldschmidt is available… and…
Organizational Rankings: Top 5 First Basemen by Kyle Reis
Nov 27, 2018 • 10 min
Today, it’s the first basemen! It’s an interesting group that has everything from a 2018 draft pick to a nine year MiLB veteran
The Bourbon Hot Chocolate Episode
Nov 26, 2018 • 115 min
Prospects after Dark time! Let’s talk about the position rankings at BirdsOnTheBlack, 40-man moves, & things you like!!!
Organizational Rankings: The Top 5 Catchers by Kyle Reis
Nov 26, 2018 • 9 min
Let’s get into the catchers in the organization, shall we? Here are the top 5 (6) catchers in the organization with an admission of wrong-doing at about the #4 spot. Enjoy!
Organizational Rankings: The Top 10 Outfielders - By Kyle Reis
Nov 25, 2018 • 28 min
Another day, another group of players in the Cardinals organization to rank! Today, it’s the outfielders. I went heavy with proximity to the majors here instead of focusing on the tools. This group is a lot of fun.
Organizational Rankings: The “Top Relief Pitching Prospects”
Nov 24, 2018 • 17 min
Our trip through the St. Louis Cardinals organization continues with the Top 5 relief pitchers (yes, we talk about seven of them) in the system. by Kyle Reis
Organizational Rankings: The “Top 10 Starting Pitching Prospects” Podcast by Kyle Reis
Nov 23, 2018 • 32 min
*Welcome to the Organizational position rankings!! This is the preface. What I aim to do with this list is to show you what the organization looks like beyond the obvious names at the top. As a result, aside from a brief mention at the beginning, players…
S1E2: Winter Wonder-Land || The Erica Weston Episode
Nov 22, 2018 • 30 min
Taking a break from breaking news, Erica Weston joins me to talk about her transition to the Fox Sports Midwest team, Barclay the Blues puppy, the new powder blues, and all those walk-offs she saw first hand. And, we wonder together about what the…
Chirps - Episode 3 - The “AyBayBader Blues”
Nov 21, 2018 • 31 min
On Monday, the Cardinals rolled out the red carpets to (re)introduce the blue jerseys. As modeled by Harrison Bader, the new version of the old roadies created quite a stir among the fanbase. Love them or hate them, Tara and Alex share their thoughts on…
Prospects After Dark - The “Half Sack” Episode
Nov 19, 2018 • 90 min
It’s Prospects after Dark time! Baseball, life, free agency, & other random stuff! Let’s DO IT
Chirps - Episode 2 - The “Harper’s Bazaar” Episode
Nov 14, 2018 • 32 min
So, there’s this guy. His name is Bryce. He’s pretty decent at baseball, and he’s in the market for a new employer. The market rate for Bryce is, well, bizarre. But should the Cardinals determine to be the highest bidder? Would this Harper kid even…
Prospects After Dark - The “Paul DeJong could make better meth than Walter White” episode
Nov 12, 2018 • 107 min
Prospect after Dark time, family!! Let’s talk about the MLB offseason & get weird and hopefully not die like last week!!
Chirps - Episode 1 - The “State Of The Nation”
Nov 7, 2018 • 33 min
Welcome to the debut of Chirps, hosted by Tara Wellman and Alex Crisafulli from Episode 1 gives you a taste of what’s to come by taking a look at where the Cardinals stand heading into the winter and whether or not John Mozeliak’s…
the “Chest Sparkles - Season One finale” episode
Oct 30, 2018 • 114 min
Happy Season 1 finale of “Prospects after Dark”! Let’s talk season 1, BOTB, the WS, Cards, the offseason, & all things!!
S1E1: Winter Wonder-land || the Benjamin Hochman Episode
Oct 28, 2018 • 29 min
The Cardinals are the Mariners. Harper is perfect for St. Louis The offseason is #fun. Music: Artist: NAZAR RYBAK Title: IT IS FUN
Prospects After Dark - the “Keep your hands out your lap, Kyle” Episode
Oct 26, 2018 • 84 min
Its Prospects after Dark! Let’s talk Donaldson, Harper, Cardinals, the Fall League, & whatever you like!!!
Prospects After Dark πŸŒ™ - The Hoodies off, Pants off, Let’s Party Episode
Oct 19, 2018 • 100 min
It’s “Prospects after Dark”!! Let’s talk CardS baseball, the Arizona Fall League, and meats of all types! Also, HOO… recorded *LIVE* 10/18
Prospects After Dark - The White Walker Episode
Oct 10, 2018 • 96 min
Prospects after Dark is live!! Happy Tuesday! Let’s talk about the Cards, the offseason, the AFL, and dumb stuff!!!
The “Last PaD of the regular seaon” Episode
Oct 2, 2018 • 103 min
Recorded on 9/27/18 Prospects After Dark hosted by Kyle Reis Kyle talks St. Louis Cardinals, Prospects, Life, Women, Men, Comic Books, and he answers questions on this Thursday edition of PaD!
Ya - Ya - Ya - Ya - Yadi By CardsCards
Sep 26, 2018 • 3 min
Every great hero deserves a song written about them from a truly talented individual. That hasn’t happened for Yadi yet, so in order to encourage someone who might actually not completely suck to come along, here is my rendition of “Yadi” written to the…
πŸŒ™ PaD- The “I can’t pee in public bathrooms when those 65 year old guys peek at my junk” episode
Sep 21, 2018 • 93 min
Prospects After Dark with Kyle Kyle discusses a lot of things prospects related, cardinals related, life related, and much much more in this thursday edition of PaD!
πŸŒ™ Prospects After Dark - The Minor League Playoffs Episode
Sep 14, 2018 • 95 min
Kyle does that thing again…. Thanks to all that joined us on this Wednesday edition of Prospects After Dark.
πŸŒ™ Prospects After Dark - The “Purple” Episode
Sep 7, 2018 • 87 min
Kyle blesses us with his presence, knowledge , charm, and self deprecation in this latest Prospects After Dark
Relatively Speaking: Grandpa Red
Sep 5, 2018 • 53 min
Millions of Cardinals fans, generation after generation, have known their legends by a single name: Ozzie. Willie. Stan. Red. For a slightly smaller audience, though, they had other single-word names: Dad. Brother. Husband. Grandpa. Today, Bird on the…
Prospects After Dark - the “go on… touch it” episode
Aug 30, 2018 • 92 min
Kyle delivers another Prospects After Dark.
Prospects After Dark - The “Women are so much smarter than men” episode
Aug 24, 2018 • 100 min
Another fun episode of Prospects After Dark with your man Kyle. A lot of Cardinals talk, prospects talk, some life advice, some laughs, some cries, some hugs, some flirting, some passive aggressiveness. All in this compact episode.
Prospects After Dark - The Matchmaker Episode
Aug 11, 2018 • 79 min
Kyle talks Nolan Gorman promotion, JAG, and does the 2nd annual Matchmaker Prospects! You asked to be paired up, and kyle did his research. Enjoy
Kyle Reis interviews Andy Young
Aug 11, 2018 • 23 min
On Saturday August, 11th, 2018, I was fortunate enough to have had a chance to talk to Cardinals’ infield prospect and Prospect #19 in The Dirty Thirty-Five, Andy Young about his baseball life. We touched on a lot of stuff. From his recent success at…
the “Tyler O’Neill is Sex” episode
Aug 3, 2018 • 94 min
“The trade deadline has passed, Tyler O’Neill IS Sex, and the Cardinals are good again!!! Let’s PaD, shall we?!” - Kyle
Series Preview Rockies vs. Cardinals
Jul 29, 2018 • 28 min
The Rockies come to town on a 4-game winning streak. The Cardinals welcome them after a late night as the Game of the World on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball against the Cubs. Jenny Cavnar took a break from the studio in Colorado to talk about the Rockies and…
πŸŒ™ Prospects After Dark - The “ef it” episode
Jul 27, 2018 • 31 min
Kyle, fresh off his dirty thirty-five, hosts Prospects After Dark this week.
Special Edition: All Star Week with Jessica Kleinschmidt
Jul 16, 2018 • 38 min
Unofficially, the season is halfway over. Which means it’s time to look back at the 1st half, get ready for the All Star Game, and recharge for the rest of the summer. Joining me for all of that is Jessica Kleinschmidt from MLB’s Cut 4, and her own show,…
The *Mandingo Montero* Episode -
Jul 10, 2018 • 84 min
Back in the saddle of Monday nights, welcome to Prospects After Dark. Kyle flirts with his Mid Season Dirty Thirty-Five. Many a cheers were given on this PaD. Kyle talks prospects, baseball, life. Check out the latest, recorded on 7/09/18
Series Preview Braves vs. Cardinals
Jun 28, 2018 • 31 min
The Braves weren’t supposed to lead the NL East this year. They weren’t even supposed to be particularly competitive. And yet… here we are. Nubjays Wilborn joins me from the Press Box to talk about what’s gone so right. Music: Artist: NICOLAI HEIDLAS…
Series Preview Indians vs. Cardinals
Jun 25, 2018 • 38 min
The Cardinals managed a split in Milwaukee to end the road trip… but that didn’t inspire excessive confidence in their ability to stand tall against the division-leading Cleveland Indians. Stephanie Liscio joins me to talk about the strange similarities…
The “Welcome to my life” episode
Jun 21, 2018 • 58 min
“Good evening and welcome to Prospects After Dark”- Kyle Thanks to all that joined us on this Wednesday edition of PAD, we covered a lot! Who gets the call up for the newly injured Wacha? Updates on all the favorites.
Birds on the Black - Zach Gifford w/ Joe Schwarz (of The Athletic STL)
Jun 20, 2018 • 68 min
Joe Schwarz of The Athletic joins our own Zach Gifford to talk St. Louis Cardinals baseball. With Greg Holland is back off the DL, Zach and Joe discuss whether fans should expect the former star reliever to show improvements this time around or if he’s…
πŸŒ™ Prospects After Dark - The Draft Hangover Episode
Jun 15, 2018 • 90 min
Thank you to all that joined us on this Thursday edition of Prospects After Dark. We had a ton of questions involving the recent draft signings and many things minor league. Specific questions about Andrew Knizner, Evan Mendoza, Dakota Hudson and Delvin…
πŸŒ™ Prospects After Dark - The Draft After Dark Episode (320 Kbps) (
Jun 8, 2018 • 142 min
Kyle hosted Prospects After Dark during the MLB Draft. Timed it perfectly to get the St. Louis Cardinals first two picks of the draft. tons of questions, answers, insight and drinking. We hope you enjoy.
Series Preview Marlins vs Cardinals
Jun 5, 2018 • 39 min
The Marlins are in full-on rebuild mode. Jeter and company have their work cut out for them, with very little good will stored up among the fans. And yet, they play on. The visit St. Louis this weekend with at least a few remaining familiar faces for…
Series Preview: Pirates vs Cardinals
Jun 2, 2018 • 40 min
Having just seen the Pirates last weekend, there should be very few surprises. But what this series lacks in mystery, it makes up for in significance. While it’s probably best to let the actual games do the answering, that’s not nearly as interesting as…
πŸŒ™ Prospects After Dark - The *Shattered Glass* Episode
May 29, 2018 • 104 min
Welcome to “Prospects after Dark”!!! Let’s talk about the Cardinals! And, you know, other weird things!
Series Preview: Cards @ Brewers, Chapter 3
May 28, 2018 • 32 min
The Brewers are on fire. The Cardinals are trying to get there. In a tight division, these games feel important, even if it’s still only May. Music: Artist: SUBCHO Title: JOYFUL DAY
Series Preview: Cardinals @ Pirates, Take 2
May 25, 2018 • 35 min
The Cardinals first trip to Pittsburgh this season didn’t go so well for them. And the Pirates are still playing better than expected. So… what will happen this weekend, and how does the “Fly ball revolution” play into it? Alex Stumpf explains it all.…
πŸŒ™ Prospects After Dark - The “Stay Hydrated” Episode
May 24, 2018 • 78 min
πŸŒ™ Prospects After Dark - The “Stay Hydrated” Episode by Birds on the Black
Birds On The Black - Prospect Macarena #6 (Q&A With Kyle Reis)
May 24, 2018 • 39 min
Birds On The Black - Prospect Macarena #6 (Q&A With Kyle Reis) by Birds on the Black
Prospect Macarena #2 part 1 (Q&A with Kyle Reis)
May 23, 2018 • 35 min
Here is what we discussed: We talked about Delvin Perez and what’s been going on with him The biggest riser and faller in the organization so far in 201 The three best arms between Palm Beach and Peoria The expectations of Terry Fuller and what a…
Series Preview: Royals vs Cardinals
May 22, 2018 • 25 min
It’s the I-70 Series… which carried a lot more weight “back in the day.” But, it’s still a series the Cardinals can’t look past, even when the Royals aren’t exactly what one might call “good.” Music: Artist: SUBCHO Title: JOYFUL DAY…
Series Preview: Phillies vs Cardinals
May 16, 2018 • 32 min
The Cardinals *finally* beat the Twins to wrap up a 3-3 road trip. But now, they turn their attention to the upstart Phillies, who have battled rain delays the last week, but come into the series having won 6 of their last 7 games. Will the offensive…
About Last Nigh: Insanity!
May 16, 2018 • 6 min
They’re doing that thing again - that thing where they fool us into believing they’re good, and then they play like they’re anything but. So, here’s my #hottaek: The Cardinals need to figure out how to score runs — early, late, often, and consistently —…
πŸŒ™ - Prospects After Dark - The “Alex Reyes (rehab)Episodee”
May 15, 2018 • 34 min
Welcome to another episode of Prospects After Dark, hosted by Kyle Reis. In this episode Kyle… Covers Alex Reyes’s rehab start in Peoria. 5 IP, 1H, 12Ks, 1BB, ya. Gretchen Piscotty ALS Raffle Donation Does a Miss Cleo impression Takes 100 questions…
Series Preview Cards @ Twins
May 15, 2018 • 47 min
To conclude the 4-game season set, the Cardinals are in Minnesota to take on the Twins… who kicked off a rough week for the Redbirds with back-to-back wins in St. Louis last Monday and Tuesday. Music: Artist: SUBCHO Title: JOYFUL DAY…
Series Preview Cardinals @ Padres
May 10, 2018 • 44 min
The Cardinals are headed west! At least for a few days. This trip, it’s the Padres, who have loads of up-and-coming talent that may not *quite* be ready yet, but the promise is there. And so is Franchy Cordero… which is enough of a reason for me to make a…
About Last Night You… Ok?
May 9, 2018 • 5 min
Things seem a little… off. No? Music: Artist: SUBCHO Title: JOYFUL DAY Artist: NAZAR RYBAK Title: INNOVATED TECHNOLOGY
About Last Night: Unforgettable
May 7, 2018 • 10 min
I still, literally, CAN’T EVEN. Cards sweep Cubs. Back-to-back Walk-offs. WHAT IS LIFE?! Music: Artist: SUBCHO Title: JOYFUL DAY Artist: Fabrika Music Title: Vintage City
Series Preview Twins vs. Cardinals
May 7, 2018 • 34 min
It’s another quick, mini-series to start the week (and end the homestand), this time with the Minnesota Twins. While the Cardinals won’t face the familiar fastball of Lance Lynn, they will have their work cut out for them, facing a lineup that seems to be…
May 6, 2018 • 6 min
Cardinals dropping like flies, Carlos Martínez pinch hitting (WHAT?!), and the Cardinals still managed to win in walk-off fashion. Baseball, man. Music: Artist: SUBCHO Title: JOYFUL DAY Artist: RODRIGO VICENTE Title: ADVENTURE…
About Last Night: The DRAMA
May 5, 2018 • 6 min
All wins are created equal, but not all wins FEEL equal. Rivalry wins always feel bigger. Cubs vs. Cardinals, Quintana vs. Mikolas, Pham vs. THE WORLD… baseball, man. Music: Artist: SUBCHO Title: JOYFUL DAY Artist: NAZAR RYBAK…
Series Preview: Cubs vs. Cardinals
May 3, 2018 • 40 min
The weather wrecked havoc on the first series between the NL Central rivals. This weekend in St. Louis, it’ll be the Cardinals looking to protect home turf. Will the Greatest Leadoff Hitter Of All Time carry the North Siders to victory? Or can Bud Norris…
About Last Night Just One Day
May 3, 2018 • 7 min
Martínez was masterful, but Giolito kept the Cardinals bats at bay. Is that concerning? Sure. Should baseball favor “good losses” and “bad wins” like college sports?? Music: Artist: SUBCHO Title: JOYFUL DAY Artist: NAZAR RYBAK…
About Last Night: The Silent Treatment
May 2, 2018 • 6 min
The Cardinals were silent far too long for my liking… but if all people really remember is the ending, then I guess they’re just fine. Music: Artist: SUBCHO Title: JOYFUL DAY Artist: NAZAR RYBAK Title: LETS WIN…
πŸŒ™ Prospects After Dark - the “95% sure José Martínez…” episode
May 1, 2018 • 99 min
Bourbon is Rebel Yell Hot takes from the weekend sweep in pittsburgh Where to hide Jose Martinez Best prospect to not play in majors Knizner update Long term future for jordan hicks Tommy Edman love Reality of coaching staff, thoughts on Mike Matheny,…
Series Preview: White Sox vs. Cardinals
Apr 30, 2018 • 29 min
The Cardinals take on the Chicago White Sox Tuesday and Wednesday in quick 2-game set. But even though the South Siders might be down, the Cardinals better not count them out.
About Last Night: You’re My Weakness
Apr 27, 2018 • 5 min
The drama. The suspense. The anxiety. Why do I do this to myself? Because the Cardinals… they’re my weakness. It’s nice when they pull of a win, for the sake of my high blood pressure. Music: Artist: SUBCHO Title: JOYFUL DAY…
Series Preview: Cardinals @ Pirates
Apr 27, 2018 • 41 min
To complete the opening month’s NLC Tour, the Cardinals take on PNC Park and the better-than-advertised but maybe-not-as-good-as-they-looked Pittsburgh Pirates. Thanks to Dan Hopper for joining me! Music: Artist: SUBCHO Title: JOYFUL DAY…
About Last Night: INSPIRED.
Apr 26, 2018 • 6 min
Kolten Wong doing Kolten Wong things (FINALLY!) the week after I make an appearance at Busch. Coincidence? I think not. Music: Artist: SUBCHO Title: JOYFUL DAY Artist: NAZAR RYBAK Title: INNOVATED TECHNOLOGY…
Prospects After DarkπŸŒ™ - *The Moonshine Episode*
Apr 24, 2018 • 100 min
Kyle Reis hosts another Prospects After DarkπŸŒ™ in this episode Kyle… -Discusses Austin Gombers incredible start, stlCupofJoe makes an appearance while driving and they gush about it. -GIves a cheers to Jason Hicks, in honor of Jordan getting his first MLB…
Series Preview: Mets vs. Cards
Apr 23, 2018 • 40 min
Tara Wellman talks to Neil Paine from Panic City Podcast to preview the series starting Tuesday.
The Kyle Reis Show - Q&A With Cardinals 3B Prospect Evan Mendoza
Apr 23, 2018 • 24 min
During the interview, Mr. Mendoza and I talk about: - The hot start that he’s at this season. - Major League instructs, Spring Training, and Cardinals S.T.E.P Camp. - Evan’s well know work ethic. - Evan’s transition from pitching to playing the field…
Series Preview Reds vs. Cardinals
Apr 20, 2018 • 44 min
The Cardinals will welcome the Reds to St. Louis for the first time this season, just a few blustery days after they finished off the 4-game sweep in Cincinnati. But the 3-15 Reds have not sat idle since last weekend. They won a game (and scored a lot of…
About Last Night: Like A Champ
Apr 18, 2018 • 6 min
Season 1, Episode 17 Cardinals vs. Cubs at Wrigley will never *not* feel a little bit like playoff baseball to me. Every pitch, every at bat is significant… no matter the date, no matter the records. To take the first game from the Baby Bears might mean…
Apr 17, 2018 • 86 min
On the 13th episode of Prospects After Dark. Kyle fills the void of an off day by giving updates on St. Louis Cardinals, their affiliates, prospects and all things asked. Kick back, relax, and watch this beautiful disaster we call Prospects After Dark πŸŒ™
Series Preview St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs (by Tara Wellman)
Apr 16, 2018 • 43 min
The Cardinals and Cubs have each seen their fair share of NL Central teams already this month, but there’s nothing quite like the Cubs/Cardinals rivalry… I don’t care what American League fans say! Corey Fineran is one of the hosts of the Ivy Envy podcast…
Series Preview: Cardinals @ Reds by Tara Wellman
Apr 12, 2018 • 27 min
The Cardinals head to Great America Ballpark for the first time this season. What better place to jumpstart an offense… am I right? James Rapien talks Cincinnati Sports every day, between ESPN 1530 and the Locked On Sports podcasts he hosts. While the 2-8…
Series Preview Brewers vs Cardinals (w/ Tara Wellman)
Apr 9, 2018 • 32 min
For the second time in as many weeks. the Cardinals face off against their division rivals… this time, at home. With the Cardinals coming off of a disappointing loss in the series finale with the Diamondbacks, will they find their offensive firepower…
Series Preview: D-Backs vs. Cards Jesse Friedman by Tara Wellman
Apr 5, 2018 • 28 min
Let me introduce you to Jesse Friedman (@JesseNFriedman). He’s the host of @TheRattleAZ podcast (which you can find on iTunes), and he’s got all the info you need to be the most well-informed Cardinals fan you know for Opening Weekend in St. Louis. You’re…
πŸŒ™ *Bangin On Bud Norris Episode* - Prospects After Dark πŸŒ™
Apr 3, 2018 • 88 min
In this Episode of Prospects after Dark, Kyle talks about the minor league assignments in Springfield and Peoria, the managers that are worse than Matheny (looking at you Gabe Kapler), the struggles and successes in the rotation, says random irrelevant…
Series Preview (by Tara Wellman) Cards @ Brewers w/ Kyle Lobner
Apr 2, 2018 • 25 min
Series Preview: Cards @ Brewers The Cardinals leave New York with some battle wounds, but also with the season’s all-important first win. Next up, they meet the 2018 version of the Milwaukee Brewers. In all likelihood, the Cards and the Crew will battle…
Series Preview (by Tara Wellman) Opening Day
Mar 28, 2018 • 30 min
Series Preview Cards Mets For Opening Day Real baseball is finally here. But if you were busy enough keeping up with the Cardinals this spring and haven’t had time to brush up on their opponents, you’ve come to the right place. In collaboration with some…
*The Four Loko Episode* - Prospects After Dark
Mar 27, 2018 • 102 min
“On this episode of Prospects after Dark, Kyle talks about his excitement to see Jack Flaherty in the Cardinals rotation, gives you a vague profile of Ramon Urias and Darren Seferina, goes deeper into the Knizner/Kelly talk, and discusses if there’s merit…
BotB Podcast: CardsCards w/ Will Leitch
Mar 27, 2018 • 88 min
Will Leitch (Leitch is a senior editor at Sports on Earth, a contributing editor at New York, critic at The New Republic, culture writer for Bloomberg Politics, contributor to The New York Times, GQ, Fast Company and Slate; and has published four books,…
“Knizner Picking At Balls (in the dirt)” Episode
Mar 20, 2018 • 85 min
In this episode of “Prospects after Dark, Kyle talks about, among a lot of other topics, the defense of Yairo Muñoz, the 40 man roster situation, the Springfield rotation, where Delvin Perez and Terry Fuller will start 2017, and Carson Kelly and his…
*Gombers Junk Episode* - Prospects After Dark
Mar 15, 2018 • 75 min
On this episode of “Prospects after Dark”, Kyle talks about the Repertoire of Austin Gomber, goes over the rotation depth and it’s pecking order, talks more about Yairo Muñoz, and the health of the bullpen. Then, for the back-half of the episode during…
*The Seth Beer Episode* - Prospects After Dark
Mar 12, 2018 • 77 min
Prospects After Dark w/ Kyle Reis Birds on the Black Intro: “Beer” by Reel Big Fish
*The Cy Mikolas Episode* - Prospects After Dark
Mar 12, 2018 • 71 min
Prospects After Dark “The Cy Mikolas Epsiode” w/ Kyle Reis INTRO MUSIC : “BLACKA” BY BLACKALICIOUS
Relatively Speaking: A Birds on the Black Podcast
Mar 2, 2018 • 65 min
Relatively Speaking: A Birds on the Black Podcast. Relatively Speaking is a Podcast hosted by @StlCardsCards. This in-depth podcast gives you a behind the scenes look at what it is like to be a relative of a St. Louis Cardinal (past and present).
Prospect Macarena (Q&A With Kyle Reis)
Jan 22, 2018 • 40 min
Per usually, I asked the amazing Birds on the Black Community for questions about prospects and they did not disappointed! Here’s what we discussed: - Austin Lamb had some question about New Cardinals acquisition Conner Greene and his future and…
Birds on the Black Podcast
Dec 29, 2017 • 69 min
Bruno (@StlCardsCards)is joined by Preston (@98pc) on the inaugural Birds on the Black podcast (name pending) Mike Matheny is the topic of conversation