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 Dec 24, 2019
Cardinals and Blues coverage is great. The reporting leading up to the MLS announcement was also fantastic. I do wish you could stick to the pros, and avoid the exploitative NCAA.


 Sep 25, 2019
Solid daily coverage with in-the-know contributors. The in-program ads can be jarringly interruptive, but gotta pay the bills I guess.

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St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois Sports News - St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, Missouri Tigers, SLU Billikens, Prep Sports, PGA Golf and more coverage from around the region.

Episode Date
Inside the Lines – June 30, 2022
41:10
In today’s edition of the Inside the Lines High School Sports Podcast with Jim Powers, we talk about summer and off-season training and the mental side of athletics. First, we talk to former Webster Groves standout Drew Hanlen from Pure Sweat Basketball about what players should be doing in the summer within what he calls “unseen hours”. Then, Jim chats with his mentor from when he started his basketball coaching career back in Ohio. Bob Krizancic is the head coach at Mentor High School in Ohio and has won state championships at both Mentor and Girard. Coach K talks about his book, Mental Toughness, The Game Changer, and how it translates to all high school athletes and coaches.
Jun 30, 2022
Wednesday with Walton – June 29, 2022
14:53
We take a good look at Sandy Alcantara who the Cardinals traded away to Miami and now face tonight. Brian Walton gives a bit of background on that trade. We also get an update on Gordon Graceffo, who could be close to a move. Will it be to Memphis or St. Louis? Could Michael McGreevy make it to St. Louis before Graceffo? Brian talks about Moises Gomez and Malcom Nunez's progress too. What more does Alec Burleson need to do to get the call-up? Details on longevity for Connor Capel, James Naile and a new name to keep an eye on. Listen here:
Jun 29, 2022
Ben Fred Friday – June 24, 2022
23:38
How do we look at the Cardinals road trip? Ben Frederickson breaks it down this morning. He talks about the wave of rookies supporting the team up. Also, the rookie-bolstered bullpen has been huge. Going forward, how does Marmol use the pitchers in doubt lately? Is Jack Flaherty one of those? A series loss to the Cubs can't  and shouldn't happen but they're always a threat. Will the Brewers and Cards go back and forth all season? We also talk about EJ Liddell. How did he not go first round? Should he have gone back for his senior year? Ben digs into Colorado's performance in the Stanley Cup finals and how they would have fared against Jordan Binnington. We talk about Arch Manning and high school recruiting too. Listen here:
Jun 24, 2022
Inside the Lines – June 23, 2022
26:29
In this week’s edition of the Inside the Lines High School Sports Podcast with Jim Powers, Jim visits with the New Executive Director of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Dr. Jennifer Rukstad. Dr. Rukstad takes over for Dr. Kerwin Urhahn, who is retiring, on July 1. We talked about her background in coaching and administration and some of the great things she will be doing to start her tenure as the leader of MSHSAA.
Jun 23, 2022
Wednesday with Walton – June 22, 2022
18:44
WE dive into Jack Flaherty's performance last night as well as Brendan Donovan's incredible presence so far this year. Also, Brian Walton talks about how his organization has re-ranked the Cardinals prospects now that so many players have been called up from Memphis. Where, is his system, do Jordan Walker, Masyn Winn, Alec Burleson and more fall in terms of comparing them to each other? A name that's surprised Brian so far is Gordon Graceffo. He's moving up the ranks quickly. Hypothetically, who gets a call up in September? Listen here:
Jun 22, 2022
Casey Martin – Golf With Jay Delsing – June 20, 2022
1:01:00
This week on the 'Golf with Jay Delsing Show' my guest is Casey Martin. He's the current head golf coach at University of Oregon, where he turned the once lowly Ducks into a national golf powerhouse He's a former PGA Tour Player who just recently had his right leg amputated just above the knee. We discuss his fight to play on the PGA Tour and the journey that took him all the way to the Supreme Court. Great story and even better human!
Jun 20, 2022
Alec Burleson
6:44
A great interview here with Alex Burleson of the Memphis Redbirds. He's one of the hottest hitters in the Cardinals organization and broadcaster Alex Coil visits with him about his success. He digs into his routine, being a former two-way player and more. Listen:
Jun 20, 2022
Ben Fred Friday – June 17, 2022
26:55
A lot of Cardinals talk here this morning with Ben Frederickson of stltoday.com. We dig into the homestand and winning against teams like Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. Ben gives us his thoughts on the All-Stars. Besides shoo-in Goldy, who goes and how will the league handle Pujols and Molina on their way out? How about Donovan as he's making a case for Rookie of the Year? Ben suggests Helsley as well. We take a look at the situation for Paul Dejong and Nolan Gorman. Ben says there's no way Donovan is going anywhere so what is the answer for Dejong? A nod to Randy Flores, the team's drafts producing top prospects plus Marmol's communication and management. Listen here:
Jun 17, 2022
Inside the Lines – June 16, 2022
49:20
In this week’s edition of the Inside the Lines High School Sports Podcast, Jim Powers continues his conversations with the coaches that led their teams to state championships this spring. We first talk with Triad’s head girls’ soccer coach Matt Bettlach about the Knights outstanding run to their second IHSA Class 2A state title. We then catch up with MICDS head girls’ soccer coach Jack Fischer about winning the school's first state title in their first appearance in the state final four. Finally, Jim chats with Edwardsville head baseball coach Tim Funkhouser about the Tigers and their terrific season that ended with their fourth state baseball title.
Jun 16, 2022
Wednesday with Walton – June 15, 2022
14:10
An incredible night for the Cardinals' Miles MIkolas last night. Brian Walton talks it over with us here. His thoughts on Bader's effort to catch that last fly ball and his removal over the weekend. Also, we discuss two names in line to help the major league team soon-Ivan Herrera and Alec Burleson. What's the latest for Paul Dejong and his service time? When he comes back up, how does the team balance playing time? Brian talks about the possibility of trading him for pitching. Donovan has been impressive in his rookie year. Was this expected? We take a look at Gordon Graceffo, Jordan Walker and Masyn Winn in Springfield too. Listen here:
Jun 15, 2022
Tom O’Toole – The Kilcoyne Conversation
35:35
“The Kilcoyne Conversation” with former USGA President Tom O’Toole. On his career, officiating Tiger Woods, getting help from Jack Nicklaus with Normandie Golf Club and the PGA Tour battle with LIV.
Jun 14, 2022
Story Time: LIV Golf, Nelly Korda, Nicklaus Philanthropy, Putter Yips – Golf with Jay Delsing – June 12, 2022
1:00:00
This week on 'Golf with Jay Delsing' we talk LIV Golf. We also welcome Nelly Korda back to the LPGA tour and Women’s US Open. Then we unpack Barbara and Jack Nicklaus’s newest philanthropic endeavor and the huge money they are raising. Finally, I break down a case of the putter yips.
Jun 13, 2022
Ben Fred Friday – June 10, 2022
24:36
Pitching, pitching, pitching. We dig into the Cardinals hurlers and bullpen questions. How quickly will we see roster changes to bolster the pitching backend? Ben Frederickson talks about the lack of confidence in a few pitchers and where they go from here. Also, we discuss how the team embraces O’Neill and Carlson’s return while utilizing Pujols, Gorman, Donovan and others. Ben talks about the recent NASCAR race in St. Louis and it’s success. Plus news on Dennis Gates and a transfer looking to put up big numbers. Jayson Tatum is representing our city well in the NBA finals. Ben suggests giving out IMO’s when they win. A look at the Blues for next season and how fans could react if Colorado wins it all this year. Listen here:
Jun 10, 2022
Inside the Lines – June 9, 2022
42:13
In this week’s edition of The Inside the Lines High School Sports Podcast with Jim Powers, we chat with a pair of state championship coaches from this past weekend’s state girls’ soccer finals. First, we catch up with Fort Zumwalt South head coach LeAnne Sanders as she talks about the season and the Bulldogs winning the Class 3 title for the second straight year. Jim then talks with St. Dominic head coach Greg Koeller about the Crusaders winning their third state title in four years and how girls’ soccer has risen at the high school level.
Jun 09, 2022
Curt Menefee – The Kilcoyne Conversation
38:11
"The Kilcoyne Conversation" with Curt Menefee from Fox Sports. What it's like to host the Sunday circus with Howie, Terry, Jimmy, and Michael. Curt Menefee on almost quitting TV...before calling NFL, XFL, and USFL football.
Jun 08, 2022
Wednesday with Walton – June 8, 2022
15:58
Who should the Cardinals turn to for innings? We're seeing volatile starters and a taxed bullpen while we wait for Flaherty and Hicks' return. Brian Walton of thecardinalnation.com talks to us about those recently promoted or close to a call-up. Details on Conner Thomas, Zack Thompson, Jake Woodford and Andre Pallante. Also, we discuss Gordon Graceffo, who again landed at pitcher-of-the-month for Brian's website, plus Michael McGreevy- both recently promoted to Double-A Springfield. How far away is Dylan Carlson in rehab at Memphis? How will the Cardinals use Yepez and Donovan going forward? Brian gives us particulars of this year's draft timing plus how recent drafts affect short-season ball and the consolidation of lower level farm teams. Listen here:
Jun 08, 2022
Dan Rooney: Folds of Honor – Golf with Jay Delsing – June 6, 2022
1:00:00
Jun 06, 2022
Ben Fred Friday – June 3, 2022
35:20
Tons of St. Louis sports updates this morning with Ben Frederickson. A look at the Cardinals potential pitching problem filling innings. Does Dallas Keuchel fill a need? We dive into Paul Goldschmidt's incredible season and how he compares to Pujols. He's leading the NL MVP race and it doesn't look like he's slowing down as he nears age 35. Some conversation about the pitch clock and experimental rules coming for next year too. We get into the end of the Blues hockey season and what the team will do to shore up for next year to beat Colorado. Does Tkatchuk come home? Will Tarasenko stay? Who backs up Binnington? Ben talks about Jayson Tatum's excellent representation of our city in the NBA playoffs plus a peek at the special guest on Sunday's TV show.
Jun 03, 2022
Rusty Wallace – The Kilcoyne Conversation
36:06
“The Kilcoyne Conversation” with Rusty Wallace about St. Louis hosting NASCAR. His career, rivalry with Dale Senior, being a Miller Lite guy after trying to get Bud on board.
Jun 02, 2022
Inside the Lines – June 2, 2022
23:44
In this week’s edition of the Inside the Lines High School Sports Podcast, Jim Powers takes us back to an incredible weekend for our local track and field athletes in Jefferson City as he reviews all of the outstanding performances. Powers then previews the upcoming baseball and girls’ soccer state final four matchups that will take place this weekend in Ozark, Mo., and at the Worldwide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton.
Jun 02, 2022
Wednesday with Walton – June 1, 2022
14:30
A look at all the movement around the Cardinals minor league system with brian Walton of thecadinalnation.com. We talk about those most recently called to the bigs, Liberatore and Gorman. Details on Alec Burleson and how soon he could be called up, too. Six of the top 10 prospects from Walton's site have been moved to St. Louis in the last few weeks. Who takes the place of those players in the minors? Listen here:
Jun 01, 2022
Nick Ragone, Ascension Health and Charity Classic – Golf with Jay Delsing – May 30, 2022
1:00:00
A visit with Nick Ragone, the lead for the Ascension Charity Classic in St. Louis. He talks about the success of years one and two for the tournament and the incredible plan to ramp it up even more for this year. He also talks about his background in golf and St. Louis's reputation in the world of charitable giving. He also breaks a bit of news regarding this year's tournament regarding the APGA affiliation. Listen here:
May 31, 2022
Ben Fred Friday – May 27, 2022
21:10
A look at the Blues game 6 tonight in St. Louis. Ben Frederickson talks about how they got here, the fans, the environment tonight at Enterprise, Husso and more. He also talks about the situation with Kadri at the last game in St. Louis plus the shameful comments made to him online. We dig into the Cardinals loss last night and the pitching. The rotation issues remind Ben of last year. Can Woodford or Noughton help? How quickly does Hudson throw tonight? It's been painfully slow. Brendan Donovan has been the Cardinals saving grace this month. Ben points out his ability to adjust to the shift and play so many positions. Listen here:
May 27, 2022
Andy Strickland – The Kilcoyne Conversation
21:21
“The Kilcoyne Conversation” with Andy Strickland. On St. Louis Blues epic Game 5 win, pressure on Lanche, who bangs the drum in Game 6, and a cameo by Chief (sort of).
May 27, 2022
Inside the Lines – May 26, 2022
51:47
In this week’s Inside the Lines High School Podcast with Jim Powers, we talk with more of the coaches that are getting ready for state championship runs. First, we chat with Parkway Central Girls’ Track and Field Head Coach Ryan Banta about this past week’s sectional and how his runners performed at sectionals. We then chat with Nick Beckmann from Howell Central about his baseball team and their matchup against Howell in the state quarterfinals Saturday afternoon. We wrap up the podcast with a talk with head coach Jeff Cheak from St. Louis University High about their contest in the boys’ volleyball state final against Vianney tonight.  
May 26, 2022
Locked In with Danny Mac & Martin – May 24, 2022
39:17
A great visit with Markin Kilcoyne here about St. Louis sports and such. We take a deep dive into many things- global hate for Stan Kroenke, biggest sports injuries in St. Louis history, Blues of this era and missed opportunities and more. Listen here:
May 24, 2022
Alan Shipnuck, Author of “Phil: The Rip Roaring and Unauthorized Biography of Golf’s Most Colorful Superstar” – May 22, 2022 – Golf With Jay Delsing
1:01:02
My guest this week on the Golf with Jay Delsing podcast is Alan Shipnuck. The eight-time author and cofounder of the 'Fire PIt Collectives' just released his latest book, "Phil: The Rip Roaring and Unauthorized Biography of Golf’s Most Colorful Superstar" and boy is it a doozy! Or should I say, "boy is Phil a doozy"? Find out who ‘leaked’ (and why) the crucial quote from Phil, the "scary MFers" (Saudi’s), PGA Tour and commissioner Moynihan. Plus much more on Phil Mickelson …
May 23, 2022
Honoring the Negro Leagues in 2022 – Scoops TV
20:57
An updated visit with Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City and incredible historian, visits with us about how MLB and fans are honoring the players in 2022. He talks about his path to leading the cause and some of the most notable players. Also the St. Louis Giants turned Stars and how Major League Baseball is embracing the amazing players of the past.
May 23, 2022
Inside the Lines – May 19, 2022
42:20
It is a champions edition of this week’s Inside the Lines High School Sports Podcast with Jim Powers. We first chat with Lou Mazzocco from the Missouri State High School Activities Association about the upcoming state track and field championships in Jefferson City. The head coach of the St. Louis University High School boys’ water polo team John Penilla joins the conversation and talks about the Jr. Bills winning the championship this past weekend. Finally, we talk with Webster Groves head boys’ golf coach Cary Morrison about the incredible comeback by the Statesmen on the second day of the MSHSAA Class 4 golf championships to win the title.  
May 19, 2022
Jeremy Rutherford – The Kilcoyne Conversation
24:57
“The Kilcoyne Conversation” talking St. Louis Blues" playoff matchup vs Colorado Avalanche with Jeremy Rutherford. Stopping MacKinnon, Makar, pressure on Av’s.
May 17, 2022
Cary Cozby Southern Hill Director Of Golf/Tiger Caddie For A Day – May 15, 2022 – Golf With Jay Delsing
1:00:00
When Cary Cozby Speaks, Tiger Woods Listens Southern Hills Country Club's director of golf personally showed Woods the course's nuances during the 15-time major champion's recent PGA Championship recon trip. The name Cary Cozby was not as recognizable as it was after four-time PGA Championship winner Tiger Woods made a recent scouting trip to Southern Hills Country Hill. Cozby, the Tulsa, Oklahoma, club's director of golf served as Woods' personal guide around the course. But there is more to the longtime club professional than being in the news cycle for a few weeks. Cozby joins host Jay Delsing to discuss his passion for the game of golf, for how to grow the game, and for how to live life, in general.
May 16, 2022
Ben Fred Friday – May 13, 2022
21:10
Blues move on to face the Avalanche. We take a look at the Notes' success and what they need to do going up against a very good Colorado team. Does Tarasenko still want out? With as beloved as he is now, Ben says no way and he'll have a retired number if he finishes here. For the record, Ben says Avalanche in seven. We also talk about the Cardinals offensive problem? We get into O'Neill, Dejong and why the team can't seem to fix these ongoing issues. Hit rates, barrel rates and stats can't explain it this year. A look at Donovan, Yepez and more call-ups too.
May 13, 2022
Kevin Carter – The Kilcoyne Conversation
45:56
“The Kilcoyne Conversation” with the original St. Louis Ram Kevin Carter.  Getting picked by Rams, His exit from Rams, believing in Vermeil, and wishing the NFL never left STL.
May 13, 2022
Inside the Lines – May 12, 2022
40:59
In this week’s Inside the Lines High School Sports Podcast with Jim Powers, we continue to catch up with some of the great spring sports coaches to talk about their teams and how they are preparing for districts and the state championships. First, Jim talks with CBC Head Boys’ Golf Coach Mike McCormack about the Cadets winning a very tough district and how they are getting ready to head to the Class 5 championships next week. We then head to the diamond to talk with St. Dominic Head Baseball Coach Frank Schlenke about the outstanding season that the Crusaders are having and their road heading into district play. Finally, we head over to the Illinois side to talk with Triad Head Girls’ Soccer Coach Matt Bettlach about his squad and how they are preparing for the IHSA Class 2 soccer playoffs.  
May 12, 2022
Wednesday with Walton – May 11, 2022
17:37
A visit about Cardinals minor leagues and the big news yesterday regarding Paul DeJong. We hear Brian Walton's thoughts on the longevity of Dejong's demotion and Kramer Robertson's call-up. We also get an update on some prospects not in the news as much lately including Ivan Herrera, Masyn Winn, Delvin Perez, Trajean Fletcher, Jordan Walker and more.
May 11, 2022
Joe Buck – May 10, 2022 – The Kilcoyne Conversation
26:15
“The Kilcoyne Conversation” with Joe Buck on move to ESPN leaving Fox Sports after nearly 3 decades, and Monday Night Football excitement.
May 10, 2022
Tom Watson – May 8, 2022 – Golf With Jay Delsing
1:00:00
We talk golf tips with Perlie and hear a great interview with golf legend, Tom Watson. He talks about the beginnings of his career, his dad getting him into golf, who he emulated and the common misconception that he had a scholarship to Stanford. He gets into his fundraising for ALS plus his relationship with Byron Nelson and much more.
May 09, 2022
Jameson Williams – The Kilcoyne Conversation
38:38
“The Kilcoyne Conversation” with Jameson Williams. From St. Louis to the NFL. From the University of Alabama to getting drafted 12 overall to the Detroit Lions.
May 06, 2022
Ben Fred Friday- May 6, 2022
35:11
The Cardinals have some momentum in San Francisco. We talk it over with Ben Frederickson here. We look at Mikolas' first few starts and the support from the bullpen. Also, what's the plan to address Dejong's offense? Ben talks about the scenario moving Edman to shortstop. Blues back home tonight with a huge playoff game. We get into the team trying to swing the luck in their favor, battling hurt and the non-suspension for Jared Spurgeon. Ben mentions a few guys in recruiting news for Mizzou football, namely quarterbacks as well. Listen here:
May 06, 2022
Wednesday with Walton – May 5, 2022
12:24
We visit with Brian Walton a day later than usual this week but that means we get to talk about Juan Yepez's debut yesterday in Kansas City. We also get into Moises Gomez's impressive few weeks as well as Nolan Gorman's future. Brian says it's not his defense that's holding him in Memphis. We talk about any trends that have emerged for the Cardinals minor league system thus far, too. Listen here:
May 05, 2022
Inside the Lines – May 5, 2022
46:32
In the week’s edition of the Inside the Lines High School Sports Podcast with Jim Powers. We continue to talk with some of the outstanding spring sports coaches. First, Jim talks with Eureka Head Baseball Coach James Daffron about the Wildcats season thus far and how even the teams are in the area. We then chat with St. Louis University High School Head Water Polo coach John Penilla about the Jr. Bills having the top seed in the upcoming state playoffs. Finally, Duchesne Girls Soccer Head Coach Pat Turner talks about the great season for the Pioneers and how deep the field is in Class 3. .  
May 05, 2022
Hanging with Big Walt – May 3, 2022
20:25
“Hanging with Big Walt” Keith Tkachuk on Blues game 1 win over the Minnesota Wild, David Perron's big night, Spurgeon hit, and Matthew Tkachuk's huge season.
May 03, 2022
Ben Fred Friday – April 29, 2022
22:14
An exciting week for the Cardinals, both good and bad. A few losses to the Mets- one with Scherzer dominating. But the team bounced back with a win, a fight and an Ankiel-esque throw from Dylan Carlson. We visit with Ben Frederickson about it all this morning. What do we make of the baseball issue and players getting hit by pitches? Blues wrap up the regular season tonight fighting for home ice advantage. We get Ben's thoughts on tonight and playoffs next week. He says Husso in goal for game one. Yuri Collins is back at SLU. Ben gives us details on that and the NIL money. MIzzou basketball and football recruiting insights too. Listen here:
Apr 29, 2022
Locked In with Mac & Martin – April 28, 2022
30:20
A visit here with Martin Kilcoyne about his recent trip to Dick Vermeil's ranch in Pennsylvania. They talked about Coach Vermeil's career, his property, his wife, the Hall of Fame and so much more. We also talk about the Cardinals so far this season and millet muffins.
Apr 28, 2022
Inside the Lines – April 28, 2022
43:55
In this week’s edition of the Inside the Lines High School Sports Podcast, Jim Powers continues to chat with some of the outstanding spring sports coaches in the area. First, Jim catches up with Edwardsville Head Baseball Coach Tim Funkhouser and the incredible start that the Tigers are on. We then talk with the Head Track and Field Coach at Westminster, Larry Minner, about his Wildcats and the state of track and field in the area. Fort Zumwalt South Head Girls’ Soccer Coach LeAnne Sanders then joins the show  to talk about the Bulldogs and their outstanding season so far.  
Apr 28, 2022
Wednesday with Walton – Wednesday, April 27, 2022
13:11
Dan and Brian get into the Mets series at Busch. There’s a prospect at Double -A that is hitting for power and getting the attention of minor league baseball. Also, what’s the latest on Liberatore and Gorman. All covered here.
Apr 27, 2022
Jim Woodcock – The Kilcoyne Conversation
40:09
“The Kilcoyne Conversation” with Jim Woodcock, former Blues executive. Also PR work with Cardinals, and Rams.  Behind the scenes when Mike Keenan was fired, and Stan Kroenke keeping Shad Khan from buying Rams.
Apr 26, 2022
Jason Motte – The Kilcoyne Conversation
38:09
“The Kilcoyne Conversation” with the Cardinals former closer and NL saves leader, Jason Motte. We talk about coaching CBC Memphis, 2011 run, Strikeout Cancer success.
Apr 22, 2022
Ben Fred Friday – April 22, 2022
39:25
Long visit here with Ben Frederickson of stltoday.com on the Cardinals. How do we evaluate Paul DeJong and Paul Goldschmidt's lack of offense thus far? Stats say it's too early to tell even though fans are clamoring for Nolan Gorman. We talk about the Molina/Knizner split and the outlook for time behind the plate moving forward. Ben gives his thoughts on Marmol's first few weeks managing too. What about the Yuri Collins situation? Ben details the move to Tennessee and why he thinks it may not favor Collins' style of play. We preview the Blues goalie situation for the playoffs and is Berube benches Binnington. Listen here:
Apr 22, 2022
Inside the Lines – April 21, 2022
30:19
In this week’s edition of the Inside the Lines Podcast with Jim Powers, we talk about all the great things happening on the field and the activities in the state. We first catch up with the Director of Communications Jason West from the Missouri High School Activities Association about the outstanding things that are going on with Speech and Debate, Music, and Scholar Bowl that will happen over the next three weeks around the state. We then talk with Annie Wayland from Parkway West about the great start for the Longhorns girls’ soccer team. We finish up with Tim Haffner from De Smet about the Spartans boys’ volleyball team and their outstanding start to the year.  
Apr 21, 2022
Wednesday with Walton – April 20, 2022
12:51
We visit with Brian Walton about the Cardinals farm system and how each level looks starting the season. His thoughts on Pujols return so far. Also, we talk about Gorman making noise in Memphis. Is his defense elite enough to move him up? Insights on pitchers Jake Walsh and Michael McGreevy and a recap of other prospects and their production. Listen here:
Apr 20, 2022
Ben Johnson – Manager of the Memphis Redbirds
23:33
Memphis native, former big leaguer and now manager of the Memphis Redbirds, Ben Johnson, is my guest today. He grew up a Cardinals fan and is now developing their top level talent for the St. Louis triple-A affiliate team. He tells stories of playing catch with Ozzie Smith, going to games at Tim McCarver stadium, playing in the minors with Pujols and his team this year. He says it's challenging to find at bats for everybody because there's so much talent. He calls Gorman and Yepez natural-born hitters and not far from the majors. It's just a matter of time before Gorman is playing second in the big leagues. The Redbirds pitching isn't as tight as the hitting is and Ben notes their plan to clean that up. Details on Liberatore, Walsh, and new experimental rules too. Listen here:
Apr 19, 2022
Cardinals at Marlins Series Preview with Paul Severino
15:00
We talk with Paul Severino about the Miami Marlins. We get details on their starting pitching and if the offense matches the pitching. Paul talks about what it's like working with Don Mattingly and his management skills with so much youth on the team. Details about Jeter's impact with the club in his five years there. Listen here:
Apr 18, 2022
Ben Fred Friday – April 15, 2022
23:38
A look at what went wrong for the Cardinals in Milwaukee yesterday. Can the team keep up against good pitching? Ben Frederickson is here to talk about it this morning. He thought the offense would light up against the Brewers... but Ben does note the surprising production from the bottom of the order. And how does the pitching stack up against the NL Central now after we've seen a few games? Ben talks about his recent visit with Mizzou's new basketball coach. He gives a little insight into the hiring process with details given from Desiree Reed Francois. Plus Blues making a push and the resurgence of Vladimir Tarasenko. Listen here:
Apr 15, 2022
Mac & Martin – April 14, 2022
27:16
It's Danny Mac and Martin Kilcoyne from Milwaukee talking return to travel for broadcasters, fashion faux pas and packing. What does Martin think about Pujols return so far? How about Kershaw's perfect seven innings then being taken out? We chat about the Brewers opening day celebration, "414" day and more. Listen here:
Apr 14, 2022
Inside the Lines – April 14, 2022
46:45
In the week’s edition of the Inside the Lines High School Sports Podcast, we continue to talk with some of the great spring sports coaches in the area. We first catch up with the Track and Field Coach from Parkway Central, Ryan Banta, about the Colts and some of the great things happening in track thus far this year. We then head to MICDS to chat with the boys’ head lacrosse coach, Andy Kay, to talk about the Rams and the state of lacrosse in the area. Finally, we get a chance to talk with the veteran head baseball coach out at Francis Howell, Tony Perkins, and chat about the Vikings and some of the great things on the diamond in the region.  
Apr 14, 2022
Wednesday with Walton – April 13, 2022
21:04
A few games into the Cardinals season and Brian Walton is here to talk baseball. We get an update on Gorman, Yepez, Liberatore and more Memphis Redbirds. Also, with no rule five draft this year, how does that impact the club? Brian tells us about Andre Pallante's quick path to the majors as well as other pitchers in the minors to keep an eye on. Listen here:
Apr 13, 2022
Pierre Desir – The Kilcoyne Conversation
24:10
“The Kilcoyne Conversation” with Pierre Desir. First Lindenwood player drafted in NFL. Playing with Tom Brady, big contract with Colts, working odd jobs to pay bills in college.
Apr 12, 2022
Ben Fred Friday – April 8, 2022
26:33
A look back at yesterday's home opener for the Cardinals with Ben Frederickson. Albert's presence, Wainwright's dominance, Marmol's managing, and the pageantry. Who got the biggest ovation of the alumni? We get into Tyler O'Neill's  remarkable day too. Ben thinks Marmol will be a great manager because of his ability communicate the reasons why the team is headed in a more modern direction. Will the fans accept it? What does Ben expect from Mikolas tomorrow? All Cardinals today here:
Apr 08, 2022
Inside the Lines – April 7, 2022
42:35
We dive into spring sports coverage in this week’s edition of the Inside the Lines High School Sports Podcast with Jim Powers. We start on the diamond as Jim chats with CBC Head Baseball Coach Mason Horne about the great start that the Cadets are on. We then head out to the pitch as Jim talks to St. Dominic Head Girls Soccer Coach Greg Koeller about his Crusaders and their early season as they are ranked third in the latest USC high school national poll. We finish up with St. Louis University High School Boys’ Volleyball Coach Jeff Cheak as he talks about the Jr. Bills and how boys volleyball has grown in the area over the past 10 years.  
Apr 07, 2022
Wednesday with Walton – April 6, 2022
18:10
We dive into the pecking order of Cardinals prospects with Brian Walton as minor league rosters have been set. He tells us a handful of players to keep an eye on at each level. We get into the significance of Jordan Walker's assignment to Springfield. Also, what is the potential plan for Masyn Winn's ascent to the majors? We hear about Won-Bin Cho, Connor Thomas and more players with potential to be household names.
Apr 06, 2022
Charley Armey – The Kilcoyne Conversation
39:24
“The Kilcoyne Conversation” with former St. Louis Rams General Manager Charley Armey. Working for Dick Vermeil, Bill Parcells, and who made the call on draft day for the Rams.
Apr 05, 2022
Walt Jocketty – The Kilcoyne Conversation
34:32
“The Kilcoyne Conversation” with former Cardinals General Manager Walt Jocketty. Albert Pujols thoughts. Drafted in 13th round, making the team in 2001. Plus, the backstory on trading for Adam Wainwright.
Apr 01, 2022
Ben Fred Friday – April 1, 2022
32:08
A deep dive into the return of Albert Pujols with Ben Frederickson of stltoday.com. Also, we look at the successful spring training for Paul Dejong and Paul Goldschmidt. Was passing on Trevor Story the right move? If everyone produces, the lineup is scary. We talk, too, about the emotional story about Mike Shildt from Bob Nightengale yesterday. Ben's thoughts on the bad breakup and lingering soreness from fans. And a real Opening Day in St. Louis. Listen here:
Apr 01, 2022
Inside the Lines – March 31, 2022
28:43
In this week’s edition of the 'Inside the Lines' High School Sports Podcast, we do a deep dive into the officiating shortage in high school sports with area assignor, Pat Burns. We discuss the reasons behind the shortage and how people can become involved in officiating.  
Mar 31, 2022
Wednesday with Walton – March 30, 2022
19:10
The Cardinals made some reassignment moves today down in Jupiter and will likely make many more in the coming days. We visit with Brian Walton here about those players sent out of big league camp and those still left. Brian gives us his thoughts on a few lesser known players having great spring trainings, too. What team does Jordan Walker start the season on? Who are the starting pitchers for Memphis? We also talk about that undetermined fifth starting pitcher for St. Louis. Will it be Liberatore? Or is Jake Walsh ready? Could we see Woodford or Oviedo instead? Details on Johan Quezada, too. Listen here:
Mar 30, 2022
Marshall Faulk – The Kilcoyne Conversation
16:47
“The Kilcoyne Conversation” with Marshall Faulk. Do point spreads motivate players, bonding with Coach Dick Vermeil after football, his love for St. Louis, and why he roots for the Utah Jazz.
Mar 30, 2022
MVP Podcast with David Freese and David Eckstein
50:47
An incredible interview with the Cardinals World Series most recent MVPs. Industry veterans, David Freese and David Eckstein talk about their experiences on our city's biggest stage. Their insight is inspiring to hear. They talk about the pressure, the excitement and looking back on their years with the Cardinals. Details on playing for La Russa, the returning standing ovations and the unparalleled fanbase. We reminisce about the 2006 and 2011 post-season runs. Listen here:
Mar 28, 2022
Ben Fred Friday – March 25, 2022
23:57
Let's get Ben Frederickson's thoughts on the rotation? Who round it out without Flaherty? We also dive into the DH spot. Could it be a Brendan Donovan? He's impressed many this spring. Corey Dickerson sures fills that role too. Oli Marmol has talked about using analytics more in lineup construction but is it easier said than done? We talk about Yadi's final spring training and the suits he's buying for the team. Ben Fred's list of those looking different at camp so far, too. A look at the new Mizzou hoops coach and transfer portal madness. Blues trade evaluation and chances at a deep playoff run. Listen here:
Mar 25, 2022
Inside the Lines – March 24, 2022
19:07
We're here with Earl Austin Jr. to discuss the end of the basketball season and talk about some of the great stories from the past season. 🏀  
Mar 24, 2022
Mac & Martin – March 23, 2022
28:07
We check in with Martin Kilcoyne in the carpool lane today with great Rushmore movie quotes. We also talk a little baseball and fans reaction to the Cardinals moves, or lack of, this Spring. A look at the team's focus on player development over trades and free agents. Who fills that fifth starter spot now? Woodford, Oviedo and more to consider on the bubble. How about the resurgence and importance of Adam Wainwright? A look back at how sports stopped in 2020 and how great it is to get back. Listen here:
Mar 23, 2022
Wednesday with Walton – March 23, 2022
17:58
From Jupiter, Florida, Brian Walton of thecardinalnation.com gives us the rundown on some of the prospects we’ve seen playing with the Cardinals at camp so far. Details on Jordan Walker, Juan Yepez plus Andre Pallante and some pitchers vying for those last few roster spots. Will we see the emergence of Jake Walsh or Connor Thomas this year? We talk a little about the expanded April rosters too. Listen here:
Mar 23, 2022
Ben Fred Friday – March 18, 2022
26:48
We dive into the Corey Dickerson signing, the injuries to Flaherty and Reyes, the platoon at shortstop and more Cardinals news with Ben Frederickson of the Post Dispatch. We also, take a look at the NCAA tournament and how it will play into the Mizzou coaching search. What are Ben's thoughts on Cuonzo Martin coaching again?  Many rumors are flying about the next to fill Martin's shoes in Columbia but the school has been tight-lipped. Spring Football starts tomorrow for Mizzou- Ben talks about the quarterback storylines for Eli Drinkwitz. What will the St. Louis Blues do to bolster their defense? Listen here:
Mar 18, 2022
Jay Delsing & Danny Mac Golf – March 17, 2022
21:00
We talk about the abysmal conditions at the Players Championship and the unexpected results. Jay also gives a behind the scenes look at the upcoming PGA tour events and also gives his pick to win the Valspar. Jay recently visited with Wayne Gretzky, and talked about his son-in-law, Dustin Johnson. Gretzky called Johnson a "golf savant". We get into the complicated golf rules and how the PGA officials enforce those rules. We visit about this year's Ascension Charity Classic and the big names coming to St. Louis. Listen here:
Mar 17, 2022
Inside the Lines – March 17, 2022
41:17
This week on the Inside the Lines High School Sports Podcast, Jim Powers talks with three coaches that have led their teams to the MSHSAA State Final Four in Springfield, Mo. First, we chat with Whitfield girl’s head coach Mike Slater about the Warriors season and their attempt to repeat as Class 5 state champions. Next, Julie Matheny from St. Joseph Academy joins the show to talk about the outstanding run that the Angels are on in making back to the semifinals. We finish up with Webster Groves boy’s head coach Justin Mathes as we discuss the Statesmen season and their return to Springfield for the first time since 2018.
Mar 17, 2022
Chris Hayes – The Kilcoyne Conversation
40:46
“The Kilcoyne Conversation” with my Fox 2 colleague Chris Hayes about his decade long coverage of Pam Hupp.  Long before it was a tv mini-series.
Mar 16, 2022
Wednesday with Walton – March 16, 2022
19:57
How much does the shortened spring training affect the top Cardinals prospects? Those that are in the major league camp but will play in the minor leagues may not get as much attention as they would have with a full length camp. We visit with Brian Walton about that plus questions about roster expansion. We talk about the injured Alex Reyes and Jack Flaherty. Will Mozeliak backfill for those positions? Brian gives us insight into the potential rule changes and more. Listen here:
Mar 16, 2022
Mondays with Mac & Martin – March 14, 2022
26:10
Let's talk spring training! We visit with Martin Kilcoyne on this Monday as Cardinals spring games are set to begin on Friday. We talk lockout resolution and free agency market. Also, a few jabs at some media friends and a look at the madness of March hoops tournament seeding.
Mar 14, 2022
St. Louis Browns – Scoops with Danny Mac TV
21:00
A great look into the St. Louis Browns with historical society and fan club president, Ed Wheatley. His book and the subsequent PBS specials on the team are a must-see for baseball fans. We talk about Ed's incredible artifacts and stories on some of the most famous Browns players like, George Sisler, Rogers Hornsby, Jim Delsing and more. Also, the team's history with the St. Louis Cardinals. Scoops with Danny Mac airs Sunday nights on Fox 2.  
Mar 14, 2022
Ben Fred Friday – March 11, 2022
30:25
Baseball is back. Ben Frederickson talks about the process to get here, the animosity built up in the bargaining and how the sport can win fans back. We talk about Mozeliak's zoom call with media last night and what the free agency deals could look like for the Cardinals. Ben brings up Ryan Fagan's pitch for "The year of the fan". Could bringing in a big name save some fans in St. Louis? We talk about the Opening Day crowd in St. Louis this year? Is it less than normal and who is the starter? We also visit about SLU in the A-10 and the future of Cuonzo Martin at Mizzou. Could a different direction be announced in the coming days? Blues with a dominant win last night against the Rangers. Where do they go from here at this month's trade deadline? Ben sticks to the need for a left-handed defenseman. A look at the great St. Louis Browns show on Scoops TV this Sunday too. Listen here:
Mar 11, 2022
Inside the Lines – March 10, 2022
42:04
In this week’s Inside the Lines High School Sports Podcast, it is all hoops as we talk with three coaches that have advanced in the MSHSAA state tournament. We first chat with Incarnate Word head coach Dan Rolfes about the incredible run that the Red Knights are on. Then, we sit down with Duchesne head boys’ coach Wade Bouslog and talk about the Pioneers making the state final four for the first time in school history. We finish up with Chaminade head coach Frank Bennett as we talk about a successful year for the Red Devils.
Mar 10, 2022
Jay Delsing & Danny Mac Golf – March 10, 2022
49:56
A look at the PGA Tour's Players Championship with our picks to win. Plus Nick Ragone from the Ascension Charity Classic with some breaking news on two huge names coming to St. Louis.  Also, what was it like to play with Tiger Woods?  All here.
Mar 10, 2022
Ricky Horton – The Kilcoyne Conversation
37:43
“The Kilcoyne Conversation” with Ricky Horton who played for Whitey Herzog and Tommy Lasorda. A teammate when Ozzie Smith hit the famous HR, and Kirk Gibson.
Mar 09, 2022
Wednesday with Walton- March 9, 2022
21:05
We dive into the start of the Cardinals minor league camp.  Cardinal players to watch that aren’t on the MILB Top Prospects List.  Plus a behind scenes talk about how candidates are selected for the Cardinals 2022 HOF and a bonus Cardinals history lesson!
Mar 09, 2022
Mondays with Mac & Martin – March 7, 2022
50:52
A new addition to Scoops with Danny Mac- a weekly visit with Martin Kilcoyne of Fox 2. This morning we get into baseball rules, Tony LaRussa stories, emceeing events and our top picks to ever interview. Listen here:
Mar 07, 2022
Ben Fred Friday – March 4, 2022
29:22
Arch Madness is here and it's a crown jewel event for St. Louis. Ben Fred visits this morning to talk about Loyola and other teams who will make the tournament interesting. Missouri State could be a solid pick if they play their best. Northern Iowa looks impressive though. We also get into the latest PGA tournament coming to St. Louis. More on the APGA and the Ascension team developing these big hits for our city. We discuss the Blues latest with a Binnington resurgence and how SLU hoops could finish the season. Could Matt Carpenter be a Cub? A look at underrated Dylan Carlson and a debate about moving Tommy Edman from second too. Listen here:
Mar 04, 2022
Inside the Lines – March 3, 2022
35:10
In this week's edition of Inside the Lines Prep Sports Podcast with Jim Powers, we chat about hockey and the IHSA Class 3A girls' Final Four. First, Jim visits with Jeff Hayes from the Mid-States Club Hockey Association about the playoffs and this weekend's Championship games. Then, we head over to Illinois to chat with the head coach of the Civic Memorial girls' team, Mike Arbuthnot, about the Eagles' run to the state Final Four.
Mar 03, 2022
Jay Delsing & Danny Mac Golf – March 3, 2022
15:50
We discuss last week’s Honda Classic and the upcoming Bay Hill.  We get into the impact of the Ascension Charity Classic and the newest golf event coming to town…The APGA Tour. Listen here:
Mar 03, 2022
Wednesday with Walton – March 2, 2022
15:37
Brian Walton talks about an All-Team Cardinals squad from the minor leagues. We go position by position breaking down the number one player at each position in the Cardinals farm system. Most are expected, but a few may surprise you. Who does thecardinalnation.com dub the captain of the team? A fun conversation this morning. Listen here:
Mar 02, 2022
Martin Kilcoyne on Family, Cardinals Baseball 2022 and More – The Kilcoyne Conversation
43:25
A special Kilcoyne Conversation with host Danny Mac and guest, Martin Kilcoyne. Martin talks about what baseball will look like for the Cardinals this year and has a powerful message on family and battling addiction.
Mar 01, 2022
Ben Fred Friday – February 25, 2022
20:19
Spring football starts soon for Mizzou with Eli Drinkwitz on the hunt for a QB. Ben Frederickson of the Post Dispatch visits to discuss whether or not, that player is already on the team. Coach Drinkwitz has said if there's a quarterback somewhere that he thinks is a fit, that he would go get him. Could that be Jayden Daniels? We also chat about the Cuonzo Martin debate and how to improve the Missouri basketball program. Yuri Collins and SLU are rolling through February and have looked really good lately. We talk about them in the A10 and potentially playing in March. St. Louis Blues playing great hockey and could have a goalie battle down the stretch. Will it be Binner or Husso? And will the team get some defense help in front of them? Eventually the Cardinals will play this year and when they do, where does Alex Reyes fit? Ben talks about keeping him out of the closer role.  We recap the challenges Marmol faces in taking over this year with offense and more. Listen here:
Feb 25, 2022
Inside the Lines – February 24, 2022
32:55
In this week’s edition of the Inside the Lines Prep Sports Podcast with Jim Powers, we talk hoops with two of the great coaches in the area as they get their teams ready for district action. First, we chat with Eureka’s head girls basketball coach James Alsup about the Wildcats’ year and how they have made a lot of noise this season. Then, we sit down with Westminster head boys coach Dale Ribble to talk about his Wildcats and the terrific season that they are having as they prepare for the district tournament.
Feb 24, 2022
Jay Delsing & Danny Mac Golf – February 24, 2022
28:36
The guys talk takeaways from Riviera and look ahead to the Honda Classic. Some are talking about Tiger's potential return. Does he get back to the Masters? Or rather play a flat course like Old St. Andrews?  Jay and Dan talk strategy and equipment changes for players because of Tiger's competitiveness. Phil Mickelson has made some news lately too. Our thoughts on that plus picks for this weekend. Listen here:
Feb 24, 2022
Fred Lynn – The Kilcoyne Conversation
42:41
“The Kilcoyne Conversation” with Red Sox great Fred Lynn on his career, playing with Yaz, meeting Ted Williams, the Fisk HR & MLB today.
Feb 24, 2022
Wednesday with Walton – February 23, 2022
22:22
Brian Walton of thecardinalnation.com breaks down his Top 5 Cardinals Prospects down on the farm. Also, a glimpse into the upcoming minor league spring training and extended 2022 schedule. Listen here:
Feb 23, 2022
Hanging with Big Walt – February 18, 2021
23:59
“Hanging with Big Walt” talking train rides, Jordan Kyrou, Jordan Binnington, and Brady Tkachuk being a captain.
Feb 18, 2022
Ben Fred Friday – February 18, 2022
23:33
A lot to talk about this morning with Ben Fredrickson of the St. Louis Post-dispatch. With the Missouri Tigers basketball team sitting at a 10 and 15 record, what is on the horizon for Coach Martin? Is a bad year at year five a death sentence? We talk about if the team could rebound by getting more into the NIL scene. Also, how quickly could the team turn around with help from the transfer portal? We talk too about the Blues and how the club leadership has established a consistently winning team. They seem to always be in the hunt and have fans engaged. Will the same go for the city’s new soccer team? Ben talks to us about the news this week of stadium naming rights. The timing was good showing that a huge corporation in Centene sees this investment as a worthy one. Some St. Louisans may have had a hard time watching the Rams win the Super Bowl last weekend but at least the parade turn out didn’t show us up. Listen here:
Feb 18, 2022
Inside the Lines – February 17, 2022
33:35
This week’s Inside the Lines High School Sports Podcast is all about the first weekend of the Missouri State High School Activities Association winter championships. We start off by visiting with Greg Stahl from MSHSAA as we discuss the state wrestling championships at Mizzou Arena that begins today. We then head to the pool and talk about this weekend’s MSHSAA girl’s state swimming championships with Nerinx Hall Head Coach Jenoa Olson that will be held at the St. Peters Rec-Plex starting today as well.
Feb 17, 2022
Golf with Jay Delsing – February 17, 2022
45:44
Scoops with Danny Mac welcomes Jay Delsing to our talented family. Today we hear about his father's start in baseball, his PGA career and more. His hole in one on the tour, the Ascension Charity Classic and the gimmicks in golf today. Listen here:
Feb 17, 2022
Wednesday with Walton – February 16, 2022
11:56
We visit with Brian Walton about what happens with the DH in St. Louis. Also news on the coaching staff- Ryan Ludwick, Jose Oquendo, Jason Isringhausen and more. We've learned there's some discussion in MLB's CBA proposal about reducing minor league roster spots too. We look at the latest pitcher signing as well. Listen here:
Feb 16, 2022