Best Podcast in Baseball
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Benjamin Hochman discuss the Cardinals, Major League Baseball, and, as so often happens, anything tangentially related to the national pastime and the city that adores it.
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Best Podcast in Baseball 5.04: A Clockwork Red
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After the Cardinals' series victory in Milwaukee, the NL Central is a mosh pit of teams with eight, nine, or 10 wins. What do the standings really tell us, and are there any early indicators of what team's record is misleading? That's the question that opens the latest full-length episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball. Co-hosts Derrick Goold and Benjamin Hochman, of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and StlToday.com, discuss the stat that is an early barometer of long-term success, the confidence level of the five Cardinals starters driving that stat, and how the Cardinals' precision-crafted roster has to mesh like clockwork or their attempt to contend will run slow before running out. Stay for the end and an Enos Slaughter story that you may never have heard before. Unless you bought Goold's book. Then you know it. Unless you skipped that chapter. The audio version is better. It's shorter.