The Opening Drive

The Opening Drive – August 28th, 2023

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7:00 -Weekend Wrap-up

Cardinals outscored 22-3 across the weekend

Drew Rom→5.1 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 6 K, 1 W with the one bright spot…

Orlando City-2 CITY SC-1

Scott Dixon wins Bommarito 500 Indy Car race at WWT Raceway.

Victor Hovland wins tour championship. 

Louis Lappe hit a walk-off homer for California to beat Curacao 6-5 in the Little League World Series championship.

7:15 – Things we loved from the Weekend

7:30 – Will fans ever be able to reconcile players caring more about their career than their team?


8:00 – Fresh Take: Since the trade deadline, the Cardinals have been the least competitive team in the N.L. Are you concerned?

Last in run differential since August 1

STL – minus-47

COL- minus-31

PIT – minus-28

NYM- minus -28

WSN- plus-1

Is this a product of talent, or effort? The Cardinals traded lots of pitchers, and have many position players hurt. But the Nationals don’t appear to have a ton of talent, and they’re getting better. 

8:15 – Without any changes at the top of the coaching staff, is it realistic to expect the Cardinals to bounce back and compete in 2024?

8:30 – The Fight



9:15 – Chris Kerber regales us with tales from across the pond and looks towards the Blues as camp looms 25 days away

9:30 – All three 1st round QBs will be starting on Day 1–which one has the best chance to hit the ground running and succeed in their rookie years?

9:45 – Rocc & Roll

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