The Opening Drive

The Opening Drive – July 24th, 2023

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7:00 -Weekend Wrapup

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After taking the first game of the series, the Cards are thumped in three straight by a combined 19-11. Montgomery’s own first inning error leads to two unearned runs for the Cubs, then two walks in the third open the door to a five run innings, and that’s all the Cubs needed.

Scott Rolen goes into the baseball HOF along with Fred McGriff

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Brian Harman wins The Open at Royal Liverpool by six shots over four golfers, including Jason Day and Jon Rahm.

7:15 – Things we loved from the Weekend

7:30 – ESPN, Sirius MLB Radio Host Dani Wexelman on the recent Cardinals rumor, minor leaguers being preferable to draft picks & how the Yankees painted themselves into a corner


8:00 – Fresh Take: Scott Rolen makes the Hall of Fame with emotional speech…

Because of how they spend money, and players don’t sign for less in St. Louis any more, will 2004 be the best Cardinal team ever? 

8:15 – USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports that the Cardinals have put Willson Contreras, he of the 5 year, $87.5 MM contract, on the block in his first year with them. Why would any MLB team bite on this?

8:30 – The Fight



9:15 – Voice of the Blues, Chris Kerber on the legendary story of CuJo, Kelly Chase being one of a kind and his votes for the next round of the Blues Hall of Fame

9:30 – Could the best options for the Cardinals be a pair of trades with the AL East?

9:45 – Rocc & Roll

10:00 – NFL News & Notes: How long will Chris Jones holdout–and which early injuries are shaking up the offseason

10:15 – What discontinued or changed food item from your childhood would you bring back?

10:30 – Should CITY be treating this cup competition different from the usual?

10:45 – What’s on tap?

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