The Opening Drive

The Opening Drive – March 13th, 2023

7:00 – Weekend Wrap-up with Cardinals Spring Training, Selection Sunday , STL CITY SC Become just the second ever expanionside to start 3-0-0 & STL shows up and shows out for the Battlehawks home opener

7:15 – Three Things we loved from the Weekend

7:30 – Cardinals Spring Training Swings & Misses

  • Jordan Walker goes down with a day-to-day injury
  • Montgomery & Flaherty up-and-down
  • Matz, Liberatore, Naughton, Helsley, Hicks, VerHagen & Stratton all look good across the weekend


8:00 – Fresh Take: Is Brendan Donovan’s play in the lead-off spot enough to secure his starting role?

8:15 – Chris Kerber on the strong play of Kyrou over the weekend and the extended stretch of play of Parayko

8:30 – The Fight

8:45 – First thoughts on the bracket for Missouri, Illinois, SEMO & more

Also Texas A&M gets JOBBED with a #7 seed, but that sets up a potential 2nd round matchup with Texas–so we all win there

9:00 – Today’s Big Thing: Does Kyrou & Parayko’s play over the past few games give you confidence going forward with two of the Blues biggest/longest contracts?

9:15 – CITY SC GK Roman Burki joins the show to talk about another big win, the mentality of the club & watching young players like Hiebert & Perez step up

9:30 – Nootbaar continues to make himself an international sensation & Waino calms down after a tough 1st inning to knock off some of the rust–how is the WBC affecting the Cardinals decisions this Spring?

9:45 – Rocc & Roll

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