Michael Baumann is joined by Zach Kram to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, who are resurgent under new manager Mike Shildt, and their exciting rookie center fielder Harrison Bader (1:20). Then Little League World Series superfan Mark Titus joins the show to discuss the action in Williamsport (22:10) before Ben Lindbergh closes the episode with a look at how the much-discussed all-or-nothing approach to team building has affected the MLB pennant races (36:18).
The Cards, the Kids, the Chaos
Ringer staffers discuss St. Louis’s recent success
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Jason also discusses the White Sox unsurprisingly losing three of four to the Royals