The Cat Chat Podcast – Ep. 10: Brad Thompson

The former Cardinals pitcher and 2006 World Series champ is now a broadcaster for Fox Sports Midwest and 101 ESPN.  Brad stopped by The Home Loan Expert studios to discuss his career and to hold Jim Hayes accountable for his tweets.


  • Why he doesn’t like to exaggerate his Major League exploits
  • Brad’s unconventional path to MLB and arriving with Peoria
  • Being mistaken for the Bat Boy after initially being called up
  • Brad tells us why he has an ill-fitting 2006 World Series ring
  • Why he ended up paying for his own Tommy John operation
  • What circumstances led him to work on radio and television
  • What’s his approach for providing fair yet accurate analysis
  • Importance of having specifically defined roles for pitchers
  • Do the Cardinals need at least one more big off-season move


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