The Tim McKernan Show – Ep. 47: Mike Matheny

The Cardinal manager sat down with Tim days before Spring Training 2018 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis for a candid and detailed discussion.


  • What was his experience like during the Giancarlo Stanton saga
  • How often is the manager monitoring St. Louis sports talk radio
  • What kind of feedback has he gotten on new OF Marcell Ozuna
  • The challenges he’ll have in constructing a lineup card this year
  • Response to guys like Pham having candid postgame interviews
  • What does he make of Grichuk’s comments from Toronto radio
  • How secure does he feel in his role as manager of the Cardinals
  • Why he apologizes for deadpan delivery in his postgame chats
  • How he and Woody Williams were team leaders in early 2000’s
  • Remembering Game 5 of the NLDS against Washington in 2012
  • Reason for learning to play chess, speak Spanish, and play guitar


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