Episode 34

Jim and Bengie tackle the issues that are concerning Cardinals Nation. Jim asks Bengie to get him off the ledge and stay the course with a belief for October baseball.  Is the optimist, Bengie Molina, still riding a wave of hope for the St Louis Cardinals.   Jim asks the tough questions and Bengie provides some insightful dialogue from his former player and coach perspective.   Particularly, how does a manager operate a bullpen.  Plus, what impact does starting pitching have on the bullpen when the starter only goes 5 innings.  Is it just who we have?  Tune in for a fired up session.  

The weekly prizes are listed below.

 

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6/20/2018  Winner's List

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St Louis Cardinals Prize Pick:  Charleen Wilkinson 

Rally Squirrel T-Shirt: Travis Smith

Cardinals Premium T-Shirt:  Bruce Moon

Episode 33

Bengie, Josh and Nate look forward to the All Star break...but what needs to happen right now? How critical is the next 30 days the St Louis Cardinals 2018 Campaign?  Bengie provides his insightful inside the players and manager perspective on how the All Star nomination matters to players. He shares his vulnerable story as a member of the Angels and how his All Star dream led to heartbreak.  Join us on a fun episode of speculation, opinion and fact.  Plus, your fan prizes are listed below. 

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6/12/2018  Winner's List

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2 Cardinals Game Tickets:  Steve Pigg

LIVE Call in With Bengie Molina on the Rally Squirrel Report: Kathy Goodfellow

Cardinals T-Shirt:  Lisa Willems 

Episode 32

Welcome to Episode 32 of the Rally Squirrel Report.  Please leave a comment under the post and let us
know what you liked about the show, questions, or feedback.

A sad day for Cardinals Nation with the passing of Cardinals legend Red Schoendienst.  Thanks for all you gave to the game and to life.  You will be forever remembered as one of the greats in the Cardinals family. The team shares their thoughts on the life and legacy of Red.  Also, Jim starts a roundtable of who is to blame for the lackluster play of the Redbirds and where we are headed.  Bengie shares some insightful thoughts from his friendships with MLB owners. You don't want to miss it.  Plus, our prize winners are listed including Cardinals game tickets! 
 
Enjoy!

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5/21/2018  Winner's List

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2 Cardinals Game Tickets:  Joseph Howenstein 

LIVE Call in With Bengie Molina on the Rally Squirrel Report: Jeff Strang

Cardinals T-Shirt:  Noel Ayala 

Episode 31

Let's hope we don't get to talk with him too often during the season, but while He is recovering, Yadier Molina joins the Rally Squirrel Report!  Yadi shares the value of his off the field routine and experiences during the season.  Bengie also shares his time away from the Spanish broadcast Cardinals home games. Yadi talks about the talent of the young Cardinals players and his expectations moving forward this season.  And what about young Hicks throwing 105mph?!  Yadier and Bengie answer the question: Would you rather catch the 105mph fastball or a knuckleballer?    Enjoy this one Cardinals fans.  Your weekly fan prizes are listed below

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5/21/2018  Winner's List

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Autographed Player Photo:  Debra Martin 

St Louis Cardinals T-Shirt: Ron Nuttall

2 Cardinals Game Tickets:  Daniel Harder 

Episode 30

The wait is over! Welcome to all the New Rally Squirrel Club members.   We are so glad you've joined us. Congratulations to our winner of the Yadier Molina autographed jersey.   See if you're the winner below!   Plus, Bengie and the table tackle a tough situation that is Adam Wainwright right now.   Can Adam just walk away from the game and feel good about what he has accomplished.  Is Waino done or does he deserve another opportunity to prove himself.   Bengie shares his experience as his career came to end.  It is a hard part of the reality of the game.  

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5/15/2018  Winner's List

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Autographed Yadier Molina Jersey:  Lydia Olmsted

Episode 29

A nice weekend series against the Cubs left us all feeling giddy about the Cardinals.  Should there be cause for concern however with Yadi out and the lack of offensive production from some of our everyday players.  Bengie provides a health update on his brother Yadi and gives us his expected timetable for his return. The roundtable gets a bit fired up over some of the bats in the lineup and how we think the Cardinals should handle it moving forward.  Should Matheny bench Carpenter....Fowler?    It's a spicy one Cardinals Nation.   Plus, all of your fan prizes...and the Autograph Yadier Molina Jersey will be awarded next week!  

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5/8/2018  Winner's List

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Autographed Molina Hat:  Tim Murray 

2 Game Tickets Home or Away (if outside of the St Louis area): Linda Basnett

Cardinals T-Shirt: Shelley Corbitt 

Episode 28

It's time to shake the ugly stick.  There is no way around it.  What we saw in Pittsburgh from the bullpen was plain ugly.   Unfortunately, one year later, we're still talking about the liability of the bullpen and the lack of shutdown at the end of games.  We know we cannot follow last year's plan so what do we do? Bengie breaks down the manager role for the bullpen and how the Cardinals must respond. Plus, let's face the issue of a no producing Matt Carpenter head on.  Who is sick of it?    Hey, and some fun prizes make it great every week. 

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4/30/2018  Winner's List

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LIVE Call In With Bengie on the Rally Squirrel Report Podcast: Dustin Rogers

2 Game Tickets to A Cardinals Game: Chondula Roberts

St Louis Cardinals T-shirt: Thomas Glowczwski

Episode 27

Welcome back after a fun weekend of baseball in St Louis where the Cardinals continue to dismantle the Reds. Jim puts Bengie in the player seat and asks him some questions about Adam Wainwright. Does Bengie have confidence in Waino if he is behind the plate?  When Waino is on the mound, how important is it that the catcher role maximizes his outings?  And, after the weekend that Yadi had, is it time to stop talking about "Father Time" when it comes to Molina? Let's enjoy him as a player that is still at the top of his game. 

Prizes are listed below.  

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4/24/2018  Winner's List

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2 Game Tickets Cardinals Home Game:  Paul Kemper

Autographed Molina Hat: Betty Edgington 

St Louis Cardinals T-Shirt:  Stan Jones

Episode 26

A nice little run in Cincy has the Cardinals playing well and looking strong headed into Chicago to face the rival Cubs. Today's game is postponed as have many other games in the start of the season.  Bengie provides an insider perspective on how players respond to days off and postponed games.  Also, Jim, Nate, and Josh ask Bengie to play manager against the Cubs. Jim introduces a new segment when we play the Cubs called "Cub To Stink!"  

Plus, a HUGE announcement on an awesome prize coming up. The weekly prizes are below as always.   Leave a comment sharing what you enjoyed on today's show. Go Cardinals!    

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4/16/2018  Winner's List

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Autographed Molina Hat: John Osterhout 

Autographed Molina T-Shirt:  Dennis Linck

Episode 25

We've already had an eventful handful of games at the start of the season! Paul Vasquez, a fan call in winner, from California joins the call with Jim and Bengie.   The fellas have a discussion around the "weapon" of Greg Holland.  Obviously, in his first outing it was not what anyone hoped for, but what does it mean for our bullpen moving forward to have a closer.  Bengie shares his professional perspective, breaks down the entire Cardinals bullpen and let's say he says it's all good! 

AND...yes.  Bengie addresses the situation with the Diamondbacks Manager and Yadi.  

Plus, our fan prizes are listed as they are each week.  Congrats to all the winners. 

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4/10/2018  Winner's List

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Autographed Player Photo: Terri Mcnelly 

St Louis Cardinals T-Shirt: Blake Webb 

LIVE Call in with Bengie Molina on the Rally Squirrel Podcast: Linda Basnett 

Episode 24

Well, we're 3 games into a long season so let's not make too much or what we've seen or have not seen.  How important is it really for players to Get Off To A Hot Start?  Dexter enchanted the fans with a series of "I'll get a hit" tweets following his 0-13 start.  What about the umpires? Do they get a "start of the season" break? Bengie shares his experiences and thoughts at the beginning of his 13 MLB seasons. Bengie also shares some secrets on what he used to communicate to the umpires underneath the mask--fascinating and full of laughter!   Plus, your Weekly Rally Squirrel Prizes including an autographed Paul DeJong Autographed Bat!   

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4/2/2018  Winner's List

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Autographed Paul DeJong Bat: Tamela Goodrich 

St Louis Cardinals T-Shirt: Blake Webb

LIVE Call in with Bengie Molina on the Rally Squirrel Podcast: Brenda Stringer 

Episode 23

One of the greatest days of the year, Opening Day, is this week!  If you're like us, the start of baseball season is pretty much a Holiday...or it should be!  The Cardinals have the roster set and perhaps have thrown in a few surprises.  Bengie, Jim and Nate discuss the 25 man opening roster for the Redbirds.  What about Harrison Bader?  Voit? Kelly?  Did the Cardinals make the right decisions.  All this, plus Bengie recounts some of his days getting sent back down to the minors.   This week's prizes are listed below.  Enjoy! 

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3/26/2018  Winner's List

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Live Call In Segment With Bengie On The Rally Squirrel Report Call In: Brian Cannon

2 Game Tickets Home or Away (if outside of the St Louis area): Stan Jones

Cardinals T-Shirt: Theresa Horne

 

Episode 22

What does a player have to do to make the team?  Mr. Flaherty has been quite impressive in Spring Training, but he'll most likely start the season in Triple A.   There are two sides to this coin. The organization and the player.  Remember, baseball is first and foremost a business whether you like it or not. How will the Cardinals stack up the last 10 days of Spring Training as the 2018 Campaign Is In View?  Bengie gives us a former player perspective on all this as well as the fellas from Two Birds On A Bat: Jim Cromer and Steve Flowers. Plus, Rally Squirrel's Nate McHenry reveals the winner of the Dexter Fowler Autographed Baseball Bat!  We've got some seriously awesome prizes this week.  Enjoy!   

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3/19/2018  Winner's List

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Dexter Fowler Autographed Bat: Carl Reynolds

St Louis Beer Bat Mug: Josh Sanfilippo

St Louis Cardinals T-Shirt: Jill Vieck

Episode 21

Are you kidding me Lance Lynn!   This is a funky off season and free agents like former Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn are taking deals like $12M for one year.  Remember when the qualifying offer was $17M Mr. Lynn.  Should Lance Lynn fire his agent? What is going on?!   Bengie gives some insightful perspectives from both a players perspective and a management mindset.  Jim, Nate and Bengie play a round of Over/Under on a few of the Cardinals stars from a fan question during our Ask Bengie segment.  All of this plus our double up prize giveaways.   

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3/12/2018  Winner's List

To claim your prize please email support@rallysquirrel.com with your full name and address within 30 days. Prizes will be mailed in approximately 15-20 business days after confirmation.

Melody Palmer: 2 Game Tickets

Joshua Coleman: LIVE call in with Bengie and the Rally Squirrel Report

Carl Reynolds: LIVE call in with Bengie and the Rally Squirrel Report

Steve Shelton: Autographed Player Photo

Linda Justus: Starbucks Gift Card

Episode 20

We're just about one week into Spring Training. The Cardinals are holding firm on the roster even though some BIG free agent names, mostly pitchers, are still available.  Can we trust the starting rotation and bullpen of the St Louis Cardinals? Does the performance of Waino have the potential to shake up the whole bullpen.  The Redbirds are going to take flight and Bengie, Jim, Steve and Nate talk about the nitty gritty on what needs to happen for this to be a successful campaign. Plus, Bengie answers some fan questions and our weekly prize winners are listed.   Enjoy! 

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2/26/2018  Winner's List

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Steve Pigg: St Louis Cardinals T-Shirt

Lucas Bell: Autographed Player Photo

Melody Palmer: St Louis Cardinals Drawstring Pack

Episode 19

There will be baseball this week!  Well, pitchers and catchers are reporting alongside the Cardinals trucks carrying 18 tons of goods.  Bengie and Nate talk about what it's like getting ready for the next seven weeks, are the Cardinals done in free agency, and what we're really excited about headed into the spring.  The optimism reset button is upon us all as fans of the Cardinals.  Plus, Bengie answers fan questions and our weekly prize giveaways.    

 

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2/12/2018  Winner's List

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Carl Reynolds: Aledyms Diaz T-Shirt

Thomas Glowczski: Rally Squirrel T-Shirt

Joshua Coleman: Crack Jack Party Pack

 

Episode 18

With Nate on a family vacation Jim and Bengie Molina take you on a trip through Bengie's career and his own experience dealing with a tough offseason from a players point of view. As players and agents are claiming collusion we look at reality vs. opinion.  Plus, our weekly prize giveaways are listed below.

 

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1/29/2018  Winner's List

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Robin Enders: Autograph Cardinals Player Baseball

Jacob Summers: Autographed Cardinals Player Photo

Joshua Coleman:  Aledyms Diaz T-Shirt 

Episode 17

We're only a few short weeks away from the Pitchers and Catcher playing catch in Jupiter. Bengie Molina tells us how he would handle our up and coming star, Alex Reyes, coming off of injury. What is best for the Redbirds and for the career of Reyes.  AND...what about the Brew Crew?  Have they truly made themselves better with their recent additions in free agency?  Bengie also answers a bunch of fan questions in our weekly "Ask Bengie" segment.   Plus, find all the weekly winners below.   Enjoy! 

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1/29/2018  Winner's List

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Paul Vasquez: Live Call In With Bengie Molina On The Rally Squirrel Report

Zeke Cernea: Cardinals player t-shirt

Rebecca Walch:  Autographed Bengie "Molina" Book 

Episode 16

Cardinals fans, Spring Training is in view and players are making preparations for a successful season.  Bengie shares his personal experience and insight on what is going on in the minds of players as they prepare for spring training. What is the Physical, Mental, and Emotional preparation it takes to be ready for Big League Baseball? What is you're a free agent and you're not signed yet?    Also, our fan winner Stacy, joins us on the call and asks Bengie some great questions.  Plus, our weekly prize winners are listed below.  

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1/22/2018  Winner's List

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Jeff Altizer: St Louis Cardinals Premium Hoodie

Jo Grove: Aledyms Diaz T-Shirt

Bruce Moon:  Aledyms Diaz T-Shirt

Episode 15

Happy New Year Cardinals Nation. A new year and a new hope in the St Louis Cardinals 2018 campaign.  It's pretty quite around baseball.  The Cardinals are quite too, but that doesn't mean we won't see some more big offseason splashes in the near future.    Today, we tackle the role of social media in it's surprisingly important role in the lives of both players and fans.  Hear some cool stories about the history of the Rally Squirrel and our guests from Toast Dispatch.

Plus, Bengie answers some fan questions and our weekly prize giveaways are listed below.  Go Birds! 

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1/08/2018  Winner's List

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Carl Reynolds: St Louis Cardinals Premium Hoodie

Zach Schell: Aledyms Diaz T-Shirt

Jackie Snow:  Aledyms Diaz T-Shirt