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

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

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

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.

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.   

Enjoy! 

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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

Episode 14

Superstar!!  Smash Mouth's "All Star" is reverberating through my head as Bengie, Jim, Steve and Nate tackle the value, necessity....and entitlement of having a Super Star on the Cardinals roster. Do we need to have it?  Join us on this fascinating round table of who, what , when, where, and why the Cardinals cannot be done making moves.  Plus, Bengie answers the fans question in this week's installment of Ask Bengie.  Your fan prizes are listed below.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Cardinals Nation (we will be back in 2018*).  Enjoy!

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12/18/2017  Winner's List

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

Jeff Altizer: St Louis Cardinals Dugout Beer Mug

Joseph Howenstein: Aledyms Diaz T-Shirt

Lucas Bell:  Aledyms Diaz T-Shirt

 

 

*The Next Rally Squirrel Report will be on January 8, 2018. 

Episode 13

Stanton is a Yankee and the Cardinals have not provided any fireworks yet.  But, should they be doing something big right now?  We talk with Bengie and discuss the next steps for the Birds on the Bat.  Bullpen vs Bats?  Plus, Bengie provides a wonderful update from Puerto Rico and the excellent work of Yadier and Bengie and their family.  Wow.  Plus, we welcome in Chris Lollis from Cardinals Nation 24/7.  Join us on this special episode as we go around the horn discussing the Cardinals possibilities during the winter meetings.  We have a couple incredible prizes this week too and a special Christmas gift opportunity for you from Dugoutmugs.com.   

Go to dugoutmugs.com and use discount code: RALLY10 for a big savings and delivery before Christmas.  Sweet! 

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12/11/2017  Winner's List

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Shelly Carter: St Louis Cardinals Dugout Beer Mug

Stan Jones: St Louis Cardinals Hoodie

Episode 12

There are always fish in the sea...right?  As a player, how does emotion play into a major decision to sign a huge contract?  We're still waiting to see if Mr. Stanton will say YES to Cardinals Nation.   Does Bengie Molina think that the Cardinals should make sure that Stanton is a Cardinal.  One thing is certain, the Redbirds have the money if they want to get it done.   Is the pride of Cardinals history enough to persuade Staton to sign the dotted line in St Louis?   It's getting super interesting in the Stanton sweepstakes.   Come on over Mr. Stanton.     Plus, this week's RS Club prizes and more.   Enjoy!

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12/5/2017  Winner's List

Stacy Shonkwiler: Live Call In "Ask Bengie" on our weekly podcast.  

Josh Sanfilippo: Aledyms Diaz T-Shirt

Episode 11

Let the dominoes begin to fall.  Are the Rumors about to become reality? The offseason really begins when the winter GM meetings happen.  There is something about Face to Face interaction. Bengie breaks down what it means for Agents, GM's and Players to get real during the winter meetings.  What will the Cardinals do and how will all the chips fall ? Join us on this special insider edition.  Enjoy! 

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11/26/2017  Winner's List

o claim your prize please email support@rallysquirrel.com with your full name and address.  Prizes will be mailed in approximately 10-15 business days. 

Lucas Ball: Rally Squirrel Exclusive T-Shirt

Rebecca Walch: Autographed Player Photo

Rory Bage: Aledyms Diaz T-Shirt

 

Episode 10

No Trade Clause? Opt Out Options?   Player's advantage and they retain all the smiles. Today's MLB contracts have some confusing concepts and loopholes.  What does it all mean during the offseason as the Cardinals look to land a "Big Fish" or several complimentary pieces to get us back to October Baseball?  Bengie, Jim and Nate break it down and offer some unique perspectives from both a former player, coach and from the fan side.  Plus, Bengie answers a question about MLB replay in our ASK Bengie segment.  Plus, fan prizes are below like we announce every week.   Enjoy!  

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11/13/2017  Winner's List

Jean Hall: Rally Squirrel Exclusive T-Shirt

Dennis Linck: Autographed Bengie Molina Book

Episode 9

Free Agency Anyone? You want real, honest, nothing held back stories from Bengie that will give you a real taste of what it's like to be a free agent as a player?  Bengie goes unfiltered in an incredible tale of his personal experience as a player.  A huge thank you to Bengie Molina for his vulnerability.   Plus, Jim and Nate talk about free agency for the Cardinals and what will make the difference to get the Cardinals back to October baseball.  All that and the weekly prize winners listed below. Enjoy! 

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11/06/2017  Winner's List

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Linda Justus: Rally Squirrel Exclusive T-Shirt

Episode 8

In the 1985 World Series, the longest game was 2 Hours and 59 minutes.  Last night, the World Series game between the Dodgers and Astros exceeded 5 hours! In Game six, Cardinals starting pitcher Danny Cox threw 7 shutout innings. He was a bulldog on and off the mound.  He shares a phenomenal postseason story when he asked Whitey Herzog if he could "take care of business."   Join us for a super fun interview with Danny.  Plus, we answer your fan questions and announce the weekly prize winners. Enjoy! 

10/30/2017  Winner's List

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Paul Kemper: Autographed 8x10 Player Photo

Chondula Roberts:  Aledyms Diaz T-Shirt

Episode 7

The Cardinals need a pitching coach.  With Dave Duncan's success, establishing a standard in Cardinals baseball, the pitching coach is an important position in the organization.  What does the pitching coach do anyway?  Bengie Molina brings some great insight to the role of the pitching coach and why he matters if we want to win games.  Could Bengie Molina be the next Cardinals pitching coach? Bengie also answers fans questions in the Ask Bengie segment.  Plus, this week's prizes including a Dave Duncan 2011 Autographed World Series Baseball!   Enjoy.  

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10/23/2017  Winner's List

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Linda Daesch: Dave Duncan Autographed World Series Baseball

Steve Shelton:  Rally Squirrel T-Shirt