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Time to Make Some Changes

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 35:00

Wheeler discusses whether it is time to shake up the starting rotation with the lack of depth offered by starters to this point in the year. Plus, trying to figure out offensive consistency.

Will We Be Singing the Blues?

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 33:39

Kevin Wheeler dives into what the Blues need to do to stave off elimination and try to comeback in the series against Colorado. Plus, breaking down the Nazem Kadri situation.

Cardinal Talk

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 34:30

Kevin Wheeler wraps up the show by talking about what's going on with the St. Louis Cardinals after a competitive series against the Mets. What lies ahead for the birds?

Blues Playoffs

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 28:49

Kevin Wheeler talks the Blues series against Colorado and briefly touches on the current state of our St. Louis Cardinals.

Billiken Classic and Ricky Horton

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 37:01

Joe Pott fills in on Sports Open Line, and he replays some of the great interviews today from the Billiken Classic, plus a visit from Cardinals broadcaster Ricky Horton.

Blues playoffs and Cardinals rain out

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 33:28

Joe Pott fills in on Sports Open Line today, and he talks with Andy Strickland about the Blues upcoming match up with the Colorado Avalanche, as well as with Mike Claiborne about the Cardinals series win against the Giants over the weekend.

"The players make the manager. It's never the other way."

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 36:02

It's the Strike Zone on KMOX- all baseball, all hour! Kevin Wheeler rants about how ridiculous it is to complain about a team's hitting coach and other silly gripes from baseball fans on Twitter. Wheels caps off the hour by getting honest about Tyler O'Neill and the recent slump he's fallen into. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Blues-Wild Game 6 Preview

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 34:01

In the first hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler previews the Blues vs Wild matchup in Game 6 of Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Hear morning skate comments from head coach Craig Berube and left winger David Perron as they discuss the game that could potentially send them to the next round against the Colorado Avalanche. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

The Cardinals' team batting average is better than league average

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 34:38

In the first hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler recaps the Cardinals-Giants series. Wheels also points out that the Cardinals' offensive numbers are better than league average. It may not always feel like it, but you need to take the rest of the league into account! Wheels caps off the hour with a recap of the Blues win in Game 4 over the Minnesota Wild. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Jordan Binnington tied for most Blues playoff wins as goalie

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 10:37

This is a clip from the second hour of tonight's Sports Open Line. Kevin Wheeler goes over the huge accomplishments of Jordan Binnington in his relatively-young NHL career, and his re-emergence in game 4 against the Minnesota Wild. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Blues Tie Series 2-2

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 37:25

In the second hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler shares the insane fact that Jordan Binnington is tied for most playoff wins by a goalie in Blues franchise history. Also: hear from Blues head coach Craig Berube after this morning's skate, and Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak's weekly interview on Sports on a Sunday Morning with Tom Ackerman. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

NASCAR Cup Series comes to St. Louis ft. Chris Blair

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 36:42

Tom Ackerman fills in for Kevin Wheeler for tonight's Sports Open Line! In the second and final hour of the show, we hear pregame audio from Blues forwards Ivan Barbashev and Pavel Buchnevich; a sneak peak at the NASCAR Cup Series at Worldwide Technology Raceway with General Manager Chris Blair; and a preview to the Kentucky Derby. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Tom on Twitter @Ackerman1120

Adam Wainwright placed on COVID list ft. John Rooney

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 34:46

Tom Ackerman fills in for Kevin Wheeler for tonight's Sports Open Line! In the first hour of the show, Tom gives injury updates for the Blues and the Cardinals (the latter announcing Adam Wainwright on the COVID list). Hear pregame audio from Blues coach Craig Berube, a pregame look into the Cardinals-Giants matchup in San Francisco with radio announcer John Rooney, and an old Mike Shannon interview with Willie Mays who celebrates his 91st birthday today. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Tom on Twitter @Ackerman1120

Batters should be swinging…less?

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 30:48

The second hour of tonight's Sports Open Line is slightly abbreviated due to KMOX's broadcast of the Cardinals game. Kevin Wheeler tells baseball fans that it's still a bit early to make bold criticisms of players so far, and cites Trevor Story's performance in Boston as an example. Wheels also shares a news story that states batters will have more success at the plate looking at more pitches than what they currently do. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Blues fall to Wild 6-2 in Game 2

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 34:24

In the first hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler features Craig Berube's morning skate comments following the Blues loss to the Wild in Game 2, and previews the Cardinals-Giants series. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Prediction: Blues Over Wild in 5

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 37:12

In the second hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler tells the cold hard truth about Paul DeJong: His numbers are well below average, and have been trending downward for years. Next, Wheels dives into Blues playoff hockey before puck drop in Game 2 of Round 1 versus Minnesota. Wheels predicts: Blues will win in 5 games, and face Colorado in Round 2. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

The Cardinals' Lefty/Righty Split

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 12:10

This is a clip from the first hour of tonight's Sports Open Line. Kevin Wheeler explains the Cardinals' lopsided stats against right-handed pitchers compared to left-handed pitchers. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Why Nolan Gorman hasn't been called up yet

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 34:16

In the first hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler discusses the team's overall OPS (on base plus slugging percentage), why it seems the team can only hit lefties, why minor leaguer Nolan Gorman hasn't been called up yet, and Juan Yepez's early successes in the big leagues.   Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Ryan Helsley's Ridiculous Stats

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 5:55

This is a clip from the first hour of tonight's Sports Open Line. Kevin Wheeler dives into Cardinals reliever Ryan Helsley's insane numbers so far. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Blues-Wild Playoff Preview

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 36:13

In the second hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler features Mike Claiborne's interview with Darren Pang who discuss the Blues going into round 1 of the playoffs.  Also, we listen back to the new “Friday Night Live at Loews” with Rick Horton, Mike Claiborne, and special guest John Mozeliak, and take a look at Ryan Helsley's impressive stats thus far. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Realistic expectations for Cardinals fans

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 34:16

In the first hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler gets honest with what Cardinals fans should expect from their team (we're looking at you, Paul DeJong criticizers.) “As long as you're winning, you have time to sort things out!” Wheels says. Also: The Mets are once again hitting batters with pitches and are now facing consequences, and we listen in to Blues head coach Craig Berube who talks about going into the first round of the playoffs. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Nikki Glaser Pregame Interview

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 3:50

Hear Mike Claiborne interview comedian and St. Louis personality Nikki Glaser during the Cardinals Pregame Show on KMOX!

Looking at Paul DeJong's stats

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 36:26

It's the Strikezone on KMOX! Kevin Wheeler gives us the truth of Paul DeJong's stats before diving into the bullpen and the Cardinals' starters. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Cardinals and Mets benches clear, Arenado ejected

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 34:28

In the first hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler breaks down all the hit by pitches in the Cardinals/Mets series which led to a bench clearing brawl in Wednesday's game. Kevin also shares what Major League Baseball can learn from the National Hockey League. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Blues "in stride at the right time"

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 37:17

In the second hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler talks about the Blues' hot streak and what their playoff run might look like. Wheels also features Tom Ackerman's weekly interview with Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak, and then previews the Birds' upcoming series vs the Marlins. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Early Cardinals Stats

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 34:38

In the first hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler takes a look at the Cardinals' early stats so far, including Pujols and Goldschmidt's batting numbers; pitching depth; and the toss up between Yadi and Knizner behind the plate . Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

San Francisco Giants coach alleges "racist undertones" from Mike Shildt

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 11:50

This is a clip from the second hour of tonight's Sports Open Line. Mike Shildt, former Cardinals skipper turned San Diego Padres coach, was accused by San Francisco Giants coach Antoan Richardson of racist undertones after yelling an expletive during the game. Kevin Wheeler breaks down the situation. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Breaking Baseball's Unwritten Rules

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 36:16

In the second hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler wraps up talk of the controversial decision to remove Clayton Kershaw after 7 perfect innings, and how it may actually be beneficial to youth baseball (note the distinction between youth and major league!) Also discussed: former Cardinals manager Mike Shildt accused of racism by San Francisco Giants coach Antoan Richardson, and what the “unwritten rules” of baseball are. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Clayton Kershaw removed after 7 perfect innings

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 13:35

This is a clip from the first hour of tonight's Sports Open Line. Kevin Wheeler goes on a rant about Clayton Kershaw being taken out of a game despite pitching 7 perfect innings. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Cardinals-Brewers Preview

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 34:24

In the first hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler talks Albert Pujols' first home run of the season, the upcoming series against the Brewers on their home turf, and Clayton Kershaw being taken out of a game after pitching 7 perfect innings. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Albert Pujols' first home run as a returning Cardinal

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 1:15

Hear John Rooney and Ricky Horton's call of Albert Pujols' home run against left-handed pitcher Daniel Lynch in the first inning of Tuesday's game against the Kansas City Royals. This marks Albert's first home run at Busch Stadium as a Cardinal returnee. Pujols' home run comes after third baseman Nolan Arenado hit a two run homerun moments before.

Blues Regular Season Homestretch

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 37:32

In the second hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler wraps up talk of the popularity of baseball amongst other sports across the nation and the globe. We hear audio from Craig Berube who spoke after this morningKevin also talks about the NHL regular season nearing the playoffs, and who the Blues might face in the postseason. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Early Cardinals Observations

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 7:44

This is a clip from the first hour of tonight's Sports Open Line. Kevin Wheeler gives his first impressions of this year's Cardinals, after winning 2 of 3 games against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Opening Weekend. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Is Baseball Dying?

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 34:32

In the first hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler reacts to a tweet that claims that baseball is the 7th most popular sport in the US, and later gives early observations to the 2022 St. Louis Cardinals. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

What we can expect from Jordan Hicks as the 5th starter

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 14:34

This is a clip from the second hour of tonight's Sports Open Line. Hear Kevin Wheeler discuss the future emergence of Jordan Hicks as the Cardinals fifth starter while Jack Flaherty is still out for injury. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

“What Pittsburgh is doing is bad for the sport”

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 36:44

In the second and final hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler discusses Jordan Hicks being named the Cardinals fifth starter and why it's so hard to remain calm at the beginning of the baseball season. Wheels also reminds us how St. Louis is spoiled with a great baseball team almost every year, as opposed to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Who will be the Cardinals' next Adam Wainwright?

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 6:01

This is a clip from the first hour of tonight's Sports Open Line. Adam Wainwright is known for his stellar pitching performances and his great interviews, and 2022 may be his final season. Kevin Wheeler asks, "Who will be the next Waino?" Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

The Cardinals' 3 Key Areas

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 34:26

In the first hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler relives the spectacle that Opening Day was in St. Louis, and previews the rest of the series vs the Pirates. Wheels also discusses three aspects of the Cardinals that are pertinent to the next few months. Lastly, Wheels asks: Who will be the team's next Adam Wainwright? Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Cardinals defeat Pirates 9-0 on Opening Day

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 16:32

Tonight's Sports Open Line is shortened to just two segments due to KMOX's broadcast of Opening Day! Kevin Wheeler and Joe Pott recap the Cardinals win 9-0 win over the Pirates

Countdown to Opening Day, Tomorrow is Almost Here!

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 74:21

Kevin Wheeler and Mike Claiborne sit down with a crew of those in and around the Cardinals as we get ready for Opening Day tomorrow!

2022 World Series Predictions

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 37:45

In the second and final hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler makes his National and American League predictions for 2022, including the potential World Series matchup. Wheels also replays interviews with Oli Marmol and John Mozeliak from Sports on a Sunday Morning with Tom Ackerman. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

How the Cardinals Can Reach 95 Wins

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 34:28

In the first hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler makes his 2022 predictions for the Cardinals and explains what must happen if the Cardinals want to reach 95 wins. Last year, the Cards won 90 and the Brewers won 95. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Cardinals and the NL Central ft. Mike Ferrin, MLB Network Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 17:39

This is a clip from the first hour of Sports Open Line. Mike Ferrin, MLB Network Radio host, joind Kevin Wheeler to talk Cardinals and the National League Central division for 2022.  

Albert Pujols is in the Opening Day lineup

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 36:39

Tonight's Sports Open Line is shortened due to KMOX's broadcast of the NCAA Championship game between North Carolina and Kansas. In the only hour of tonight's show, Kevin Wheeler previews the Cardinals Opening Day lineup (which features Albert Pujols), and is then joined by MLB Network Radio host Mike Ferrin to talk about the upcoming season across the league.

2022 Cardinals Preview with Derrick Goold

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 18:40

This is a clip from the second hour of tonight's Sports Open Line. Cardinals beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Derrick Goold joins the show to talk all things Cardinals: spring training, starting pitching, bullpen, the application of designated hitters, and of course, Albert Pujols. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

National League Central 2022 Projections

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 39:54

In the second and final hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin takes a look at what the National League Central may look like in 2022 before being joined by Cardinals beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Derrick Goold. Wheeler and Goold talk all things Cardinals: spring training, starting pitching, bullpen, designated hitters, and of course, Albert Pujols. Lastly, Wheels  shares a sentiment from Greg Gumbel, who says that people don't tune into a football game for the announcers. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Tony LaRussa thinks Cardinals front office may be a "toxic environment"

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 11:54

This is a clip from the first hour of Sports Open Line. Kevin Wheeler shares his feelings about Mike Shildt's firing and his recent emotional story put out by Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

The game of baseball is run by the front office

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 36:14

We are less than a week away to Opening Day! In the first hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler starts it off with a preview of Opening Day in St. Louis, where the Cardinals will play a shaky Pirates team. Kevin also talks about Bob Nightengale's story of former Cardinals manager Mike Shildt opening up after his dismissal from the team. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Countdown to Opening Day Show 3/30/22

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 82:42

There's only 8 days left until Opening Day at Busch Stadium, and KMOX is celebrating with the Countdown to Opening Day Show! Kevin Wheeler and Mike Claiborne host the show and feature interviews with the likes of John Mozeliak, Albert Pujols, Paul DeJong, Adam Wainwright, Andrew Knizner, and Cardinals Director of Marketing and Brand Execution Martin Coco.

What we can expect of 2022 Cardinals pitchers

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 12:27

This is a clip from the second hour of tonight's Sports Open Line. You heard Kevin Wheeler tell you what you can expect of the Cardinals offense. But what about pitching? With Flaherty and Reyes out for injury, the Cards will need to be creative with their rotation decisions. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

Vladimir Tarasenko records 500th career point

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 37:28

In the second hour of tonight's Sports Open Line, Kevin Wheeler wraps up baseball talk with expectations of this year's pitching before discussing the Blues trials and tribulations. Despite the recent rough stretch, the Blues came out on top in their matchup against Vancouver, aided by Vladimir Tarasenko who recorded his 500th career point with an empty net goal. Lastly, Wheels explains the NFL's new overtime rule. Sports Open Line airs every week night from 6-8pm barring any Cardinals or Billikens games. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinWheeler94

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