EP16: The One with Ray Lankford (and Matthew Leach)
Prior to this season, Matthew Leach ran the Cardinals beat. His tenure lasted ten seasons before moving on to the MLB.com mothership in New York City this season. Ten seasons is a long time. Plus post-seasons. The guy knows St. Louis well.
To put it into perspective, when Leach began his tenure at Spring Training in 2001, Rick Ankiel was on the mound, JD Drew was expected to be healthy, Dave Veres was three years away from retirement and everyone was getting their first glimpse of a rookie named Albert Pujols.
But now Pujols…and Leach…have left for greener pastures. It’s a little sad. Never fear; we brought Leach into the digital saddle this week to reminisce on old times.
Featured Guests: Gabe Lozano and Matthew Leach
This Week’s Bit: “Talking Sports on the Streets with Hobos”
Random yet Contexual Show References: Brett Hull, Danny Amendola, Leon Durham, Brad Smith, Sixto Lezcano, Air Force Ones, Jim Abbott on Boy Meets World, Papa John’s camaro
Links Mentioned in Episode 16:
Ray Lankford’s website (link)
Episode 11 with Chris Duncan (link)
Papa Johns owes us a pizza, dammit (link)
Our collection of Matthew leach interview bombs (link)
St. Louis Business Journal’s “30 Under 30″ (link)
Last week’s “Six Degrees of José Oquendo (link)
Special Thanks to: