Opening day, when it happens, has a chance to be the best ever in St. Louis. We try to keep a positive attitude about the current state of baseball. Ben Fred tells us Tony La Russa’s take on the hiatus and he compares it to the return after 9/11. Ben also realizes he’s taken baseball, and all sports, for granted in his short time writing on them. “There’s beauty in the routine-ness of it.”

Adam Wainwright and his wife, Jenny, have made a significant contribution to More Than Baseball, an organization trying to help minor league baseball players during the COVID-19 halt. We talk about why they felt the need to do that and other players also contributing to the cause.

Everyone asks what the Cardinals team will look like once play starts, so we play hypothetical about team depth and how well they’ll do upon return. The club made more roster moves yesterday sending players to the minor leagues. What exactly do those moves mean?

We switch gears to talk Eli Drinkwitz and Mizzou’s football plans now. They’ve made an appeal to fans to be wise about the current situation and how they’ve made changes to abide. We also saw another transfer this week for the Mizzou basketball team. That’s now 2 of 3 freshman to leave. Is it just a matter of players being fickle? How does Coach Martin approach next year?

How has MLS stadium construction and team news been impacted by COVID -19 too? Listen here: