Sports Open Line: Ozzie & Willie, Jeremy Rutherford & Mark McGwire

Kevin Wheeler kicks off the show with ‘Three Strikes’ touching on the Cardinals and catcher Yadier Molina now closer to an agreement that would keep the four-time Gold Glove winner in St. Louis, the Blues winning the first two of a six-game road trip currently in Canada, and finally the Rams No. 2 draft pick becoming much more valuable due to Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III quickly becoming more attractive to those without a franchise quarterback.

Though just a tease for the Cardinals Hot Stove League Show airing Tuesday night on KMOX plus beginning just after 7:00pm, hear from Mike Claiborne in Jupiter talk with Redbird’s legends, now spring training instructors, Willie McGee and Ozzie Smith.

The 2012 NHL Trade Deadline came and went on Monday afternoon with the Blues making the one trade involving goalie Ben Bishop and the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. From the Scotiabank Saddledome just before the faceoff with Calgary Flames, Kevin talks with St. Louis Post-Dispatch Blues beat writer Jeremy Rutherford about the activity that took place around the rest of the league.

In his third year as hitting coach of the St. Louis Cardinals, Mark McGwire has become one of the senior guys on manager Mike Matheny’s staff. Kevin catches up with ‘Big Mac’, who had something interesting things to say about third baseman David Freese and outfielder Matt Holliday.

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