David Eckstein loved the way Chris Duncan used to make fun of himself

The former Cardinals shortstop joined our Tom Ackerman to talk about his friend Chris Duncan and what this year's Cardinals is capable of.

Tom Ackerman
September 10, 2019 - 2:42 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - David Eckstein couldn't stop chuckling as he thought about stories and memories of his former St. Louis Cardinals teammate Chris Duncan. They played three years together, winning the 2006 World Series and we asked Eckstein to share some of his favorite memories of the lefty slugger who died on Friday from brain cancer

"He was probably one of the funniest teammates I've ever been around and most entertaining," Eckstein told KMOX Sports Director Tom Ackerman. "When he would go out there and take the swings that he would take, he knew he was a little gangly, maybe didn't look the part, but he would still go get it and then would come in and he would make fun of how he'd actually look."

As far as this year's team is concerned, Eckstein says he was able to tell based on the recent series between the Cards and Pittsburgh Pirates that this team has the look of a postseason contender. Eckstein talked specifically about how the starting pitching "attacks" hitters and the connection they have with Yadier Molina behind the plate. 

"And as you know, I'll never bet against Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina," Eckstein says.

You can take a listen to the full interview with Eckstein in the audio below: 

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