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Un Juego Indigno De Serie Mundial (A World Series Game Unworthy Of)

October 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Los juegos como el de anoche entre San Luis y Texas, por lo general, son buenos para el fanático del ganador, para el que apostó o para ganar una discusión; a fin de cuentas, ante situaciones como estas, solo importa la victoria; pero, para el pasatiempo no, no es posible que uno de los peores […]

Clearing The Bases

June 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Last week we discussed the most disappointing players at each position, this week we’ll go with the most surprising, players who are playing well and above what we thought they might in spring training.  Some of the players listed are no longer playing at that position but that is where they qualified at coming into […]

Clearing The Bases: Outfielders

March 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Outfield seems to be a jumbled mess of players once you get thru the first dozen or so.  This position is nowhere near as deep as it once was, and even most of the top ten players come with question marks, whether it be their injury history or resume.  This list assumes you are playing […]

2011 Pre-Season Preview: NL Central – St Louis Cardinals

March 16, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Could 2011 be Albert Pujols’ last season in a Cardinals uniform? St. Louis Cardinals (2010 record: 86-76) As spring training got underway a few weeks ago, the Cardinals were a serious threat to win the NL Central division title. But with the Albert Pujols contract situation hanging like The Sword of Damocles above everyone’s head […]

The Berkman Actuality

December 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Regular reader(s) will remember that, last week, I wrote about the possibility that Lance Berkman would become a Cardinal.  My conclusion was that it wouldn’t happen and it didn’t work for the Cardinals. Yeah, this is why I don’t bet actual money on anything. As you know by now, the Cards came to terms with Berkman over […]

Sorry Albert, It’s Votto’s Time

October 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ranking the 2010 NL MVP Candidates [Author’s note: Irony can be pretty ironic, I suppose. It’s not the first time that an MVP favorite tanked in the post-season, but Joey Votto did just that, going 1-for-10 against the Phillies as his Cincinnati Reds went three and out. It’s worthy to mention that the ballots from […]

More Of The Same

September 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s a little checklist that Cardinal fans go through before games, to prepare themselves for what is to come: Is the opposing pitcher someone the Cardinals haven’t seen much of? Check. Does the opposing pitcher have a high ERA? Check. Is the opposing pitcher lefthanded? Hey, he’s not!  Maybe they have a chance! Of course, […]

Cardinals Get Off Script

September 10, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

We’ve seen it before.  Way too many times, in fact.  A miscue, a bad pitch, and suddenly the Cardinals are in a 3-0 hole early in the game, a hole that they don’t climb out of as they slog to another loss. Finally, someone got that script into rewrite. I was afraid we were in for […]

Another Lost Cardinal Weekend

August 30, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

What is left to say about this team?  We are using up all the possible words to describe what we are seeing out of this team that, on paper, is one of the most talented ever to play in St. Louis but, on the field, has a frustrating inability to not put bad teams away. […]

Doing It The Hard Way

July 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

When I turned on the game a little late last night, I was well-pleased to see that the Cards had already been serious, putting up six in the top of the inning.  And even though Jaime Garcia allowed two runs of his own in the bottom of the frame, I figured the Cards were well […]

Exciting Times In Cardinal Nation

July 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

You know things are going good when a late-inning win to extend a lengthy winning streak is the second most talked about story today. Let’s take the game first, though, before we get into the trade rumor that popped up last night.  We’ve talked about it before, but one of the great things about this winning streak […]

Mighty Casey Has Struck Out (Again)

July 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Less than two weeks ago, on Monday, July 12th, Matt Holliday, he of the $120 million, seven-year contract, participated in the Home Run Derby exhibition as part of the annual All-Star Game festivities at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. That same evening, some 1600 miles away from Anaheim, in Sutter, Illinois, 64-year-old Jimmy Qualls came […]

Beware the Derby

July 6, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The participants have been announced for the 2010 Home Run Derby. Among the participants are Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers and Robinson Cano of the Yankees. The Tigers and Yankees are both wrapped up in tight races in their respective divisions, and these two players are significant, essential pieces to their teams. Other participants include […]

Cards Soar In Foreign Land

June 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

You know, when the discussion of launching pad stadiums comes up, I never think of Toronto’s Rogers Center.  Wrigley, Coors, even the old Atlanta stadium that started the nickname.  However, if last night is any indication, Rogers Center is right up there with the rest of them. The Cardinals played the long ball better, smashing […]

Sweep Incomplete

June 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Busy couple of nights at the ballpark, with most of the focus on the bump in the middle. First off, the Jeff Suppan return tour kicked off in a manner that didn’t shock me too much, though I will admit I didn’t think it’d be that strong.  You had a guy that’d made some adjustments, […]

Card Shuffling Proves Effective

June 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The big news prior to yesterday’s game was the fancy new lineup that Tony La Russa was running out there.  Matt Holliday was hitting second, Ryan Ludwick was hitting fourth and, to the great joy of some, the pitcher was hitting eighth. Now, it’s hard to know if the lineup switcheroo was at all to […]

Signs Of Cardinal Life

May 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It wasn’t a perfect weekend for St. Louis.  Not that it was bad, mind you; anytime you win two of three it’s a pretty good set.  However, the signs from this weekend indicate that as nice as this series with the Angels was, better days are a-comin’. Heroes and Goats, quickly: Friday (9-5 win) Hero: […]

Cardinal Numerology

May 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

On a night when seven became three and five became four, it was seriously good that it all added up to six. Batting order probably is overrated and it is hard to know if the swap of Matt Holliday to third and Albert Pujols to fourth really had that much of an impact.  I think […]

Laying An Egg

May 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

No, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth or been thrown into some big glowing light on a remote island.  My work schedule has made it tough to blog this week and the Cardinals’ play has keep the motivation to blog down as well.  Let’s take a quick look at the Houston series […]

Redbirds Roll Through Weekend

May 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a very busy weekend for me, but the Cardinals did a lot of working as well.  By now you know all about the games, but let’s take a quick look at Thursday through Sunday to get our Heroes and our Goats.  (If you want a more in-depth look, my Week that Was column […]

Disaster Start

April 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

So far the Cardinals have played two games in Arizona.  The differences could not be more stark. Monday night, it was vintage 2010 Cardinals.  Brad Penny allowed a couple of runs in the first, then cruised, piling up out after out, extending the streak of starters going seven and allowing two runs or less to […]

Cardinals Continue to Battle Injuries

March 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Things were rolling along.  Matt Holliday was back from his rib cage injury and starting to find his groove.  Albert Pujols was back from his back, relieving a lot of worries in Cardinal Nation.  Everything was great, until yesterday’s game, when Yadier Molina pulled up lame, left the game, and was diagnosed with a strained […]

A Pain in the Back

March 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Cardinals split up the squad yesterday and wound up with two wins, including a huge eighth inning that brought them from behind against the Red Sox.  So what’s the major story today? Albert Pujols’s back, of course.  The man gets a hangnail, Cardinal Nation hyperventilates.  With good reason. This is starting to trouble me […]

Wounded Birds

March 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While there was plenty of news from the game yesterday, the biggest discussion point probably happened before the first pitch was ever thrown. Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday were both scratched from yesterday’s game against the Nationals.  Pujols’s back still isn’t quite right and Holliday has a strained rib cage muscle.  A team that looks […]

It’s Like Being There

February 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Maybe it’s just me, but with the coverage we are getting from Jupiter, it’s almost like being there.  After a session reading all this stuff in front of my computer, I’m bitterly disappointed to go outside to 30 degree weather.  Let’s bring on the spring already! Last night Andrew from Pitchers Hit Eighth and I […]

Cardinals Getting Ready

February 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Before we get to the news of the weekend, it’s just come across Twitter that the Cards have invited Shelby Miller and Sam Freeman into camp.  While it’s most likely to make sure they have enough arms for whatever drills and situations that they have in mind, it’s still interesting to see Miller get a […]

Those Sweet Words

February 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

What did you say? I know what you were singing But my ears won’t stop ringing Long enough to hear Those sweet words And your simple melody I just have to hear Those sweet words Spoken like a melody I just want to hear Those sweet words –Norah Jones, “Those Sweet Words“, Feels Like Home […]