Dennis

Baseball and BACON!

by on September 25, 2012 · 0 comments

We now stand on the cusp of a great void.  We face both a shortage of baseball and an absence of the salty elixir of life known as bacon.  MLB’s scheduled time away from us happens every year, and it will return to us after many cold winter months of mourning.  Bacon has given us [...]

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By The Numbers

by on September 24, 2012 · 2 comments

153 games down and 9 to go with the Cardinals owning a 2 1/2 game lead over the Brewers for the 2nd wild card spot in the National League.  Ironically, that’s exactly the same advantage that the Braves held last year over the Cardinals with 9 games to play.  That didn’t work out so well [...]

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David Freese and Yadier Molina both hit the 20 HR mark last night.  Based on the practically palpable excitement on the internets, this must have been a record or something.  It was.  The St. Louis Cardinals as a franchise has been around since prehistoric times – 1882 to be exact (that’s what we call the [...]

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Curved Heat

by on September 19, 2012 · 0 comments

If you watched the Cardinals game last night, you may have heard broadcasters Rick Horton and Dan McLaughlin making remarks about Jason Motte‘s appearance in the 9th inning.  Under normal circumstances, a closer coming into the game to protect a 3-run lead would not generate a significant amount of conversation.  Motte’s appearance certainly merited no [...]

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The baseball gods have granted you 1 and only 1 baseball wish, and you cannot use that wish to ask for more wishes.  The only real “rule” that limits you is that you are limited to 1 individual achievement in a single calendar year.  Given some of the coolest individual achievements in baseball to choose [...]

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When you your mind is aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought careening through a cosmic vapor of invention, you must somehow dictate those thought particles or risk losing them forever.  Think of it as “situational blogging”.  The nearly inevitable post of random unrelated pieces of information and theories of quantum baseball mechanics basically amounts [...]

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Work Excuses for Friday

by on September 18, 2012 · 4 comments

Feeling like you may have a touch of the 96-hour flu coming on?  Have a tummy ache that seems destined to make you feel tethered to your bathroom for a few days?  Decided you cannot possibly miss Chris Carpenter’s return to the rotation at 1:20pm on Friday against the Cubs?  Wait….wut? Obviously Mike Matheny wasn’t [...]

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The Crawl to the Finish Line

by on September 17, 2012 · 0 comments

If you agree that the MLB season represents a marathon and not a sprint, then the last 15-16 games must represent the last 2.6 miles to the finish line.  Unless you can expand your finishing kick over that kind of distance, then a good portion of that can become more of a crawl than a [...]

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Calculating the “magic number” for playoff contenders was so very simple just a few decades ago.  Do the math for 2 divisions in the NL, do it for the 2 divisions in the AL, and “voila!” you were done.  Then Bud Selig came along and ruined the whole thing.  Okay, Emperor Bud does not deserve [...]

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Tao of Pu – Part Deux

by on September 13, 2012 · 0 comments

Reading tea leaves, seeking answers in Tarot cards, and checking your horoscope provide no greater insight into the future than a Magic 8 Ball.  Even that fortune cookie you crack open on occasion carries no more weight than a roll of the dice.  Regardless, there are still times when life requires you to weigh perceived [...]

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