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Vote for Skip

by on September 12, 2012 · 0 comments

No kidding around this time.  Just click the link and vote for Skip.  Skip Schumaker is the nominee representing the Cardinals in the annual Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award voting.  Maybe you have no idea who Marvin Miller was.  Maybe you know nothing about the award.  That’s fine.  Please vote for Skip anyway.  [...]

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Requiem For A Puma

by on September 12, 2012 · 3 comments

If Lance Berkman‘s knee surgery indeed turns out to be the straw that broke the Big Puma’s back, then so be it.  Berkman can look back at 14 seasons of Major League Baseball with a lot of pride and likely few (if any) regrets.  Rather than soulfully mourn his career with some overly dramatic soliloquy, [...]

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It only seems fair to start off with a big “Thank You” to the St. Louis Cardinals organization for taking the time and making the effort to draw the United Cardinal Bloggers out of basements long enough to attend one of those fancy events where everyone wears pants.  In all seriousness, Ron Watermon, Lindsey Weber, [...]

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Adam Wainwright went 5-0 in his first 5 starts in August with a tidy 1.47 ERA and .203 batting average against, and he looked to some as though he had finally made it all the way back from his Tommy John surgery.  Then he blew up his last 2 starts to the tune of 11 [...]

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That’s right.  We’re breaking out the “fancy” sweatpants for a shindig that starts this coming Saturday, and no expense shall be spared in the process (and by that I mean I’m getting my sweatpants dry-cleaned for the occasion).  The Cardinals have plans to host the United Cardinal Bloggers at Busch Stadium.  Shocking, but the organization [...]

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Jon Jay plays center field with the same fearless disrespect for inertia and personal safety that Jim Edmonds had when he played the same position years ago.  Maybe that’s why so many fans in St. Louis believe Jon Jay deserves a Gold Glove award this year.  Maybe he does, and maybe he doesn’t.  Carefully consider [...]

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The last earned run the Cardinals scored came on Monday evening in the top of the 6th inning against the Pirates.  Matt Holliday hit a home run off of A.J. Burnett, and that’s the last time the team scored an earned run.  Since that moment, opponents hold a 22-0 earned run advantage.  So, during the [...]

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Barring a statistical collapse by the likes of Andrew McCutchen and David Wright, the possibility of someone from the Cardinals taking home the NL MVP hardware this year seems remote at best.  That does not necessarily mean that one or more players has not earned the right to be mentioned in the MVP debate, but [...]

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Take a close look at the above image.  It’s Josh Harrison of the Pirates propelling his body into catcher Yadier Molina.  Some will call it a clean baseball play.  Some may even call it a “scrappy”, “hard-nosed”, or “gritty” play.  Call it what you like.  I call it a gutless, bush league move made by [...]

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Unless you live under a really nice rock and “watch” baseball games via some sports app that uses “in play” and “runs scored” to keep you updated, you have probably been subjected to MLB’s attempt to shove the Fan Cave down your throat.  If indeed you have been so fortunate as to avoid the forced [...]

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