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I knew I would see them, just as soon as A.J. Pierzynski deposited a baseball into the stands.  They were coming, as sure as the Cardinals would lose the game, and I couldn’t help but search them out. It was time for the “Mitchell Boggs sucks” tweets. http://twitter.com/stlouis0/status/212733554914885632 This strikes me as odd, since Boggs’ [...]

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Following last night’s struggle to hit Johan Santana, I’m not convinced that it’s a great thing for the Cards to come back and face a knuckleballer, but here we go… Top of the first inning Pitching for the Mets, R.A. Dickey Rafael Furcal: Raffy took one pitch for a strike and weakly ground the next [...]

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You visit this site (presumably) to read about the Cardinals, in large part because you are (presumably) a Cardinals fan. Maybe you’re just a baseball fan and happen to live in St. Louis.  That’s ok too, stick with me here. When the Sports Vacation Guys e-mailed asking if we’d like to help give away two [...]

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[UPDATE: I've added another video in the comments below, per request. It is also completely awesome. Don't forget to scroll down after you've watched the first one!] This might be the coolest thing you’ll watch all day, especially since the Cardinals are off today. Sent in to PH8 HQ by the video’s creator, identified as [...]

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I love it when post titles double as a band name.  And vice versa. As long ago as Spring Training 2010, Mitchell Boggs was searching for a consistent, repetitive delivery that would bring him success in his newfound role as a relief pitcher. From that post at Matthew Leach’s blog, Dave Duncan had this to [...]

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Get used to that combination, in that order, Cards fans. Something tells me we may see plenty of wins from it this season. Remember when Mitchell Boggs said at the Winter Warm-Up that he “could compete with anybody” and expected himself to be “really good”? I do, and I think Mike Matheny was listening too. [...]

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Another series win (one game against the Marlins counts, right?) for the home team, and in-division against another predicted challenger for the division title, and the Cards leave Milwaukee at 3-1 heading to Cincy. There was a lot to like this weekend, and then a tip-of-your-cap day on Saturday when Zack Greinke silenced the Cardinal [...]

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The Cardinals won on Opening Day, hooray! Quite the showcase last night for the Marlins, the City of Miami, and your World Champion Cardinals, eh? Some quick, stream-of-consciousness thoughts this morning: I’m happy for Mike Matheny, and clearly his players are too. Not that I was worried much about it personally, I think winning last [...]

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Achieving One Thousand

by on March 30, 2012 · 6 comments

In case I haven’t mentioned it enough times in this forum, the Baseball Reference Play Index is a wonderful – and at least for me, necessary – toy tool.  It allows a wide variety of searches, using an increasing-by-the-day number of qualifiers and options, to spit out an endless number of lists of statistical achievements. Today [...]

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It’s time to decide which Cardinal team moves on from the Musial Region and into the Final Four at the United Cardinal Bloggers site. You can must vote in the other regional finals at Aaron Miles’ Fastball, C70 at the Bat, and I-70 Baseball. As some may have guessed, this region boiled down to a [...]

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