2011 Cardinals Game Notes

There is nothing quite like a close World Series game….followed by one complaint after another.  In no particular order, I’ve heard or read variations of the following: Jon Jay couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn with a baseball from 20 feet away. Albert Pujols should have avoided making an error at all times. Ian [...]

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Two main points caught my attention right after Game 2 while the ending took more time to evaluate. The 2011 World Series is far from over, thanks in part to the huge play of Jaime Garcia and Allen Craig. Both of the young Cardinals introduced themselves to the rest of baseball on the largest stage [...]

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  World Series Swag Bob Gibson, Bruce Sutter, and Adam Wainwright have always commanded attention while on the pitcher’s mound.  When they all took the mound together for ceremonial pitches, it was like watching different 3 points in space-time meeting for just a moment.  Geeky?  Yes.  Awesome?  Absolutely.  For a fleeting instant, I almost wanted [...]

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Call it Puma Power if you like or maybe a Berkman Bomb is your preference. Either way the NL Comeback Player of the Year has made it all the way to the top again, this time ready to bring a title home to St. Louis. Home is fitting since the former Houston star and native Texan [...]

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The Penalty Box is Full

by on October 5, 2011 · 0 comments

 In my most recent post, I spoke out about the need for a Cardinal Nation Penalty Box for those “fans” who simply insist on giving up on the Cardinals before the very end.  I’m here to tell you right now that the penalty box is full, and you folks know who you are.  I saw [...]

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Didn’t see that finish coming either, huh? And after this summer, any further need to gamble, skydive, or even ride coasters is forever muted. The Cardinals are winners in my book no matter what happens in October, but a couple of playoff gems by Chris Carpenter would help keep the playoff beard from going all [...]

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If you are just waking up on Thursday morning and this is the place you come first for your Cardinals news, first, I’m sorry.  Second, THE CARDINALS WON!  Third, SO DID THE PHILLIES! Yes, our beloved Redbirds are on to the 2011 tournament, and without having to play that pesky 163rd game, even! Chris Carpenter [...]

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About Last Night

by on September 27, 2011 · 0 comments

Reporter: ”Coach, what do you think about your team’s execution?” Coach John McKay:  “I’m all for it.” The Cardinals should definitely be looking ahead, but there are several valuable lessons worth taking away from last night.  They are much the same lessons that have been giving the guys fits all season long, and it is never too late [...]

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So much for the storybook ending, but St. Louis can write a new finish to 2011 with the help of their long-time rivals. The Cubs travel to Busch for three of the most important games in recent memory with only one club feeling the heat. Chicago most recently dispatched the Brewers 2 out of 3 [...]

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With the toughest August in memory over, it brought us that much closer to Albertpalooza. No matter what happens in the next three weeks to the Cardinals, even a miracle run to the playoffs will bring the inevitable. Nick alluded to it earlier on Twitter and the upcoming frenzy will have major repercussions not only in St. [...]

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