2012 Cardinals Game Notes

Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads. I spent the mid-afternoon of my Father’s Day at the local swimming hole with the young boy PH8 and Wife PH8 – who, bless her heart, advised me to start the Cards game from the beginning once we returned home and nap-time had ensued. *sigh* Little did [...]

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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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  The seemingly rhetorical question may actually deserve an answer this time.  Why must reality dictate that what our brains believe to be “right” be so far on the bad side of “wrong”?  How can intuition fail so often?  More importantly, why do we lie to ourselves in an effort to convince ourselves (and others) [...]

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Just watch 1 Lance Lynn start, and you’ll notice that everything works off his four-seam fastball.  That’s the one that he threw 65 times last night for 38 strikes which translates to about a 58.46% strike rate.  Considering the fact that Lynn only threw 91 pitches, you might wonder why the Diamondbacks weren’t looking for [...]

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Burning Cole Hamels

by on May 7, 2012 · 8 comments

So Cole Hamels admitted to throwing at Bryce Harper (MLB Baby Jebus) and was suspended today by MLB for 5 games.  The range of complaints starts with Nationals’ GM Rizzo who called Hamels “fake tough” to everybody and their alien half-brother calling for a much longer suspension.  Naturally, some people out there will suggest that [...]

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I rarely question the veracity of something an ex-MLB player says when he speaks within the sphere of his expertise.  Such is rarely the case with Al Hrabosky, and that is no small secret among fans of Cardinals baseball.  As of late, Hrabosky has taken a certain inexplicable disliking to the way some base runners [...]

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That’s right.  The magic number for the Cardinals to eliminate the Chicago Cubs from the NL Central division title is 135.  That would still leave the Cubs with a shot at the wild card, but it really is never too early to start taking shots at how bad the Cubs are.  Why?  Why not?  Also, [...]

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Sure, I imagine most Cardinal fans want the team to win just about every game they watch.  Heck, they may want them to win every single game they watch.  If you expect either to happen, then you are indeed a fool, and a fool and the team’s bandwagon are soon parted.  Games like the one [...]

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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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