Awards

If nothing else, the annual Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners remind us that most voters probably don’t actually watch much baseball.  If they did, Derek Jeter would not have taken home the award in 2010.  If Rawlings has accomplished anything, it’s that they have got one thing right.   The additional step of naming finalists for [...]

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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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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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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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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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MARP for ROY

by on May 17, 2012 · 2 comments

MARP = Matt Carpenter, because nicknames like “Mini Carp” and “Lil’ Carp” simply fail to do Matt justice.  Also, the very names themselves tend to diminish the less-established of the two players named Carpenter on the Cardinals.  Considering how little attention he has received to this point outside of Cardinal Nation, I doubt many people [...]

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Wrapped in misdemeanor, inside an enemy?  No. Rapped in Miracle Whip, inside an enema?  No. Never mind. The point here is that predictions are pretty much worth less than the pixels they are represented by, unless you happen to be dropping bets in Vegas.  Since I am not in Vegas, I’m going to stick with [...]

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It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but the next week could potentially change a lot in how St. Louis baseball business is done going forward. Any way you choose to view it, the Cardinals are stuck until they figure out who will be manning first base in April. As the Winter [...]

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Dennis did a much better job describing the fun earlier right here, so I get the easy job! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine getting to take part in something so cool as the CBA’s when this all started for me. I am blessed to get to work with a great pair of guys [...]

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If you love baseball’s “silly season” during which baseball players routinely have the opportunity to injure themselves patting themselves and each other on the back, then the inaugural “Rawlings Gold Glove Awards Show” is just the thing for you.  That’s right.  ESPN has set aside a whole hour dedicated to an announcement that really shouldn’t [...]

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