Ballparks

Ballpark Village 101

by on February 8, 2013 · 0 comments

With 47 custom shovels at the ready to commemorate the event, a small army of Burberry-clad townsfolk braved the chilly weather in downtown St Louis.  They gallantly stepped outside of their luxury automobiles long enough to break ground for the first phase of Ballpark Village (BPV).  While this day has been long in the making, [...]

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Fans at the All-Star Game festivities in Kansas City had an opportunity of a lifetime.  AL Home Run Derby captain Robinson Cano opted not to pick the Royals’ DH Billy Butler for his team.  For reasons Cano does not necessarily have to fully explain, he instead chose Prince Fielder, Jose Bautista, and Mark Trumbo.  Naturally, [...]

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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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As we all prepare for tonight’s Cards versus Astros and Phillies versus Braves games that may determine the final playoff spot in the National League, I thought it appropriate to bring a little levity to a high-leverage situation. It just so happens that Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has some managerial tendencies that tweak that teams [...]

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Let’s just dispense with the pleasantries and list them all here, shall we? This way, Cards fans have a repository to come back to game after game, without having to continue to come up with new reasons for a lost season. In no particular order: Moths Ryan Franklin Takashi Saito Rob Drake Tony Rasmus Dan [...]

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I’ve got an ever-growing number of items floating around the ole desk here that I need to get resolved, so as such, here’s one big catch-all post to take care of them… Trade Deadline Not ecstatic to see Colby Rasmus leave, but I think it was another situation where the relationship (however you want to [...]

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As the Reds prepare to host the Cardinals this weekend, I thought it might be necessary to help the host team out with a few friendly suggestions about how to stay hospitable and maintain the highest level of decorum they can muster. Don’t do “The Wave”.  It’s pathetic in any stadium, and it just looks [...]

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Big Walls and Faulty Logic

by on December 6, 2010 · 0 comments

After the news broke that the Padres and Red Sox had worked out a trade involving Adrian Gonzalez, I could’ve sworn I heard a collective sigh from Cardinal Nation.  The commonly held belief is that since the Red Sox now have a stud first baseman, they will no longer be interested in Pujols when he [...]

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Among the many topics being discussed today in the aftermath of last night’s loss to the Pirates is whether or not Randy Winn had a legitimate shot at scoring from second base on Albert Pujols‘ single in the top of the ninth inning.  Jose Oquendo thought not, and held him up, but was it the [...]

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[Ed. note - Once again we are taking part in a United Cardinal Bloggers project.  This month is the ever popular pre-season Roundtable discussions.  You can find the full schedule of roundtable questions and posts at the UCB website. I wrote and sent out this question one week ago, the night before Baby PH8 was [...]

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