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I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, and by each and every measure, Chris Carpenter exceeded my wildest expectations with his start today against the Pirates, even collecting the win after the Cards lineup rallied behind some pinch hitters in the bottom of the seventh inning. But could Carp’s start have [...]

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Albert Pujols is hitting .714 – think he can keep up that pace? That might be a record or something. So much for his slow start after a down spring. —– Tonight was the first time I saw Skip Schumaker in live-action at second base. He didn’t look bad, save for that monster of a [...]

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Yesterday afternoon’s game obviously requires some revisiting.  Yes, I was hoping not to feel like 2008 all over again until later in the season.  Yes, the Cardinals have already logged two blown saves for the season in just one game.  Yes, we will live to play another day. Fer chris’sakes people, it was only the [...]

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Because I’m a glutton for punishment, I’m trying to start up a daily morning post that will allow me to put up short tidbits (in addition to Twitter, Facebook, the UCB site, etc) on my thoughts from the previous night’s game, news and notes, etc. I’m trying to keep things fresh for the loyal readers [...]

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[ Ed. note: As part of a spur of the moment "contest" of sorts, I offered up control of this webspace for a day to the first person to guess where the title of this post came from.  Josh from over at Redbirds Row nailed it without even trying hard.  Today, we feature a guest [...]

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Let’s see if I can remember who I picked to win divisions in the previous posts… AL Playoffs Cleveland Indians over New York Yankees When Alex Rodriguez struggles upon his return from hip surgery, ultimately shutting it down in September, the window opens for the Evil Empire to go down. Tampa Bay Rays over Los [...]

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Today marks that usual part of the year where we try like hell not to be homers, and usually fail to some extent.  Without further delay, our predictions for the NL Central standings in 2009: Chicago Cubs – Anyone not picking the Cubs at the top of this division is fooling themselves (sorry Sarah!).  That’s [...]

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Those of you listening to 1380 in St Louis today may find this duplicative, same if you read Bernie’s Press Box over at the STLToday forums. If you fit into neither of those groups, this may provide helpful for you.  I listened to Bernie’s segment with Cardinals GM John Mozeliak this afternoon, and there were [...]

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The UCB Preseason Roundtable discussions continue, with Deaner over at Cardinal Nation Globe posting today about choices for a franchise building block – Albert Pujols exempted. Tomorrow features a great question from Josh at That’s A Winner – I won’t spoil it, but it’s very pertinent to the Cardinal outlook for coming years. —– Tomorrow [...]

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Once again the United Cardinal Bloggers undertake a Roundtable project, a way to pass the time during Spring Training while waiting for Opening Day. We had the honor of leading off this time around, so here goes: In light of the way the free agent market has progressed, do you think the Cards jumped the [...]

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