Cardinals Coaches

I’m sure most of you have seen this already, but anyone holding out hope for Mo pulling a Joe Blanton out of his hat will be sorely disappointed. In a much-rumored, long-developing deal – Blanton was sent to the Philadelphia Phillies today for three minor leaguers. The players involved are 2B Adrian Cardenas, P Josh [...]

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It’s that wonderful time of the baseball season called the All-Star Break where, regardless of your team’s current position in the standings, discussion inevitably turns to what might happen in the post-season.  Who’s going to be a free agent?  What players are sure to be traded (perhaps even at this season’s deadline)?  What are the [...]

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Late to the Bonds party

by on July 14, 2008 · 4 comments

So, it appears that I’ve missed the boat on this one.  Half the Cardinal blogosphere is calling for Barry Bonds to be signed. Kujo over at Rockin the Red was the first one I saw, then Scott Wuerz from the Belleville News-Democrat put a bit on his blog View From the Cheap Seats, InsideSTL.com jumped [...]

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Back from an extended holiday weekend (and having to watch/listen to that Cubs series with a group of friends who are all Cubs fans), I thought it best to leave the weekend be what it was and look ahead to the “second half” of the season with only two series remaining before the All-Star break. [...]

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I realize tonight’s lineup has probably already been posted somewhere.  Here’s what I think it should be regardless: LF Skip Schumaker RF Ryan Ludwick DH Albert Pujols (no sense pushing him hard when there is DH available) CF Rick Ankiel 3B Troy Glaus 1B Chris Duncan (despite his current uselessness at the plate, he’s the [...]

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Utter and Complete Failure – 2 Success – 1 That’s about the best way I can describe the last three days versus the Tigers. And that doesn’t encompass the whole team – plenty of Cardinal players did quite well for themselves in the vast expanse of outfield that is Comerica Park. The bullpen was another [...]

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From my Sunday Spitballs – 06.08.08 post: Anyone else feel like the Cardinals badly need a sweep? It should’ve happened in the Nats series, but instead Ryan Franklin did his best Jason Isringhausen imitation. They really need to get on a tear to get some confidence back, it would seem. Sooner or later, the Cubs [...]

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Down goes Pujols

by on June 11, 2008 · 0 comments

That sinking feeling you have in your stomach?  Yeah, mine too. I listened to the Cards put together another two-out rally last night on homers from Albert Pujols and Rick Ankiel and a long double off the wall by Ryan Ludwick and was pretty happy as I went out to play a double-header myself.  I [...]

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A job well done

by on June 4, 2008 · 0 comments

…by umpire Dana Demuth and the Nats’ grounds crew last night, to get that game through five full innings, much less finish the thing. It would’ve been horrible for the Cards to explode offensively like that in the first inning and have it all be for naught. A few notes from the game: I hope [...]

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Todd Wellemeyer is the National League’s Pitcher of the Month for May. Stop.  Sit down.  Let that sink in for a minute. It’s not that he isn’t deserving.  But the Cardinals got this guy off of the scrap heap.  He has pitched fabulously in the month of May.  Dave Duncan and his magic seem to [...]

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