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Show Him The Money!!!

by on January 14, 2011 · 1 comment

Not so fast.  Slow down there, wonder fan.      How much money are we talking about and for how long?  8 yrs and $240M?  10 yrs and $300M?  7 yrs / $225M plus the Gateway Arch and a riverboat?       Seriously?  I’ve heard or read just about every variation you can imagine for the next Pujols contract in [...]

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Mang Overboard

by on January 13, 2011 · 6 comments

“I say and I say it again, you’ve been had. You’ve been took. You’ve been hoodwinked, bamboozled, led astray, run amok.” ~Malcolm X (Malcolm X – a Spike Lee joint) I couldn’t have said it better myself (probably because Denzel Washington has a way better speaking voice, and he’s well…Denzel).  Someone has tried to pull the [...]

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Heart Healthy

by on January 12, 2011 · 2 comments

C’mon!  You didn’t think I was going to go into some long-winded analogy about cholesterol, heart-healthy diets, and cardiology, did you?  Did you?  I’m not that predictable, or at least I hope I’m not that predictable.  No, I’m talking about the heart of the order.  In this case, I’m specifically talking about Rasmus-Pujols-Holliday.  Consider what [...]

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Yes, I’m pretty sure the Cardinals have gone to plaid, but I’ll explain that later.  Focus on poker first, because I have a serious poker/baseball question to ask. Are the Cardinals going “all in” for 2011?  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the phrase “all in”, it’s a poker term that refers to a [...]

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Putting a Bow on 2010

by on December 31, 2010 · 0 comments

  It’s almost time to close the book on 2010 and find out just how many of your friends and family don’t actually know the words to “Auld Lang Syne”.  If you need help on the song, I recommend this version performed by Street Corner Symphony from this year’s season 2 of the The Sing Off.  Before [...]

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Kid 1 (Cardinals fan):  Okay, I’ve got a Wade Boggs and two Dwight Gooden rookie cards in pristine condition, and they are in sleeves.  Heck, they still smell like gum. Kid 2 (Mets fan):  I’ll give you any 3 Cardinals cards and a pack of gum for one Gooden card. Kid 1:  I’ll take the [...]

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Just when I thought it was safe to venture into my backlog of blog pieces, I remembered the December project for the United Cardinal Bloggers (UCB).  The project is the top 5 stories of 2010 in Cardinals baseball, and it shouldn’t be a difficult piece to write. 5.  Cardinals sign Albert Pujols to mega-deal extension [...]

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THE LAST BRENDAN RYAN POST

by on December 22, 2010 · 7 comments

I’m sorry.  I know you’re ready to move on, and so am I.  But first, I wanted to address Dennis’ post from Friday – The Fall Guy. I started to gather my thoughts for a well-written response as a comment to that post, but it quickly became clear it was going to be too long-winded [...]

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Giving the Devil His Due

by on December 20, 2010 · 0 comments

Relax.  It’s just a saying.  Yes, I’m referring to Tony LaRussa, but I’m not actually saying that he’s Beelzebub himself.  If he were the Prince of Darkness, he’d probably be a bit taller, or he’d be named “Selig”.  Anyway, the title is simply a reference to the fact that I’m using this space to give [...]

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The Fall Guy

by on December 17, 2010 · 5 comments

If you haven’t read Tim McKernan’s article with Kyle Lohse on InsideSTL.com, then I suggest you click here for the goods.  I’d include some quotes, but it’s really worth a read, especially the part where Lohse claims to like Brendan right before he throws him under the team bus with a shot across the professionalism bow.  [...]

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