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Those media training programs sure do pay off. Now, obviously this falls squarely in the “well, what are they supposed to say?” or “what do you expect them to say?” line of thinking (unless you’re Mark Worrell), but I’ve found it interesting to hear very similar comments from Zack Cox, Ryan Jackson, Jordan Swagerty, Lance [...]

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WWU: On Deck for Sunday

by on January 14, 2012 · 0 comments

Much more to come from Saturday’s goings on at the Hyatt, but looking forward to Sunday, here is some of the Winter Warm-Up lineup for day two: Autographs 9am – David Green, JC Romero, Chris Duncan, Danny Cox, Curt Ford, Chuck Diering 10am – Red Schoendienst, Shelby Miller, Matt Adams, Jim Donohue 11am – Tony [...]

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Well, I’ve got 20 minutes of video from Adam Wainwright‘s appearance in the media room today – unfortunately, I’ve got some work to do to figure out how and/or where to upload it. It only occurred to me after the fact that the file size of 20 minutes of HD video is a bit prohibitive [...]

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During his media session today at the Winter Warm-Up, Chris Carpenter told his version of the Carpenter, Roy Halladay, Skeet Reese fishing trip/anaconda wrestling story. Here’s the audio: Podcast: Play in new window | Download (922.0KB)

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Over at Baseball Think Factory, my ESPN Insider colleague Dan Szymborski has been dutifully unfurling his most wonderful ZiPS projections for the upcoming season. Forecasts for our Cardinals, beloved possessors of belt and title, can be found here. So let’s talk about the hitters, shall we? Click to enlarge and regard: ZiPS, to my mind, [...]

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The Evolution of Yadi

by on December 29, 2011 · 1 comment

Adam Wainwright’s mesmerizing curveball that froze future teammate Carlos Beltran and ended Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS stands as the iconic image of the Cardinals’ stunning, logic-defying run to the World Series title that year. But if a play were chosen to represent the unlikely nature of that postseason journey, it might have been [...]

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  Rumor has it that Carlos Beltran and Rafael Furcal have already made a determination about which player will wear the #15 jersey in 2012.  Technically, Beltran has the rightful claim as a function of his MLB tenure, but it is customary for the incoming player to come to some sort of sordid agreement with [...]

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If you think back on the Tony La Russa Era of Cardinals baseball (1996-2011), at least one player immediately should spring to mind at each position in the field. Every position, that is, except for one. There’s Yadier Molina at catcher, Scott Rolen at third base, Edgar Renteria at shortstop (or maybe David Eckstein if [...]

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  Ryan Theriot has been non-tendered.  In non-baseball language, that means he wasn’t invited to play in the same sandbox next year.  I plan on wearing a pair of jorts at the home opener in his honor.  It’s not that he wasn’t good, either.  It’s just that his ability to catch and throw the round [...]

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I have seen this film, and it is magnificent. Dennis watched the film. Shockingly, he loved it. Remember the goosebumps you had watching the Cards in the World Series when it was going on live? Experience them again, watching highlights of the Cardinals’ 2011 season, culminating with an in-depth look at the World Series, complete [...]

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