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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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I knew I had heard this during the broadcast on MLB.tv this weekend, but didn’t have the exact quote.  Thanks to DG over at STLToday.com for posting it and reminding me: “It’s stunning,” [Pittsburgh Pirates broadcaster Steve] Blass said about Ankiel, the pitcher-turned-slugger. “No one can appreciate what he has done, how he’s come and [...]

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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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In a fit of frustration Wednesday night, after seeing Rick Ankiel fail to produce in a crucial late-game situation again, I made the foolhardy assertion in a game thread over at Viva El Birdos that Ankiel was regressing to look like Chris Duncan at the plate.  I said he was consistently fooled by breaking balls [...]

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Welcome to the big leagues, Jaime Garcia. This actually isn’t a horrible move in my book, assuming it’s only temporary. I think the Cardinals need to really seriously consider now the acquisition of a left-handed thrower, regardless of starter or reliever. I’d hate to see Garcia get banged around like Mike Parisi or Mitchell Boggs [...]

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*Sigh*  Another rain delay.  Bad for baseball, good for writing. As I reflected further last night and today on the big trades that took place in the NL Central earlier in the week – for those not paying attention, the Brewers got CC Sabathia and the Cubs got Rich Harden – the more I’m convinced [...]

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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 don’t have a ton of time to write this afternoon, as concert tickets tonight have me on the go (and watching the Cards-Mets score on my phone tonight).  But an interesting piece caught my eye today, and I wanted to share it with you all. Derrick Goold writes over at his Bird Land blog: [...]

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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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