Former Cardinals

My Opening Day Pitch

by on March 30, 2011 · 2 comments

There’s nothing quite like opening day at Busch Stadium.  This year, the Cardinals have selected former Cardinal great Jim Edmonds to throw out the first pitch.  As I’ve already suggested, I believe it would be apropos for Jimmy Ballgame to launch it from either CF or the bullpen just because he’s awesome enough to do [...]

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Keep Standing

by on March 24, 2011 · 7 comments

That’s right, just keep “Standing for Stan” until directed otherwise.  Ignore the protestations of the naysayers, especially the ones named Murray Chass.  Mr. Chass has really jumped the shark and crafted a masterpiece worthy of praise, alright.  Click here for it.  It’s practically a Michelangelo’s David of what is unsaid.  It’s the Sistine Chapel of [...]

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A Gentlemen’s Duel

by on February 17, 2011 · 2 comments

  The Versus network was showing “Greatest MLB Rivalries: Cardinals vs Cubs” the other night, and I happily volunteered one hour of my life to watching the show.  I pretty much know the contents by heart, but I never pass up the opportunity to listen to a retelling of the “Curse of the Billy Goat“.  [...]

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On the morning of January 19th, I started collecting links – as many as I can find with minimal effort – that discuss the Albert Pujols contract discussions. Why? Who knows, yet here they are. Oh, and to serve you all, our three loyal readers! The Daily Pujols certainly won’t be a comprehensive list, but between [...]

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I’m not announcing anything you don’t already know, but I can certainly provide you an easy way to see the entire ceremony. Below is the White House feed of the entire ceremony.  Stan Musial wasn’t the only one receiving the honor today from President Barack Obama, there were a lot of big names on the [...]

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That’s right.  One time and one time only.  In this corner, it’s 11 time All-Star catcher and current HOF member Gary Carter.  In the opposite corner, it’s 8 time All-Star catcher and notorious HOF snub Ted Simmons (aka Simba).  They are squaring off in the Devil’s Advocate Octagon of Baseball Pain and Enlightenment to determine [...]

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What Have I Missed?

by on February 7, 2011 · 0 comments

So pitchers and catchers report soon you say…hard to believe with all the snow (and more coming) on the ground! St. Louis signed a legacy member from the last decade huh…looks like the 15 jersey will be a tug-of-war by St. Pat’s Day! The Cardinals got it right for playing on my birthday this year [...]

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Yesterday’s news about Jim Edmonds signing a minor league deal with the Cardinals immediately raised several questions in my mind.  After allowing them to bounce around the somewhat empty space within my cranium, I eventually was left with one unanswered question.  With retirement for Jimmy Ballgame waiting somewhere on the not-too-distant horizon, is Cooperstown beckoning just [...]

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Help Wanted

by on February 2, 2011 · 1 comment

Should MLB just hold a big job fair?  Seriously, it seems like every team is still looking to fill a spot or two, and they just can’t quite come to terms with who they want at whatever price they want to pay.  Why draw this thing out all winter?  This process should work something more [...]

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The Imperfect Name

by on February 1, 2011 · 1 comment

I detest the phrase “perfect game”, and I think it should be removed from the baseball vernacular for good.  Why?  In it’s current form, it’s used to denote a winning effort that lasts a minimum of nine innings in which no opponent reaches base.  Basically, a “perfect game” is a “no-hitter” + “shutout” + “walk free” [...]

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