Former Cardinals

Chris Jaffe of The Hardball Times e-mailed me this morning with a link to his latest piece at that site, reflecting on Bob Gibson’s 14-inning victory 40 years ago today. My favorite part of Jaffe’s post is what he calls his favorite as well: My favorite part came in the eleventh inning. In the top [...]

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I’m going to take a different approach to this.  Everyone clearly has their opinion of whether Chris Carpenter‘s “aside” with Brendan Ryan last night was appropriate or not, and forced to give *my* opinion, I’d probably side with a little bit of what everyone says. Carp is a little extreme sometimes.  About pretty much everything. [...]

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A Good Night Turned Bad

by on August 3, 2010 · 4 comments

I watched last night’s game while also trying to get some other things done – multi-tasking! – and decided I’d try to keep some stream of consciousness notes on the game so I could easily recall some things to write about today. Well, if you watched the game or have checked the box score – [...]

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Well that was quite the interesting weekend, wasn’t it? Regardless of how you feel about the Ryan Ludwick / Jake Westbrook trade or how feeble the Pittsburgh Pirates are, three wins were a welcome sight for this Cardinal fan. Can the Redbirds keep up the offensive explosion that was ignited when the Pirates rolled into [...]

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Linkapalooza 07/21/2010

by on July 21, 2010 · 0 comments

Anyone interested in some reading before tonight’s game?  Yeah, I thought so… If you haven’t been following already check out Steve Treder’s fabulous “what if?” scenarios – Part 1 and Part 2 – for the 1971-1980 Redbirds over at The Hardball Times. The Flagrant Fan digs on Jon Jay, Allen Craig, Colby Rasmus and the [...]

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With the Cardinals playing turn-back-the-clock ball again, having signed former Cardinal Jeff Suppan to help stabilize the injury-riddled starting rotation, I got to thinking about Suppan’s plight and the “developmental prowess” of pitching coach Dave Duncan. By now, we’re all well-versed in the plight of Suppan – signed by the Cardinals on the cheap originally, [...]

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From One Vet…

by on July 2, 2010 · 0 comments

Iraq was all everyone wanted to talk about in my family the summer of 2004. I much rather wanted to talk about how St. Louis was putting together one of the greatest regular seasons in my lifetime. But as most things work out, the war effort did get most of the attention no matter how [...]

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Growing up on the Iowa/Illinois border, two things were always assured every summer. You spent a lot of time in or around the Mississippi River and the Cubs/Cards rivalry became the big story no matter how each team was playing. Luckily for me I was able to witness the Big Mac/Sosa experience before leaving home [...]

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An expression is worth what you say? I took this pic with my wife last year during the STL/KC game, and I imagine it is the same look Colby Rasmus gave TLR when the lead-off question came up. The truth hurts, and the Cardinals have only one true option to man the most important spot [...]

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Color me puzzled. Allen Craig was hitting .051 and doesn’t really have a position.  I get it.  Not necessarily for Aaron Miles, but that’s not terribly shocking on a Tony La Russa run ballclub. Tyler Greene and Joe Mather have struggled at the plate, it makes sense that their status on the club might be [...]

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