Former Cardinals

The games are over, but the roster games are just beginning. There has been activity surrounding the Cardinals’ 40-man roster in recent days, with Kyle Lohse and Lance Berkman filing for free agency, Lohse receiving a one-year qualifying offer from the club, and others being shuffled around in preparation for December’s Rule 5 draft. Kyle [...]

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I don’t know about you, but when I think Whitey Herzog, I think of people stealing things.  And when I think of people stealing things, I think of… uh, hang on, let me start over. I don’t know about you, but when I think of Sam’s Club, I think of a White Rat… er, that’s [...]

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Joe Kelly and Trevor Rosenthal made their postseason debuts on Monday, each successfully preventing the Nationals from scoring a run in their respective innings pitched. With the addition of Kelly and Rosenthal to the roll, the Cardinals have employed sixteen rookie pitchers in the postseason since 2000.  With one glaring exception (Mike Matthews in 2001), [...]

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Tao of Pu – Part Deux

by on September 13, 2012 · 0 comments

Reading tea leaves, seeking answers in Tarot cards, and checking your horoscope provide no greater insight into the future than a Magic 8 Ball.  Even that fortune cookie you crack open on occasion carries no more weight than a roll of the dice.  Regardless, there are still times when life requires you to weigh perceived [...]

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The last earned run the Cardinals scored came on Monday evening in the top of the 6th inning against the Pirates.  Matt Holliday hit a home run off of A.J. Burnett, and that’s the last time the team scored an earned run.  Since that moment, opponents hold a 22-0 earned run advantage.  So, during the [...]

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With the trade of Tyler Greene to the Houston Astros, the list of ex-Cardinals grew just a bit.  As a matter of fact, he might be the final piece to the most epic NotCardinals team ever.  Consider the potential NotCardinals 25-man roster.  Note that several ex-Redbirds have been excluded, but many belong on the 40-man [...]

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Whenever someone familiar with the Cardinals goes on a diatribe about the great lopsided trades that have worked in favor of the team, the Ernie Broglio for Lou Brock deal nearly always gets mentioned.  What about the trades that didn’t work out so well for the Redbirds?  Do people find no value in evaluating such [...]

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Apparently, Skip’s generosity brings all the stars to the yard (or the church in this case).  The host of the charity event “STARS 4 Baby Reesa” worked with some St Louis and Mizzou sports favorites and an incredible team of volunteers from Sunrise UMC to create a miracle.  While the quick takeaway from the charity [...]

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With MLB nearing the end of the midsummer night’s bad dream, some members of Cardinal Nation have turned their respective attentions to ways to improve an already solid team enough to push it past the Reds and Pirates in the NL Central.  Some seem ready to consider just about anything, some want a big time [...]

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This week has been one of reflection for many people associated with the Cardinals – including us fans.  The current team is struggling, and yet it seems so trivial in a way, as the mind wanders to teams gone by. Specifically, the 2002 Cardinals were a team struck with far more adversity than the injury-riddled [...]

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