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Yep, it felt good just to walk up to the stadium knowing that real baseball would be played inside it after the long, cruel winter.  It also felt good knowing that there were plent of bathrooms inside said stadium since I’d been practically chugging water since leaving home that morning. With Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, [...]

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Opening day for the Cardinals is upon us, and you are running low on time to prepare yourself for what should be at least a local holiday some parts of the US.  It’s not, but that’s another matter.  In order to help you get through the day unscathed, I’ve prepared a survival guide to make [...]

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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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Shwinging for PH8 Shwag

by on March 29, 2011 · 1 comment

What’s the best part of the Cardinals opening day festivities planned for Thursday, March 31st at Busch Stadium? Appearance by Team Fredbird Trixie Delight performance Fredbird Danny Cox & John Mabry signing autographs Danny Cox, John Mabry, & John Rooney Q&A Dennis from PH8 giving away free PH8 stuff That’s right, it’s “1” – appearances [...]

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It’s time that the little Napoleonic portion of my brain comes out to play a bit.  Why?  I’ve heard enough nonsense from the talking heads on television.  If there is going to be absolute nonsense, then it might as well come from me, and it might as well be at least somewhat amusing. UNTRUTHS: The [...]

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  SOMETHING ABOUT MURRAY! I’m of that age that when I think of a loud jackass, a bad accent, and an exotic locale, I automatically think of Shrek.  Now when I think of inference journalism, Mexican Donkey Shows, and a loud jackass, I think of Murray Chass.  At least I think I might be thinking [...]

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Mad Lib Sportswriting

by on March 23, 2011 · 2 comments

It cannot be that difficult to write stories for some web sports outlets.  After the journalistic fodder that rolled off the “presses” yesterday with Morosi’s face at the top, I’m utterly convinced that you simply need an advanced Mad Lib pad specifically designed for baseball to be a scribe with troll-like status.  Go ahead and give [...]

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 BENCHES CLEAR AND NATIONALS CALL FOR REINFORCEMENTS Oh, the horror of it all… Naturally, the benches cleared during a spring training game between the Cardinals and the Nationals, and the game wasn’t televised.  Fortunately, an observant fan with a Kodak Disc camera and developing equipment in his basement managed to capture a shot of the Nationals [...]

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Blame It On The Rain

by on March 11, 2011 · 2 comments

Okay, so I’ve given you plenty of ideas on how to keep busy until spring training without getting arrested (no, it didn’t cover all the way until the regular season).  I’ve also provided some etiquette reminders just so everybody remembers how to behave themselves when baseball gets back into a park near you.  Finally, I provided [...]

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