NL Central Division

Some closing notes on the manager’s moves during the Reds series (and not the vomiting part): Randy Winn only had one at-bat. Aaron Miles only had one at-bat, and that was after coming in as a defensive substitution for Skip Schumaker at second base.  For the record, I’m okay with that move. Allen Craig was [...]

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With little time remaining before the beginning of an important series for the Cardinals, I did want to provide you with SOME reading – even if it’s from the other team’s perspective. Not surprisingly, there are a lot of similar things being said on both sides of this battle.  Lots of “must-win” type of phrases [...]

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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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Cubs manager Lou Piniella (also formerly manager of the Yankees, Reds, Mariners, and Rays) has decided to call it quits at the end of the 2010 season. Here’s your chance to name Lou’s eventual auto-biography. The fine folks at Coveroo (www.coveroo.com) have given us the opportunity to award one of their MLB licensed phone covers [...]

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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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Taking into account that Whiteyball is all but dead, I am still surprised by what this little experiment has taught me. My heart and head were in the right place (for once) by pushing for Colby to take over his chosen role. But boy, the responses shocked even my most cynical viewpoints about TLR and [...]

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Cards versus Cubs at Wrigley Field – does it get much better than that?  Well, assuming a Cardinal victory anyway… The United Cardinal Bloggers again undertake our progressive game blog, and you can find the previous and following innings here. I’m covering the fourth inning today, and here we go with the heart of the [...]

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Three series down, three wins. That should be a good thing, right? So why does it feel like the Cardinals took a step back by letting a third opportunity for a sweep fall by the wayside… To be honest with all three of our readers, I took a nap after watching the first two innings [...]

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I couldn’t help myself.  Joe Sports Fan’s Matt Sebek challenged his followers on Twitter last night to write the headline for today’s game story about Brad Penny’s effort last night… and what you see above is what you get.  I’m ashamed. Penny was masterful, obviously already seeing benefits from working under pitching coach Dave Duncan, [...]

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The Cardinals head to Milwaukee tonight to take on the team that swept St. Louis in the final three regular season games of 2009. Both teams took two of three in their respective opening-season series, and this weekend could be a rather significant matchup, as many picked Milwaukee to be one of St. Louis’ main [...]

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