Non-Cardinals

Just like that, less than 48 hours removed from another thrilling do-or-die postseason victory, the Cardinals have negated the San Francisco Giants’ home-field advantage by winning Game One of the NLCS. The win wasn’t without its own fair share of heartburn, though, as the hometown Giants tried their best to replicate the Cards’ miracle comeback [...]

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Ok, to be fair, what I’m about to lay on you folks isn’t a perfect equal and opposite of the TOOTBLAN, because the TOOTBLAN specifically does not incorporate caught stealing – but I’m going to use it in this case because I think the theory behind it still applies… How can a Major League Manager [...]

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Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads. I spent the mid-afternoon of my Father’s Day at the local swimming hole with the young boy PH8 and Wife PH8 – who, bless her heart, advised me to start the Cards game from the beginning once we returned home and nap-time had ensued. *sigh* Little did [...]

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I knew I would see them, just as soon as A.J. Pierzynski deposited a baseball into the stands.  They were coming, as sure as the Cardinals would lose the game, and I couldn’t help but search them out. It was time for the “Mitchell Boggs sucks” tweets. http://twitter.com/stlouis0/status/212733554914885632 This strikes me as odd, since Boggs’ [...]

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Oh No Mo

by on May 4, 2012 · 15 comments

  As if you were not already aware, Mariano Rivera was injured while shagging fly balls during batting practice before the Yankees game against the Royals.  According to early reports (including Joe Girardi‘s press conference), the word is that Rivera tore his ACL and damaged part of his meniscus.  Rivera is now done for the [...]

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Another series win (one game against the Marlins counts, right?) for the home team, and in-division against another predicted challenger for the division title, and the Cards leave Milwaukee at 3-1 heading to Cincy. There was a lot to like this weekend, and then a tip-of-your-cap day on Saturday when Zack Greinke silenced the Cardinal [...]

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Baseball has rules, and the core rules of the game do not change much from Little League to the big leagues.  Basebrawl on the other hand represents an entirely different animal.  The rules that cover basebrawls are part of the unwritten rules that are loosely defined and yet still associated tightly with the game of [...]

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Ryan Braun just beat MLB’s system for preventing the use of performance enhancing drugs, and he does not lack for help in building his soapbox.  From that soapbox, Braun’s supporters are launching public relations attacks directed at everyone who is not #TeamBraun.  You either stand with them, or you obviously hate due process, apple pie, [...]

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Reading a couple of posts over at STLCardinalBaseball this weekend led me into a bit of a debate with Ray over whether the Cardinals routinely pay market value for their players or not.  Spurred on by the ongoing discussions about what market value may look like for one Yadier Molina, Ray took a look at [...]

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Last week I asked the question, “If the Cardinals could add anyone, whom should they add?”  I was curious to see which active player — with accompanying contract — Cards fans desire the most. Big thanks to all of you who participated in the poll. We got more than 150 votes, and they were quite [...]

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