Playoffs

We could debate game 1 of the NLDS between the Nationals and Cardinals until the end of time itself and not change a thing about it.  However, we can learn from the experience and potentially profit from the knowledge gained by the flaws exposed by the game.  So can the Cardinals. Jon Jay remains the [...]

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If you saw any baseball on this same day in 2011, you undoubtedly remember at least some sense of euphoria or bitter disappointment, or maybe even both simultaneously.  Game 162 for a good portion of the teams in MLB usually amounts to either one last opportunity to see prospects in game action or a chance [...]

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Baseball and BACON!

by on September 25, 2012 · 0 comments

We now stand on the cusp of a great void.  We face both a shortage of baseball and an absence of the salty elixir of life known as bacon.  MLB’s scheduled time away from us happens every year, and it will return to us after many cold winter months of mourning.  Bacon has given us [...]

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David Freese and Yadier Molina both hit the 20 HR mark last night.  Based on the practically palpable excitement on the internets, this must have been a record or something.  It was.  The St. Louis Cardinals as a franchise has been around since prehistoric times – 1882 to be exact (that’s what we call the [...]

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When you your mind is aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought careening through a cosmic vapor of invention, you must somehow dictate those thought particles or risk losing them forever.  Think of it as “situational blogging”.  The nearly inevitable post of random unrelated pieces of information and theories of quantum baseball mechanics basically amounts [...]

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Calculating the “magic number” for playoff contenders was so very simple just a few decades ago.  Do the math for 2 divisions in the NL, do it for the 2 divisions in the AL, and “voila!” you were done.  Then Bud Selig came along and ruined the whole thing.  Okay, Emperor Bud does not deserve [...]

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For the first time since May 24 of this season, the Cardinals control their own playoff destiny. By that I mean, if the playoffs were to start today, the Cards are in sole possession of a playoff berth.  If they win enough games between now and the end of the season, and their pursuers lose [...]

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Wrapped in misdemeanor, inside an enemy?  No. Rapped in Miracle Whip, inside an enema?  No. Never mind. The point here is that predictions are pretty much worth less than the pixels they are represented by, unless you happen to be dropping bets in Vegas.  Since I am not in Vegas, I’m going to stick with [...]

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Five years ago this month, all was looking up in the world as far as I was concerned. My last deployment came to an end, and I overspent for a once-in-a-lifetime birthday present. The calendar now turns to March 2012, and again it appears that not much has changed for the Cardinals. They gave an [...]

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World Series Game Seven’s are best watched from the edge of a seat. I learned that last night as the Cardinals slowly, systematically – thankfully – secured their eleventh World Championship in franchise history. What a game. What a series. What a season. The Texas Rangers were the perfect, formidable foe for this season’s Fall [...]

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