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Take a Swing at ALS

by on May 20, 2011 · 0 comments

“ALS” stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.  In baseball circles it’s often better known as ”Lou Gehrig’s Disease”.  In the tiny part of my brain that entertains thoughts about my own mortality, it’s grouped with things like cancer, tragic accidents, and violent crimes.  If there was a way to humanize such things, I would kick them in the [...]

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One of the (many) positive experiences we had at the Cardinals’ recent Blogger Event (otherwise known as UCB Weekend) was having the opportunity to speak with Cards Director of Public Relations and Civic Affairs, Ron Watermon.  Ron has been gracious enough to include us on the distribution list for the team’s press releases and media [...]

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Activate the PH8 signal! Many of you know, some of you don’t, that SABR is not just a bunch of folks sitting around coming up with new-fangled statistics meant to irritate Murray Chass. On the contrary, one of the most valuable facets of SABR is the historical research being done. To that end, I received [...]

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Welcome Back TLR…

by on October 25, 2010 · 2 comments

…now go make me a sammich!  Seriously, I’m waiting for you to pull a rabbit (or at least a LHP) out of your hat.  I’ve just spent the last 24 hours making confetti from recycled paper for the forthcoming parade to be held next fall.  Such is the level of expectation associated with your decision [...]

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I’ve never warmly embraced the end of MLB’s regular season, even when the Cardinals were headed to the playoffs.  There’s just something about the end of the regular season that signals a change in the air.  It’s the unofficial beginning of “true” fall for those of us who live in denial of what the modern Gregorian calendar indicates every [...]

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MLB All Star Game 2009

by on July 13, 2009 · 2 comments

It’s time.  Several years in the making, a few days in the spotlight.  You earned it, St Louis Cardinals and Cardinal fans. Enjoy.

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Former Cardinal and Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter was a guest on a special UCB Radio Hour with Mike of Stan Musial’s Stance this morning. Mike talked with the former Cardinal closer about his career, his take on baseball today, and about the Bank of America MLB promotion that is going on in advance of [...]

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[Ed. note - below is one of a series of one question interviews completed before we left for vacation. Please keep in mind as you read that we are still cutting our chops asking "hard hitting questions" so I hope you all find these interesting. Today's interviewee is Aaron Hooks of Cardinals Diaspora, where Cards [...]

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[Ed. note - As part of our vacation reading, I asked my Twitter buddy Jake Wagman, political reporter for the St Louis Post-Dispatch, to do a Q&A with us.  Happily, Jake obliged.  Extensively.  We couldn't have asked for better responses.  Jake gave us some great insight into the political workings that go along with a [...]

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In what was a great weekend series for the Cardinals, we learned a few things.  It is much easier to win and far less stressful on the bullpen when the Cardinals can produce either A) ten-plus runs or B) get a three-hit complete game shutout from a starting pitcher. Kyle Lohse is clearly on a [...]

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