Continuing Ankiel’s development as a hitter

by Nick July 12, 2008

In a fit of frustration Wednesday night, after seeing Rick Ankiel fail to produce in a crucial late-game situation again, I made the foolhardy assertion in a game thread over at Viva El Birdos that Ankiel was regressing to look like Chris Duncan at the plate.  I said he was consistently fooled by breaking balls [...]

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The revolving door keeps spinning

by Nick July 10, 2008

Welcome to the big leagues, Jaime Garcia. This actually isn’t a horrible move in my book, assuming it’s only temporary. I think the Cardinals need to really seriously consider now the acquisition of a left-handed thrower, regardless of starter or reliever. I’d hate to see Garcia get banged around like Mike Parisi or Mitchell Boggs [...]

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Sabathia, Harden, and Whom?

by Nick July 9, 2008

*Sigh*  Another rain delay.  Bad for baseball, good for writing. As I reflected further last night and today on the big trades that took place in the NL Central earlier in the week – for those not paying attention, the Brewers got CC Sabathia and the Cubs got Rich Harden – the more I’m convinced [...]

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Cardinals in the second half

by Nick July 8, 2008

Back from an extended holiday weekend (and having to watch/listen to that Cubs series with a group of friends who are all Cubs fans), I thought it best to leave the weekend be what it was and look ahead to the “second half” of the season with only two series remaining before the All-Star break. [...]

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Warm beer for Cub fans

by Nick July 4, 2008
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Cardinals score most runs in NL in June

by Nick July 2, 2008

I don’t have a ton of time to write this afternoon, as concert tickets tonight have me on the go (and watching the Cards-Mets score on my phone tonight).  But an interesting piece caught my eye today, and I wanted to share it with you all. Derrick Goold writes over at his Bird Land blog: [...]

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All you need to know about the Mets

by Nick July 1, 2008
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06.30.08 – Cardinals vs. Mets (inning by inning)

by Nick June 30, 2008

Going to try something tonight, as I can actually sit in front my TV and watch the game rather than watching on the computer via MLB.tv. I will update this post inning-by-inning with my thoughts. Maybe you’ll care what I have to say, maybe not. Ultimately, it really doesn’t matter, because I’m going to write [...]

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Sunday Spitballs – 06.29.08

by Nick June 29, 2008

Another week, another frustrating set of performances from the Cards’ bullpen. Not that I haven’t appreciated him before, and I haven’t taken notice of his other-worldly performance in his career to-date, but Cardinal fans should really take pause at being so lucky to watch Albert Pujols on an everyday basis.  The man is an incredible [...]

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What I would love to see from the Cardinals tonight

by Nick June 28, 2008

I realize tonight’s lineup has probably already been posted somewhere.  Here’s what I think it should be regardless: LF Skip Schumaker RF Ryan Ludwick DH Albert Pujols (no sense pushing him hard when there is DH available) CF Rick Ankiel 3B Troy Glaus 1B Chris Duncan (despite his current uselessness at the plate, he’s the [...]

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