Mike Shannon Likes Choo Choo Trains

by Dennis October 12, 2012

Mike Shannon makes the best train noises in the world. On the air. During a playoff game. You’re welcome…. mikeshannon-choochoo Follow gr33nazn on Twitter, because I write baseball things in tweets. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (43.7KB)

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I Fully Endorse This Product

by Dennis October 11, 2012

During the recent UCB Weekend in St. Louis, several of us in attendance had an opportunity to sit through a rather well-honed elevator pitch from the folks at Burton History Trees.  I usually don’t listen to a lot of details about business plans, business models, and product design, because my actual job involves far too [...]

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Kelly, Rosenthal continue success of rookie relievers in postseason debut – Miller next?

by Nick October 10, 2012

Joe Kelly and Trevor Rosenthal made their postseason debuts on Monday, each successfully preventing the Nationals from scoring a run in their respective innings pitched. With the addition of Kelly and Rosenthal to the roll, the Cardinals have employed sixteen rookie pitchers in the postseason since 2000.  With one glaring exception (Mike Matthews in 2001), [...]

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MLB Hates You, You, And Especially You

by Dennis October 9, 2012

MLB absolutely despises, detests, and hates Cardinal Nation.  Even that might not explain the completely irrational decision to schedule game 3 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Nationals at 1:07 pm (ET) on Wednesday.  On MLB Network.  Maybe they are concerned about all the millions of baseball fans in the Czech Republic and Oman [...]

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Down Goes Jaime, Down Goes Jaime!

by Dennis October 9, 2012

Jaime Garcia departed yesterday’s NLDS game after just 2 innings and 51 pitches.  Though he appeared to labor through those 2 innings, his command and control didn’t appear all that bad, and his velocity seemed normal.  He just seemed ineffective in giving up an earned run, 2 hits, and 3 walks.  It was not until [...]

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Miscues and Weaknesses Exposed

by Dennis October 8, 2012

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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So Long, Farewell, auf Wiedersehen, Good Night

by Dennis October 4, 2012

There really is no easy way to say “goodbye” to all 3 of our loyal readers.  Actually, I would not be even writing a goodbye post, if not for the amazing readers of this blog.  I feel I owe a bit in the way of an explanation to them.  For those of you who stumbled [...]

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1967 Cardinals Reunion

by Dennis October 2, 2012

Do you like baseball?  Of course you do.  Do you also enjoy good food?  Duh.  Of course you do.  But do you like saving money and getting a discount on both baseball and food?  Heh.  Now that I’ve set the hook, let me reel you all the way in with an opportunity that might just [...]

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Lucky Number 7

by Dennis September 28, 2012

As part of our membership in the United Cardinal Bloggers, we frequently participate in various projects throughout the year.  While the “Capture the Virtual Flag”, “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock”, and the “Rhino in a Hula Hoop” projects aren’t our favorites, we go along with whatever our illustrious leader cooks up for us.  This month [...]

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2011 Game 162 Views By Win Expectancy

by Dennis September 28, 2012

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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