[Redbird Reveille] Skip Schumaker, Kyle Lohse, Colby Rasmus, Twitter vs Hungo

by Nick April 8, 2009

Albert Pujols is hitting .714 – think he can keep up that pace? That might be a record or something. So much for his slow start after a down spring. —– Tonight was the first time I saw Skip Schumaker in live-action at second base. He didn’t look bad, save for that monster of a [...]

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Yadier Molina’s game-calling and the Gold Glove

by Nick April 7, 2009

Spurred on by my continuing research into the Cardinals and their defense of the running game (Jake, I promise that I will have the *real* Yadi post up by the end of the week) and even more by an excellent post over at Fungoes by the UCB’s resident statistician  – I wound up coming across [...]

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[Redbird Reveille] Jason Motte, Booing, Jeff Luhnow

by Nick April 7, 2009

Yesterday afternoon’s game obviously requires some revisiting.  Yes, I was hoping not to feel like 2008 all over again until later in the season.  Yes, the Cardinals have already logged two blown saves for the season in just one game.  Yes, we will live to play another day. Fer chris’sakes people, it was only the [...]

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[Redbird Reveille] Opening Day, Snow, Braves, and Women’s Final Four

by Nick April 6, 2009

Because I’m a glutton for punishment, I’m trying to start up a daily morning post that will allow me to put up short tidbits (in addition to Twitter, Facebook, the UCB site, etc) on my thoughts from the previous night’s game, news and notes, etc. I’m trying to keep things fresh for the loyal readers [...]

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On Cardinals Opening Day…

by Nick April 5, 2009

[ Ed. note: As part of a spur of the moment "contest" of sorts, I offered up control of this webspace for a day to the first person to guess where the title of this post came from.  Josh from over at Redbirds Row nailed it without even trying hard.  Today, we feature a guest [...]

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UCB Postseason and Awards Predictions

by Nick April 3, 2009

Let’s see if I can remember who I picked to win divisions in the previous posts… AL Playoffs Cleveland Indians over New York Yankees When Alex Rodriguez struggles upon his return from hip surgery, ultimately shutting it down in September, the window opens for the Evil Empire to go down. Tampa Bay Rays over Los [...]

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UCB National League West Predictions

by Nick April 3, 2009

Let’s round out the NL before jumping into the postseason. Los Angeles Dodgers – The return of Manny Ramirez pretty much sealed up this division for the Dodgers.  Clayton Kershaw has big-league experience on his resume now, and will confound NL West hitters with his nasty stuff.  Joe Torre must be cautious to keep his [...]

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UCB National League Central Predictions

by Nick April 1, 2009

Today marks that usual part of the year where we try like hell not to be homers, and usually fail to some extent.  Without further delay, our predictions for the NL Central standings in 2009: Chicago Cubs – Anyone not picking the Cubs at the top of this division is fooling themselves (sorry Sarah!).  That’s [...]

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UCB National League East Predictions

by Nick March 31, 2009

Back for another day of predictions, and today we move into the Senior Circuit to explore the NL East. Philadelphia Phillies – Hard to pick against a team that won the World Series in 2008 and should be as strong if not better this season.  They will have a full season of Joe Blanton in [...]

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UCB American League Predictions

by Nick March 30, 2009

As part of another United Cardinal Bloggers project, below are our (largely uninformed) predictions for the American League standings in 2009. AL East Just an absolutely brutal division, could easily have three playoff teams if not for that silly “one from each division” rule. New York Yankees – they bought up every player under the [...]

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