Brendan Ryan

Well, the game wasn’t really the story last night, was it? It’s still difficult for me to determine exactly when, by watching the various videos of the incident, the young man was tasered, but the lead photo at Deadspin makes it clear that it actually happened. Wonder if a person that would run onto the [...]

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Time to play catch up with all of the random things flailing about in my brain over the weekend and this morning: Batting in the ninth slot agrees with Brendan Ryan.  He’s got 5 hits in 16 at-bats and 2 walks since Tony La Russa has gone back to the well with the pitcher-eighth lineup.  [...]

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I had a lot more fun writing my regular Sunday piece at Baseball Digest today than I thought I would. All of the anxiety and distaste for in-game decisions that I had last night had faded.  I had read the various game stories telling of Tony LaRussa and his staff applauding the team in the [...]

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I couldn’t help myself.  Joe Sports Fan’s Matt Sebek challenged his followers on Twitter last night to write the headline for today’s game story about Brad Penny’s effort last night… and what you see above is what you get.  I’m ashamed. Penny was masterful, obviously already seeing benefits from working under pitching coach Dave Duncan, [...]

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The Cardinals are set to square off once again with the Milwaukee Brewers today, after a thrilling 5-4 comeback win last night. Nick Stavinoha? Really? Anyways, we’ve got Jaime Garcia making his first start today, which all of us at PitchersHitEighth have been anxiously awaiting (Honkin’ for Jaime). Milwaukee is sending ace Yovani Gallardo to [...]

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Now that the current St. Louis shortstop appears off the Troy Glaus recovery program, I felt it was a good time to close out the infield on our, ahem, rather late look at the 2009 Cardinals. Brendan Ryan has every opportunity to lock down a key defensive position for as long as he wants it, [...]

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[Ed. note: Once or twice throughout the season, the United Cardinal Bloggers undertake a roundtable discussion via e-mail that involves and answers various questions from the bloggers taking part over the course of a few weeks. We've spent most of our writing time answering those questions and taking part in those discussions (gladly, I might [...]

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Let’s once again take a look at everyone who spent time with the Redbirds at second base this season. G GS 2B ▾ Skip Schumaker 153 128 133 Joe Thurston 124 64 47 Julio Lugo 51 35 30 Brendan Ryan 129 105 19 Tyler Greene 48 29 7 Jarrett Hoffpauir 8 2 5 Mark DeRosa [...]

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With names from Cardinal teams past popping up everywhere – Mark McGwire is the team’s new hitting coach and possible pinch-hitter (depending on whether Tony would ever really push for such a thing), and now Jim Edmonds has “challenged” LaRussa to give him a roster spot (believe what you will there) – I thought it [...]

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1. Cardinal Player of the Year Matt Holliday Albert Pujols Brendan Ryan Write-in: __________ Is it really necessary for me to write this one up?  Mang raked again this season, carried the team through the first half.  Will he seek the dollars or the championships in seasons beyond 2011?  Or both? 2. Cardinal Pitcher of [...]

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