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A Gentlemen’s Duel

by on February 17, 2011 · 2 comments

  The Versus network was showing “Greatest MLB Rivalries: Cardinals vs Cubs” the other night, and I happily volunteered one hour of my life to watching the show.  I pretty much know the contents by heart, but I never pass up the opportunity to listen to a retelling of the “Curse of the Billy Goat“.  [...]

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The Cardinals Conundrum

by on February 3, 2011 · 37 comments

Simply put, a “conundrum” is a particularly difficult problem that cannot be solved in a satisfactory manner (yes I just made up that definition).  It just so happens to be an appropriate way to describe the position I find myself in when the Cardinals make a move that I consider nonsensical or downright dumb.  I absolutely [...]

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Trevor Hoffman announced his retirement from baseball as the all-time leader in saves, and roughly 95% of all human-like lifeforms (our dogs voted 2/3 in favor of) I polled think he’s a first-ballot Hall of Fame guy.  Go elsewhere for the complete stats on Hoffman, because I don’t much care how many guys he intentionally walked.  The [...]

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Scratch.  Moolah.  Dough.  Coin.  Benjamins.  Paper.  Opulence.  Rich teams has it.  Poor teams want it.  In baseball, it’s all about revenue or revenue gap to be precise.  Revenue gap often translates to talent gap, or it at least translates to differing margins of error.  There are exceptions, and it’s technically possible to field a competitive team with [...]

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When I talk about “making it right” of course, I’m talking about making it “Wainwright”.  I’m talking about the 20-game winner with the 2.42 ERA in 2010 and one of the top 5 pitchers in the NL.  He’s 6’7″ and 230 pounds of “aw heck”, and he darn well better be the guy standing on [...]

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Pre-Preseason Predictions

by on December 15, 2010 · 0 comments

Why wait until Spring to make silly predictions?  I can make silly predictions now, and maybe everybody will forget my predictions long before the season even gets here.  Better yet, I can make absolutely outlandish predictions before the hot stove ashes are even cool, and a few might even pan out.  Thus, I’m inspired to [...]

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Obviously, there must be a huge pile of money located near a ledge somewhere, because this would logically explain why so many Cardinals fans had to be asked to back away from ledges yesterday.  I’m kidding of course, and the “ledges” weren’t real.  The only huge pile of money involved was the one the Cardinals’ [...]

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I usually visit the #stlcards tweets a few times a week to see what exactly the rest of the Cardinal nation tweeps have on their minds, and I frequently find someone amusing to follow in the process.  If you are interested, please feel free to check out the list of people I follow.  Occasionally, a topic [...]

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The Hot Stove Strikes Back

by on December 1, 2010 · 1 comment

We won’t mention any names here, because that would be just plain wrong Josh.  Absolutely wrong.  However, someone on the PH8 team mentioned Ryan Theriot right before the deal went down.  I’m not going on record as saying that anybody Josh had inside knowledge about this deal, but it seems a bit peculiar to me [...]

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No, I’m not advocating anything that involves combining a “hot stove” and a “shallow pool”.  The title is intended to imply that the pool of free agents and potential trade targets is relatively thin during this hot stove season.  I shouldn’t feel the need to explain that, but I do live in what I consider [...]

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