Chase Utley

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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It’s not personal.  It’s business.  The St. Louis Cardinals do not need Roy Oswalt right now.  They may need him sometime down the road, but they really don’t need him right at this very moment.  Some people would have you believe otherwise, but it’s always easier when spending other people’s money.  Consider the pitchers that [...]

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If you think back on the Tony La Russa Era of Cardinals baseball (1996-2011), at least one player immediately should spring to mind at each position in the field. Every position, that is, except for one. There’s Yadier Molina at catcher, Scott Rolen at third base, Edgar Renteria at shortstop (or maybe David Eckstein if [...]

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Inheritance Tax

by on June 22, 2011 · 0 comments

In baseball, walks are far more frustrating than hits.  In walking a batter, the pitcher removes all possibility for the defense to play a role in potentially preventing the hitter from reaching base safely.  The walk creates an additional burden for the defense, and the person responsible for the walk might not even stick around [...]

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As part of a Baseball Bloggers Alliance Project, Josh, Andrew and I cast our ballots for the 2010 National League All-Star team. In order to keep things simple, two out of three votes was a lock, no need for further discussion. We managed to lock up all but one outfield position in that voting manner. [...]

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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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[Ed. note - Today's guest poster actually wrote his own introduction, which doubly saves us time here!  Jonathan says:  "Pitchers Hit Eighth threw me a biting knuckle curve the other week via Twitter when they actually accepted my self-invitation to write a guest article for them this week. Most of the time, I blog randomly [...]

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So I’ve been biding my time, waiting, watching, allowing the news to come to me. As I’m sure my loyal readers know (all three of you), it’s been eerily quiet. Let’s catch up with the goings on… First, I wanted to take another opportunity to publicize the debut and continuing development of United Cardinal Bloggers’ [...]

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