Dave Duncan

The UCB roundtable question of the day for November 19th involved some alternate universe baseball, because why not have it involve alternate universe baseball? Courtesy of some guy eating a burrito… Good morning.  Please take a moment to suspend disbelief and logic in favor of playing a bit of “alternate universebaseball”.  Allow the theoretical baseball [...]

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I love it when post titles double as a band name.  And vice versa. As long ago as Spring Training 2010, Mitchell Boggs was searching for a consistent, repetitive delivery that would bring him success in his newfound role as a relief pitcher. From that post at Matthew Leach’s blog, Dave Duncan had this to [...]

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Yeah, I’m a little behind on this one – so what, wanna fight about it? 5. Chris Carpenter and Roy Halladay go fishing I’ve been told, over and over and over and over again, that this was a thing. And then Doc saved someone from a snake and Carp busted up his toe. Story! (You [...]

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I was minding my own business on Twitter this morning when the must-follow Sam Miller tweeted a link to this post from El Maquino, the results (as of Thursday morning) of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch online poll. Go check them out. Are you done laughing yet? Can I continue? OK, I’ll wait … Let’s get two facts [...]

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Cardinals pitching coach and resident Jedi Master, Dave Duncan, has taken a leave of absence from the team due to “family reasons”.  As a fan of baseball, the Cardinals, and the man himself, I sincerely wish him and his family nothing but the best.  His wife, Jeanine, has been involved in a well-documented fight with [...]

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I really thought Mike Matheny would make a great successor to Dave Duncan one day – following the same route Duncan did, from catcher to successful pitching coach. Instead, Matheny is now Duncan’s boss. Following a relatively short search, John Mozeliak found his man. He didn’t have to look far, awarding the job to the [...]

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It’s that time of the year again, for the United Cardinal Bloggers’ Fall Roundtable discussions.  You can find all of the other question and answer sessions by visiting the UCB site - but yesterday was our turn to do the asking, thus today is the day to do the posting. We asked: It seems with every [...]

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Not not those talking heads.  These Talking Heads. “You may ask yourself, ‘Well, how did I get here?’” -David Byrne How DID we get here?  If someone had gone into hibernation at the end of April and woke up in early September, without the convenience of having a standings sheet in front of them, the [...]

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Reasons for optimism

by on April 12, 2011 · 3 comments

For those of you who follow on Twitter, you know that I announced I was going to err on the side of “blinded optimism” for a while.  At least one respondent argued that I had already gone crazy.  Yet, as Tony La Russa is quick to inform us, the season is young. Matt Holliday returned [...]

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One Last Desperate Plea

by on March 16, 2011 · 6 comments

This is one last desperate plea from Statler, Waldorf, and myself.  Kyle McClellan joined the two Muppets in the back of the theater, but he doesn’t want to speak on his on behalf at this point.  That’s fine.  I’m bringing the heat and blathering enough for all 4 of us.  We’ve got one simple message. Leave [...]

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