Dennis Eckersley

“Hate” is an extreme or intense dislike for something or someone.  I find it difficult to imagine that a rational person can truly feel hate or hatred for someone they do not personally know who hasn’t directly or indirectly wronged them in such a way as to cause loss of limb or life.  It takes [...]

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7 Inning Game

by on January 19, 2011 · 7 comments

No, I’m not suggesting that MLB shorten the game to 7 innings.  That would be plain silly, and it would leave less time for the consumption of ballpark food.  If anything, I’m a proponent of having more baseball on a given night as opposed to less.  No, I’m simply suggesting that the Cardinals could practically turn some [...]

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With last night’s game safely in the bag and no bullpen blunders to speak of, the coast seems clear for reviewing a little Cardinal history in the bullpen. Ryan Franklin’s 38 saves in 2009 put him in pretty elite company in Cardinal closer history.  Franklin became only the seventh pitcher in club history to record [...]

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