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[ Rock ] Finally, the Puma has come back to Houston, Texas! [ /Rock'd ] Indeed, last night marked the first return trip for Lance Berkman to Houston and Minute Maid Park. A quick glance at the #stlcards hashtag on Twitter prior to the game seemed to foreshadow a large contingent of Cards being in [...]

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A Good Night Turned Bad

by on August 3, 2010 · 4 comments

I watched last night’s game while also trying to get some other things done – multi-tasking! – and decided I’d try to keep some stream of consciousness notes on the game so I could easily recall some things to write about today. Well, if you watched the game or have checked the box score – [...]

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From One Vet…

by on July 2, 2010 · 0 comments

Iraq was all everyone wanted to talk about in my family the summer of 2004. I much rather wanted to talk about how St. Louis was putting together one of the greatest regular seasons in my lifetime. But as most things work out, the war effort did get most of the attention no matter how [...]

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Three series down, three wins. That should be a good thing, right? So why does it feel like the Cardinals took a step back by letting a third opportunity for a sweep fall by the wayside… To be honest with all three of our readers, I took a nap after watching the first two innings [...]

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Yeah, the Reveille comes after the noon hour today – necessary evil after the hangover from last night’s ninth inning loss. PH8 Word of the Day: Vacillate From Dictionary.com: vac·il·late /ˈvæsəˌleɪt/ –verb (used without object),-lat·ed, -lat·ing. 1. to waver in mind or opinion; be indecisive or irresolute: His tendency to vacillate makes him a poor [...]

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As mentioned at the end of our big NL Central Predictions project, we followed up the original request for predictions and comments with a set of questions about the teams in the divisions. Here are the questions, and the responses that we received, for your enjoyment on this 2010 Opening Day: 1.  The St. Louis [...]

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In an effort to put a new spin on making preseason predictions this year, we decided to get outside input from those who know the division best – other folks writing about the NL Central.  It just so happens this falls in line with the United Cardinal Bloggers’ 2010 Predictions project as well, so two [...]

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NLDS St. Louis Cardinals (90-66) versus Los Angeles Dodgers (93-64) NLDS Colorado Rockies (88-68) versus Philadelphia Phillies (90-66) —– The Phillies and Dodgers continue to play similar to the Cards, that is, relatively poorly compared to their prior months.  Philly is 4-6 in their last ten, with the Cards and Dodgers both 5-5. Philadelphia would [...]

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Chris Carpenter’s fine outing against the Cincinnati Reds last night had me wondering: The Cardinals’ starting pitching staff has been phenominal (with a few hiccups) in the last month or so, but are they clearly distancing themselves from the rest of the league in that regard? Well, classic metrics tell us it is so. The [...]

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[Ed. note - While the usual suspect around here is on vacation, we've drummed up some great guest posters to take the reins and keep our loyal readers (all three of you) entertained.  Today's guest post is from Brad Taylor.  You can usually find Brad writing on his own blog over at bradtaylor.tumblr.com.  Thanks Brad!] [...]

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