Jake Westbrook

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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As we all prepare for tonight’s Cards versus Astros and Phillies versus Braves games that may determine the final playoff spot in the National League, I thought it appropriate to bring a little levity to a high-leverage situation. It just so happens that Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has some managerial tendencies that tweak that teams [...]

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Well, okay, maybe the Cards need to run off fifteen or eighteen more wins in their next twenty to truly make that statement, but hasn’t it seemed like a few things have gone the Cardinals’ way lately? To wit: Yadier Molina gets caught up at second base having tea with Lance Berkman, but is able [...]

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Let’s just dispense with the pleasantries and list them all here, shall we? This way, Cards fans have a repository to come back to game after game, without having to continue to come up with new reasons for a lost season. In no particular order: Moths Ryan Franklin Takashi Saito Rob Drake Tony Rasmus Dan [...]

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If you didn’t take time to read PH8′s Constitution of Bloggery (aka Where Optimism and Realism Diverge) for all Cardinal fans who seek balance and harmony between the opposing forces of cliff jumping and foolish optimism, then please go do it now.  His take was really inspired as he sought to bring equilibrium to the force.  I [...]

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This post has been clanking around in my head for some time, a couple of weeks now at least, just waiting for the right moment – the right time to finally put words to screen, to find what it is that remains of the 2011 Cardinals season. Away from the whiplash fans (“Tonight’s win was [...]

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After another gut-punch loss where the Cardinals were seemingly cruising only to run into THAT BIG INNING again, I think it’s time to acknowledge there is a problem. The Cardinals have allowed five or more runs in one inning fourteen times this season, including last night’s fifth inning from Chris Carpenter. In terms of ranking [...]

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Dropping the Deuce

by on May 27, 2011 · 0 comments

Number 2.  Numero dos.  Deux.  The 2 spot.  Second in command.  The backup to the lead man.  Best supporting actor.  That was what Chris Carpenter was supposed to be this season.  Instead, he’s been pushed to the forefront, and he’s suddenly perceived as being the “ace” once again to many fans.  There’s just one problem.  [...]

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Following the weekend that shall no longer be named, suffering a sweep at the hands of the Reds in Cincinnati that was really making me rethink this post – or, more specifically, my assertion that the 2011 Cardinals were much different than the 2010 version. No sooner had the Cards finished rolling over for the [...]

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We’re slowly inching our way back into the game, and closer to Episode 1.0. Josh and I took about thirty minutes today to discuss the first game and further attempt to polish our SKILLS in the lead-up to the big 1.0. Have a listen to our ramblings about Jake Westbrook, Rick Ankiel, Colby Rasmus and [...]

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