Jason Motte

3 and Out

by on September 26, 2011 · 7 comments

“You can’t ask for anything more than to be playing meaningful games in September with a chance to make the playoffs.” ~Practically every player/coach/manager on a team about to miss the playoffs. Boom goes the dynamite, people.  I sincerely hope that the folks in the video department for the Cardinals took time to piece together […]

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A Quick Nine

by on September 6, 2011 · 5 comments

I had the unfortunate displeasure last night of sitting through almost an entire game at Busch Stadium with a loud, obnoxious know-it-all “fan” blathering on and on right behind me.  The man looked to be in his early to mid 70’s, and he seemed harmless enough until he claimed that Brandon Dickson had just made his […]

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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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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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Cardinals fans at Busch Stadium this weekend have been treated to three starting pitching gems so far in just two games – two for the good guys (Jaime Garcia and Kyle Lohse) and one by the opposing Brewers (Yovani Gallardo).  Lohse’s required a bit more wiggle work, but he was outstanding again nonetheless. We enter […]

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I’m BACK!  After over a two week “hiatus” which consisted primarily of being forced to do what’s known in some circles as “work”, I’m back and worse than ever.  Fear not, though.  It’s not like I used my time wisely and tried to make the world a better place or volunteered to help Carlos Lee […]

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Build it Backwards

by on March 3, 2011 · 2 comments

It’s one thing to look at the 2011 Cardinals and think about tweaking one thing here or making an adjustment there.  Rebuilding is an altogether different approach, but few people really want to think about the “R” word right now.  What about looking at the team by deconstructing it first?  It’s like taking apart your […]

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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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One Step Ahead

by on December 9, 2010 · 0 comments

In just about anything you do, it often pays to at least be thinking one step ahead of everybody else.  That doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to be prescient to the point that you can call the next pitch.  Sometimes it is as simple as preparing for a rainy day or anticipating needs before they appear.  That’s […]

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A Time for Giving Thanks

by on November 24, 2010 · 0 comments

As the members of Cardinal Nation prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.  If you are driving this weekend, please be mindful of not only yourself but everybody else out there driving as well.  Most accidents are caused by people who don’t expect to […]

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