Lou Brock

Whenever someone familiar with the Cardinals goes on a diatribe about the great lopsided trades that have worked in favor of the team, the Ernie Broglio for Lou Brock deal nearly always gets mentioned.  What about the trades that didn’t work out so well for the Redbirds?  Do people find no value in evaluating such [...]

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A Gentlemen’s Duel

by on February 17, 2011 · 2 comments

  The Versus network was showing “Greatest MLB Rivalries: Cardinals vs Cubs” the other night, and I happily volunteered one hour of my life to watching the show.  I pretty much know the contents by heart, but I never pass up the opportunity to listen to a retelling of the “Curse of the Billy Goat“.  [...]

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Kid 1 (Cardinals fan):  Okay, I’ve got a Wade Boggs and two Dwight Gooden rookie cards in pristine condition, and they are in sleeves.  Heck, they still smell like gum. Kid 2 (Mets fan):  I’ll give you any 3 Cardinals cards and a pack of gum for one Gooden card. Kid 1:  I’ll take the [...]

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[Ed. note: Once or twice throughout the season, the United Cardinal Bloggers undertake a roundtable discussion via e-mail that involves and answers various questions from the bloggers taking part over the course of a few weeks. We've spent most of our writing time answering those questions and taking part in those discussions (gladly, I might [...]

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Tim Raines Nick: Tim Raines led the National League in stolen bases four times. He is currently ranked fifth all-time in stolen bases. Raines also ranks 50th all-time with 1571 runs scored. His 1636 career runs created rank 53rd all-time. “Rock” was a prototypical lead-off hitter for many years – he compares favorably to Hall [...]

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[Ed. note - Today's guest poster actually wrote his own introduction, which doubly saves us time here!  Jonathan says:  "Pitchers Hit Eighth threw me a biting knuckle curve the other week via Twitter when they actually accepted my self-invitation to write a guest article for them this week. Most of the time, I blog randomly [...]

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