Mike Matheny

You’ve been given control of the decision-making process for the Cardinals just this once.  After you have bounced around in John Mozeliak’s office and called in Mike Matheny for a discussion about banning the bunt, you have to call Scott Boras and invite him in for a chat.  Would you rather extend Kyle Lohse’s stay [...]

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STARS 4 Baby Reesa

by on June 18, 2012 · 19 comments

Skip Schumaker – Champion in more than 1 sense… You probably do not know Sean, Jamie, and Reesa Stutzman.  I believe it even less probable that you have heard of Krabbe Leukodystrophy.  Fortunately, Skip Schumaker knows both the family and a little about Krabbe Leukodystrophy.  Even more importantly, Skip has stepped up in a big [...]

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Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads. I spent the mid-afternoon of my Father’s Day at the local swimming hole with the young boy PH8 and Wife PH8 – who, bless her heart, advised me to start the Cards game from the beginning once we returned home and nap-time had ensued. *sigh* Little did [...]

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  The seemingly rhetorical question may actually deserve an answer this time.  Why must reality dictate that what our brains believe to be “right” be so far on the bad side of “wrong”?  How can intuition fail so often?  More importantly, why do we lie to ourselves in an effort to convince ourselves (and others) [...]

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I love it when post titles double as a band name.  And vice versa. As long ago as Spring Training 2010, Mitchell Boggs was searching for a consistent, repetitive delivery that would bring him success in his newfound role as a relief pitcher. From that post at Matthew Leach’s blog, Dave Duncan had this to [...]

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Sure, I imagine most Cardinal fans want the team to win just about every game they watch.  Heck, they may want them to win every single game they watch.  If you expect either to happen, then you are indeed a fool, and a fool and the team’s bandwagon are soon parted.  Games like the one [...]

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Get used to that combination, in that order, Cards fans. Something tells me we may see plenty of wins from it this season. Remember when Mitchell Boggs said at the Winter Warm-Up that he “could compete with anybody” and expected himself to be “really good”? I do, and I think Mike Matheny was listening too. [...]

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Another series win (one game against the Marlins counts, right?) for the home team, and in-division against another predicted challenger for the division title, and the Cards leave Milwaukee at 3-1 heading to Cincy. There was a lot to like this weekend, and then a tip-of-your-cap day on Saturday when Zack Greinke silenced the Cardinal [...]

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The Cardinals won on Opening Day, hooray! Quite the showcase last night for the Marlins, the City of Miami, and your World Champion Cardinals, eh? Some quick, stream-of-consciousness thoughts this morning: I’m happy for Mike Matheny, and clearly his players are too. Not that I was worried much about it personally, I think winning last [...]

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The Cardinals’ release of veteran non-roster invitees Alex Cora and Koyie Hill on Sunday wasn’t the type of transaction that jumps off the computer screen at you, but it was another signal of how the organization has changed in recent years. Five years ago, and perhaps even more recently, Cora and/or Hill probably would have [...]

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