National League Central

For the first time since May 24 of this season, the Cardinals control their own playoff destiny. By that I mean, if the playoffs were to start today, the Cards are in sole possession of a playoff berth.  If they win enough games between now and the end of the season, and their pursuers lose [...]

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Who will move on from the AL West division to face the National League representatives in the final round.  The Braves are the fan base beast of the NL East, the Giants took the NL West, and the NL Central gets 2 reps – the Cardinals and Cubs.  Why?  Because a blog about the Cardinals [...]

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Reality Bites

by on September 2, 2011 · 0 comments

I hate to break the news to everybody else in Cardinal Nation, but the chances of the Cardinals reaching the playoffs increased from just above 1.0% to a whopping 4.3% after a 3 game sweep of the Brewers.  With only 24 games left on their schedule, the Brewers have a magic number of 18 to [...]

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Dan Shulman from ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball joins us to discuss his second visit to St. Louis in 2011 to see the Cards play the Cubs. We also talked with Dan at length about being in the booth with Bobby Valentine and Orel Hershiser, and breaking the story that Osama Bin Laden had been killed [...]

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Dayn Perry (NotGraphs, Reggie Jackson: The Life and Thunderous Career of Baseball’s Mr. October) joins us to discuss the NL Central at the All-Star Break along with many other things, amongst them abusing poor, computerized Scott Erickson in a Diamond Mind game. Josh took over the hosting honors (honors?) on this one, as I was [...]

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46 home games with a total attendance of 1,698,759.  If you divide B by A, carry one on the small toe of the left foot to the middle toe of the right foot……that’s about 36,929 per game.  At that pace, the Cardinals should be right at the 3 million attendance mark by the end of the season.  [...]

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So, what is the good news?  You may have to dig a little for it, but I’ll give you 10 reasons why Cardinal fans should be optimistic during the next 6 weeks. On paper, the Cardinals start off with a relatively tough schedule, but they tend to play to the level of their competition.  They are 2-0 against [...]

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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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