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If you saw any baseball on this same day in 2011, you undoubtedly remember at least some sense of euphoria or bitter disappointment, or maybe even both simultaneously.  Game 162 for a good portion of the teams in MLB usually amounts to either one last opportunity to see prospects in game action or a chance [...]

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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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If you think back on the Tony La Russa Era of Cardinals baseball (1996-2011), at least one player immediately should spring to mind at each position in the field. Every position, that is, except for one. There’s Yadier Molina at catcher, Scott Rolen at third base, Edgar Renteria at shortstop (or maybe David Eckstein if [...]

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If you love baseball’s “silly season” during which baseball players routinely have the opportunity to injure themselves patting themselves and each other on the back, then the inaugural “Rawlings Gold Glove Awards Show” is just the thing for you.  That’s right.  ESPN has set aside a whole hour dedicated to an announcement that really shouldn’t [...]

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As the Reds prepare to host the Cardinals this weekend, I thought it might be necessary to help the host team out with a few friendly suggestions about how to stay hospitable and maintain the highest level of decorum they can muster. Don’t do “The Wave”.  It’s pathetic in any stadium, and it just looks [...]

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The Gold Glove which is technically the “Rawlings Gold Glove Award” is voted on by the managers and coaches of each league.  Voters are not permitted to vote for players from their own team in an effort to eliminate bias.  That said, it’s probably fair to say that most voters don’t take the time to [...]

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