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When you your mind is aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought careening through a cosmic vapor of invention, you must somehow dictate those thought particles or risk losing them forever.  Think of it as “situational blogging”.  The nearly inevitable post of random unrelated pieces of information and theories of quantum baseball mechanics basically amounts [...]

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Requiem For A Puma

by on September 12, 2012 · 3 comments

If Lance Berkman‘s knee surgery indeed turns out to be the straw that broke the Big Puma’s back, then so be it.  Berkman can look back at 14 seasons of Major League Baseball with a lot of pride and likely few (if any) regrets.  Rather than soulfully mourn his career with some overly dramatic soliloquy, [...]

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Barring a statistical collapse by the likes of Andrew McCutchen and David Wright, the possibility of someone from the Cardinals taking home the NL MVP hardware this year seems remote at best.  That does not necessarily mean that one or more players has not earned the right to be mentioned in the MVP debate, but [...]

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If I told you that David Freese has been just as productive and valuable as Adrian Beltre this season, would you believe me?  After all, many consider Beltre as the gold standard at 3rd base, and he remains a solid choice to defend his AL Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards.  Beltre currently boasts a [...]

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With each passing year, many of us bemoan the selection process for the MLB All-Star game.  The game counts, yet the selection process rules include a popularity contest with skewed voting numbers, a requirement straight from 2nd grade P.E., and a last gasp effort to pick the final addition based on how many people can [...]

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The Man vs The Mang

by on March 9, 2012 · 0 comments

  It’s one on one.  Mano a mano.  There can be only 1.  It’s Stan Musial versus Albert Pujols.  One is a legend from another time, and the other is a legend in his own time.  There is no wrong answer (unless you pick Albert).  Seriously, it’s time to really have a clash of the [...]

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