Spring Training

As one of the strangest off-seasons in memory comes to an end, a reminder of just how great baseball can be presented itself at just the right time. The 2012 campaign will feature a very different look in St. Louis, and three Cardinal faithful are one step away from catching every inning of it. That [...]

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Up until last Sept. 28, when the Cardinals won in Houston and the Braves lost in Atlanta and the National League wildcard spot completed its logic-defying defection to St. Louis, May 1, 2011, would have been as good a day as any with which to sum up the Redbirds’ season. It was a day that [...]

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Proceed With Caution

by on March 8, 2011 · 4 comments

The Cardinals looked great in a 10-4 dismantling of the Twins, and they didn’t even bring out the “big guns”, Holliday and Pujols.  Skip Schumaker is hitting .385, Matt Carpenter is hitting .375, Daniel Descalso .333, Colby Rasmus .381, Jon Jay .375, Allen Craig .364, Mark Hamilton .348, Yadier Molina .357, and David Freese is [...]

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Not The News – Vol. I

by on February 26, 2011 · 4 comments

SHOE ATTACKS MAN IN MOUTH.  SHOE WINS 5-0 IN STUNNING ROUT!  Man goes 0-5 with 4 strikeouts against shoe. I love a good mea culpa as much as the next guy, and I’d really like to believe Gomes is sincere with his Deion Sanders impression of a high-speed backpedal.  The only problem I’ve got with the whole [...]

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I’m definitely not Miss Manners, and I’ll never be confused with Emily Post.  However, I am the owner of the one ManFridge to rule them all, and ManFridge has some baseball etiquette reminders for all of you diehard baseball fans who are coming out of hiberation at the first signs of spring training.  If “pitchers and [...]

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Yes, I’m really that bored, and I’m suffering withdrawals from Cardinals baseball.  No, it’s just not enough to watch the playoffs.  As the saying goes, I don’t have a horse in this race.  I’m also not a Yankee hater, because I wouldn’t have an issue with the Cardinals behaving exactly the same way the Yankees do [...]

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During the 2008-2009 off-season, Ryan Ludwick spent the majority of his time conditioning to put on more muscle and bulking up, but he hindered his swing by doing so. Though he was also plagued by an injury, a majority of his problems arose from struggling to drive balls to the opposite field because his added [...]

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[Ed. note - below is one of a series of one question interviews completed before we left for vacation. Please keep in mind as you read that we are still cutting our chops asking "hard hitting questions" so I hope you all find these interesting. Today's interviewee is Aaron Hooks of Cardinals Diaspora, where Cards [...]

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It’ll be right here! PH8 Spring Training LiveBlog

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The UCB Preseason Roundtable discussions continue, with Deaner over at Cardinal Nation Globe posting today about choices for a franchise building block – Albert Pujols exempted. Tomorrow features a great question from Josh at That’s A Winner – I won’t spoil it, but it’s very pertinent to the Cardinal outlook for coming years. —– Tomorrow [...]

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