Tony La Russa

Joe Kelly has a pretty good sinking fastball, and it’s helped him hold down a 2.70 ERA through his first 6 big league starts.  Little do people realize that Kelly perfected his sinker at altitude.  No, we’re not talking about pitching in Colorado with baseballs from a humidor.  Think just a bit higher.  That’s right.  [...]

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When I think of John Francis “Jack” Buck (August 21, 1924 – June 18, 2002) and Darryl Andrew Kile (December 2, 1968 – June 22, 2002), words fail me.  My brain works at creating spontaneous thoughts, but the signals that tell the rest of my body how to operate fail after the one that first [...]

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 CARDINALS ANNOUNCE 2012 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE Kids & Adult Promo Packs with Must-Have Items Offer Good Value for Collectors Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale tomorrow at cardinals.com ST. LOUIS (March 1, 2012)– The St. Louis Cardinals have released their much anticipated 2012 promotional schedule, consisting of at least 34 giveaways and highlighted by a variety of [...]

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Didn’t we just finish one of these epic United Cardinal Bloggers roundtable projects?  That pesky World Series has just compressed this off-season completely, huh? With all of the other great discussions going on, I decided to ask a bit about the team’s long-held belief in a “Cardinal Way.” Ask Google about “Cardinal Way” and you’ll [...]

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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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The question has been asked since the day he was hired. “What kind of manager is Mike Matheny going to be?” It was asked of the players, the existing coaching staff, and it was asked of Matheny himself. The players seem genuinely excited about playing for Matheny, as evidenced by Chris Carpenter‘s comments at Winter [...]

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Yeah, I’m a little behind on this one – so what, wanna fight about it? 5. Chris Carpenter and Roy Halladay go fishing I’ve been told, over and over and over and over again, that this was a thing. And then Doc saved someone from a snake and Carp busted up his toe. Story! (You [...]

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When asked what his thoughts were when he heard that Albert Pujols had signed with the Angels, Lance Berkman responded, “I thought I was gonna be playing first.” Berkman went on to say that Pujols’ departure surprised him, that a year ago he would’ve said there was no way Pujols would leave St. Louis before [...]

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WWU: On Deck for Sunday

by on January 14, 2012 · 0 comments

Much more to come from Saturday’s goings on at the Hyatt, but looking forward to Sunday, here is some of the Winter Warm-Up lineup for day two: Autographs 9am – David Green, JC Romero, Chris Duncan, Danny Cox, Curt Ford, Chuck Diering 10am – Red Schoendienst, Shelby Miller, Matt Adams, Jim Donohue 11am – Tony [...]

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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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