Tony LaRussa

The Winter of Our Malcontent

by on December 10, 2010 · 1 comment

Conspiracy theories aren’t my thing.  I’ve been to the famous grassy knoll at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, and I’m confident that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone shooter.  It’s not that I did some complicated and expensive re-creation using a computer simulation or watched a really detailed re-enactment of the event.  It’s just that I’ve [...]

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If you’re Lance Berkman (and you’re probably not), the title is probably quite representative of what you get when you consume any kind of sports news content generated recently regarding “Big Puma” and the St. Louis Cardinals.  Left field or right field.  Which one should he play?  Bernie Miklasz weighed in on the subject in his column, Bernie [...]

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Ok, so I’m only partially kidding about the last part, but from various sources on Twitter today: @Fox_Sports_MW Lineup skip lud pujols holliday ras molina freese CARP ryan-not a typo!!! @dgoold It’s retro nite at Busch. Miles signed and pitcher batting eighth. No joke. #stlcards @solomonsside #stlcards lineup Schumaker 4, Ludwick 9, Pujols 3, Holliday [...]

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I had a lot more fun writing my regular Sunday piece at Baseball Digest today than I thought I would. All of the anxiety and distaste for in-game decisions that I had last night had faded.  I had read the various game stories telling of Tony LaRussa and his staff applauding the team in the [...]

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With last night’s game safely in the bag and no bullpen blunders to speak of, the coast seems clear for reviewing a little Cardinal history in the bullpen. Ryan Franklin’s 38 saves in 2009 put him in pretty elite company in Cardinal closer history.  Franklin became only the seventh pitcher in club history to record [...]

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[by PH8 reader Ryan Dell - @KingRD3] In the 2010 off-season the Cardinals handed out the biggest contract in team history to Matt Holliday, and watched “plan B” leave for San Francisco. Plan B was no longer needed, nor did he want to wait around. Mark DeRosa, who just months earlier had been acquired for [...]

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[Ed. note: Once or twice throughout the season, the United Cardinal Bloggers undertake a roundtable discussion via e-mail that involves and answers various questions from the bloggers taking part over the course of a few weeks. We've spent most of our writing time answering those questions and taking part in those discussions (gladly, I might [...]

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[Ed. note: Once or twice throughout the season, the United Cardinal Bloggers undertake a roundtable discussion via e-mail that involves and answers various questions from the bloggers taking part over the course of a few weeks. We've spent most of our writing time answering those questions and taking part in those discussions (gladly, I might [...]

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[Ed. note: Once or twice throughout the season, the United Cardinal Bloggers undertake a roundtable discussion via e-mail that involves and answers various questions from the bloggers taking part over the course of a few weeks. We've spent most of our writing time answering those questions and taking part in those discussions (gladly, I might [...]

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This one fell into my lap, and who am I to not to jump at the chance to get everyone’s feelings… The Monday (10.26) night Radio Show was just the start, and the UCB crew takes a lot of pride in our work. With that being said, how much of a circus is it going [...]

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