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Need a reason to get out and do something the night of August 20th?  Some guy named Jason Motte is going to be doing an autograph signing at Chesterfield Baseball Cards according to this page.  Of course, the page lists the day as “Saturday, August 20, 2012″, so maybe Jason’s calendar isn’t the same as [...]

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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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Grade Magic Mike

by on August 12, 2012 · 2 comments

Some have questioned his use of the bullpen.  Others laud him for steering the ship through injury-plagued waters.  Then there is that small, misguided group that would like to hang the 2 walks by Rzepczynski on Tyler Greene somehow.  What about Matheny?  He’s the manager, the skipper, the big cheese.  If you had to give [...]

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If you follow my Twitter feed or have an unnatural fascination with my references to 8 lb burritos, you have probably seen references made to some of my favorite bloggers in the Cardinal National blogosphere.  I frequently refer to Bob Netherton (@CardinalTales) on Twitter as the “Bob Gibson of Bloggers” due to his engaging way [...]

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Every armchair GM and amateur medical specialist seems to have formulated an opinion on why Jaime Garcia has struggled this season.  The ideas run the gamut from “Jaime is immature” to “Garcia has an undiagnosed medical condition” and back to “Jaime stinks”.  Despite the temptation to join the Cardinal Nation Ballpark Villagers with pitchforks, I [...]

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If you do not follow me on Twitter or live under a rock, you should know that 2 close friends of this blog have decided to get married.  Why?  Nobody knows for sure, but we have been assured that no shotguns will be involved, and they are not related in any way.  Sadly, some people [...]

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Think the Cardinals have at least average to above average players at every position on the field?  Think again.  According to the metric “Team Runs Saved”, the Cardinals rank in a tie for 6th in the NL with a -4 runs saved for the season.  Ranking 6th out of 16 teams sounds pretty good, or [...]

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Shyam Wow

by on May 16, 2012 · 0 comments

Major League Baseball has fired arbitrator Shyam Das after 13 years on the job.  His firing comes quickly on the heels of a vote that overturned the 100-game suspension of the Rockies’ AAA catcher, Eliezer Alfonzo.  Too bad the sack job comes several months too late to save baseball from 2 separate black eyes.  Alfonzo’s [...]

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Burning Cole Hamels

by on May 7, 2012 · 8 comments

So Cole Hamels admitted to throwing at Bryce Harper (MLB Baby Jebus) and was suspended today by MLB for 5 games.  The range of complaints starts with Nationals’ GM Rizzo who called Hamels “fake tough” to everybody and their alien half-brother calling for a much longer suspension.  Naturally, some people out there will suggest that [...]

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If you are not already familiar with the story of RJ Breisacher, then now is the time to spend 10 minutes learning about the man.  If you asked him, he would probably tell you that he is not the least bit exceptional in any way.  He comes across as a very forward, honest, and humble [...]

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