Tyler Greene

Let’s just dispense with the pleasantries and list them all here, shall we? This way, Cards fans have a repository to come back to game after game, without having to continue to come up with new reasons for a lost season. In no particular order: Moths Ryan Franklin Takashi Saito Rob Drake Tony Rasmus Dan [...]

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I thought about titling this post “Re-opening old wounds” – for I expect it to be painful for many of us, myself included. I do my best to be balanced about baseball, I really do.  Objectively viewing certain situations and outcomes is good for my blood pressure, I’ve found.  But sometimes, unabashed homer or Kool-Aid [...]

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Soft In The Middle

by on June 17, 2011 · 10 comments

“A man walks down the street, He says, Why am I soft in the middle now? Why am I soft in the middle? The rest of my life is so hard! “  ~You Can Call Me Al (Paul Simon)   Paul had it right.  Why are the Cardinals so soft in the middle?  The answer [...]

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Hellooo, TLR!  Is this thing even on?  Has anybody besides me noticed that Matt Holliday hasn’t exactly been pounding the ball since going 3/5 on May 13th against the Reds?  Since that day, he’s gone 4/31 and dropped his batting average from .398 to .344.  A hitting slump alone isn’t cause for concern, especially when [...]

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Notice the way this shot was framed magnificently against the backdrop of the Busch Stadium crowd at night.  The warning sign for “Interfering With Ball” marks the boundary, and the foul/fair pole with its ghastly school bus yellow color is matched in the background by its twin.  More importantly, check out the guy in front [...]

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Drew Silva from NBCSports.com’s Hardball Talk blog and Rotoworld.com joins us to talk about the Cardinals and the NL Central. We touched on several topics (ranging across a couple recording dates) including the Cards’ defense, bullpen, Chris Carpenter‘s struggles, and Ryan Theriot versus Brendan Ryan (and Tyler Greene, and Nick Punto, and Daniel Descalso, and [...]

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TheRiot Platoon?

by on May 10, 2011 · 6 comments

Maybe Ryan Theriot‘s current line of .287/.341/.320/.661 isn’t really that far off of his career line of .284/.348/.354/.702, but I’m beginning to question whether or not he’s the right guy at the leadoff spot for the Cardinals.  More pointedly, I’m questioning whether or not he’s the right guy at that spot on a full-time basis.  [...]

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Cardinals fans at Busch Stadium this weekend have been treated to three starting pitching gems so far in just two games – two for the good guys (Jaime Garcia and Kyle Lohse) and one by the opposing Brewers (Yovani Gallardo).  Lohse’s required a bit more wiggle work, but he was outstanding again nonetheless. We enter [...]

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Yep, my soapbox is bigger than yours is, because it has to be sturdy.  I like to eat 8 lb burritos with a spork while I’m standing on my soapbox, so prepare yourselves.  It’s about to get ugly up in here.  WARNING: A rant is about to take place. I’m sick and tired of people [...]

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After celebrating a very long but exciting day at Busch Stadium for the Blogger event, it became apparent that a tradition needed to be started here for our three loyal readers. The Cardinals put us up in some amazing digs and to honor that a new segment will be running every few weeks (or when [...]

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