Yadier Molina

Take a close look at the above image.  It’s Josh Harrison of the Pirates propelling his body into catcher Yadier Molina.  Some will call it a clean baseball play.  Some may even call it a “scrappy”, “hard-nosed”, or “gritty” play.  Call it what you like.  I call it a gutless, bush league move made by [...]

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Indeed, as the marketing campaign for the Cardinals says, “We Are Cardinal Nation”.  At least that’s what I’ve been hearing.  Seems a bit pompous at times, but I suppose winning the World Series of American Baseball entitles the victor to a short bombastic honeymoon. If you only see the officially released campaign material, you might [...]

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Freeing Tyler Greene

by on August 9, 2012 · 0 comments

It takes a lot for baseball fans in St. Louis to boo one of its own.  Maybe the final straw came when Tyler Greene watched a ball go through his legs last night during the 6th inning.  Maybe.  The E4 allowed 2 runs to score, although the situation likely dictated that at least 1 would [...]

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With each passing year, many of us bemoan the selection process for the MLB All-Star game.  The game counts, yet the selection process rules include a popularity contest with skewed voting numbers, a requirement straight from 2nd grade P.E., and a last gasp effort to pick the final addition based on how many people can [...]

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Cardinals attempt to rock the vote by swaying voters using rather old-fashioned tactics that involve sensory overload of some kind.  In this case, they have started the “Vote to send Cardinals to All-Star Game” ad campaign with a questionable list of choices.  According to this screenshot taken from the Cardinals.com website just a few days [...]

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  The seemingly rhetorical question may actually deserve an answer this time.  Why must reality dictate that what our brains believe to be “right” be so far on the bad side of “wrong”?  How can intuition fail so often?  More importantly, why do we lie to ourselves in an effort to convince ourselves (and others) [...]

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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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Have an opinion about a particular player, coach, manager, team, or franchise you wish to express?  Try tossing stones 140 characters at a time on Twitter, and then wait for every keyboard jockey with a view contrary to yours to find you.  Either nature or some universal law entitles everyone to their own opinion, and [...]

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Tao of Pu

by on May 14, 2012 · 3 comments

At seemingly every opportunity, many baseball media members take the time on Twitter, TV, and sports websites to remind baseball information consumers that Albert Pujols remains in a slump of monumental proportions.  These people almost take delight in delivering bad news, and the degree to which some seem to revel in making these deliveries has [...]

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Also, keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times until the bandwagon comes to a complete stop.  Make sure you seats and tray tables are in the fully upright and locked positions.  In the unlikely event of a water landing, Logan Morrison‘s ego may be used as a flotation device. It may [...]

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