I apologize, but there will be no post today…for multiple reasons (my frustration over the Cards’ inept play recently being no small part). Come back tomorrow for the State of the Nation podcast.
There’s just nothing like getting new baseball DVDs and books in the mail. When I was a kid, players like Don Mattingly and Dwight Gooden and Ozzie Smith were common household names. Now, whenever one of the great ball players from my childhood appears on TV, I find myself explaining what was once common knowledge. … Continue reading
Before we won in 2011, I didn’t really get the allure of a cheap replica ring that vaguely resembled something the players may have gotten. It was a neat idea, giving the fans a trinket they could use as a conversation piece, but I never expected it to be something worth waiting in line for. … Continue reading
My reading of the infamous Moneyball continues…and what a difference a few chapters makes. What started as a respectful reading of a game-changing book suddenly turned sour. Rather than stick to presenting a new perspective of advanced statistics and never-before-seen baseball roster theories, Lewis – the book’s author – can’t help but throw bean balls … Continue reading
Today’s Cardinals U post is a quick one – I’ve been blogging quite a bit this week, and with Easter weekend upon us, I need a pseudo-break. But that doesn’t mean I can’t deliver something worth reading, eh? A while back, Derrick Goold – long-time beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch – wrote a … Continue reading