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Jealousy of a Baseball Dad…

I used to think it was a good thing to get my kids into baseball. Pass down Cardinals history from generation to generation. Take the young’ins to a few games in Busch. Teach them the finer points of the game. Now, after attending my first Spring Training game in Roger Dean Stadium…I realize just how … Continue reading

Mo-Math is a Little Fuzzy…

This morning’s online edition of the Post Dispatch included a story by┬áRick Hummel regarding the Cards’ “cash flow” concerns (see link at the end of this piece). The story was, as per The Commish’s usual style, well done and insightful; but ol’ Mozeliak’s spin-session was nauseating to say the least. Tell you what…we’ll skip all … Continue reading

Do we even HAVE coaches?!

2 nights in a row. 2 nights in a row we’ve had a chance to face the head case, Brad Lidge – and twice we’ve messed it up. Let me just be clear here, folks: Brad Lidge could not throw three strikes in an at-bat if his life depended on it. Let me repeat myself: … Continue reading

Will the Real St. Louis Cardinals Please Stand Up?

The eFlu sucks. And, despite their early responses, WordPress tech support has been dead in the water and useless ever since. So to hell with ’em! We’re movin’ on… “And Lo, though I walk through the Valley of Trade Rumors, I shall fear no MoneyBall GMs with deception in their hearts and injured pitchers on … Continue reading

Bird Watching: “I didn’t know I got a ribbon!”

Ah, the innocence of inexperience. After yesterday’s win over the Phillies, Ryan Ludwick…first-time all-star outfielder for the Cardinals…was pulled aside for a quick post-game interview. When Jimmy “The Cat” Hayes asked Ludwick about getting a “ribbing” from manager Tony La Russa, the wily interviewer intentionally slurred the word to make it sound more like “ribbin” … Continue reading

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