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Harwell taught important lesson

May 4, 2010

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In every major league city, there’s one voice that is always identified with the local team. St. Louis had Jack Buck, who provided the soundtrack to Missouri summers for 47 years. The Dodgers have Vin Scully, whose baritone voice has been a part of Dodger baseball for six decades. And Detroit? Let’s just say for […]

Cardinals blew their chances

April 18, 2010

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As above average the Cardinals’ offense has been so far this season, Saturday’s classic 20-inning game showed me a different story. At least three times in extra innings, the Cardinals had chances to win, even loading the bases a couple of times. And in both of those times, the Cardinals blew it. Save for Yadi’s […]

Could Ripken turn the Orioles around?

April 17, 2010

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The last time the Orioles made the playoffs, I was 12 years old. Well, turning 12 actually, when the Orioles won the American League East, which would be the last team not from Boston or New York to win the AL East until 2008. That year, the Orioles won 98 games and faced the Cleveland […]

If you haven’t seen this video, check it out

April 9, 2010

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Opening Day

April 5, 2010

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Ever since the New York Yankees won their 27th World Series title, baseball fans have been waiting for this day. Opening day. In Cincinnati, the Cardinals, whose biggest acquistions in the offseason was hiring Mark McGwire as the new hitting coach, will start their season today with Chris Carpenter going to the mound against Aaron […]

Doin' away with the Dome

October 4, 2009

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If there was one thing that I learned from Todd Meyer and Kyle O’Neil, both Minnesota natives and Twin fans, it’s that we Southerners don’t know anything about real snowfalls and of course, indoor baseball. “Y’all spoiled down here in the South,” Meyer said one time to me when we had a snowfall that canceled […]

Go ham on 'em, Cards

August 18, 2009

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What the Yankees are to the American League, the Cardinals and Dodgers are to the National League, storied franchises with a winning tradition. The two franchises are counted for 38 National League championships and 16 World Series titles as well as participants of some of the most thrilling pennant races in the 1940’s, when the […]