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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 […]

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 […]

The White Rat gets his due

December 8, 2009

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Over two decades ago, speed and small-ball was the name of the game in baseball. Of course, there were sluggers like Darryl Strawberry, Kevin Mitchell, George Bell, and Andre Dawson, but “Whiteyball” was the name of the game in the 1980’s, thanks in part to Whitey Herzog, who managed both the Kansas City Royals and […]

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 […]

About that gaffe…………

July 29, 2009

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On Tuesday morning, one of my friends posted something on my Facebook wall less than 36 hours after the Cubs regained first place, therefore knocking the Cardinals out of first place, something that hasn’t happened this late in a season since 1936, when the Cardinals finished 87-67, 5 games behind the New York Giants. “Hopefully, […]

The greatest living Cardinal lineup

July 14, 2009

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Few baseball franchises can merit the type of success that the St. Louis Cardinals has amassed over its existence. 10 World Series titles, 17 National League Appearances, countless Hall-of-Famers, and by far the best fans in America when it comes to baseball. But after talking with Cub fan Dave Wischnosky about my pick for the […]

Postseason experience not needed

November 18, 2008

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Two years ago when the Cardinals won their 10th world championship, many of us in the Cardinal Nation was certain that El Hombre would win the National League MVP because of the numbers he put up in the regular season. I mean, come on, it was a shoo-in, right? Wrong. That year, Phillies first baseman […]