The Arsenal finally comes out of hyperspace at a lush green moon of a planet named Archland.  The ship settles down outside an old stone structure.  Oh is quickly ushered inside and the scouting reports are then distributed with Mozeliak and others cloistered to discuss and analyze them.  Finally, the braintrust emerges and calls [...]

It's tradition around this time of year for the United Cardinal Bloggers to get together and ask the tough questions, the really digging deep ones about the Cardinals and the season that was.  Then I go last and ruin it all.  It's a little game we play. This year, I asked the participants the following: [...]

While this drama has been going on, Carpenter has made his way to the tractor beam terminal.  He edges out onto the ledge over a deep chasm and turns all the controls from blue to red, breaking the beam.  As he is out there, the end of the hallway opens and two troopers stand guard, [...]

  Putting on their helmets, Luke and Reyes walk Kelly through the Series Winner corridors, finally entering an elevator that takes them to the detention block.  Entering the main area, they are stopped by the officer on duty. JAKE ARRIETA (OFFICER) Where are you taking this...thing? LUKE Rule 5 transfer from block two-zero-one-one. ARRIETA I wasn’t notified. [...]

New Book Detailing Every Cardinals Uniform and Logo Since 1882 Available At ST. LOUIS, Mo., October 24, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals are now taking orders for St. Louis Cardinals Uniforms & Logos: An Illustrated History, a high-quality hardback 120-page coffee-table style book that takes a journey through the evolution of the Cardinals [...]

Tenets of Faith

We all believe.  We believe that the sun will rise each morning.  We believe we'll take our next breath.  If you are a person of faith, you believe in a higher power that directs or influences your steps.  Belief is a powerful thing, something that keeps us together in a crazy and undependable world. So [...]

  The Arsenal, dwarfed by the immensity of the Series Winner, is pulled into an empty hangar.  The ship comes to rest as a squadron of troopers approaches it.  Back in the manager’s office, Maddon confers with Rizzo as he receives a message. MADDON (pressing button) Yes? OFFICER (over speaker) We’ve captured a freighter entering [...]

We return to the interior of the Series Winner.  A large viewscreen shows a beautiful planet, populated with reds, blues, blacks, and yellows.  Maddon stands before it, pondering, as Jed Hoyer reports. HOYER We’ve entered the Central system. As Hoyer leaves, he passes Rizzo and John Mozeliak, flanked by Imperial stormtroopers, who enter and stand [...]

Racing along the Minorine wasteland, they come across a large settlement. CARPENTER OKC Spaceport.  You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy that has nothing to do with baby bears.  We must be cautious. They continue on into the spaceport before being stopped by Imperial troops. CUB MINOR LEAGUER How long [...]

I had the chance to talk with Davis Ward, most recently of the Peoria Chiefs, and talk about playing minor league baseball.  Davis had some really interesting things to say about his stuff, his recovery from Tommy John surgery, and his mindset as he pursues his career.  I think it's a different point of view [...]

The next morning, Shildt comes into the clubhouse to find Bryan Eversgerd working with some other pitchers. SHILDT Where’s Luke? BRYAN EVERSGERD I don’t know.  He said something about doing some extra workouts, maybe running a bit through town. SHILDT Well, as long as he’s back by first pitch.  He take those new droids with [...]

Author's note: As you know, two of my great obsessions are Cardinal baseball and Star Wars. I've mixed and mashed them a number of times before, but never to this scale.  If you've watched A New Hope a hundred times and have followed the Cardinals this season, I believe you'll find this at least somewhat [...]



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