I've read a few athlete biographies in my day.  While interesting, they usually are just a progression through their careers.  Perhaps they shed some light on a few important moments, maybe they talk a little about their teammates.  Again, they are good books, but they often stay in a fairly predictable lane. Perhaps it's not [...]

Game Will Be Made Up Tomorrow Night (Thursday April 27th) at 6:15 p.m. as Part of a Split Double Header ST. LOUIS, MO April 26, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced that their game against the Toronto Blue Jays scheduled for 7:15 p.m. tonight has been postponed due to the continuous rain forecasted throughout [...]

A Game For The Birds

There's a quote--attributed to George Carlin in my initial searching--that goes "Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience."  Last night, the Cardinals played the last-place Toronto Blue Jays and while the quote might have still been relevant, what that saying doesn't take into [...]

In the movement to heap more and more raw data on fans, the undeniably ubiquitous Statcast represents the omnipresent data shovel.  Every piece of action on the field becomes translated into data which then spawns its own metadata which is really just data about data.  Life in this new quantifiable hardball reality requires some adjustments [...]

Green Week, Law Enforcement & Firefighters Appreciation Nights Highlight Third Homestand at Busch ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 25, 2017 – After taking three of four games from the Brew Crew in Milwaukee, the Redbirds return to Busch Stadium for the first of two 10-game homestands in 2017—their longest of the season.  The homestand kicks off [...]

Kids Ages 7-13 Can Learn Baseball Fundamentals from Former Cardinals Players & Coaches ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 25, 2017 – Registration is now open for the 13th annual St. Louis Cardinals Alumni Kids Clinics presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. Each year, Cardinals Alumni Kids Clinics provide kids ages 7-13 with an opportunity to learn [...]

Resetting the Pattern

We remarked a week or so that the Cardinals had fallen into a distressing pattern.  Win one, lose three.  Win one, lose three.  Over the past week, though, the club has reversed that to a much more fun and acceptable arrangement. Lose one, win three. It started by dropping the finale in New York, then [...]

Can we talk about Carlos Martinez for a minute? The 2017 Opening Night starter. The heir apparent to Adam Wainwright as the staff ace. The crazy kid whose home run celebrations are worthy of their own bobblehead night. The young talent, whose potential stardom earned a five-year contract extension in the off season. The stud [...]

The Cardinals’ game on Saturday, April 22, at Milwaukee will be televised nationally on FS1. It’s the Cardinals’ first appearance on FS1 this season. Game coverage starts at 6 p.m. CT. The game will also be streamed on FOX Sports GO. Note: If the preceding game on FS1, Nationals-Mets, runs long, Cardinals-Brewers will air on [...]

Mo:  "Jhonny, how are you feeling today?  The trainer told me that you were feeling a bit under the weather." Jhonny: "I feel fine, John Mozeliak.  Really.  Never felt better actually." Mo: "Are you sure?  Because I'm concerned about your physical and emotional well being.  If you aren't 100%, then I need to know what [...]

There was excitement, momentum, and a sense of optimism after the Cardinals swept the Pirates in Busch on Wednesday afternoon.  There was this idea that things had turned the corner and that everything might just be all right after all. I really should have written yesterday morning. Instead, the Cards go off to Milwaukee, a [...]

Milwaukee, Wisc., April 20, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced that prior to tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers they will place infielder Jhonny Peralta (upper respiratory) on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 16.  The Cardinals will activate left-handed pitcher Tyler Lyons (right knee) from the D.L. Lyons ended the 2016 campaign [...]

 

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