Marking McGwire: #43

Home run #: 43 Date: July 20 Opponent: San Diego Padres Location: Qualcomm Stadium Pitcher: Brian Boehringer Score: 4-1 Inning: 5 Outs: 0 Runners on: 1 Distance: 485 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 36 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 38 It’d been a while since the Cardinals had run into the Padres.  You may remember that Mark […]

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Marking McGwire: #41, #42

Opponent: Los Angeles Dodgers Location: Busch Stadium End of day Sammy Sosa total: 36 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 38 After reaching the 40-homer level, Mark McGwire was pretty quiet for a couple of games.  He basically sat out one, only showing up as a pinch-hitter, but had two extra-inning games around that.  Through that, he […]

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A Breath of Fresh Air

Bear with me a moment as I tell a bit of a personal anecdote that’s related to this weekend’s activity by the St. Louis Cardinals.  I attend a United Methodist church and have my entire life.  For those of you that may not be aware, pastors in the Methodist tradition are not hired by the […]

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The Reckoning: John Mabry

As all of you are well aware, Mike Matheny got fired over the weekend. I was never his biggest fan and denounced his playing favorites with his players as well as his bullpen usage, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that way and those subjects have undoubtedly been covered in somebody […]

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Bird Law 2.11 – Time For a Cool Change

Bird Law 2.11 – Time For a Cool Change

This episode involves extensive discussion on the Cardinals managerial change, talking over the final days of the Matheny era and looking towards the 2nd Half with Mike Shildt. Listen to this episode on Soundcloud: Or Click the links below to subscribe to Bird Law on the following platforms: Itunes / Apple Podcasts Stitcher TuneIn Soundcloud […]

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The End of Mike Matheny

I can’t remember ever getting up before church on a Sunday to write a post.  I’ve scheduled some for Sunday.  I’ve written some Sunday afternoon.  But it’s rare when the Cardinals do something on Saturday that requires a discussion that can’t wait until Monday.  The first in-season managerial change in 23 years qualifies, however. I […]

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