Marking McGwire: #9

Home run #: 9 Date: April 21 Opponent: Montreal Expos Location: Olympic Stadium Pitcher: Trey Moore Score: 0-0 Inning: 3 Outs: 2 Runners on: 1 Distance: 437 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 3 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 8 It was a weird quirk but, until April 21 of that legendary season, Mark McGwire had [...]

As we know, running through a road trip undefeated is a tough chore for any team.  Last year, the Cards had that trip through Atlanta and Miami, but those things are pretty rare (and, sadly, that was not a sign of things to come).  So when the Cardinals went into Thursday’s game with an extra [...]

Green Week & Grateful Dead Tribute Night Highlight Second Homestand of 2018 ST. LOUIS,Mo., April 19, 2018– After a winning road trip in Cincinnati and Chicago, the Cardinals return to Busch Stadium for their second homestand of the season.  The six-game homestand kicks off with a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds (April 20-22) and [...]

PITCHER JOHN BREBBIA OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS ST. LOUIS, MO –April 19, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today’s game that they have recalled rookie outfielder Tyler O’Neill from Memphis (AAA) and optioned right-handed pitcher John Brebbia to the triple-A Redbirds. O’Neill, 22, was off to a terrific start at Memphis, batting .388 while leading the Pacific Coast [...]

ST. LOUIS,Mo., April 18, 2018– In celebration of the 48th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, the St. Louis Cardinals will host its 9th annual Green Week at Busch Stadium from April 20-22.  Following is a list of activities designed to reduce waste and promote recycling and energy efficiency both inside and outside of Busch Stadium.  #4AGreenerGame Friday, [...]

O’Neill Being Promoted?

Per Joe Trezza, the Cardinals are expected to promote Tyler O’Neill on Thursday.  Trezza also says that a reliever would be sent out, which would seem to be John Brebbia unless they can talk Greg Holland into another minor league stint.

Finding Some Urgency

It was a night game in Wrigley and the temperatures were frigid.  While it’s a stretch to say that’s not the only way last night’s game seemed like a playoff game, it definitely didn’t seem to be a typical game in April either.  It was a game the Cardinals–most notably, Mike Matheny–were making a more-than-normal [...]

Marking McGwire: #8

Home run #: 8 Date: April 17 Opponent: Philadelphia Phillies Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: Matt Whiteside Score: 3-3 Inning: 4 Outs: 2 Runners on: 1 Distance: 419 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 3 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 7 Apparently Mark McGwire did more than rain homers.  After his three homer game against the Diamondbacks, the [...]

Rather than risk burying the lede, here is one “truth” that I hope you hold to be self-evident – You don’t need a moronic blogger, loudmouth with a podcast, or a professional journalist to tell you how to fan for your favorite sports ball team.  Too many leverage their social media following into a bully [...]

A snowed out game in April is just another reason I’d never want to live in Chicago.  I can’t imagine how miserable it would have been to play in those conditions last night.  However, it did work in my advantage as getting up to write yesterday just wasn’t happening, so we only have three games [...]

  Single Shares Gibson’s Life Story in a Musical Style Reminiscent of Broadway Hit Show “Hamilton” ST. LOUIS,Mo., April 16, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals have released a song celebrating Bob Gibson as part of their season-long #CompleteGamer fan engagement campaign.  The single, entitled #CompleteGamer, was commissioned by the team to try to reach a new generation of [...]

If you listen to enough MLB broadcasts with the sound actually on, at some point you’ll hear a talking head with a mediocre hairpiece bemoan the lack of minority representation in the sport.  In keeping with that narrative, they are obligated to mention baseball is losing many such athletes to other sports.  If the sport [...]

 

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