The Wong Decision

If you are reading this post, I don’t think I have to recap what happened yesterday.  In a postseason Zoom call that touched on a couple of items, John Mozeliak led off with the fact that the Cardinals were not going to pick up Kolten Wong‘s $12.5 million option for 2021, instead paying him $1 [...]

I’m not doing a great job at it, but I’m trying to wean myself off of Twitter, at least not having it up all the time.  (And speaking of Twitter, still need a lot more input on the Top Cards!)  So I was off of it for a bit yesterday when the latest Cardinal social [...]

It’s become an annual tradition at this point.  When October rolls around and the regular season is over, we start the process of rating those that provide content on the website/cesspool (depending on the day and your point of view) known as Twitter.  This will be the sixth year we’ve done this and every year [...]

Ten years ago, Mount Rushmore was real. When you listed the legends of the St. Louis Cardinals, the same names kept coming up.  Stan Musial.  Lou Brock.  Bob Gibson.  Ozzie Smith.  (There was obviously a case for Rogers Hornsby, but being that he played in the time before TV, many folks didn’t bring him to [...]

Another Postseason Chapter

Today, the Cardinals play in their second straight postseason. Now, if you were reading that sentence about 15 years ago, you’d probably be a bit confused.  Just two in a row?  What happened?  Isn’t it the Cardinals’ birthright to be in October every year?  If you were reading that sentence toward the end of the [...]

Is Today The Tipping Point?

One of the reasons I came up with the idea of writing every day during the pandemic shortage is because I knew that, if left to my own devices, there would be some lengthy gaps.  Kinda like the one between the last post and this. It’s been a couple of weeks and a lot of [...]

Bobbing Around .500

Up two.  Even.  Down two.  Even.  It seems like the Cardinals can’t get away from the pull that is sea level.  They’ve been 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5, 6-6, 7-7, 8-8, 11-11, 13-13, and now 14-14. By all measures, this is a .500 team.  They’ve put together a winning streak, defined as “more than one win [...]

When last I wrote, things were looking up.  The Cardinals had held their own against the division leading Cubs as they dealt with the aftereffects of the COVID outbreak.  They were dealing with the Reds, who had struggled this year after being expected to contend.  They had Kansas City and Pittsburgh on the horizon.  Life [...]

It’s a rare week, of course, that sees seven baseball games at all, much less between Monday and Friday.  We spent a lot of time without the Cardinals and now, it’s almost like we can’t get away from them!  This weekend is more normal and there’s only one doubleheader next week, so maybe we’ll catch [...]

After all the stops and starts, the Cardinals actually took the field this weekend.  They did so in double masks, without touching anyone, and even masked up in Zoom calls after the game.  No one can say they aren’t taking this seriously, because another stoppage would put an end to their season.  (Sadly, their reworked [...]

After much radio silence over the last few days, the Cardinals dropped a lot on folks yesterday.  However, most Cardinal fans only heard six words. Dylan Carlson is being called up. I’ve understood (and argued in favor) of what the front office was doing in looking at their other options first.  It made sense and [...]

Keeping Some Optimism

I honestly think the Cardinals are through the worst of it. Of course, I’d have probably said that last Friday, right before more cases were discovered and another week wound up being wiped off the calendar.  Still, while I have no problems with those cancellations given the situation, it does seem like that might have [...]

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