Offseason Journal: Day 12

Day 12: Dreamy Matheny   After the first full week without Major League Baseball games, I sort of felt a sense of accomplishment.  Partially, it felt like a negative thing (in terms of the whole “no baseball” situation), but there seemed to be a positive element as well, in an “I survived week one” kind [...]

Offseason Journal: Day 9

Day 9:  Trying not to go gently into that dark night   I do a lot of driving in my day job, and once a week I have a route that takes me to my more remote customers.  These days are usually good for roughly 8 hours of driving (doesn’t include time I’m actually working [...]

Offseason Journal: Day 8

Day 8: Snuck a peek (and expanded re-peek) at some live ball action in the AFL.   I finally saw an inning or two of AFL ball last night, along with the trialing of expanded instant replay.  My heart skipped a beat and my eyes lit up when I saw Piscotty…if for no other reason, [...]

Offseason journal

“[Baseball] breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall all alone. You count [...]

Tonight, the visiting Red Sox will be hosted by Cardinal Nation at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.  Both fan bases are among the top in all of baseball, perhaps making “home field advantage” more of a factor than it’s been in recent years. With the next 3 games being played at Busch Stadium, the National [...]

I’ve been a Cardinals fan all my life. To borrow from Matt Foley, “I’m thirty-six years old, I’m married with four kids, and I root for a team that plays in a ballpark down by the river.”  My wife and children are all Cardinals fans as well, which should come as no surprise.  I’m pretty [...]

Wants vs Knee-ds

Wants vs Knee-ds: Molina plays all 9 innings as Cards crush Rockies, 11-4. Tuesday night there was a fight at the batrack at Coors Field.  Fortunately for Cardinals fans, it was in the visiting dugout.  The Redbirds mashed their way back to being lonely at the top of the NL Central, defeating the Rockies 11-4, and [...]

“Progression to the mean” Last Saturday night was the last day in the month of August.  An historic month that saw a new low in Cardinals baseball.  Cardinals’ first-round draft pick, and 18th overall pick in the amateur draft, Pete Kozma set the new (low) record, and is now the not-so-proud owner of the lowest [...]

  The UCB Project for the month of August is for the members of the group to interview each other.  This allows us to get to know each other a little better, and pass along some of the more human elements of the people behind the screen & keyboards, putting some flesh & blood on [...]

Maaaaaan, I don’t like that whole “Mujica’s arm” thing. Your boy’s arm needed rest this past weekend, so he sat out against the cubs, and that’s concerning.  “Dead arm”, “fatigue”, whatever it is, it’s too early in the season for it to be happening to your team’s closer.  I understand, he’s not been a “closer” [...]

  Friday night, after the Cards/cubs game (and replay) was over, I was watching the Yankees/Red Sox.  Once that was over, I switched to the Reds/Brewers tilt.  (Wife went to bed early, and the kids are at their dad’s this weekend)  After that glorious walkoff, I kept the party going, and switched to the Cleveland/Oakland [...]

I was out last week, so I’ll give you a little more than usual this week.  Enjoy!  (c: I don’t consider myself one of those “off-the-deep-end knuckleheads”, and I’m stopping short of calling for his resignation, but Mike Matheny isn’t impressing me.   Commands the respect of his players?  I believe he does, yes. Good [...]

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